Health & Welfare

Doctors Surgery

Madeley and Baldwins Gate Practice.

Moss Lane – Tel: +44 (0)1782 750274 – For repeat prescriptions – +44 (0)1782 750790

Moss Lane Surgery Dispensary. Mon. – Fri. 9 am. – 12 noon. 3.30 – 5.30 pm. (Thurs. 4 – 5.30 pm.) Tel. +44 (0)1782 750790.

Volunteers required to deliver the Madeley Surgery Newsletter to homes in the Madeley and Baldwins Gate area.

Help required in the kitchen at the Wednesday morning cafe. Food hygiene training will be given.

Volunteer drivers for the elderly or housebound, to hospital or clinics or friends. On an occasional basis. A mileage allowance is paid.


 

Chemists

Newcastle Road – Tel./Fax  +44 (0)1782 752255

E-mail click here

Open Mon – Fri. 09:00 – 18:00    Sat. 09:00 – 13:00     Closed for lunch 13:00 – 14:00

Dispensing NHS & Private Prescriptions Oxygen Therapy Millers Chemists - Newcastle Road
(Photo. © Andrew T. Finney)
Prescription Spectacles Dispensed Ostomy Supplies
Aids For Easier Living At Home Incontinence Supplies
Pregnancy Testing Trusses & Surgical Hosiery
Collection & Delivery Service 1 Hour Photo Print

Within 50 metres and opposite the Police Station in Newcastle Road.

 


Madeley Dental Surgery

Madeley Dental Surgery is now taking N.H.S. and private patients.

Tel 01782 750717

 


Madeley Manor Nursing Home

Heighley Castle Way. Heighley Castle Way.

Tidy Group: 2.00pm, Friday, Sept. 4th:

Hi,

We’re meeting at The Greyhound to tidy up the bed – it will take about an hour; please join us and it may last even shorter!

If you need any more details, phone Sue on 751524

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Litter Pick: Saturday, August 29th at 10.00am:

Hi,
The tidy group is meeting this Saturday, August 29th at The Greyhound for a clean-up round the centre of the village – please join us at 10.00am if you have an hour to spare and want to make our village a prettier place to live.
More info – phone Sue on 751524

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Tidy Group minutes: July

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 20th July 2015
Present Chris Machin, Sue Machin, Anne Shaw, Alan Woodhouse, Andy Capewell ,Chris Wright ,Lynda Berrington
Apologies: Helen Dutton, Roy Dutton, John Berrington, Anne Nicholson.
Minutes of last meeting on 8th June 2015 accepted as a true record; proposed by Chris Machin; Seconded by Alan Woodhouse
MATTERS ARISING:
The Madeley Fun day will be on the 12th September. New this year will be a stall where young people can make their own bird boxes.
Communities’ day was a success, organised by Simon & Gary from The Old Hall, with volunteers from Madeley Angling Club, the Tidy Group, teachers and pupils from The Meadows Primary School and the event was co-ordinated by wardens from NUL BC and Madeley Police.
The judging for” it’s your neighbourhood “scheme has taken place. The judge, Donna Loasby, was taken around by Sue M, Annie S, Phil S, Chris M & photographed by Andy C. Thanks to Chris and Sue and also thanks to all the people who worked hard to get all the beds ready in time.
TREASURERS REPORT
The balance on the 30th June £696.93
PR & SPONSORSHIP REPORT:
There has been no contact from Lizzie Stuart; ACTION CHRIS M to contact her in the next few days and see if she’s still interested in helping us.
We now have the new leaflets. We need to consider how to distribute them. I have some quotes for leaflet holders which could go in local shops with our leaflets – agreed that we should go ahead and order some.
ACTION: CHRIS M TO ORDER 10 LEAFLET HOLDERS
GARDENING REPORT:
Over the last few weeks we have concentrated on preparing for the RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ assessment.
Thanks to everyone who has been involved in the preparation.
We also undertook an extra litter pick last Saturday to make sure the village looked, as far as possible, at its best.
We have also prepared a photo board for the assessor, Donna Loasby, with photos of all the beds, troughs and planters throughout the village, because, as she only had one hour, we would not have had time to show her all that we do.
Hopefully, we have now covered all the areas for development from last year’s assessor’s report.

