A new year and a new page for this year’s walks gallery. Last year’s photos are still available for a while. Follow this link – 2017 Walks
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On Saturday 13th January 23 members met at the Red Lion pub, Hopwas for a 5.5 mile walk. We followed the towpath of the Birmingham and Fazeley canal for 2 miles before crossing fields near Whittington. The return journey passed through the army firing ranges, only accessible when there is no firing, and Hopwas Haze wood, back to the pub where we were joined by 4 more members for a good lunch.
On Saturday 10th February 16 members met at The Clifford Arms, Great Haywood for a 5 mile walk. The threatened rain held off as we set off along the Trent and Mersey canal towpath turning at the junction on to the Staffs and Worcester Canal. We then left the canal at Shugborough and walked on Cannock Chase along the Shugborough Estate boundary before returning to the pub via the Essex Bridge. We then had a good pub lunch.
After a week of melting snow and rain, 18 walkers set off from the Bulls Head at Rosliston for a 5 mile walk through the muddy and wet National Forest. Luckily the rain held off while we were walking but our leader managed to get disorientated in the wooded area. However despite this he recovered the situation to complete the 5 miles, albeit different from the planned route. We got back to the pub on time for a good lunch.
On Saturday 5th May 20 members met at The Star Inn, Copmere End, nr Eccleshall for a 5 mile walk. On a beautiful sunny day the walk took us through lanes, fields and bluebell woods and back to the pub for an excellent lunch. Many thanks to Jane, Jen and Joyce for a lovely day out.