WalkWise Stafford

About Us

WalkWise Stafford offers a variety of led walks in and around the Borough. The walks are designed to suit walkers of all abilities, with shorter 'beginner' walks taking place every week. Longer 'progression' walks are offered once or twice a month for those who want more of a challenge.

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Castlefields
Tuesdays at 10:15am
0:45
Derrington
Wednesdays at 14:00pm
1:15
Doxey
Wednesdays at 10:15am
1:30
Gnosall Sunday Walk (Monthly)
Gnosall Sunday Walk (Monthly)
1:30
Gnosall Wednesday Walks (Bi-Weekly)
Gnosall Wednesday Walks
1:00
Little Haywood (Medium Walk)
Mondays at 10:00am
1:00
Little Haywood (Short Walk)
Mondays at 10:00am
0:30
Northfield Centre
Saturdays at 10:30am
1:30
Stafford Social
1st Friday of Month 1000hrs
1:30
Stone
Tuesdays at 10:15am
1:30
Stone Social
3rd Thursday of Month
1:30
Victoria Park
Wednesdays at 10:30am
1:00

WalkWise Calendar

Stafford WalkWise is part of the Stafford Borough Walking for Health Initiative that aims to improve health in our borough by encouraging more walking. The Health Walks in the WalkWise programme are short, led walks that take 10 - 90 minutes, we also offer a series of longer extended walks, ask the leader for details.

In severe weather, conditions may be hazardous and it may be necessary to cancel some walks. To confirm that your walk is going ahead, please contact the appropriate Walking Group "Conact" as listed below.

Monday

Little Haywood - Weekly

Tuesday

Stone - Weekly

Castlefields - Weekly

Wednesday

Victoria Park - Weekly

Derrington - Weekly

Doxey - Weekly

Gnosall -  Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Thursday

Stone Social - Every 3rd Thursday

Friday

Stafford Social - Every 1st Friday 

Saturday

Northfield Centre - Weekly

Sunday

Gnosall - 1st Sunday of the Month

 

Derrington Group

Derrington

Every Wednesday

Starting time 2.00pm

Length 45-60min

Meet: St Matthew's Church, Derrington ST18 9LU

Walks follow the traffic-free Way for the Millennium, fields and woodland.

Dogs allowed.

*Please Note*: During November to May the group meets at 10.00am on the 1st Wednesday of the month

Contact Kim on 07906 450054

 

Doxey Group

Doxey

Every Wednesday

Starting time 10.00am (Please NOTE: 10.15am from January 2020)

Length 60-90min

Meet: Doxey Parish Church, Doxey Rd Doxey Stafford ST16 1EQ

Walks follow local footpaths to Derrington, Haughton, Stafford Castle, Seighford and the Doxey Marshes.

Contact Keith Allen 07854 624782 or keithallen8354@gmail.com

 

Gnosall Group

Gnosall

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Starting time 10:30am

Length 45-60min

Meet Various

A lively and well organised group lead a walk to discover the beautiful village of Gnosall.

Contact Gnosall Surgery 01785 822220 or Peter Jobling 01785 822592 or David Clarke 01785 822483

Every 1st Sunday

Starting time 10:30am

Length 60-90min

Meet Various

A lively and well organised group lead a walk to discover the beautiful village of Gnosall.

Contact Gnosall Surgery 01785 822220 or Peter Jobling 01785 822592 or David Clarke 01785 822483

 

Little Haywood Group

Little Haywood

Every Monday

Starting time 10.00am

Length 30min (Shorter Walk) 45-60min (Medium Walk)

Meet Lamb and Flag pub, Main Road ST18 0TU

Walks include the canal towpath and fields as well as quiet country lanes. Refreshments are provided for a nominal charge in the Red Lion after the walk.

Shorter Walk follows similar route to Medium Walk but less strenuous and at a slower pace.

Dogs allowed. Refreshments available. Pushchair friendly.

Contact Pat on 07790 113 798

 

Northfield Centre Group

Northfield Centre

Every Saturday

Starting time 10.30am

Length 30-90min

Meet: Northfield Centre, Magnolia Avenue, Stafford ST16 2RB

Walks follow the traffic-free Way for the Millennium and other footpathas in and around Stafford including The Balancing Lakes and Doxey Marshes.

