Here are some links to organisations of interest to the group and its members.
First some charities/non-profit organisations:
- The Youth Hostels Association
We are affiliated as a local group, and stay in hostels for weekends away, usually around 4-6 times per year
- Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
The SWT manages many wildlife reserves in Staffordshire, a number of which we walk on, and we have arranged several volunteer days helping manage some of these for the benefit of wildlife.
- The National Trust
The National Trust manages a number of properties in the area, including buildings and land (e.g. the Downs Banks near Stone)
- The Woodland Trust
Manages many woodland areas and campaigns for woodland conservation
And some commercial/private operations:
- Walking in Staffordshire (part of Walking in England/iFootpath)
Offers freely downloadable walking routes with descriptions and background information.
- BikeHike Course Creator
Allows you to trace a planned route on an OS map to check its length and climb. Works best on a PC/Mac (as opposed to a touchscreen device such as a tablet)