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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   FROM MILDALE THROUGH WOLFESCOTE DALE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK136548. WE START FROM THE FREE CARPARK OF MILDALE POSTCODE DE62GB THE CAR PARK IS JUST BEFORE YOU ENTER MILDALE COMING FROM HOPE
THIS IS A LOVELY RIVER WALK STARTING IN MILDALE (THERE ARE TOILETS IN MILDALE AND A COFFEE WINDOW IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE ONE BEFORE WE HEAD OFF)) FROM THERE WE FOLLOW THE RIVER DOVE BACK ALONG THE VALLEY OF WOLFESCOTE DALE FROM THERE WE CLIMB OUT OF THE VALLEY TO THE ROAD BACK TO ALSONFIELDS FOR A CHEEKY PINT BEFORE HEADING BACK DOWN TO MILDALE.GAITERS ARE ADVISED THIS IS RELATIVELY FLAT AND PICTURESQUE WALK WITH A HILL IN THE MIDDLE.. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 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: SJ886383. Meet in the large car park to left of the Plume of Feathers pub, in the centre of Barlaston (next to the canal bridge on Station Road).
Our route follows the tow path along the canal towards Stone, before heading off across the fields to Barlaston Downs. We then join the route of the Stone Circles Challenge long distance path, before joining the canal again at Wedgwood, to return to Barlaston and a visit to the pub. 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. 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 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 23rd March 2018  THAI MEAL AND NIGHT OUT NEWCASTLE
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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
See Weekend Programme for details

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   BEESTON CASTLE    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, 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 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th April 2018   IPSTONES    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Liz 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 4th May 2018    SNOWDONIA WEEKEND 2018    3 nights    Grade 3
See Weekend Programme for details

Sunday, 13th 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: Phil & Deb 0 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
See Weekend Programme for details

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   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Sam 0 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

Friday, 24th August 2018    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AWAY - BORROWDALE YHA, LAKE DISTRICT    3 nights    Grade 3
See Weekend Programme for details


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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