Mid-Staffordshire Ramblers Group

Centred on Stafford

Mid Staffs Ramblers Newsletter July – October 2018

Hello everybody, welcome to this edition of our Newsletter and details of the walks  and activities that have been organised for our members and prospective members. In the last programme three walks were cancelled due to the weather conditions. This is a rare occurrence as we do try to keep to the programme. So it is so important that people do contact the walk leader if going straight to the start point.

There are still vacancies on the committee and we would welcome your help to run your group, as the current committee will not go on indefinitely and new people bring in new ideas.

The Privacy Statement - General Data Protection which took effect 25th May 2018. We sent out 163 forms to everyone in the Mid Stafford Group. Thank you to the 63 who returned the forms. We do respect the decision of the remaining members.

The weekend break to Abergavenny 18th to 20th May, 19 of the group enjoyed the weather, the walks and the views where outstanding. Many thanks to all the hard work of Gerald and Sally. It was a brilliant weekend.

The new walks programme has some very interesting walks a huge variety that may appeal to everybody’s ability. A big thank you to all walks’ leaders who have provided walks. Without your contribution there would not be a programme.

Please could you let the membership secretary know of any changes in email address or if you wish to have a paper copy, please notify  Len Maddock Tel: 01785 841094 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates for the Diary

Supper Ramble Thursday 2nd August 2018 Meet at the Chetwynd Arms Brocton Grid ref SJ962 189 at 6.30pm for a 5 mile walk aiming for supper at 8.30 pm. Those wanting a meal to contact Chris or Vera by 30th July telephone 01785 245679

Family walk 29th August 2018 starting at 10.00am from Birches Valley Forest Centre. Come along and support the morning. Please contact Carole 01785 602304.

Coach Ramble Mid Staffs Ramble 8th September 2018 to Dolgellau. There are 3 walks available please see booking slip for details. The cost is £20.00 with a refund if the trip is well supported. Please return the booking form to J Maddock 36 Ashleigh Crescent, Wheaton Aston, ST19 9PN by 30th July 2018. Cheques to RA Mid Stafford Group.

Weekend Break Friday14th to 16h September 2018. Organised by Nicky to the Patterdale Hotel, Glenridding Lake District.  Please contact Nicky Cork Tel: 0790229497. The cost per person £126.00 excluding lunch. For an extra charge they offer packed lunch. Own transport required.

Mid week break to Alnmouth HF 3 days walking in a beautiful area of the country please contact Carole 01785 602304. As the hotel may be fully booked anyone interested may have to book their own accommodation.

AGM group Friday 2rd November 2018 at 7.15pm. St Michael Hall, Market Street, Penkridge. Followed by complementary cheese and wine.

AREA AGM 25th November 2018 hosted by the Leek Group.

Christmas Social Friday 14th December 2018 at 7.30pm a pool supper at St Michaels Hall, Market Street, Penkridge. Photographic presentation by Gerald Griffin. Please note new venue.

Jenny Maddocks, Secretary

Friday, August 17, 2018