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Sunday, 23rd September 2018   IN THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK100542. Parking at Weag's Brigde, nearest postcode ST137TP. From Leek take the A523 Ashbourne Road, at Bottomhouses turn onto the B5053 to Onecote. Go though Onecote and after approx half a mile turn right into Parsons lane, signposted Grindon. Follow the signposts for Manifold Valley through Grindon, continue down this lane for just over 1 mile, at the bottom (just before the weak bridge) turn left into the carpark. 
Starting from Weag's Bridge, a walk over varied terrain, heading off along the River Manifold, over old park hill, past Throwley Hall, and onto Rushley. With a pub stop at Ye Olde Royal Oak in Wetton, and a visit to Thor's Cave (opening shot in the Ken Russell film Lair of the White Worm), and finally back to the car park via the River Manifold. May be muddy in places, gaitors advised. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 30th September 2018   PEAK DISTRICT    12 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK018715. From Leek take A53 to Buxton. Turn onto A54 just before Buxton is reached, after 1.5 miles turn right onto A537 then after 100 yards turn right down a small lane , continue down hill to T junction,turn right ,after a short distance Derbyshire Bridge car park is reached
Walk starts at Derbyshire Bridge car park (free). Drop down to upper Goyt then ascend by Shooters Clough ( grouse costume optional), and continue to Cat and Fiddlle (shut I think). Survivors of the road crossing will then continue down Dane bower Hollow and onto Three Shires Head then return via Axe Edge Moor. Route contains a couple of sustained ascents and descents. Distance 11 to 12 miles -ish. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kevin & Sharron 07922 144378 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 7th October 2018   MONSALL HEAD    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, 14th October 2018   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

Sunday, 21st October 2018   KINDER SCOUT FROM EDALE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Scramble up Grindsbrook Clough waterfall from Edale up to Kinder Plateau, along the top, then down Jacob's ladder......more info to follow! Lunch required.
Walk leader: Danny & Rachel 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, 9th November 2018  STOKE BEER FESTIVAL
See Social Programme for Details

Sunday, 25th November 2018   LEEK GROUP WALK & AREA AGM    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Marie 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 2nd December 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: Jimmy 07803 361821 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 7th December 2018    CHRISTMAS IN MATLOCK    2 nights    Grade 2
See Weekend Programme for details

Saturday, 15th December 2018  STAFFIES CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018 THAI HERITAGE STAFFORD
See Social Programme for Details

Sunday, 16th December 2018   NO WALK TODAY    4 miles  1 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. No walk planned today,
too many sore heads from partying last night :-)
Walk leader: Santa Claus 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 23rd December 2018   CHRISTMAS WALK - OAKAMOOR OR BUST    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK052446. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 30th December 2018   TBC    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Lee W 0 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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