Here is a list of all our currently scheduled events.
Please come along! But please let the event organiser listed in the event details know you're coming.
If you are new to the group, or don't know the event organiser's contact details, please drop us a message via the contact form. Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions and the Code of Conduct before attending an event.
Sunday 23 September 10:00 - 16:00
Day walk on the Wrekin
Location: The Wrekin Car Park, Little Wenlock, Telford TF6 5AL, UK Map
The walk will be 6.5 to 7 miles in length and will be around and over the Wrekin in Shropshire.
The route itself has a few climbs but, as the main summit itself is at the end of the walk, the final ascent may feel tougher than it’s height suggests. As such, there’s a slightly shorter and less strenuous option that can be taken when 3/4 the way round which goes round the base of the Wrekin rather than over it (reducing the distance to around 5 miles).
The route only has a couple of styles and a few gates but, although I’ve tried to avoid it as much much as possible, the route is pretty muddy in places. If it’s raining on the day, some sections may also turn out to be a little slippery.
Plan to meet at 10am in the public car park at the base of the Wrekin (SJ 637 092, nearest post code: TF6 5AL). If this is full, then there are other car parks not too far away or there appear to be various on-road parking options nearby. If travelling from the Market Drayton direction through Wellington, the car park is located on the left just after a sharp left-hand bend (from Wellington, it’s about 1.5 miles before you cross over the M54 and pass the Buckatree Hall Hotel and a lake on your right – the car park is after the next bend).
Please also bring a packed lunch as there isn’t a pub stop en-route. Please contact Ian if planning to attend.
Tuesday 2 October 20:00 - 22:00
AGM plus Travel talk
Location: Unitarian Meeting House, Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 2UA, UK Map
Your chance to have a say in the running and activities of the group at our Annual General Meeting, followed by Jon giving a talk on his recent travels.
Sunday 7 October 10:00 - 16:00
A day walk in the Welshampton area, starting at 10am. The walk will be around 8-9 miles (4-5 hours) with plenty of stiles to be crossed and no pub stop (please bring food and water!). Contact Tony.
Tuesday 16 October 20:00 - 22:00
Initial Planning Meeting
Initial planning for the Spring programme, to be held at John and Nicky's house starting at 8pm. All are welcome - many hands and all that!
Sunday 21 October 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Blithfield Reservoir, Rugeley WS15, UK Map
A day walk, around 10 miles in length. Meet for a 10am start from Blithfield Reservoir (near Abbots Bromley). There will be a pub stop for lunch, and we will take in a stretch of the Staffordshire Way. Contact Jon.
Tuesday 30 October 20:00 - 22:00
Location: Greyhound Inn, George Street, Hartshill Map
A quiz night at the Greyhound Inn, Hartshill. Contact Peter.
Saturday 3 November 19:00 - 21:00
A bonfire night event, to be held at Claire and Matthew's house.
Tuesday 13 November 20:00 - 22:00
Final Planning Meeting
Final planning for the Spring programme, starting at 8pm at Lindsey and Aidan's house. All welcome! Contact Lindsey.
Sunday 18 November 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Hanchurch Woods, Harley Thorn Ln, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8SN, UK Map
A day walk, starting from the water tower car park in Hanchurch Woods at 10am. We will walk over to the Whitmore tea rooms where lunch is available. Total distance around 8 miles. Contact Lindsey.
Wednesday 28 November 19:30 - 22:00
Location: Duke William pub Map
A meal at the Duke William pub. Contact Peter.
Sunday 2 December 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Lee Brockhurst, Shrewsbury SY4 5QH, UK Map
A day walk around Lee Brockhurst, near Wem, Shropshire (grid reference SJ548268). Meet for a 10am start, and although there will be a pub stop it will not be used for lunch, so please bring sandwiches. The walk will be around 9 miles. Contact Aidan.
Friday 7 December 18:00 - Sunday 9 December 16:00
Location: YHA Hartington Hall, Hall Bank, Hartington, Buxton SK17 0AT, UK Map
Our traditional pre-Christmas weekend away at a hostel. There will be a day walk on Saturday, followed by an evening meal. A shorter walk or other activity will be available on Sunday. Contact Lindsey.
Tuesday 11 December 19:00 - 22:00
Theatre - Christmas play
Location: New Victoria Theatre, Etruria Rd, Newcastle ST5 0JG, UK Map
We will go to see the New Vic's Christmas production, The Wind in the Willows. Please let Lindsey know by 27 November if you want to come. Contact Lindsey.
Sunday 16 December 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Leek Leisure Centre Map
A day walk in the Leek area. Meet for a 10am start at the overflow car park at Leek Leisure Centre (Brough car park - grid reference SJ987570, postcode ST13 6AT). The walk will be an easy 6 miles to Rudyard lake. Sandwiches optional as we expect to be back by around 1.30pm. Contact Linda.
Sunday 6 January 10:00 - 16:00
New Year Walk
Our traditional New Year Walk, always a favourite time to walk off some turkey and catch up with old friends, and maybe meet some new faces. Starting at 10am and finishing around 4pm; there will be a pub lunch available. Contact Lindsey.