LITTER PICKING:
If you see any litter build up, please report it to Street scene on 01782-742500 or Streetscene@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk
Next litter pick will be on the 29th August.
After the summer break there will be an attempt to arrange a litter pick with children and parents.
RECYCLING :
Tetra packs are still recycled at Leycett Lane.
FUTURE PLANS:
Bug Houses for the beds to be left on the agenda and possibly sited in the autumn.
Renewal of the Long trough. Possibility for the autumn?
Contact Simon Long of NUL BC for soil improver.
Sue had a meeting with Ann Spilsbury, a governor at The Meadows Primary School, re involvement of the children, and several projects were discussed, one of them being making bug houses.
ACTION discuss at next meeting a tidy group school liaison person.
Replanting of the stone troughs.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
Anne Shaw will attend a Parish Council meeting on the 23rd July. She will put forward our case and the costs involved.
Vicarage lane bed needs rejuvenating. Alan will donate some of the plants required.
Mark Bradley has shown an interest in joining the Tidy Group.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
7th September 2015; 7.30 in the café area at The Madeley Centre.
AGENDA:
Present; Apologies; Minutes of Previous Meeting; Matters Arising; Treasurers Report; PR & Sponsorship Report; ; Gardening Report; Litter Picks; Recycling; Future Plans; AOB; Date of Next Meeting.

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Smoke Alarms Reminder and Safety Check!

Now is a good time to remember to check your smoke alarms!

The Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have a number of useful items, including their new Push The Button campaign which has a handy email sign up which will send you a reminder to check your alarm.

Free smoke alarms, including specialist alarms and equipment can be fitted as part of a free home fire risk check which you can book by calling FREEPHONE 0800 0241 999.

 

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Madeley Walk Number Six:

Madeley: One Way or Another:
Walk Six: Broken Heart (Oh Lord I Never Felt So Low): Leycett & Bates Wood.

There are two walks: a red walk (3½ miles) & a purple walk (4 miles); do them separately for two half day walks or combine them to make a full day walk. All distances are approximate. Start at The Madeley Centre, New Road, Madeley CW3 9DN (Grid Ref: 773451). Tel: 01782-751808.www.madeleycentre.co.uk. The Madeley Centre has car parking, catering & toilet facilities. Please enjoy a walk in the country, but if you can, support our local businesses, Listed under The Adverts – but check opening times beforehand! Explorer Map 257: Crewe & Nantwich.

THE ADVERTS:

• Just Jane, catering, at The Madeley Centre: 01782-751808.
• One Stop, Grocery & Convenience Store Greyhound Corner: 01782-750373.
• Shepley Butchers, Greyhound Corner: 01782-751775.
• Tang Dynasty Chinese Takeaway, Greyhound Court: 01782-752288.
• Village Shop & Newsagent, Greyhound Court: 01782-750525.
• In 2 Wine, Off Licence, Greyhound Court: 01782-751708.
• Raj Indian Takeaway, Greyhound Corner: 01782-752000.
• Homers Cafe, Greyhound Corner: 01782-751800.
• Poolside Tandoori, Restaurant & Take Away. Greyhound Corner: 01782-750088.
• Poolside Fish Bar: 01782-752546
• The Offley Arms, Poolside. 01782-750242.
• Halmerend Fish Bar: 01782-723751.
• Gresley Arms, Alsagers Bank: 01782-722469.
• The Old Swan, Madeley Heath: 01782- 751199.
• Crewe Arms, Madeley Heath: 01782-750392.

Legend:

CP = Car Park
FB = Foot Bridge
FP = Footpath
KG = Kissing Gate
L = Left
MC = Madeley Centre
R = Right
TP = Telegraph Pole

Stile Counsel:

Red Walk: 7 stiles.
Purple Walk: 4 stiles

Red Walk:

[1] Turn L out of MC & walk under arches at side of MC & down to the Police point. Walk across, slightly L, to go down alley between houses & into Greenmeadows Road, turn R, then L into New Road. Pass Holm Oak Drive on R; 100 yds past Woodside, turn R thru’ squeezer stile by lamp post & follow well-trod path thru’ woodland.

