Walks and Events

Sunday, 20th March 2005 BAKEWELL AND LATHKILL DALE 13 miles 7 hrs Moderate
Start Time: 10:00am Grid Ref: SK220686. Meet in the car park in the centre of Bakewell by the cattle market. This is accessed by turning right just after the river as you leave Bakewell on A619 towards Chesterfield.
A pleasant walk following the River Wye to Ashford in the Water then through Lathkill Dale and returning to Bakewell via the River Wye. Pub stop at end. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Susie 01785 253071 07791151397 Area Map Start Point Map

Friday, 25th March 2005 WHITBY 3 nights Moderate
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Friday, 1st April 2005 CURRY NIGHT AT ANEESA BALTI COTTAGE, NEWCASTLE
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Sunday, 3rd April 2005 CHURCH STRETTON 11 miles 6 hrs Moderate
Start Time: 10:00am Grid Ref: SO454935. As you enter Church Stretton on the A49, TR at the first set of traffic lights and head into the town centre. TL at the next junction, then TL at the mini roundabout to park in the super market car park. Please park in the far left car park near the toilets.
A picturesque walk that climbs steadily onto the top of the Long Mynd, via Woolstaston and Betchcott and then returns to Church Stretton via the spectacular Carding Mill Valley. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Neil 01543 274805 (Mobile: 07986 589980) Area Map Start Point Map

Sunday, 10th April 2005 LONGNOR 13 miles 7 hrs Hard
Start Time: 10:00am Grid Ref: SK088649. From Leek, take the A523 Ashbourne Road. About seven miles along the road, at the Green Man pub junction, turn left onto B5053 towards Longnor. The village is about ten miles from this junction. Parking is free on the village square, otherwise there is a large grass verge with room to park unmolested on the road that you have just driven from the Green Man on.
"A good pace will be required" as we set off from Longnor and turn north-west to Hollinsclough, at the foot of Chrome Hill. We then turn south towards Newton and then east towards the upper river Manifold, with a less familiar view of its pre-valley stages, finishing with a pint in one of Longnor's many hostelries. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Vanessa 07749 877978 Area Map Start Point Map

Sunday, 17th April 2005 ALREWAS AND SURROUNDS 9 miles 5 hrs Easy/Moderate
Start Time: 10:30am Grid Ref: SK170150. Meet at war memorial in the centre of the village. Parking on street. Alrewas is accessed off the A38 north of Lichfield
A pleasant gentle walk passing through villages and parkland in this picturesque part of rural Staffordshire. Returning to Alrewas via the Trent and Mersey Canal. Pub stop at end of walk. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Susie 01785 253071 / 07791 151397 Area Map Start Point Map

Sunday, 24th April 2005 SWALLOW MOSS 12 miles 7 hrs Moderate
Start Time: 10:00am Grid Ref: SK128604. Meet at Hartington town square. Follow A515 to Buxton from Ashbourne. Turn left at signpost to Hartington. Park in town square or on surrounding roads.
A pleasant walk to Hulme End and a short climb up to Swallow Moss before heading across several fields to the village of Sheen, and back into Hartington. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Paul 07967 985270 Area Map Start Point Map

Friday, 29th April 2005 SCOTLAND 4 nights Hard
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Sunday, 8th May 2005 PARWICH AND GOTHAM 12 miles 6 hrs Moderate
Start Time: 10:00am Grid Ref: SK157563. A515 Ashbourne to Leek Road. Heading from Ashbourne park in large lay-by on right approx 6 miles north of Ashbourne - just before caravan park. (The lay-by is 1 mile after pay and display near Alsop-en-le-Dale.)
Starting near Alsop-en-le-Dale we head down a typical limestone-country dry valley to the lovely village of Parwich. A couple of short climbs lead onto the High Peak Trail at Longcliffe and then onto the small settlement of Gotham (with possible sightings of Batman?). Over towards Biggin and returning to the car park using the Tissington Trail. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Neil Tomlinson 07780 686773 Area Map Start Point Map

