Walks and Events 2018

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Sunday, 7th January 2018   CANNOCK CHASE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ980176. Starts from Chase Rd corner car park; from Stafford take A513 to Milford and turn right along Brocton Road. Travel for 1 mile and turn left into Chase Road and travel along road for approx. 1.5 miles over humps until car park on the left where the road bends towards the west.
A nice relaxing walk for the start of 2018 with 3 cafe stops. Going via Springslade Lodge, Cannock Chase and Birches Valley Visitor Centres and then heading down Sherbrook Valley before heading back to the car park Lunch required.
Walk leader: Paul 07791 469071 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 14th January 2018   A BUNCH OF CLENTS (AND WASELEYS)    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SO925797. Start point will be the free car park at Adams Hill (Postcode is DY9 9PS, for sat-nav purposes. Also Four Stones Inn will get you to start point). Clent lays between Halesowen and West Hagley. Take the M5 and come off at J3 or J4 Please note it is Adams Hill car park, not Nimmings Wood (about 1.5 miles away), so best to go off the postcode.
From Adams Hill, we head down into Clent itself and then on to Romsley via the Waseley Hills Country Park. There should be an opportunity for at least 1 pub stop and a cafe stop at The Windmill Visitors Centre (if open) on Waseley Hills, where there are also toilets. Both the Clents and Waseleys offer great views from the top. We return via the North Worcestershire Path, Walton Hill and Four Stones. There are flatter sections of this walk but I can also guarantee quite a lot of steep ascent/descent. Gaiters advised as some paths were muddy during the recce. Bring a head torch, if you have one, as there may be fading light towards the end of the walk. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Martin 07899 832520 "Thanks Tchaikovsky. Thaikovsky." GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 19th January 2018  MEAL AND BOWLING
Start Time: 7:30pm The address is: Toby Carvery Festival Park, National Festival Park, Marina Way, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5PA
A meal out to celebrate Michaels birthday, followed by tenpin bowling. Let me know if you would like to come. Thanks, Clare.
Organiser: Clare 07815 145517 Venue Map

Sunday, 21st January 2018   ECCLESHALL    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ829291. Eccleshall is reached either by the A519 from the north, or along the A5013 from Stafford. Parking will be on the High Street (B5026) in town centre, just past traffic lights. Meet under the arch at the Royal Oak Pub.
Starting from the town centre, heading towards Offleyhay and the High Offley, followed by Woodseaves where the will be a pub stop. Before returning to Eccleshall. This walk will be quite flat and is over varied terrain and may be muddy in places so gaiters are advised. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Janet 07966 493372 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 28th January 2018   MACCLESFIELD FOREST    7 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ961711. Parking is at the lay-by next to Trentabank Reservoir, if no spaces are available use the pay and display car park at the Visitor Centre, nearest postcode SK11 0NS
A pleasant walk through Macclesfield Forest up to Shuttlingsloe, with fine views of Cheshire and surrounding areas, looping back round through Macclesfield Forest and back to the carpark. There may be an option of a pub stop on route. Gaiters advised Lunch required.
Walk leader: Karl 07810 751748 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 4th February 2018   GRADBACH    10 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ998662. Starting point is Gradbach carpark, nearest postcode SK17 0SU
Take A53 from leek towards Buxton, turn left at crossroads by The Winking Man pub and follow signs to Gradbach. Starting from Gradbach car park we will head towards Wildboarclough, then onto Danebower Hollow, then via Danebower Quarries to Three Shires Head and back to Gradbach. Gaiters advised. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kevin & Sharron 07922 144378 Mobile number for today GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 9th February 2018  STAFFORD SOCIAL ZIZZI
Start Time: 7:30pm The address is Zizzi, Stafford Riverside, Stafford ST16 3PT
A night out in Stafford for pizza, drinks and chit chat! Let me know if you would like to come.
Organiser: Clare 07815 145517 Venue Map