[2] Emerge thru’ laurel hedge on to a road, turn L, cross Heighley Castle Way with care & turn R uphill, passing College Close. 50 yds past Park Close, turn R into the drive way for Madeley Manor Care Home.
[3] After 50 yds take tarmac track to L, another 50 yds take path to L passing sign for Private Road; further 50 yds go R thru gateways & go down path with cottages & the Care Home on R. Just past fire escape on R, veer L thru bushes & down to a gate & into a field.

[4] Same direction, between remains of 2 small ponds, towards trees – path snakes L, then round to R & over stile into woods. Follow well-trod path down to Madeley Manor Pool. [The Boat House on the R is a listed building. The white building in the distance is Madeley Rectory.] Keep Pool on R & 50 yds after 2nd footbridge, L down to A531.

[5] Cross with care, turn R & 25 yds after Motorway Bridge, turn L into Walton’s Wood. Follow gravel path, parallel with motorway, for ¾ mile. Ignore stile on L & follow well-trod path for ½ mile as goes round to R (ie. motorway is now directly behind you) & eventually ascends quite steeply!

[6] At the top turn R & follow well-trod path for 200 yds & then waymarked L upbank (Care: waymarker is hard to see as hidden in trees), L again at top & on to an arched entrance in hedgerow. Immediate R to Leycett Lane & NOW IT’S MAKE YOUR MIND UP TIME! For longer walk, go to Point 11.

[7] Turn R & walk with care 200 yds to Leycett Cricket Club; look for stile in hedge on R, skirt round cricket pitch, then L into woodland (waymarked The Newcastle Way: follow these back to Madeley). Over a stile, into a ditch, L, over a stile into a field.

[8] Look L & cross stile to R of Dutch Barn, cross field slightly R to next stile, same direction to hedge, then to L of facing hedge & over stile into alley with houses on R & Heath Wood on L. Same direction over road, footpath to another road, same direction & down to A531 passing The Old Swan.

[9] Turn L & where Old Swan CP ends; look for FP opposite & cross road with care, follow alley down to A525 & turn R into Newcastle Road & under Motorway Bridge.

[10] 200 yds after bridge, reach white bungalow ‘East Lodge’ & turn R up a pot holed, sleeping policeman’d tarmac’d road for 400 yds; 100 yds after a path protected by 2 concrete bollards, turn L on to a raised pathway with maintained lawned areas. Walk thru’ residential housing to a T-junction; straight across, child’s play area on L & head across playing fields to R of electricity pylon opposite. Go up bank, keep houses & hedge to L & go thru gap in facing hedge & on to New Road. Turn L & walk back to MC.

Purple Walk:

[11] Take care on lane – turn L & just past entrance to Leycett Waste Tip, turn R, keeping the tip railings to the R & cross a stile. Cross small paddock & stile by TP’s.
[12] Turn half R & head up field keeping remains of a tree / hedge line to L, over stile & turn L into a farm lane for 400 yds to reach Leycett Lane, passing West View Cottages.
[13] Cross Lane with care & turn L for 100 yds & then R onto tarmac road, follow this road for 1 mile – thru’ a barrier, a double set of gates & another single gate. [This is the site of Leycett Colliery. In 1871, 1879 & 1880, explosions here at Fair Lady Pit killed 44, 41 & 62 men & boys respectively]
[14] When reach a footpath crossroads, with a map of Bateswood Nature Reserve on L & picnic bench on R, take the path to R. Aim for gap between 2 lots of woods, with a field rising up behind then, with a TP on the top – use the TP as a waymarker.
[15] When reach hedge, turn L into woodland, follow well-trod path as keeps field to R, up series of 7 steps, round to R, up 3 steps & carry on in same direction. Start to descend & keep to R [fields can soon be seen on R thru’ trees]; ignore a stile to R & steps up to R; pass Podmore Pool on L & reach T-junction.
[16] Turn R, thru wooden KG, then L down alleyway with Podmore Cottage on R & woodland on L. At end turn L into Bateswood CP (this can be used as a base for exploring Bateswood Nature Reserve). (Turn R for HALMEREND FISH BAR & GRESLEY ARMS).
[17] Go thru’ CP & turn R after 100 yds onto gravel FP & follow this for ⅓ mile to Bateswood Pool. Keep Pool to L & follow round [The memorials to the victims of the Minnie Pit Disaster are thru’ a gate on the R & then take the L pathway. 156 men & boys lost their lives from a firedamp explosion & inhaling poisonous carbon monoxide in April 1918].
[18] 100 yds past a Life Belt Position, ignore FB in front & turn R upbank & follow path which comes out at the map of Bateswood Nature Reserve in point 14.
[19] Turn R & follow path for 400 yds & go thru’ KG on R. Follow well-trod path round & up to L & into tree lined clearing. Continue down well-trod path, passing Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Bateswood Nature Reserve sign on L & walking parallel with TP’s on L. Follow path, & TP’s, as clearing ends & enters woodland. Follow thru’ woods, over boardwalks, down 17 steps into a clearing – same direction, straight across.
[20] Down & over a stile, keep a field to L as go round & up to a TP called ‘Walton’s Wood ABI’. The track goes down into a small clearing in the woods, turn L over a small ditch & then R thru’ trees, uphill to reach fields at the top.
[21] Turn R (ie. keep field to L & trees to R), follow down & then L & after 20 yds R into woodland: follow well-trod path for 300 yds to reach point 6 again & follow back to MC.

