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Thursday, 25th July 2019   HANCHURCH WOODS EVENING WALK    4 miles  2 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 6:30pm    Grid Ref: SJ839397. I will be leading an evening walk around Hanchurch Woods starting from Hanchurch Hills picnic site car park. The nearest postcode is ST4 8SN.
An evening stroll around Hanchurch Woods, through fields to the village of Hanchurch and around the Hanchurch pools. There are a few hills. Let me know if you fancy coming along!
Walk leader: Clare 07815 145517 Area Map    Start Point Map

Wednesday, 31st July 2019   2.5 MILES EVENING MILWICH BIMBLE    4 miles  1 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 6:30pm    Grid Ref: SJ971323. Free parking at Milwich Village Hall, an old school opposite the Green Man pub, postcode ST18 0EG.
A pleasant 2.5 miles evening walk, Milwich is a pretty little village with thatched cottages, an old pub and an interesting church yard. Most of the walk is through pleasant meadows and along quiet country lanes, mostly flat.
Walk leader: Helen W 07527 029209 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 4th August 2019   THORS CAVE TO HULME END    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK108553. If travelling through Ashbourne taking the A515 head towards Alstonefield and then Wetton village. Alternatively if travelling through Cheadle take the A521, the B5053 to Butterton then on to Wetton Village.
The walk starts in the car park at Wetton Village, there is a short walk to reach Thor's Cave and then a decline down to the Manifold river. We shall follow the meander of the river towards Hulme End stopping at Wetton Mill for elevenses where there is a small cave and a toilet/cafe. There is another cafe/shop and pub when we get to Hulme End which is our halfway and lunch break stop. The walk back incorporates a few inclines eventually returning to Wetton Hill and then returning to the car park. There is limited parking so if you have the opportunity to car share please do :)) Nearest Postcode DE6 2AF. There are toilets at the car park and parking is free. Look forward to seeing you there :) Lunch required.
Walk leader: Zita 0 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 18th August 2019   CHATSWORTH & BEELEY MOOR    12 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK258685. Postcode: DE4 2NX. Taking the A6 from Bakewell, turn left onto the B6012 and head towards Beeley. Carlton Lees Carpark is less than a mile after Beeley on the left. Carpark Charges apply.
This picturesque walk takes in the historic Chatsworth House and surrounding Estate, continuing onto the Hunting Tower via the Deer Park and crossing the Beeley Moor. There will be a quick stop at the house where we can pay a visit to the Bakery and shops, before ascending to the Hunting Tower for lunch. There will be a pub stop too at the lovely Devonshire Arms Inn at Beeley.
Walk leader: Carrie 07864 898553 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 23rd August 2019    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN BUTTERMERE    6 nights    Grade 2
See Weekend Programme for details

Saturday, 31st August 2019   2 MILE FAMILY FRIENDLY CANNOCK CHASE RAF ROUTE    4 miles  2 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SK005153. RE-SCHEDULED - Free parking on Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase, WS12 4PW or pay-and-display parking at Marquis Drive Visitors Centre from where the walk begins.
A 2 mile family friendly amble suitable for children of all ages, buggy, pushchair, balance-bike, scooter, walking or in a carrier, dancing or jumping, all most welcome! Weather permitting a picnic lunch at the end on flat grassland at the side of the Visitors Centre, where there's a playpark and a chance for a well earned ice-cream or coffee too :-)!
Walk leader: Helen W 07527 029209 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 8th September 2019   PECKFORTON HILLS, CHESHIRE    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ505528. Parking is on the free National Trust car park, follow signs for Bickerton then take Goldford Lane beside the church, car park is another 1km up the track on the right beside a duck pond, opposite Pool Farm, nearest postcode SY14 8LN.
A switchback route that threads through the wooded hills and heaths at Bulkeley and Bickerton, incorporating parts of Cheshire's Sandstone Trail. There are magnificent views of the Clwydian mountain range, the huge panoramas revealing distant castles, veteran woodland and drifts of wildflowers. Relatively easy going terrain, with a pub stop along the way! with Lunch required.
Walk leader: Lee W 07552 906194 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th September 2019   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Rob 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 6th October 2019   LONGNOR    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kate 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 20th October 2019   TBC    10 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. details to follow...
details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 27th October 2019   HALLOWEEN WALK    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. details to follow...
details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 3rd November 2019   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. details to follow...
details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kate 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 24th November 2019   AREA AGM & WALK    5 miles  3 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Area AGM & Walk, details to follow...
details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Marie 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 1st December 2019   CHILLINGTON HALL & SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL FROM BREWOOD    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ882075. The start is a small free car park located on Park Lane to the south of Brewood. Turn off Port Lane opposite a Bridleway into Park Lane, nearest postcode WV9 5BJ, car park is located on the left.
A relaxed walk along flat, easy going terrain, following bridleways, footpaths and towpaths to explore this part of South Staffordshire, with views of Chillington Hall and most pleasing countryside. Pub stop in Brewood towards the end of the walk! Lunch required.
Walk leader: Helen W 07527 029209 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 22nd December 2019   CHRISTMAS WALK    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. details to follow...
details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th December 2019   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. details to follow....
details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 Area Map    Start Point Map


Points to Remember:
1. Please call the walk leader before the walk in case any details have changed.
2. Make sure that you are suitably dressed for the weather. Remember that some walks are on exposed high land and the weather can be cold and wet. Denim jeans are not suitable for high-level walks.
3. Dogs are welcome but only with the prior agreement of the walk leader
4. If the walk leader decides to shorten the walk then that decision is final and is not open to negotiation. The leader will only do this when there is a good reason for doing so.
5. Even if a walk does not state packed lunch, it is always advisable to bring something to eat and drink.
6. If transport is shared, please provide the driver with a share of the fuel costs.
7. Non RA members are welcome to join us for 3 walks before being asked to join the RA. There are no exceptions to this.
8. Regrettably, due to the nature of the Sunday programme, we are unable to accept children on our these walks.
9. Children are welcome on Family Friendly walks.
10. Web site address: www.staffs-walkers.org.uk
11. You are responsible for your own safety at all times.

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