STONE WALKING FOR HEALTH
We are delighted to share that Ramblers activities can restart a little sooner than expected – that should be welcome news for many of you! Group walks and other outdoor volunteer activities can now resume in England from Monday 29th March. The UK government’s new detailed guidance, published on Tuesday, makes it clear that organised outdoor sport and physical activity, including organised walks, will be exempt from gathering limits. This clarity means we don’t need to wait until 12th April to get activities up and running again. All volunteer activities must be organised in a Covid-secure way, following our updated guidance and FAQs.
Normally the Stone Group meets at Westbridge Park (canoe club car park) every Tuesday at 10:15am unless otherwise stated. All walks have qualified leaders. There are normally two walks on offer, a shorter and a longer walk (max 90 mins). All subject to last minute change if necessary. On alternate weeks we travel to local areas of interest. Travel time max 40 mins.
Contacts: Pam Bradley: 01785 811227 or Chris and Colin Rhodes: 01782 374412
Updates to this document may be found at www.stoneramblers.com/walkingforhealth.htm or www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/west-midlands/stafford-borough-walking-for-health.
|6th April||Hem Heath Woods||Note change of car park as the barrier has been down at Wedgwood. If you get to the level crossing you have gone too far.||In the "lay-by" off Barlaston Old Road just before the bridge over the canal.|
|13th April||Salt||On the road adjacent to the Holy Bush Inn ST18 0BX|
|20th April||Longton Park||Cocknage Road Entrance|
|27th April||Common Plot||Canoe Club Car park Stone|
|4th May||Barlaston Village||Through Village to canal for circular walk||Village Green Car Park ST112 9AE||Pam Bradley|
|11th May||Sandon Church||Uphill over grassy meadows, possibility one stile and lanes||Opposite Dog & Doublet ST18 0DJ||Mike Stanley|
|18th May||Down Banks||Established well walked slightly uneven paths, longer walk involves some hills||National Trust Car Park ST15 8UU||Bill Black|
|25th May||Loynton Moss||Wildlife Trust Site, towpath to Norbury Junction and return through farmland||Loynton Car Park ST20 0PQ||Chris Calkin|
Preparing for the walk
1. Car sharing should be avoided so you should provide your own means to get to the start of the walk.
On the day of the walk
Social distancing is everyone's responsibility.