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Local Walking Group 2015 Programme:

Country Footpath Walks Programme 2015

Please join us on one of our walks – Try one walk for free & then decide if you want to pay our annual subscription of £7.50 (which falls due annually after the AGM in November). Walks are usually on the first Sunday of each month – starting at 10.00 am & finishing around 12.00 / 12.30 – and covering four to five miles.

JANUARY: NO WALK.

February 1st: Leaders: Sheila (662373) & Lesley (751732): Meet at Waterloo Road Car Park, Haslington. Post Code: CW1 5TF.

March 1st: Leaders George & Irene: Meet at The Madeley Centre Car Park.

April 12th: [● SECOND SUNDAY OF MONTH ●] Leaders: Alan & Bernice (626282): Meet at Fanny’s Croft Car Park, off Audley Road, Alsager. Grid Ref: 549789.Post Code for Sat Nav: ST7 2QL.

May 10th: [● SECOND SUNDAY OF MONTH ●] Leader: Kathy (751616): Grubbers Ash Car Park: Grid Ref: SJ809482.

June 7th: Leaders: Mel (750563) & Pauline: Meet at The Wilbraham Arms Car Park, Sandbach Road North, Alsager. ST7 2AX. (For a walk along The Salt Line & maybe meal & drinks afterwards!)

July 5th: Leader: Charles (01630 647560): Meet at Cheshire Street Car Park, Audlem. Post Code: CW3 0AH.

August 2nd: Leaders: Chris & Sue (751524): Meet at Bateswood Car Park. Grid Ref: 803486. [Off Alsagers Bank, on track by the Fish & Chip Shop.]

September 6th: Leaders: Sheila (662373) & Lesley (751732): Meet at Cheswardine Parish Hall Car Park, High Street, Cheswardine. TF9 2RS.

October 4th: Leader: Jon (613810): Meet at Westbury Park Shops, Clayton.

November 1st: Leader: Roger (751298): Meet at Market Drayton Swimming Pool CP: Newtown, Market Drayton TF9 1JT. Grid Ref: 675338.

December 6th: Christmas Walk & Meal: TBA: Chris & Sue (751524.

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Madeley Practice website

is:

www.madeleypractice.co.uk

Some info from the website:

Contact

Madeley Practice
Moss Lane
Madeley
Cheshire
CW3 9NQ

Telephone 01782 750274
Fax 01782 751835

Email
THIS IS NOT FOR PROFESSSIONAL COMMUNICATION OF PATIENT INFORMATION
We are happy to accept any comments or suggestions by email at madeleypractice@northstaffs.nhs.uk However, please do not use this for any medical matters. We aim to respond to your feedback within two working days.

Dispensary, 24hour answerphone:
01782 750790

Emergencies during opening hours:
01782 752225

Out of Hours:
Phone the surgery 01782 750274, your call will be transferred to the out of hours service at no charge.

