Stoke Newcastle Ramblers

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Forthcoming events

23 Aug Coach Ramble


There is just one remaining 2018 coach ramble. it will have the usual long and medium walks together with opportunities to saunter at the destination. the confirmed date, venue and cost is:

Thursday August 23rd to Conway, North Wales. Cost £14.30 Some seats are still available, but please book as soon as possible. The absolute booking deadline is 8/8/18

The trip 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. As a gesture of appreciation for use of the church facilities there is a £3-00 per car parking fee at St Luke's.

Both the summer printed programme and contain the booking slip for this event. Any further details will be provided through updates to this announcement.

We thank Dave M. and Malcom S. for their efforts in organising this event.

Stephen Merry

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5-8 Oct 2018 Weekend away in Ludlow, Shropshire


Photograph by Julie T

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

Our intended schedule is as follows:

Friday: An optional informal evening meeting at the Rose & Crown Inn, Church Street ( which serves a range of hand-pumped Joules beers and, I am told, good soft drinks. 

Saturday: Choice of full day and half-day walks followed by an optional evening group meal at the Rose & Crown Inn, Church Street ( there will be a choice from 3 starters folowed by a choice from 5 main meals at a total cost of £15 per person. Please use the booking slip available at to make your menu choices and payment before 31/8/18. For those still hungry after the set meal there will be a selection of desserts available at an additional cost of £5.50 to be paid at the event by the individual. 

Sunday: Choice of full day and half-day walks

Monday: Half-day walk

Further details of the walks are available at and, for non-walkers, Ludlow provides a wide range of other diversions (see Please be aware, however, that some restaurants and pub kitchens are closed on Sunday evenings. 

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

Stephen M

2nd Dec 2018: Christmas Dinner & Ramble

The Stoke/Newcastle group Christmas walk and dinner will be Sunday 2/12/18. It will be held this year at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Onneley where parking is available. Maggie & Howard will be organising the walk and meal. Lynda will be organising a raffle at the event. The cost will be £15-50 per person for a two course meal.

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



28th Dec 2018: Boxing Day +2 Walk and Meal

Stephen and Susan Merry will be leading our traditional post-Christmas event on the Friday this year, as a half day walk followed by a meal at the Duke of York PH in Barlaston ( Many of you will remember this venue from our previous event.

The 6 mile circular walk will leave the Duke of York car park at 10.15 

The meal will be at 1.30pm with diners choosing from their lunchtime menu on the day before the walk. See to download a copy of the menu The restauraunt requires a £5 per person deposit. Please give this to Susan deadline 9/12/18

Stephen Merry


29 March 2019 Barn Dance







Longsdon Village Hall
Friday 29 th March 2019
7 30pm til 11 pm
BAR.......bring your own nibbles

Tickets £8 per person available from 1st January 2019

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  • 29 July Hamps Way

    The meeting point for this half-day walk will be Onecote Village Hall rather than that shown in the printed programme. Stephen M 

If any members make a booking with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, they can nominate our club to receive a small commission on the holiday cost. Recently received:

  • 21/04/16 - 20/10/16 £70
  • 21/10/17 - 20/04/16 £100
  • 21/04/17 - 21/10/17  £80

These funds are given with no strings attached, and can be used entirely at the discretion of the Committee.

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.

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