Currently the Stone Group meets at Westbridge Park (canoe club car park) every Tuesday at 10:45am unless otherwise stated. From October the time will change to 10:15am. 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




11 Sept

Yarnfield – paths, tracks and fields.  Possibly muddy. Wellies?

Conference Centre cp

18 Sept

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

Opp. Dog & Doublet

25 Sept

The Coppice at Aston – towpath, return through estate.

Canoe Club

2 Oct

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

Monkey Forest cp

9 Oct

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

Canoe Club

16 Oct

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

NT cp

23 Oct

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

Garden Centre cp

30 Oct

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

Wye Road Community Centre,

Clayton. ST5 4AZ

6 Nov

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

Canoe Club

13 Nov

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

Wedgwood Visitor Centre cp, ST12 9ER

20 Nov

Crown Meadow +. – slightly uneven paths and towpath.

Canoe Club

27 Nov

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

Lower Water Tower cp

4 Dec

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

Canoe Club

11 Dec

NEW: Burston – A walk around picturesque village and across grassy meadows. Can be muddy in places. (CHRISTMAS LUNCH)

Greyhound pub – Burston. ST18 0DR

18 Dec

The Coppice – towpath, return through estate.

Canoe Club

25 Dec



1 Jan

NEW YEAR DAY WALK - Aston Village – towpath and quiet lanes.

Canoe Club

8 Jan

Trentham (2) Golf Course & Canal – A walk up and across the golf course and returning along towpath and estate.

Trentham Church cp

15 Jan

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

Canoe Club

22 Jan

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

Stafford Castle cp. ST16 1DJ

29 Jan

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

Canoe Club

5 Feb

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

Cocknage Road Entrance

12 Feb

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

Old Road

19 Feb

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

St Andrews Church, Weston ST18 0HL

26 Feb

Loynton Moss (snowdrops) – Wildlife Trust Site, towpath to Norbury Junction and return. Longer walk includes farmland.

Loynton cp

5  Mar

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

Bolton Gate cp, Weston Coyney. ST3 5BD

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