District Nurse
01782 752087

Health Visitor
01782 752087

Physiotherapy
01782 752494

Chiropody
01782 752087

Healthcare and clinics
Alcohol Reduction
The doctors can provide support to patients with alcohol dependency and their families, as well as referral to appropriate specialist units where needed.
Asthma and COPD
The practice nurses offer routine checks for all patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is important that you have a yearly review if you are using inhalers. Please ask for a 20 minute appointment with a nurse.
Blood Pressure – Hypertension
We provide a screening service for high blood pressure (hypertension). Patients with hypertension are reviewed every six months. Please ask for a 10 minute appointment with a nurse.
Blood Tests
We offer an appointment only service on a Tuesday morning at Madeley Surgery, and on a Wednesday morning at Baldwins Gate Surgery. Patients may also attend the Central Pathology Laboratory for blood tests. For patients taking Warfarin we perform INR checks at the INR clinic on a Friday morning at Madeley Surgery.
Breast Screening
There is a centralised recall system in place for women to attend the Breast Screening Unit. Women aged between 50-64 years of age are called at three yearly intervals. If you require more frequent screening please discuss this with your doctor. If you are over 65 you can opt to continue with screening mammography.
Cervical Smears
For women aged 25 and over please make a 10 minute appointment with the practice nurse for your smear. It is preferable to take the smear during the middle of your cycle. You will be recalled at “regular” intervals every three years if aged 25 to 49, and every five years if aged 50 to 64 unless you have had any previous problem.
Child Health Surveillance
Eight week development checks are carried out by your doctor in surgery. This will be done at the same time as your postnatal check. At 12 months children are invited for a full check. 18 month and pre-school checks are no longer routine, but if you are concerned about your child’s development please contact a health visitor to arrange a review.
The health visitor holds a weekly drop-in clinic at Madeley Surgery (no appointment needed) on a Thursday afternoon for routine growth checks and discussion of any queries or concerns.
Chiropody
Chiropody is available for patients aged 60 and over only. Referral is from a doctor.
Contraceptive Advice
For advice on contraception and six monthly pill checks please make a 10 minute appointment with a practice nurse. We offer a full range of contraceptive services including coil fitting, injections, diaphragms and implant and emergency contraception.
Counselling
The practice is able to offer a counselling service to patients. If you feel you need this please discuss it with your doctor who will arrange an appointment.
Diabetes Clinic
We run weekly clinics for patients with diabetes on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Appointments are by written invitation only. It is important you have your blood tests carried out before you come. We expect to review every patient at least once per year. Retinal photographs are now carried out by accredited opticians as part of the Retinopathy Screening Service.
Dietician
A dietician holds a monthly clinic at the Surgery. Referrals are made by a doctor.
Ear syringing
You must see a doctor first to have your ears inspected. The problem may or may not be wax. If it is ear wax then best practice nowadays is to try to avoid syringing which carries a risk of perforation to the ear drum. Where syringing is indicated the wax needs to be pre-softened with ear drops and a long 20 minute is booked.
Elderly Care
The doctors and practice nurses routinely visit all elderly housebound patients every six month, and carry out a comprehensive assessment of their medical, social and mental health and offer appropriate care and support.
Epilepsy
The doctors review all patients with epilepsy annually.
Health Checks
The practice nurses offer a routine health check to any patient. Ask for a 20 minute appointment. Complete a health questionnaire before your appointment available as a download on the right >
Heart Disease (CHD)
The practice nurses offer an annual routine check by written appointment. Blood tests are carried out before attending for the review.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Clinic
All doctors and nurses offer advice on HRT and dealing with the menopause.
Immunisations – Childhood
Children are offered routine vaccinations starting at eight weeks of age. Refer to ‘Immunisations’.
Leg Ulcer and Dressings Clinic
The district nurses hold two clinics per week to treat leg ulcers.
Maternity Care
We offer antenatal care lead by our midwife. The clinic is held on a Monday morning at Madeley Surgery.
Medical Examinations
The doctors are able to perform private medical examinations for insurance purposes or for the DVLA. Please contact the Surgery and we will provide you with the current charges.
Minor Surgery
Minor surgical procedures are carried out by prior arrangement by doctors.
Minor Trauma
The Surgery is a minor trauma centre and provides treatment of minor injuries.
Multiple Sclerosis
The doctors provide an annual review by written invitation for all patients with multiple sclerosis.
Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is available following referral from your doctor.
Rheumatology Clinic
Professor Hay holds a monthly clinic at Madeley Surgery supported by a nurse specialist and physiotherapist.
A drug monitoring clinic is held every two weeks.
Smoking Cessation
The practice nurses provide one-to-one support and prescribe nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban and Champix. Please ask for a 10 minute appointment with a nurse.
Strokes and TIAs
The practice nurses offer an annual routine check by written invitation. Blood tests are carried out before attending the review.
Travel Clinic
The practice provides a free travel clinic for registered patients offering all major vaccines currently recommended, including Yellow Fever. You may be charged for certain travel vaccines. We can provide the service to no-registerd patients, please ask for information on charges.
Download an e-form (go to Clinical services and click on Holiday travel) or collect a form from reception and complete it before making an appointment.
Warfarin Monitoring
For patients taking Warfarin we perform INR checks at the INR clinic on a Friday morning at Madeley Surgery.

