Welcome to the Chase and District Group Ramblers webpage
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In 1995 the Ramblers Association
recognised that Staffordshire lacked sufficient local Groups based on
the size of the County.
Groups were organised on the basis of the members post codes and Chase and District Ramblers area included amongst many gems the Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) – Cannock Chase and the smallest park in the England (Burntwood).
On 3rd July 1996 an initial meeting was arranged to investigate potential
support and discuss the formation
To promote the new group displays were booked at Burntwood, Rugeley and
Hednesford Libraries and a group of volunteers distributed leaflets, promoting
the group, outside local supermarkets. News releases were issued to all
national newspapers and local radio stations and it was proposed to place
some adverts on the local daily and free newspapers.
|Two short walks were arranged on
7th and 11th September 1996 at Brindley Heath and Colton respectively supported
by potential Group members and the local Ramblers Groups.
A Group Formation Meeting was arranged at Pye Green Community Centre
on the 4th September 1996 and a steering committee
At this meeting a fortnightly programme of walks was developed and the inaugural walk of this programme on the 15th September 1996 around Shugborough was attended by 76 walkers.
The first annual general meeting was held later that year in December
at the Pye Green Community Centre where a Committee was elected
During the formation of the group acknowledgement is made to the officers
of the local groups for the guidance and assistance in that early period
of the formation of the group. Gradually the group became more independent
of their help
We now offer a weekly Sunday walk of between 7 to 10 miles.
Meeting time is as per the programme
and the time stated is the prompt departure time
for further information please contact us email@example.com
You can sample a couple of walks with us before joining the Ramblers Association for details of membership contact www.ramblers.org.uk
|Interested in Landscapes?
As a keen Rambler the beauty of the countryside is probably something you really enjoy. Memories are easily captured on your camera and a simple watercolour painting or sketch will capture that memory and keep it in your mind forever. If you are interested in painting or drawing and want to find out more about this absorbing hobby click on the link below to find out more about our Wednesbury based Art Club. We would love to hear from you.