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Forthcoming events

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

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

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 

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 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  
2. Thursday August 23rd to Conway, North Wales. Cost £14.30 Booking deadline 8/8/18

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.

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

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

Stephen Merry

Read more: 2018 Coach Rambles

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.

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



28th Dec 2018: Boxing Day +2 Walk

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 in Barlaston.



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