Stoke Newcastle Ramblers

Where walking is a pleasure

Forthcoming events

Mon 26th Feb: Biddulph Winter Social Evening

Stoke/Newcastle members are invited to join Biddulph Ramblers on Monday February 26th at Knypersley Sports and Social Club. The bar opens at 6-45pm and at 7pm there will be a talk by Kath Reynolds entitled "Famous Folk of Stoke". At 8pm there will be a supper of a hot beef bap, salad, gateau and cream. There will be a tombola raffle afterwards.

Tickets are £7 and are available from Dave Martin during walks or by telephoning him at 01782 839991.

Stephen Merry

Wed 14th Mar: Social evening

All members are invited to come and join me for a drink and a chat at the Congress public house, in Sutherland Road, Longton, ST3 1HJ - near the police station. Anytime after 7:30 pm.


Tue 13th Mar: Ten Pin Bowling

Allan Wheatley is arranging an evening of 10 pin bowling at Festival Park at 7pm on Tuesday 13th March.

Tickets will cost £8 per person. If you'd like to go, please let Allan know and let him have the money by Wed 28th Feb. If you don't think you will meet him out on a walk, please send a cheque to:

Allan Wheatley 
543 Trentham Road 


5-8 Oct 2018 Weekend away in Ludlow, Shropshire

This will take our usual format with participants organising their own transport and accommodation.

Our intended schedule is as follows:

Friday: An informal evening meeting

Saturday: Choice of full day and half-day walks followed by an evening group meal

Sunday: Choice of full day and half-day walks

Monday: Half-day walk

For non-walkers Ludlow provides a wide range of other diversions (see 

This message will be updated as soon as details are confirmed. We are much indebted to those who have volunteered their time to explore and conduct these activities.

Stephen Merry

2018 Coach Rambles


Two group coach rambles are proposed for 2018. Both trips will have the usual long and medium walks together with opportunities to saunter at the destination. Confirmed dates, venues and costs are:

1. Thursday June 14th to Kington in Herefordshire. Cost £13.50 ***Please note the amended date***   Booking deadline 31/5/18 contains the booking slip which will also be added to the summer printed programme.  

2. Thursday August 23rd to Conway, North Wales. Cost £14.30 Booking opens 1/4/18

Both of our trips will depart from Hollinsheads Garage at 7-30am and from St Luke’s Church Clayton at 8-00am. While parking at St Luke's is very handy, in order to retain the goodwill of the church participants joining the coach at St Luke's are kindly requested to park at the church and not in the road outside. This makes it much easier for the coach to turn around and is a gesture of appreciation for use of the church facilities. There is a £3-00 per car parking fee at St Luke's.

Further details including booking arrangements will be provided in the summer printed programme and through updates to this announcement.

We should thank Dave M. and Malcom S. for their efforts in organising these events.

Stephen Merry

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  • Wed 14th Mar: Change of venue

    Brian's social is now at the Congress, Sutherland Rd, Longton, ST3 1HJ (near the police station). Charlie Bigley

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Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers' Member, there is now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have a stores at the Wyevale Garden Centre (Bridgemere), Bakewell and Manchester.

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And a 20% for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

If any members make a booking with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, they can nominate our club to receive a small commission on the holiday cost. In the 2015/2016 we received £120. This grant is given with no strings attached, and can be used entirely at the discretion of the Committee.

Monday, February 19, 2018