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Self drive walks: Walkers are asked where possible to minimise the use of cars by meeting at South Parade Car Park and sharing transport. Walkers who may on occasion wish to meet the main group at the walk start location, rather than South Parade, must notify the Walk Leader in advance. e.g. those who live near to the start location or who are unable to offer car sharing . Passengers are encouraged to offer a fair, voluntary contribution towards petrol.
Walk Leaders are encouraged to send brief walk details to the Web Editor for inclusion on this page. Non coach walks should include directions & time of the walk start.
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Sunday 3rd Feb
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Brocton map_link
Tom Halstead 355 4603
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions225 mi Via Lichfield –A51- Rugeley-Wolseley-A513 –Milford –at roundabout turn L- Brocton Rd-Brocton Green.
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22 mi Via Little Aston-Brownhills-A5-Cannock – A34 – 6 mi – past Chetwyn Arms turn R Sawpit Lane –Brocton Green.
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Brocton Green triangle – Chase Road – follow lane for 0.71 mi (1.15 km) to T-junction – turn L – after 450 yd (400 m) Coppice Hil CP.
Walk The WalkThis is a varied walk through the best of Cannock Chase, including some of the oldest oaks in England, parkland, heath, a high point and a short stretch along the Trent & Mersey canal. Mainly on surfaced paths with up-and-downs. Distance 9 mi, total height gained 980 ft.
Coppice Hill CP – Brocton Coppice-Mere Pits-Milford-Satnall Hills-Shugborough Park-Gt Hayward-canal-Little Hayward-Beggar’s Hill-Haywood Warren-Marquis Drive-Sherbrooke Valley-Coppice Hill CP.
Sunday 3rd Feb
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Sutton Park
Tony LeFeuvre 07722 490913
Walk Start Time 10:00
Walk directions2Enter the Park at Boldmere Gate. Drive past the Miller and Carter car park to the next car park on your left.
Walk The Walk4 miles of varied countryside, with woodland, grassland and heathland. Good paths, some surfaced, some more informal. No steep gradients. No stiles. Refreshments en route and at walks end back_button

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Thursday 7th Feb
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A Walk from Wyndley
Marcia & John Harden 07742 015067
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Meet at Wyndley Leisure Centre Car Park (bottom left corner) for a 9.30 walkaway.
Walk The Walk About 7 miles around Sutton Park visiting all seven pools. Fairly flat and no stiles
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Sunday 10th Feb
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Offchurch map_link
Chris Vann 351 6529
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Go to Dunton island via Minworth. Take A446 (4th exit) through Coleshill to Stonebridge island. Take A45 (1st exit) towards Coventry.
Pass Coventry and Coventry airport to Tollbar island (where A45 and A46 meet) Make sure you’re on A45 towards Southam and Rugby.
Follow A423 (signed Southam and Banbury) Turn right for Offchurch on to B4455 Offchurch is on right. After The Stag(pub) turn Left up School Lane and park outside church of village hall. Sat nav CV33 9AL
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Sunday 10th Feb
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Whittington map_link Judi Robinson 07812 534592
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions28.6 miles to Hopwas.
Travel via Tamworth Road (A543) to Bassets Pole island. Take the second exit (A543) to Mile Oak. At cross roads go straight on crossing over A5. At small roundabout take 2nd exit – Plantation Lane (B5404) to Hopwas. At junction turn left onto A51 to Lichfield. Just out of Hopwas in about 1/4 mile there is a free parking area on the left alongside of the road which is where we start.
Walk The Walk The walk is a pleasant 7 Mile walk along well defined paths and bridleways overlooking the Staffordshire countryside. We first pass the pig fields at Packington and then turn off along the Heart of England Way. We will skirt the golf course and Whittington village and return along the Hopwas Hayes track passing the rifle range and retuning to the start via Hopwas woods. back_button

