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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.
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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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