Currently 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 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





12 Mar

Yarnfield – paths, tracks and fields. Possibly muddy.


Yarnfield Conference Centre cp

19 Mar

Sandon Church – uphill over grassy meadows, stiles and lanes.

Opp. Dog & Doublet

26 Mar

Whitebridge – towpath and tarmac, various return routes.


Canoe Club

2 April

Trentham Monument – uneven woodland paths, steady climb and descent.

Monkey Forest cp

9 April

The Station – towpath and tarmac. Can return through the town.

Canoe Club

16 April

Downs Bank – established well walked slightly uneven paths, longer walk involves some hills.

NT cp

23 April

Old Road – variety of quiet lanes to and around Oulton. Longer walk includes climb, stiles, views and meadow.

Old Road, opposite York Street

30 April

Wolseley Bridge – around the Wildlife Trust grounds, or tracks, stiles, fields on the old Wolseley estate.

Garden Centre cp

7 May

Aston Village - towpath and quite lanes.


Canoe Club

14 May

Hem Heath Woods – Wildlife Trust site, uneven paths, can be muddy in places.

Wedgwood Visitor Centre, ST12 9ER

21 May

Crown Meadow +. – slightly uneven paths and towpath.


Canoe Club

28 May

Doxey Marshes – well established paths through wildlife wetlands, can be muddy at times.

Doxey cp

4 June

Meaford Locks – towpath and tarmac. Longer walk may include Common Plot and return through town or estate.

Canoe Club

11 June

Trentham (1) – Hanchurch golf course and Hanchurch Village. Well established tracks, some uneven plus surfaced footpaths and lanes.

Trentham Church

18 June

Whitebridge – towpath and tarmac, various return routes.


Canoe Club

25 June

Loynton Moss – Wildlife Trust site, towpath to Norbury Junction and return. Longer walk includes farmland.

Loynton cp

2 July

Aston Marina – along towpath, short stop at Marina for café. Return route through estate.

Canoe Club

9 July

Hanchurch Woods (summer picnic) – short fairly level walk in the woods.  Longer walk some uneven, steep paths, stiles and lanes.

Upper Water Tower cp

16 July

Nanny Goat Lane – surfaced town paths. Two uphill sections.

Canoe Club

23 July

Stafford Castle – walk around and up to the Castle, through and across Stafford Golf Course, one stile.

Stafford Castle cp. ST16 1DJ

30 July

Little Stoke – towpath, walk through estate paths and return along Lichfield Road.

Canoe Club

6 Aug

Longton Park – delightful Victorian Park plus undulating walk on landscaped, reclaimed colliery land.

Cocknage Road Entrance

13 Aug

Salt (NEW WALK) – a walk up a short hill at the start. Stile and good tracks with good views.

Roadside adj. to Holly Bush pub. ST18 0BX

20 Aug

Common Plot – towpath followed by slightly uneven paths and town.

Canoe Club

27 Aug

Bunny Hill (1) – woodland paths, meadow and partly through estate around Clayton and Westlands, including a climb.

Wye Rd Community Centre, Clayton. ST5 4AZ

3 Sept

Park Hall – hilly woodland paths and meadows through and around quarry.

Bolton Gate cp, Weston Coyney. ST3 5BD

10 Sept

The Coppice – towpath, return through estate.


Canoe Club

17 Sept

Weston – a walk along the canal and field footpaths, mostly flat.

St Andrews Church, Weston. ST18 0HX

24 Sept

Yarnfield – paths, tracks and fields.  Possibly muddy.


Yarnfield Conference Centre cp