Leek

Walking (All Groups)

Walks Coordinator: Noel Hughes, O778O 79OO32
Walk Leaders: Various, please refer to the calendar below.
Venue: Various. Meet for registration at Brough Park Overflow Car Park, Leek.
Day/Time: Wednesdays (fortnightly): Strollers II. Registration from: 10:00am. Departure: 10:30am (prompt) Thursdays: Medium & Long. Registration from: 9:00am. Departure: 9:30am (prompt).
Strollers walk: 3-4 miles
Medium walk: 5–8 miles
Long walk: 8–12 miles

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Wetton Back Road Ravensdale Three walking groups explore the Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire countryside with walks varying from 3 to 12 miles in length. You will walk in picturesque countryside, meet some friendly people, enjoy a good laugh and improve your general health and wellbeing. Further walk details may be obtained from the programme information below, by using the Click to send a message! feature (above right) or by contacting the walks co-ordinator (above).

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Every 2nd Wednesday:

  • Strollers II walk of 3-4 miles at an easy pace which may involve some stiles. For specific dates refer to programme below.

Every Thursday there are two walks:

  • A medium walk of 5–8 miles (avg. 6 miles)
  • A long walk of 8–12 miles (avg. 10 miles)

Unless walking conditions are unsafe e.g. due to weather conditions, walks take place throughout the year; routes are pre-walked and every care is taken to ensure participant safety, including COVID-19. For additional information please refer to the COVID-19 Notes in the Links section top right.

All walkers should wear walking boots/shoes (trainers are generally not considered suitable for the types of terrain the groups traverse, especially during the winter months) and carry their own waterproofs, sit mat, packed lunch and drink(s) in a suitable rucksack or strong shoulder bag. Normally stops are made during the walk for a morning coffee break followed by a picnic luncheon stop. During hot weather please ensure you carry adequate liquid refreshments and sun cream, protective hat etc; during cold and/or wet weather ensure that you are suitably dressed for the elements including appropriate thermal/wet weather gear.

A low-cost car sharing scheme is in operation for those who do not drive or prefer to travel with a knowledgeable driver. This system also helps to reduce the number of parked vehicles at the walk destination. In addition to walking boots please bring a spare pair of travelling shoes to avoid muddying vehicle interiors.

Please be aware that dogs are not permitted on walks due to limitations of the u3a third party insurance policy.

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7th-10th October 2022 - Walking Break

Julie Hughes is organising a walking break based at the HF Hotel 'Long Mynd House' in Church Stretton, Shropshire.
The holiday will be three nights full board and approximately £360 – final price depends on numbers.
A deposit of £75ea will be required if people are interested. Walks will be self-guided to keep costs down.
Contact Julie Hughes ASAP for further details or use the send a message feature top right.

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2022 Walks Programme

August - October

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Dovedale Dash? Relaxing besides a Lathkill Dale cascade

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DateGroupDetailsDistanceLeader(s)
******August******
Weds 17th AugustStrollers II Derbyshire Bridge and Axe Edge Moors (or Gradbach and Lud's Church depending on weather conditions)3.8 miles Noel Hughes. Meet Brough Park Overflow Car Park 10:00am for 10:30am departure (prompt).
Weds 31st AugustStrollers II Fernilee Reservoir3 - 4 miles Angie Guest. Meet Brough Park Overflow Car Park 10:00am for 10:30am departure (prompt).
******September******
Weds 7th SeptemberStrollers II Biddulph Grange Country Park 3 - 4 miles Phil Egerton. Meet Brough Park Overflow Car Park 10:00am for 10:30am departure (prompt).
Weds 21st SeptemberStrollers II TBA3 - 4 miles TBA. Meet Brough Park Overflow Car Park 10:00am for 10:30am departure (prompt).
******October******
Weds 5th OctoberStrollers II TBA3 - 4 miles TBA. Meet Brough Park Overflow Car Park 10:00am for 10:30am departure (prompt).
Weds 19th OctoberStrollers II TBA3 - 4 miles Liz Rhodes. Meet Brough Park Overflow Car Park 10:00am for 10:30am departure (prompt).

Approaching Alstonefield Three Shires Head

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DateGroupDetailsDistance/Height Gained or Risk Assessment CodeLeader(s)GeoLocation
******August*********
Thurs 18th AugustMediumCheadle & Dilhorne TBA Martin & Ann DickinsonMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
"LongAlstonefield10m/+1100ft Brian Chadwick Meet Brough Park for 9:30 departure or 10:00am at Alstonefield CP; OS Grid Ref: SK 13055564; What3words///pipes.chains.unloading
Thurs 25th AugustMedium Park Hall Country Park 6.0m/M2 Phil Egerton Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
"LongTBA8.0-10.0m Alison Dodd Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
******September*********
Thurs 1st SeptemberMedium Deep Hayes 6.5m/M2 John Briand Meet Brough Park at the regular time or Deep Hayes Country Park CP 9:45am; OS Grid Ref: SJ 96055334; What3words///launch.cosmic.stunts
"LongTBA8.0-10.0mPete CalderMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
Thurs 8th SeptemberMediumTBATBATBAMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
"LongTBA8.0-10.0mLiz CarpenterMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
Thurs 15th SeptemberMediumTBATBATBAMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
"LongTBA8.0-10.0mGerry NeateMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
Thurs 22nd SeptemberMediumTBATBATBAMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
"LongTBA8.0-10.0mLinda BallMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
Thurs 29th SeptemberMedium Angie Guest TBATBAMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
"LongTBA8.0-10.0mGerry Lockyer & Jill KaminskiMeet Brough Park at the regular time.
******October*********
Thurs 6th October Medium TBA TBA TBA Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
"Long TBA 8.0-10.0m TBA Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
Thurs 13th OctoberMedium TBA TBA TBA Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
"Long TBA 8.0-10.0m TBA Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
Thurs 20th OctoberMedium TBA TBA TBA Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
"Long TBA 8.0-10.0m TBA Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
Thurs 27th OctoberMedium TBA TBA TBA Meet Brough Park at the regular time.
"Long TBA 8.0-10.0m TBA Meet Brough Park at the regular time.

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