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Thursday 14th Feb
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Wishaw map_link
Malcolm Newall 354 2320
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2We are walking from the Cock Inn at Wishaw, B76 9QL
Left from car park, right at Park Road island, left at Brassington Ave. Then over lights past McDonalds and left into Coleshill Road. Continue up Reddicap Hill, passing John Wilmott School and down to Springfield Rd. Island by the Anvil. Straight over,(Ox Leys Rd) and over A38 bridge Right into Grove Lane to pub which is on your left
Walk The Walk4 miles of lanes and field paths. Relatively flat. A bit of mud if it’s wet. We walk down to Curdworth (coffee break at the Beehive) and then over the field to Wishaw Church and back to The Cock
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Sunday 17th Feb
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Wheaton Aston, Staffs map_link
Rosie & Tony Power 580 9060 or 07759300856
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Take the A5 Westwards, passing Brownhills. Cross over the A449 at Gailey and after 1.25 miles turn right at the solitary old red brick house into Congreve Lane (signed Whiston, Bisford and Lapley). Take the first left into Lapley Lane, signed Wheaton Aston. Continue for 2.25 miles then turn left into the village, you will find on the left the Hartley Arms car park. ST19 9NF. Around 23 miles.
Walk The Walk9 miles..Starting from the car park of the Hartley Arms, we take the canal towpath south east (absolutely no undulations!) and cross the A5 by means of Thomas Telford’s canal bridge. Then we follow quiet lanes and paths through some pretty countryside, passing a very fine old mansion and site of a former convent (Black Ladies) and then with views over Belvoir Reservoir. We walk through the village of Wheaton Aston and to the characterful Hartley Arms for refreshments. No hills!
Sunday 17th Feb
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Cannock Chase map_link
Michelle Ford 07720 912575
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Take the A5127 towards Mere Green and go towards Lichfield on A5127. Take second exit at Watford Gap roundabout and continue to Shenstone. Go over M6 toll road and to reach the A5. When you enter the A5 take the outside lane because in a couple of hundred metres you keep following the A5127 by turning right onto the next roundabout and then taking the first exit off the roundabout leaving a retail/leisure park on your left. Follow the A5127 through a 50mph limit and under a railway bridge to the outskirts of Lichfield. Take 2nd exit at the roundabout and straight on at the traffic lights. Shortly after going under a railway bridge you take 2nd exit at a roundabout and turn left onto a huge roundabout with a pub in the middle! Stay in the inside lane and take the 2nd exit which is the A51 towards Rugeley and Stone. Follow the A51 through Longdon and drop down the hill to Rugeley. Turn right at the roundabout to use the bypass. Keep following the A51 signs until, in a 40 mph area, you take 1st exit at a roundabout onto the A513 toward Milford and Stafford. Follow the A513 for about half a mile past Haywood Park Farm on your left and within a few hundred yards as you reach a right hand bend, fork off the main road to reach The Punchbowl car park down in a dip. NB Haywood Park Farm and the Punchbowl have the same post code ST17 0XA. Parking is Free
Walk The WalkAround 7 miles of leisurely walking across Cannock Chase from the Punchbowl car park. We visit the Stepping Stones and the Seven Springs area. We walk along a stretch of the canal near the Haywoods to reach the back of the Shugborough estate. Across the estate with good views of the iconic mansion and Park Farm. Eventually we use the estate walking routes to return to the Punchbowl car park after lunch (and toilets) near the National Trust visitor centre. Mostly on very good tracks. A few up and downs that are easily negotiated with care and no stiles! back_button

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Thursday 21st Feb
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Family Walk Sutton Park
Colin Lowrey 382 1411
Walk Start Time10:00
Walk directions2Our walk starts at Wyndley Gate. It is possible to park by the Royal Sutton Athletic Club in Wyndley Lane. Plenty more parking in Wyndley Leisure Centre Car Park B73 6EN
Walk The WalkEveryone is welcome on our Family Walks. We’ve had pushchairs, wheelchairs, dogs, scooters and radio controlled cars…. The walk will be tailored to participants. Play areas, ice cream vendors, mud …. they are all options. It’s a grand way to spend the morning!
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Millennium Way 2 map_link Colin Little 323 2814
Sunday 24th Feb
C   Peter Ford 354 6637
‘The Millennium way is a beautiful 100 mile walk in the heart of England crossing the counties of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. The second section takes us from Upton Snodsbury to The Ridgeway at New End south of Astwood Bank.
Walk Start Time
08:00
Walk The WalkB:The long walk of about 11 miles starts at Upton Snodsbury and passes through North Piddle, Flyford Flavell, Kington, Inkberrow and Holberrow Green before our finish at the Nevill Arms, New End, where refreshments will be available.
Walk The WalkC:The short walk of about 7.5 miles starts at Flyford Flavell and follows the same route to the Nevill Arms.’ back_button

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