ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF CANNOCK CHASE

NEW PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME FOR 2017/EARLY 2018

Walk References
 
P  Photographic Section Meetings.
All members are welcome to take part.
 
*  Easy walks
 
** Moderate walks
 
*** Longer/more difficult walks

Sat 25th March 2017 Annual General Meeting at the John O'Leary Centre Marquis Drive at 2pm

2017

APRIL

Sat 8th Brindley Hospital and Brindley
Village.  Meet at Marquis Drive

Visitor Centre

at 2.30 pm  Leader - Trevor.  Distance approx 2 miles++


PSat 22nd Shareshill Church and walk
through the churchyard. 

Meet at the Church at

2.30 pm 
Leader- June.  Visit and walk of
approx 1 mile.


Wed 26th Flowers at Mill Green Reserve.  Meet at Reserve car park by
Cannock Railway Station at 2.30 pm 

Leader - Jeff.  Distance - 2-3 miles++

Sat 29th A look at bird ringing with Jim
Stewart of the Forestry Commission. 

Meet at the Cadet Training Centre off Penkridge
Bank at 8 am.++

MAY

PSat 8th A visit to Ingestre Church and
Orangery. 

Meet at the Church at 2.30pm.

Leader - William.  Refreshments in the Orangery.

Sun 7th Dawn Chorus.  Meet at The Hut, Milford at 4.30 am. 

Followed by tea and toast at The Hut. 

Leader - Andy 
Distance approx 2 miles.

Sat 13th Litter pick at Marquis Drive
Visitor Centre at 10 am. Work till 12 noon.

Litter picks etc provided.

Sat 20th Hatherton Estates.  Meet at Fullmoor Lodge (off B5012) at 2.30 pm. 

Leader - Eddy.  Distance 3-4 miles+++

JUNE

Tues 6th Plant Survey on Shoal Hill heath. 

Meet at Cocksparrow Lane car park

(of B5012)

at 2.30 pm 

PSat 10th Fletchers Garden Centre and
Gentleshaw Wildlife Rescue Stone Road Eccleshall

at 2.30 pm  Visit.

Sat 17th Canal walk through Smestsow Valley Nature Reserve. 

Meet at Aldersley Leisure Village

Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton

WV6 9NW follow brown signs off A449

at 2.30pm  Leader - Mick.  Distance 3-4 miles on good flat paths++

Wed 21st Butterflies on Cannock
Chase.  Meet at The Hut Milford at
2.30pm. 

Leader - Rob

Distance approx 3 miles++ 

JULY

Sat 8th Haywood Warren and Rugeley
rabbit riots.  Meet at Seven Springs car park

(off A513) at 2.30 pm.  Leader - Wiliam.  Distance 3-4 miles+++

PSat 15th RAF Cosford.  Meet at the museum at Cosford at 2.30pm.  Leader - Christopher.

Visit

Sun 16th Moth Identification at The Hut
Milford.  Meet at The Hut at 10.30 am

Leader - Rob

·        
Fri 21st Quiz Night.  A charity
event to raise funds for the Friends of Cannock Chase.

Meet at the Ashmole Club Hammerwich for

8 pm start.

Sat 22nd Celebrate the 50th anniversary
of our Hut.  Walk and picnic.  Bring your own picnic - drinks provided. 

Meet at The Hut Milford at 2.30 pm.  Leader - Trevor

Distance 2-3 miles+++

AUGUST

PSat 5th Brewood Village and Canal.  Meet outside St. Mary and St. Chad's Church

at 2.30 pm.  Leader - June.  Distance approx 2 miles.+

 

Sat 19th In search of the Anson
Pines.  Meet at the Punch Bowl car park
(off B513) at

2.30 pm.  Leader - Trevor.  Distance 3-4 miles+++

SEPTEMBER

Sat 2nd Litter pick (as 13th May).

Tues 12th Flora survey on Shoal
Hill.  Details as 6th June.

PSat 16th JCB lakes at Rocester.  Meet at JCB car park Rocester (off B5032) at

2.30 pm.

Leader - Jillian.  Map available if you intend to join the
walk. 

Sat 30th Our Industrial Heritage.  Meet at Slitting Mill Village Hall at 2.30 pm

Leader - Roger.  Distance approx 3 miles+++

October

                                        PSat 14th  The arboretum at Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge.                                             A short walk to photograph autumn colours. Leader - June Distance approx. 1 mile *

                                               Sat 21st Historical aspects of Shoal Hill and its quarry.

                                                Meet at Shoal Hill Tavern, New Penkridge Road, Cannock at 2:30 pm

Leader John 2-3 miles ** 

Sat 28th Heathland Management. Meet at the Military Cemetery at 10 am, finish by 12 noon. Tools provided

Sat 28th A presentation of the LiDAR aerial survey of Cannock Chase by Steve Dean, County Archaeologist. Meet at the Hatherton Parish Rooms adjacent to the Four Crosses Inn on the A5 Cannock at 2 pm.

NOVEMBER THE START OF OUR 70TH
ANNIVERSARY YEAR


PSat 4th Photographic AGM at 7 Field
Street Cannock WS11 5QP at 2 pm

Fri 10th Memorial Service at Freda's
Grave.  Meet at Freda's Grave for a short service
to remember all animals killed in war. Begins at 2 pm.

Sat 18th 70th Anniversary walk.  Meet at Springslade Lodge, Camp Road at 11 am
for a short walk.

 Leader - June.  Distance approx 2 miles.  Refreshments available at Springslade Lodge.

DECEMBER

Sat 2nd 70th Anniversary Christmas Meal
at Beaudesert Golf Club 12 noon for 12.30 pm

Booking essential to June Jukes
including £10 deposit by 31st October.

Thur 28th Post Christmas ramble around
Hazel Slade Reserve.  Meet at Hazel Slade Inn at
11 am. 
Leader - Paul.  Distance approx 2
miles++


  2018   

JANUARY

Sat 13th
Staffordshire Military Museum
at Whittington Barracks.  Meet at the

Barracks at 2 pm. 
Leader - Paul.  Cost £5.  Light refreshments available.  Visit.

Sat 27th Social Gathering at Hatherton
Parish Room (off A5)  Meet at 2 pm.

FEBRUARY

Sat 17th Rugeley's part of the Trent and
Mersey canal.  Meet at St Augustine's Church

Rugeley at 2 pm.  Leader - Phil.  Distance approx 2 miles++

PSat  24thShugborough grounds.  Meet at the Shugborough car park at 2
pm.  Leader- Jillian

Distance 2-3 miles++

MARCH

PSat 10th Barton Marina.  Meet at Barton-under-Needwood Marina at 2
pm.  Leader -

William

Distance apporox 2 miles++

Sat 17th Piggots Bottom and George's
Hayes for early spring flowers.  Meet at Piggots Bottom car park at 2 pm  Leader - June.  Distance approx 2 miles++

Sat 24th

AGM at John O'Leary Centre at 2pm



Walk References
 
P  Photographic Section Meetings.
All members are welcome to take part.
 
*  Easy walks
 
** Moderate walks
 
*** Longer/more difficult walks






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