Sunday, 11th February 2018   ADVENTURE AROUND APEDALE    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SJ822483. From the A34 in Chesterton, turn opposite the McDonald's towards Chesterton village and follow the signs for Apedale Valley. At the large roundabout take the 2nd exit, onto Loomer road. At the end of the road, turn right, follow the road round until you reach Apedale Heritage Centre. Parking is on the left, opposite the centre and Museum. Nearest postcode is ST5 6BN. **NOTE Start time is 10:30**
From Apedale we will venture off along the salt line towards Bignall Hill and onto the Wedgewood Monument, we will then pick up the disused railway line to Bateswood Nature Reserve for a lunchstop. After lunch we will continue around the nature reserve, through Podmores Wood and up to Alsagers Bank where there will be a pub stop at The Gresty Arms. We will then head off in the direction of Apedale stopping at the Mine Workers Pit Wheel Memorial, with far reaching views across Staffordshire. Gaiters are advised as it may be muddy in places. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 18th February 2018   TUTBURY, FAULD AND HANBURY    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK211289. The post code for the start point is DE139NE which is Duke Street Car Park, Tutbury
A countryside ramble starting in the centre of Tutbury heading across open fields to the Tutbury Weir before heading in the direction of Fauld. There is a gentle climb through woodland and on to the site of the Fauld disaster which is the site of the UK's largest explosion. Beware, unexploded bombs (don't worry we skirt around the edge of the infamous crater). We then head to the village of Hanbury before making our way back to Tutbury with views of Tutbury Castle as we head back into the village. A walk with craters, castles and plenty of mud so bring your gaiters and don't forget your lunch. There will be an opportunity for a pub stop during the walk if we wish and of course a pub at the end. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jessica 07834 813500 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 25th February 2018   KNYPERSLEY POOL AND BROWN EDGE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ893550. Location: One mile south of Biddulph just off the A527. Coming from Stoke on Trent follow the signs for Greenway Bank Country Park ST8 7QX. There are two car parks: one is halfway up the hill at the visitor's centre, however the walk will start from the Poolside Carpark at the bottom of the hill, next to the dam.
A gentle start takes us around Knypersely Pool, with landmarks including the Warder's Tower, Gawton's well, a druid site, and a little waterfall. We leave the park and head up through Rock End past the Wicken Stones. Undulating countryside and beautiful views across the Moorlands with sights of Mow Cop on the horizon. After lunch we make our way along the top path to Marshes Hill, with a pub stop in the Top Pub on Brown Edge. The final leg takes us back down through the fields to the reservoir. Gaiters advised as the route may be muddy in places. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Harriet 07944 240627 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Tuesday, 27th February 2018  COMMITTEE MEETING
Start Time: 7:30pm
Staffordshire Walkers Committee Meeting at The Greyhound Pub in Penkhull. For those who are also eating there, the table is booked for 6:30
Organiser: Marie 07592 089464

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Sunday, 4th March 2018   RAMBLERS RETREAT AND INAS ROCK    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK062431. We start this walk at the ramblers retreat Oakamoor post code St10 4bu Park on the car park
We start the walk by the ramblers retreat walking over the Lords bridge then onto the dissued railway track for about a mile or so we come off the track to the hidden INAS rock where we have 11s from there we take in the unusual houses of allton towers before heading down the the weir..at an old pump station.over the bridge. We then head up toward alton for a cheeky pint.. And onto toothill this hill was used for the demolishing the original alston castle via cannon spectacular views from here then back to dimmingsdale for a mile or so then back to the car gaiters and packed lunch required Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 11th March 2018   BARLASTON AND THE DOWNS    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ900365. We're meeting at the Downs Bank National Trust free car park, Washdale Lane, Oulton Heath, ST15 8UU.
Starting on Barlaston Downs, we follow the route of the Stone Circles Challenge long distance path, before joining the canal at Wedgwood, to head to Barlaston and a visit to the Plume of Feathers pub. Our route then follows the tow path along the canal towards Stone, before heading off across the fields to back to Barlaston Downs. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 18th March 2018   THE ROACHES    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK006615. *WALK CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND ROAD CLOSURES.* Drive along the A53 from Leek towards Buxton, after passing through Blackshaw Moor there is a turning on the left marked Upper Hulme and tea rooms which is easy to miss but there is another turning into the village just after. In the village there is a turning on the left which descends and is marked tea rooms again. Follow this past the bunkhouse on the left and immediately after a sign marking a turning into Roaches Hall on your right there is a parking area on the right. If this is full there is a further 3 parking areas going up to Roaches Gate, but we will gather at the one at the bottom by the turning into Roaches Hall. These parking areas are free.
Start by ascending Hen cloud, then walk across the tops, north bound, with spectacular views. We will descend to Luds church and through woods, then back up hill to the car. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Clare 07815 145517 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 23rd March 2018  THAI MEAL AND NIGHT OUT NEWCASTLE
Start Time: 7:30pm The address is Blue Chilli Thai restaurant, 9 Berkeley Court, Newcastle ST5 1TT
Meal out in Newcastle Under Lyme in a Thai restaurant. Then drinks and dancing afterwards.
Organiser: Clare 07815 145517 Venue Map

