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Sunday, 24th March 2019   THE PEAK DISTRICT    11 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ998662. Turn west off A53 by the Winking Man pub and follow route towards Gradbach Mill. Car park is next to the River Dane about a quarter mile before Gradbach mill entrance.
Walk starts at Gradbach car park, heads indirectly toThree Shires Head,continues to Danebower quarries, Danebower Hollow and Wildboarclough. Duration about 5 to 6 hours. Gaiters recommended. Lunch required. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Sharron & Kevin 07922 144378 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 31st March 2019   MAIDEN CASTLE    10 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ503530. Nearest postcode is SY14 8NU. Walk starts from the Bickerton Hill carpark. From Bickerton church take Goldford Lane. Turn right just by a small pond and take the rutted dirt track which leads to the carpark
The walk mainly follows the Sandstone trail along the ancient wooded paths along the spine of the Pickforton hills. Throughout the walk there are impressive views. With 700 meters of ascent over the duration of the walk it does have several short climbs but nothing too daunting, however you will need to bring a head of heights as various sections of the path are just meters away from significant drops. After leaving the Pickforton ridge we amble over rolling farmland and along quiet country lanes to the village of Burwardsley where there is a possibility of a pub stop at the Pheasant Inn. We then rejoin the Pickforton ridge for some of the most impressive scenery of the route which brings us back to the carparpark. This walk is suitable for dogs, and gaiters should not be necessary. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Stuart 07890 308845 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 7th April 2019   THE LAWLEY & CAER CARADOC    11 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SO505991. Take the A49 south from Shrewsbury and turn left to Longnor after passing through Dorrington. Go straight over the crossroads signposted Lawley - the car park is on the right as the road winds up. Spaces for 6-7 cars only so sharing advised.
We walk up and over The Lawley and then Caer Caradoc before the return route through wooded areas, across fields and along tracks. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kath 07930 948648 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 14th April 2019   SANDON AND SURROUNDS    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ946299. Parking is in a lay-bye situated on the left soon after you turn into Sandon Road off the A51, nearest postcode ST18 0DU.
The route explores Sandon Park, with magnificent views from the open expanse of parkland, before going through Weston and the chance for a tipple at the Woolpack, then returning along a peaceful stretch of the Trent and Mersey Canal and going into Salt to re-enter Sandon Park for the return leg. There are several climbs/descents and a mixture of field, parkland and woodland paths which can get quite muddy, and a couple of stretches of road walking and two busy road crossings. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Lee W 07552 906194 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 19th April 2019    EASTER WEEKEND AWAY - BROAD HAVEN YHA, PEMBROKESHIRE    3 nights    Grade 2
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Sunday, 28th April 2019   STAFFORD CASTLE TO HAUGHTON ICE CREAM WALK    11 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ910232. The start point is a layby at the end of Martin Drive, Stafford. Nearest postcode is ST16 1AQ 
This walk starts with a short and gentle climb to Stafford Castle which gives splendid views of the local area. After a chance to explore this fine example of a Norman Castle we will head west along lanes and through woodlands to the village of Derrington. We will continue towards a small hill fort named Bury Ring crossing fields and going through polytunnels before arriving into Haughton. The return to Stafford is along the Millennium Way with a cheeky loop around the Millennium Green. This walk includes a refreshment stop at Red Lion Ice Cream Farm in Haughton. A relaxing and generally flat walk for autumn. Home made cakes available. Gaiters advised. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Helen S 07906 014099 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 4th May 2019   A NEW HOPE - MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU    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, 5th May 2019   STAFFS WALKERS WALKING WEEKEND - HOPE VALLEY    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Steve 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Monday, 6th May 2019   STAFFS WALKERS WALKING WEEKEND - THE ROACHES    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Peter 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 12th May 2019   WINSTER AND THE NINE LADIES OF STANTON MOOR    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK240605. The postcode for the car park at winster is DE4 2DR it's opposite the minors standard pub 
This walks starts in the old mining town of winster the car park is free but limited in space ... we will be taking in Clough wood and on to Stanton moor where we visit the Nine Ladies stone circle from there we head down to the Druid inn pub at Birchover for light refreshments.then we explore the Rowtor rocks a hidden gem of caves carved chairs and alcoves which was formed by Thomas Eyre 300 years ago,from there we head to robin hoods stride and hermits cave ...and then on to Elton by road before taking a bridle path back to winster.. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 19th May 2019   AXE EDGE    10 miles  6 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK034697. Meet at Axe Edge car park, left off the A53 (Leek to Buxton road). The car park is opposite a steep road signposted Brand Side, so if you have started the descent towards Buxton you have gone too far.
A challenging 10 miler (ish), starting at Axe Edge, offering some spectacular views. The route takes in the ascents of both Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill, before heading through Hollinsclough and the climb back up to Axe Edge. Walking poles are advised to help with some tricky descents. A head for heights is also advisable! Survivors will be rewarded with a cheeky pint at The Knight's Table nearby. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt and Kate 07866 836567 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 24th May 2019    WHITSUN WEEKEND IN WHITBY    3 nights    Grade 2
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Sunday, 2nd June 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: Lisa 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 8th June 2019   2 MILE FAMILY FRIENDLY CANNOCK CHASE RAF ROUTE    2 miles  2 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SK005153. 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 bimble 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 too :-)! Lunch required.
Walk leader: Helen & Lee 07527 029209 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 9th June 2019   CHILLINGTON    13 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ880073. Heading in the direction of Brewood, follow the signs for Chillington Hall/Coven, continue along Port Lane, turning right along the next road after Upper Lane. The car park is located immediately on the left. On the map its the one with the picnic sign, not the P sign just to the right. Nearest postcode WV9 5BJ
A 13 mile walk (graded as a 2 based on the fact it is fairly level walk) starting on the outskirts of Brewood, taking in the sights of Chillington Hall landscaped by Capability Brown, Boscobel House and its Royal Oak which was the hiding place of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, will stop at White Ladies Abbey for lunch, with views over Cosford (walk has been planned to coinside with Cosford Air Show). There is a planned pub stop at 11 miles. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 16th June 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: Kath 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 29th June 2019   LIFE ON THE EDGE    18 miles  9 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK229815. Meet at the car park on Oddfellows Road, Hathersage. Postcode S32 1DD. Some free roadside parking is also available, although it does tend to get very busy.
A Saturday walk!! A very challenging 18 mile walk based in the Peak District. For those who completed this walk last year we will walk the route in reverse this year, starting in Hathersage and then taking climbs up to Stanage Edge, Bamford Edge and Win Hill, offering amazing views across the Hope Valley and Ladybower Reservoir. The tough climbs and 18 mile distance make this a grade 3 walk, which needs to be covered at a good pace to ensure it is completed in time. Following the walk we have the choice of eating at either The Yorkshire Bridge in Bamford where the walk finishes, or Maazi in Hathersage, following a 4 minute train journey back to the cars. I'll also be leading a 9-10 mile walk for the group the following day on Sunday, over similar but different terrain for anyone who plans to stay overnight. The nearby Hardhurst Farm offers camping facilities where we have stayed before. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt 07866 836567 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 30th June 2019   PEAKY BLINDER    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
A walk based in the Peak District. More details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 23rd August 2019    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN BUTTERMERE    6 nights    Grade 2
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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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