Immunisations
Childhood Immunisations
Children start the immunisation programme at two months of age. The current schedule is available as a download on the right >
For detailed information on individual vaccines go to www.immunisation.nhs.uk
For information on MMR go to www.mmrthefacts.nhs.uk
Tetanus
Most adults have received five immunisations during childhood and will not require any further boosters. If you are unsure then ask us to check your records.
Influenza
Annual protection against influenza is offered to patients over the age of 65 and those at high risk, eg with chronic heart, chest and breathing disorders and diabetes.
Pneumococcal
Protects against pneumococcal infection that can cause pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis. Vaccination lasts at least 10 years. Protection is offered to patients aged over 65 and those at high risk eg with chronic heart or lung disorders, diabetes and splenectomy.
Hepatitis B
Some jobs expose you to a risk of Hepatitis B, eg nurses. The checking of your immune status and giving the vaccination should be arranged by your employer. If, however, you have any problems or questions then please discuss with a doctor or nurse.
Travel Immunisations
The practice nurses will give advice on foreign travel and any other immunisations required. We are a recognised Yellow Fever Centre.
Useful Websites
• www.immunisation.nhs.uk
• www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
• www.fco.gov.uk

Lifestyle advice
Smoking cessation
If you’re thinking of quitting smoking, or if you’ve tried before, you probably know that it’s not just about willpower. It’s also about having a plan and getting support. That’s where our nurses can help with one-to-one support and a free range of nicotine replacement treatments and non-nicotine medicines to help control your cravings. With support you’re four times more likely to quit.
For support:
Book a standard appointment with one of our practice nurses.
NHS Smoking Helpline, 7.00am – 11.00pm every day, phone 0800 1690169, or text 0800 1690171 www.nhs.uk/gosmokefree