Sunday, 25th March 2018   DEEP HAYES COUNTRY PARK    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SJ961533. Starting at the Deep Hayes Country Park Visitors Centre, Park Lane, Nr Cheddleton, ST13 7JS.
This interesting walk follows the Staffordshire Way along the Caldon Canal to Cheddleton before climbing out of the valley to a viewpoint at Tompkin. The route then follows an old track way down towards Stanley Pool and Stanley village before crossing the high ground once more to return to the canal near Hazlehurst Aqueduct. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Maxine 07730 683103 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 30th March 2018   EASTER WEEKEND AWAY - HAWORTH YHA, YORKSHIRE    3 nights    Grade 2
Overlooking the Pennine Moors, YHA Haworth is set in a Gothic Victorian Mansion containing a sweeping staircase, ornate painted glass, richly carved oak and plaster friezes that hint at the building's opulent past.
The nearby Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway is is also bordered by the Railway Children Walk, as this is the area captured in that famous film.
Haworth was also home to the Bronte's and so the long distance path the "Bronte Way" passes through the area.
The Millennium Way is nearby and as we're in the Pennines, so there are plenty of choice for good walks.
Free parking included.

Walks:
Fri 02:00pm 6 miles - Haworth Railway Children Walk
Sat 09:30am 12 miles - Wadsworth Moor and Withins Heights
Sun 09:30am 9 miles - Ponden Reservoir and Fairy Fold Dike
Mon 10:00am 6 miles - Hardcastle Crags and Hebden Dale
More details on the Walks Programme.

Evening Meals:
Please let me know as soon as possible, which evening meals you will or won't be attending...
Friday - 7:30pm The Bronte Hotel. Reservation for 13 people.
Saturday - 7:30pm The Fleece Inn. Reservation for 18 people.
Sunday - Haworth YHA. Reservation to be confirmed on arrival.
Organiser: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map