Contact Mandy Binns 07944 001606 or 01785 248733 or Louise Creighton 07852 640574

 

Stafford Town Group

Castlefields

Every Tuesday

Starting time 10.15am

Length 40 - 60+ min.

Meet at the King's Horse, Kingsway, ST161BY, around 10am.

We cater for different levels of fitness by splitting the larger group into walks of different durations, and then regroup for refreshments at the end.

This walk favours the parks, green areas such as the castle, the Millennium Way, the Isabel trail and the Doxey marshes.

4th Tuesday every month variable venue and time, with pub lunch or picnic.

Contact Cecilia on 07541 588516 , or email cecilia.coppo@gmail.com

 

Victoria Park

Every Wednesday

Starting time 10.30am

Length 60+ min

Meet from 10.15 at the shelter at the end of the bowling green, Victoria Park ST16 2QF or at the mill wheel seating area in Mill Bank, during the closure of the park.

This walk starts from the park or Mill Bank but heads out of town on a variety of routes avoiding busy roads.

Contact Cecilia on 07541 588516 , or email cecilia.coppo@gmail.com

 

Social Walks (bi-monthly)

These two walks include a stop of about 30 min to socialise and enjoy a drink (and a slice of cake) half way into the walk. Venues might change, please contact the leaders for info.

Every 3rd Thursday STONE

Starting time 2pm

Meet in Stone by the bus stop near Crown Street car park, ST15 8UY.

Mainly flat ground, 45min each way. Refreshments at Aston Marina or other location.

To car share from Stafford, meet at the King's Horse not later than 1.30pm.

Contact Mary on 07890 646665, or Edwina on 07977 064621.

Every 1st Friday DERRINGTON

Starting time 10.00

Meet at 9.45am at the King's Horse (see Castelfieds meeting point), OR 10.00am at the little car park end of Martin Drive.

Walk approximately 30min each way on the Millennium Way/Green Way heading to Derrington and back, with refreshments at Derrington’s Village Hall. + Extra time to enjoy Millennium Green seasonal attractions. Back before 12.00pm

Contact Kathleen on 07561 130867, or Helen on 07835 423237

 

Stone Group

Stone

Every Tuesday

Starting time 10.15am

Length 45-90min

Meet Westbridge Park Canoe Club Car Park, Stone ST15 0EX

Join one of our most popular walks which each week offers a shorter and longer walk. On alternate weeks car share to areas including Wildlife Trust sites and local nature reserves.

Contact Pam Bradley 01785 811227 or Colin & Chris Rhodes 01782 374412

 

Details of all the walks can be found on the website www.staffordbc.gov.uk/walkingforhealth or emailing  walking@staffordbc.gov.uk or calling 01785 619675

 

 

December 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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26
27
28
29
30
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gnosall Sunday Walk (Monthly)
10:30
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Little Haywood (Medium Walk)
10:00
 
Little Haywood (Short Walk)
10:00
 
Stone
10:15
 
Castlefields
10:15
 
Victoria Park
10:30
 
Derrington
14:00
 
 
Stafford Social
10:00
 
 
 
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10
11
12
13
14
15
Little Haywood (Medium Walk)
10:00
 
Little Haywood (Short Walk)
10:00
 
Castlefields
10:15
 
Stone
10:15
 
Gnosall Wednesday Walks (Bi-Weekly)
10:30
 
Victoria Park
10:30
 
Derrington
14:00
 
 
 
 
 
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17
18
19
20
21
22
Little Haywood (Medium Walk)
10:00
 
Little Haywood (Short Walk)
10:00
 
Castlefields
10:15
 
Stone
10:15
 
Victoria Park
10:30
 
Derrington
14:00
 
 
 
 
 
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24
25
26
27
28
29
Little Haywood (Medium Walk)
10:00
 
Little Haywood (Short Walk)
10:00
 
Castlefields
10:15
 
Stone
10:15
 
Victoria Park
10:30
 
Derrington
14:00
 
 
 
 
 
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31
1
2
3
4
5
Little Haywood (Medium Walk)
10:00
 
Little Haywood (Short Walk)
10:00
 
Castlefields
10:15
 
Stone
10:15
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Health & Wellbeing Team
01785 619000
walking@staffordbc.gov.uk
  

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