Alcohol guidance
Alcohol is something to be enjoyed and most of the time it doesn’t cause any problems, but drinking too much, or at the wrong time can be harmful. If you have concernns about your alcohol intake the doctors can offer advice and support in confidence.
For more information download “What is alcohol misuse?” on the right >
For further help:
• Drinkline 0800 917 8282
• Alcohol concern 24 hour helpline 020 7928 7377
• Alcoholics anonymous 0845 7697 555
• Al-anon – family support 020 7403 0888
• ADSIS (services in Staffordshire) 01782 271096
• Crewe Alcohol 01270 580243
Weight and diet
Maintaining a healthy weight is very important. Being overweight or underweight increases the risk of a range of diseases that have a significant impact on your health, such as heart disease, diabetes, back pain and arthritis.Those who are severely obese can expect decreased life expectancy, on average 11 years less. Currently one in four adults are overweight and a recent report predicts that by 2050 over 50% of adults and 25% of children will be obese.
Three major factors are responsible for the increase in obesity, diet, physical activity and family history. Over recent decades, encouraged by the food industry and marketing, consumption of energy dense nutritionally inadequate food and drinks, containing high levels of saturated and total fat, salt and sugar has increased, while relative consumption of fruit and vegetables has fallen. Less than one in three adults eat five or more portions of fruit and vegetables daily.
Changing methods of travel and labour saving devices have reduced physical activity. Children spend more time watching television, playing computer games and using the internet and there is less sport at home and school. Weight is influenced by genetics (family history), for example the main indicator that a child will become obese is that both parents are overweight – four out of every five children will be overweight.
Five tips:
-1. Shop healthily
-2. Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day
-3. Make physical activity a daily part of your life
-4. Periodically check your weight
-5. Balance calorie intake with energy expenditure
For one-to-one advice and support make an appointment with any doctor or nurse.
Teenage services
Your consultation is confidential. No matter what it is about – sex, drugs, family, bullying, weight, body image, alcohol, stress etc – or with whom it is with, doctor or nurse, it remains confidential.
Book an appointment in the usual way, in person, by telephone or on the internet .
We offer full contraceptive services including emergency contraception and advice on quitting smoking, weight reduction, counselling and alcohol issues.
Up to date advice on current issues may be obtained on
www.nhs.uk/livewell/teenboys
www.nhs.uk/livewell/teengirls

Useful links:
Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service is provided by nurses and doctors at both Madeley and Baldwins Gate Surgeries
Family planning clinic
Ryecroft Health Centre, Broad Street, Newcastle ST5 2BQ, phone 01782 427300
Emergency Contraception
Contact any doctor or nurse at Madeley surgery or Baldwins Gate surgery, or Family Planning clinic, address as above.
www.fpa.org.uk
Samaritans
email help jo@samaritans.org
Childline
www.childline.org.uk
NHS Direct
Telephone: 0845 46 47
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
National Eating Disorder Association
www.b-eat.co.uk
Connexions Direct
Telephone: 0808 0013219
Text: 07766413219
www.connexions-direct.com
Victim Support
Telephone: 01460 55535 (?)
Teenage Health
www.teenagehealthfreak.org
Teentalk
Telephone 01782 416666
www.childtalk.co.uk
Health Issues for those over 14 years old
www.mindbodysoul.gov.uk
Emotional Problems
www.there4me.com
www.readthesigns.org
www.ruthinking.co.uk
www.avert.org
Addictions
Telephone: 0800 776600
www.talktofrank.com
Quitline
Telephone: 0800 1090169
Sexwise
Telephone: 0800 282930
www.ruthinking.co.uk
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Telephone: 01782 554144 (University Hospital of North Staffordshire)
01270 612255 (Leighton Hospital)

Holiday travel
If you are travelling abroad it is sensible to make provision well in advance of your expected date of travel, if possible a minimum of four weeks. The Surgery has a comprehensive stock of all vaccines and can give full guidance on health matters relating to travel abroad and long haul flights. The practice is an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Our practice nurses have up-to-date information and would be delighted to discuss your individual requirements.
Travel Questionnaire
You can save time by downloading and completing the holiday vaccination questionnaire:
• Download the questionnaire on the right >
• Print off the page
• Complete and return to the Surgery
Yellow Fever Questionaire
You can save time by downloading and completing the Yellow Fever questionnaire on the right >
Subsequently
The practice nurse will review your request and recommend appropriate vaccinations. The practice nurse will advise you of any charges that may apply for the vaccines and length of appointment required. The practice nurse will enter into your medical records details of
Required vaccinations
• Any charges are to be paid at the time of the first appointment.
• If you have a temperature or are taking antibiotics on the day of your appointment please telephone 01782 750274 and re-arrange the appointment.
• Any follow up appointments for 2nd or 3rd doses can be made via reception.
Useful Information
www.travelhealth.co.uk
www.masta.org
www.fco.gov.uk/travel