Friday, 30th March 2018   HAWORTH RAILWAY CHILDREN WALK    6 miles  3 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 2:00pm    Grid Ref: SE038378. Starting from Haworth YHA Hostel.
This walk will explore the valley overlooked by the hostel and visit the area where the Railway Children was filmed.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 31st March 2018   WADSWORTH MOOR AND WITHINS HEIGHTS    12 miles  7 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 9:30am    Grid Ref: SE018361. Parking at Penistone Hill Country Park, Moorside Lane - nearest postcode (at least half a mile away) BD22 9RD. Leave the hostel and on reaching the main road turn right. Keep following the main road, winding through the town and out into the countryside, until just before you reach "Stanbury", take a left turn, marked with a brown sign for "Penistone Hill Country Park". Follow this road, passed the reservoir, up on to the moorland. Look out for parking on left, just before "Westfield Lodge". The car park includes a stone built toilet block.
We join the Calder/Aire Link long distance path for while, before crossing Wadsworth Moor to visit the Walshaw Dean Reservoir. The Pennine Way will then take us by Within Heights and onward to visit Bronte Waterfalls before returning Penistone Hill Country Park. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 1st April 2018   PONDEN RESERVOIR AND FAIRY FOLD DIKE    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 9:30am    Grid Ref: SE018361. Parking at the same car park as yesterday, Penistone Hill Country Park, Moorside Lane - nearest postcode (at least half a mile away) BD22 9RD. Leave the hostel and on reaching the main road turn right. Keep following the main road, winding through the town and out into the countryside, until just before you reach "Stanbury", take a left turn, marked with a brown sign for "Penistone Hill Country Park". Follow this road, passed the reservoir, up on to the moorland. Look out for parking on left, just before "Westfield Lodge". The car park includes a stone built toilet block.
Today's walk takes us passed Ponden Reservoir, we cover another section of the Pennine Way, on the way to Fairy Fold Dike and Keighley Moor Reservoir. We then return on the Millenium Way and wandering by the River Worth. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Monday, 2nd April 2018   ** CANCELLED ** HARDCASTLE CRAGS AND HEBDEN DALE    6 miles  3 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SD988291. ** CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER WARNING **
Driving about 20 minutes south from Haworth YHA towards Hebden Bridge, we'll park at the Hardcastle Crags postcode HX7 7AP.
This walk will take us along Crimsworth Dean Beck to Lumb Hole Waterfall, over Turn Hill, returning via Hebden Dale. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 8th April 2018   RECCIE SUNDAY - HOAR CROSS    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK139231. Parking is at Jacksons Bank Car Park, Brakenhurst Rd, Burton-on-Trent, nearest postcode DE13 8RG
A 9-10 mile recce starting from Jacksons Bank Car Park, a chance to take it in turns, leading the group following a mapped route starting along the National Forest Way passing Tatenhill Airfield, the National Football Center, Oakwood Nature Reserve, White Wood and then onto Yoxhall, where there will be a pub stop. Following the pub stop we will again be picking up the National Forest Way heading in the direction of Woodmill, onto Braken Hurst, then back to the car park..... hopefully :-) Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 15th April 2018   MILDALE TO BIGGIN THEN ONTO WOLFS COTE XALE    12 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK136548. We will be parking on the mildale car park postcode DE6 2GB. From HOPE (NOT THE HOPE NEAR CASTLETON) take the mildale road and the car park is on the left just before you enter mildale.
We start at mildale where there are toilets and head up towards the Tissington trail we continue along here for about 4 miles then drop into Biggin for a cheeky pint in the Waterloo pub. From there we carry on down through Biggin Dale the onto wolfs cote Dale fir a lovely scenic river walk. Please note this is a flattish walk with a hill at the beginning. Packed lunch required. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 7939222460 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 20th April 2018  STAFFORD SOCIAL VIVERE
Start Time: 7:30pm Address is Vivere, 56 Foregate St, Stafford ST16 2PR
A meal out in an Italian restaurant in Stafford. Let me know if you would like to join us.
Organiser: Clare 07815 145517 Venue Map

