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We are the Chase & District Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Overview

Hello Everyone 

Holiday time beckons for the vast majority of Chase & District Ramblers who are off to Weymouth within 24 hours of this event and most likely won't be taking part today in order to preserve their clean dry walking gear. I don't blame them either!

Therefore this local walk is for the remaining few who aren't going away - and any guests too of course - so feel free to tag along, preferably giving us a heads up a day or two beforehand if you're new to us. Thank you.

The walk itself is designed to avoid too much mud, of which we've all had a right basinful during the last few weeks, and whilst there'll be a few patches most of the forestry tracks should be relatively OK. We do have a few hills typical of the Chase on this moderately graded walk. No stiles.

Registration: 09.45. Walk start: 10.00.  Walk leader: Barry (07811 141484).

⚠️Our own members should note that there isn't a Hednesford rendezvous for this local walk so please drive direct to the start.

No loo's at the start, but available at lunchtime.

Post walk refreshments in the cosy Park Gate Inn within yards of the start. 

See you there folks. Hoping for a dry day!

Sunday, 14 April 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
243.8m / 800ft
Type:
circular

Directions: 

Our Castle Ring starting point at Cannock Wood is best approached off the A5190 Lichfield to Cannock road at Sankey's Corner, Chase Terrace, then via the 1.75 mile dead straight Rugeley Road running due north from Sankey's Corner up Hayfield Hill into Cannock Wood. Cannock Wood is signposted from the island opposite Aldi on the A5190 at Chase Terrace. 

Once in Cannock Wood village proceed straight across at the slightly staggered crossroads (with care as it's a blind summit from the left) into Bradwell Lane where continue for 200 yards to turn left into Park Gate Road and follow for 400 yards, passing the Park Gate Inn, to the next crossroads 50 yards later where straight across (with care again) and into the car park. Castle Ring is well signed locally.

Satnav is your friend if you're approaching from the north and Rugeley. Again, there are various signs for Castle Ring as you get near.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Car parking available
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
SK 04457 12649
Nearest postcode:
WS15 4QZ
what3words:
hazy.parent.chatters
Start time:
10:00 am

Castle Ring public car park situated at the junction of Park Gate Road and Holly Hill Road, Cannock Wood, Rugeley, Staffordshire.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking