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This website has been created for the benefit of both existing and prospective members.

New members are always made very welcome and we hope that by exploring this site you will be tempted to join us. Please click on the drop down tab, labelled ‘Thinking of joining?’ at the top of the page, for more detailed information.

 

We are a dynamic group based, as our name suggests, in Mid Staffordshire. We organise regular half and full day walks of various lengths, usually within a fifty mile radius of Stafford, although we do stray further afield on occasions.

 

Details of all our walks, including a map of each area can be accessed by clicking on the walk in the 'Future Walks', listed at the top of this page. 

 We publish a planned Walks Programme and a Newsletter every 4 months.  Subsequent amendments are reported in the 'News' section at the top of this page.

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If you would also like to receive updates by email, then please send your address to either 'Membership' or 'Webmaster', using the addresses given in 'Links' at the top of this page. 

 

News, amendments  and reminders:-

Details of short walk on Coach Trip to the Lake District on Saturday 6 May 2017

Linear walk from Grasmere to Ambleside – approximately 7 miles – Suzanne leading

Long walkers will be dropped off first at Ambleside.  Short walkers will then carry on coach another   3 miles to Grasmere.  Please try and have boots on ready to go when coach arrives in Grasmere and after using the toilet facilities on the car park – 20p required.

Walk out of Grasmere via Kelbarrow (gradual ascent up) and then descend down into Elterwater for lunch stop where there is a café, pub and toilets (20p for access to 2 toilets) if required (approximately 3 miles).

After lunch Cumbrian Way, flat alongside Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge - to and around Loughrigg Tarn – then gradual ascent around Ivy Crag following route back to Ambleside via Rothay Park and into town. 

Note  The coach will pick up in the layby outside the top entrance to Gaynors Outdoor Shop opposite the Tourist Information Centre/Post Office – Rydal Road.

Note – If conditions are bad on the day, the route out of Grasmere to Elterwater can be altered.

Please contact Suzanne (07702744854) for further details, if required.

As you will see from the 'Future Walks' box, on theleft hand side of this page, we have an extensive walk programme to offer to existing and potential members.

Carole Pattison, who has recently taken on the role of organising Short and Medium length walks, has provided an excellent mix of walks thanks to the support given to her by many Walk Leaders.

She has initially taken on the role on a short term basis ,with a view to making it a more permanent position, subject to the support given to her by the walk leaders, who have done her proud and by the membership who can support her by joining as many of the walks as they are able to.  

Carole can be contacted on 01785 602 304 or ewancarole1@icloud.com 


Changes to the walk programme published in our Newsletter

The programmed Long Walks for Sunday, 16th April and Sunday, 4th June, have been swapped around. Both walks have the same meeting and starting points, with the same timings.

 The walk for Sunday 30th April, due to start Near Green Farm, Broughton has a starting point of OS map Reference SJ764 331, not as published. 

 The walk, 'Moddershall & Downs Bank' will now take place on Sunday 11th June, one week after the original date. Please contact the leader, John T., if you have any queries.

Walk leaders log sheets are available by clicking here: print a copy and use one for each walk to be led.

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