Sunday, 22nd April 2018   CANNOCK CHASE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ979181. From Brocton Village turn at the green and head up Chase Road. Park at the Glacial Boulder Car Park approx 1 mile on the right.
This walk covers a large area of smallest mainland ANOB in the UK. The walk begins at local landmark - The Glacial Boulder and continues across the heathland to the pine woodlands in Brindley Heath before crossing over the quarry to the Sherbrook Valley. The walk passes the visitor centres at Marquis Drive and Birches Valley meaning 2, yes 2, cafe/toilet stops. Mainly gentle paths but there are a few not too steep inclines. Paths are generally good but may be wet and muddy in places. Lunch required. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Marie 07592 089464 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th April 2018   CONSALL TO IPSTONES    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ994483. From A520 turn onto A522 at Wetley Rocks, right turn into Consall Lane, follow signs for Consall Hall, after passing turnings for the Hall follow road to right for the nature park. Nearest postcode is ST9 0BE.
Starting at Consll nature Park we cross the Churnet Valley railway then head up to the farm to see the lambs. Afterwards we go into Ipstones village, then descend to the Caldon canal. Possible two pub stops depending on time. Most likely still to be wet and muddy in places so gaiters advised. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Liz 07805 143927 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 4th May 2018   SNOWDONIA WEEKEND 2018    3 nights    Grade 3
I know that it seems a long way off but I am organising a trip away to Snowdonia for the group for the first bank holiday weekend in May 2018. The dates are 4th May until 7th May 2018. The YHA is Snowdon Bryn Gwynant which is close to the lovely little town of Beddgelert. It is in the heart of Snowdonia National Park with plenty of hiking opportunities but also shops and pubs nearby in Beddgelert for us to venture to after walking. Walks are yet to be decided but you can walk to the Watkins path (up Snowdon) from the hostel, so a strong possibility. The cost of the accommodation varies from £16.99 for a bed in a dorm, more if you wish to have a private room. I am happy to arrange accommodation for the dorms. If you would like a private room, please could you arrange yourself. The hostel we are staying at is 4 miles from Beddgelert. The link to the website is: http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/snowdon-bryn-gwynant. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to come so that I can secure the booking. Thanks all. Clare and Ed. NB - This event is for paid ramblers members only.
Organiser: Clare 07815 145517 Area Map

Sunday, 13th May 2018   PEAKY BLINDER    17 miles  7 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK202858. After descending Winnats Pass, the road meets the junction of the A6187 on the outskirts of Castleton. Continue through Castleton and Hope (approx. 10 mins), turning left at Sickleholme Service Station. Follow the main road through Bamford, along the A6013 passing the Ladybower Dam on the left-hand side. Heatherdene car park can be found a few hundred yards further on the right. Nearest postcode S33 0BY. Some free parking is also available alongside the reservoir.
A blinder of a walk in the Peak District. At 17 miles this is an ideal 'training walk' for those considering the longer challenges planned for later in the summer. Also for anyone who enjoys long walks, combined with a few hills and stunning views. For anyone looking for a shorter walk, we return to the cars after 8.5 miles, following the descent of Win Hill. Starting alongside the Ladybower reservoir, we will cross the dam and enjoy a steady couple of miles alongside the reservoir, before climbing up to the Roman Road. We'll then follow this on a long, gradual climb up to the summit of Win Hill. Descending to the outskirts of Bamford, there is the option of a stop for a pint, followed by another climb up to Bamford Edge. Heading towards Stanage Edge, we will then walk the full length of the ridge, before descending to end the walk in Hathersage, for a well-earned pint. We can then catch the train back to Bamford (4 minutes). It's only a short...ish walk back to the car from there! If anyone is tempted by a meal after the walk then the pub by the car park serves great food too. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt 07866 836567 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 20th May 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Richard 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 25th May 2018   HAWKSHEAD YHA - SPRING BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND    3 nights    Grade 2
***Group Booking Fully Booked***
Further bookings can be made direct at the YHA website https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/hawkshead
Spring bank weekend away will be at Hawkshead YHA, set in a stunning regent mansion overlooking Esthwaite Water. Walks will be in the surrounding area including Lake Windermere, Conniston Water and Grizedale Forrest.
https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/hawkshead
The YHA does breakfasts, packed lunch and evening meals in addition to the self catering kitchen.
There are a number of options for accomodation ranging from camping, pods, private and dorm rooms.
2 x dorm rooms have been reserved. The cost for 3 nights is 90 pounds, with a 20 pounds deposit required by March 5th, followed by full payment for the end of April.
Camping is also available at a cost of 12 pounds, reserved direct with the YHA. Thanks Jimmy
Organiser: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map