Saturday, 14th May 2005 THORNBURY HALL CUISINE
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Sunday, 15th May 2005 HAYFIELD 12 miles 7 hrs Moderate/Hard
Start Time: 10:30am Grid Ref: SK034869. Turn left off the main road through Hayfield village and immediately right to the main car park.
We will climb over Mount Famine and Brown Knoll before reaching the Kinder plateau. We cross the plateau past the Downfall, returning to Hayfield via Kinder Reservoir. An excellent moorland walk for stretching the legs. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Roland 01782 625462 / 07986 084035 Area Map Start Point Map

Sunday, 22nd May 2005 ECTON HILL 12 miles 7 hrs Moderate
Start Time: 10:00am Grid Ref: SK085545. On the A523 leek to Ashbourne, turn left opposite the Green Man pub onto the B5053, through Onecote. After 1 mile turn right to Grindon. Use car park next to church.
This walk contains a couple of climbs of Wetton Hill and Ecton Hill, where there are many undiscovered mine shafts, so don't go wandering off. Only joking!! We pass through dainty villages and pasture-land and back to the car. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Paul 07967 985270 Area Map Start Point Map

Friday, 27th May 2005 NORTHUMBERLAND 3 nights Hard
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Sunday, 5th June 2005 DANEBRIDGE 10 miles 6 hrs Moderate
Start Time: 10:30am Grid Ref: SJ965652. Fork right off the A523 Leek-Macclesfield road about 3 miles outside Leek, then turn right and follow the lanes to Danebridge. Park on the roadside near the bridge - there is very limited space so please share lifts.
We'll head north from Danebridge for a few miles, before picking up the Gritstone Trail. This will take us past the radio mast on Sutton Common, and along Min End Lane with views on both sides. We'll return via Wincle and a refreshing flagon of ale at the Ship Inn. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Roland 01782 625462 / 07986 084035 Area Map Start Point Map

Saturday, 11th June 2005 GRANVILLES, STONE
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Sunday, 12th June 2005 ABBOTS BROMLEY & BLITHFIELD RESERVOIR 8 miles 4 hrs Easy
Start Time: 11:00am Grid Ref: SK063239. From Uttoxeter, follow B5013 towards Abbots Bromley, turning right immediately before the village towards Rugeley. At the bottom of the bank, running down to the reservoir causeway, there is a free car park, on a lane on your left.
An easy summer ramble to the gentle mooing of sheep and the bleating of cows. We walk over the reservoir and up to Admaston, then turning down towards Blithfield Hall, Newton and Dapple Heath. We return via Dunstal and Abbots Bromley itself, in time for a pint at one of the umpteen pubs there. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil and Vanessa 07968 313014 Area Map Start Point Map

Sunday, 19th June 2005 LAMALOAD RESERVOIR & LYME HALL 18 miles 9 hrs Hard
Start Time: 10:00am Grid Ref: SJ976753. On the A537 "Cat & Fiddle" road travelling from Buxton to Macclesfield, drive past aforesaid hostelry and turn right at a crossroads approximately 2.5 miles further on. Travel down this lane for about 1.5 miles and a car park is located on your left at the end of the reservoir.
Phil's reservoir fixated summer walks schedule persists with this splendid leg stretcher in the rolling hills west of the Goyt valley. We wend our way north through Shining Tor, Kettleshulme, Lyme Park and back along the Gritstone Trail (one of the countless "Ways" & "Trails" that serve only to confuse the map reader), finishing back at the reservoir. Again. If we keep up a good pace (which is required for this walk, needless to say), I may let you call in for a pint in Kettleshulme. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil and Vanessa 07968 313014 Area Map Start Point Map

Saturday, 25th June 2005 THE JOLLY STAFFORDSHIRE WALKERS OUTING
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Sunday, 26th June 2005 SHUGBOROUGH 7 miles 4 hrs Easy
Start Time: 10:30am Grid Ref: SJ984210. Follow A513 from Milford Common towards Rugeley. Parking is on the left after the big parking at The Punch Bowl.
A gentle walk around the grounds of Shugborough Hall and a bit of Cannock Chase. Well, the bits they don't make you pay for anyway. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jayson 07734 605023 Area Map Start Point Map

Friday, 1st July 2005 MOUNTAIN BIKING: COED- Y-BRENIN 2 nights Hard
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Friday, 21st October 2005 BUTTERMERE 2 nights Moderate/Hard
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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 programme, we are unable to accept children on our walks.
9. Web site address: www.staffs-walkers.org.uk
10. You are responsible for your own safety at all times.

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