Sunday, 3rd June 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jenny 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 10th June 2018   THORPE CLOUD    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Clare & Ed 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 17th June 2018   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 June 2018   LLANGOLLEN    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ272422. Details to follow.......
Sunday walk in Llangollen, with camping on Saturday evening. More detals to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Steve 07341 891868 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 1st July 2018   APEDALE TO AUDLEY    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ839399. Head to Apedale Country Black Bank Car Park on the B5367 outside of Knutton
TBC Lunch required.
Walk leader: Sam 07798 763732 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 8th July 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Danny & Rachel 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 14th July 2018   EDALE SKYLINE    21 miles  9 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 9:30am    Grid Ref: SK171837.
We'll meet in Hope and park on the road by the Primary School.
On the main road through Hope, turn by The Old Hall Hotel (opposite the Church), the school is a little further on, on the left.
A legendary walk around the Vale of Edale, with excellent views all the way.
Starting in Hope our route will pass through Win Hill, Hope Cross, Madwoman's Stones, Ringing Roger, Edale Head, Brown Knoll, Lord's Seat, Mam Tor, Holins Cross, Back Tor, Lose Hill and finally back to Hope.
Which should offer your legs a bit of a challenge, but you'll have Sunday to get over it.
Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th July 2018   GLOSSOP    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK034940. Details to follow.....
A weekend walking in Glossop, including camping on the Saturday evening. More details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 5th August 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow.....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Peter 07968 520167 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 12th August 2018   THE CHATSWORTH ESTATE AND BEELEY MOOR    11 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK258685. 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 Estate, continuing onto the Hunting Tower via the Deer Park and crossing the Beeley Moor. Ice cream stop too. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Carrie 07864 898553 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 19th August 2018   CANNOCK CHASE WAR WALK    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Andrea 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 24th August 2018   AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AWAY - BORROWDALE YHA, LAKE DISTRICT    3 nights    Grade 3
Group Booking Info:
I have a reservation for a 2 bed dorm, a 3 bed dorm, a 4 bed dorm and 6 bed dorm.
Allocation to smaller dorms will be based on first come, first served! To be in the queue, I'll need an EMAIL, TEXT or FACEBOOK MESSAGE stating your interest!
Ultimately, it will also depend on numbers and the mix of boys and girls. This is still a long way off, but I will release unneeded rooms if there is no demand.
So please think about it NOW and let me know if you want to be included in the group booking.
Cost:Likely to between 90 and 110 pounds dependent numbers and mix.
Description:
The Borrowdale YHA is in a fabulous valley location, surrounded by the fantastic mountain scenery of The Lake District.
Walks will include an ascent of Scafell via a route I don't believe our group has done before.
Great Gable is another ascent directly accessible from the hostel. More details will given near the time.
Organiser: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map

Sunday, 9th September 2018   THE ROACHES    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK006615. Drive along the A53 from Leek towards Buxton, after passing through Blackshaw Moor there is a turning on the left marked Upper Hulme and tea rooms which is easy to miss but there is another turning into the village just after. In the village there is a turning on the left which descends and is marked tea rooms again. Follow this past the bunkhouse on the left and immediately after a sign marking a turning into Roaches Hall on your right there is a parking area on the right. If this is full there is a further 3 parking areas going up to Roaches Gate, but we will gather at the one at the bottom by the turning into Roaches Hall. These parking areas are free.
Start by ascending Hen cloud, then walk across the tops, north bound, with spectacular views. We will descend to Luds church and through woods, then back up hill to the car. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Clare 07815 145517 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 30th September 2018   PEAK DISTRICT    10 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kevin & Sharron 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 28th October 2018   ELLASTONE CALWICH ABBEY    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

Friday, 7th December 2018   CHRISTMAS IN MATLOCK    2 nights    Grade 2
Fancy something different for the Christmas weekend away this year? Instead of Castleton, we are going to go to Matlock! Lovely little town with pretty boutiques, nice bars, pubs and a fab choice of yummy restaurants. There is also nearby Matlock Bath which i think is like a seaside resort without the beach and sea! Cable cars and Castles also nearby! As well as all this, we will fit some fab walking in too! I bet it will be really pretty at Christmas time! I have provisionally booked 14 rooms at the Premier Inn for 2 nights at the cheap price of £52.10 per person based on 2 people sharing a room. Let me know if you can come. The rooms will go on a first come first served basis. However you must be a member of the ramblers and people affiliated with our group will take priority. The address for the Premier Inn is Bakewell Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AZ.
Organiser: Clare 07815 145517 Area 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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