Useful Phone Numbers
Accident and Emergency Department North Staffs Hospital 01782 554455
Age Concern 01782 286209
Alcohol and Drug Services 01782 271096
Alcoholics Anonymous 01782 266366
All Saint’s Church Madeley 01782 750205
Alzheimers Carers Support Group 01782 235100
Approach – small groups for older people with mental health needs 01782 411116
Asperger/Autism Association Staffordshire 01782 627002
ASIST – advocacy for service users 01782 845584
Aspire 01782 635200
Association for Post Natal Illness 02073 860868
Beat the Cold 0800 3892258
Benefits Agency 01782 382000
Benefits Enquiry Line and Advice for people with disabilities 0800 882200
Bereavement Counselling Dove Centre 01782 683155
Beth Johnson Housing 01782 844036
Bradwell Hospital 01782 425400
Breast Cancer Care 0808 800 6000
British Cardiac Patients Helpline 01223 846845
Bucknall Hospital 01782 273510
Cancer BACUP 0808 800 1234
Carers Link Project 01782 831616
Cerebral Palsy Helpline 0808 800 3333
Child Death Helpline 7pm – 10pm 0800 282986
Childline 0800 1111
Citizens Advice 0844 4994115
Community Learning Disability – adults 01782 425325
Community Learning Disability – children 01782 425328
Community Mental Health and Social Care Team 01782 425350
Contact A Family – for families and carers of disabled children 0808 8083555
Crime Stoppers 0800 555111
Crossroads Care Scheme 01782 683141
CSA Voluntary Helpline 01782 203570
Deaf Children’s Society 01782 845689
Deaf Society 01782 219161
Dental Advice Line 01782 425846
Disability Resource Team 01782 235200
Disability Solutions 01782 683100
Domestic Violence Helpline 01782 205500
Donna Louise Children’s Hospice 01782 654440
Douglas Macmillan Hospice 01782 344300
Druglink 01782 425100
Dyslexia Centre – Newcastle I D L 01782 632444
Eating Disorders Association 01603 621414
Elizabeth Trust Refuge 01782 713737
Epilepsy Support Group 01782 775846
Gaylife North Staffordshire 01782 425969
Haywood Hospital 01782 715444
Haywood Hospital Walk-In Centre 01782 581112
Headway – organisation for people who have sustained a head injury 01782 280952
Help the Aged 01782 638381
Independent Complaints Advocacy Service – NHS complaints 020 7210 4850
Independent Living Centre 01782 864500
Intouch – organisation for parents of brain injured children 01869 341075
Keele University 01782 621111
Late Night Opening Chemist, Lloyds at Shelton 01782 848670
Leighton Hospital 01270 255141
LIFE Pregnancy Care Centre 01782 744793
Lifeline – support for older/vunerable people 01782 234545
Loggerheads Chemist 01630 672373
Madeley and District Community Association 01782 751164
Madeley Christian Fellowship 01782 630297
Madeley Clinic 01782 752087
Madeley Manor Nursing Home 01782 750610
Madeley Practice Patients’ Fund 01782 751195
Marie Curie Nurses 01782 271160
MENCAP 01782 848800
Mental Health Helpline 0808 8002234
Methodist Minister 01782 624354
Millers Chemist Madeley 01782 752255
National Drug Helpline 0800 776600
Newcastle Centre for the Physically Handicapped 01782 623153
Newcastle Community Transport 01782 627770
Newcastle Council 01782 717717
Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service 01782 629269
Newcastle Social Services 01782 296005
Newcastle Racial Equality Council 01782 407930
Newcastle-under-Lyme Adventure Playground 01782 717612
Newcastle Volunteer Bureau 01782 621826
NHS Direct 0845 4647
North Staffordshire Family Mediation Service 08456 020301
North Staffordshire Service Users Group 01782 683043
North Staffs Carers Association 01782 834836
North Staffs Primary Care Trust 01782 425400
NSPCC – 24hr Child Protection 0808 800 5000
NSPCC – Asian Child Protection 0800 096 7719
Nuffield Hospital 01782 625431
Out of Hours Doctor 01782 719100
Patient Advice and Liaison Service 01782 427329
Patient and Public Information Forum 01782 416575
RNIB Stoke 01782 215755
Pregnancy Advisory Service 01782 632784
RELATE 01782 683050
RETHINK (formerly the National Schizophrenia Fellowship) 02089 746814
Roman Catholic Church Silverdale and Madeley 01782 624325
Samaritans 0845 7909090
Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic 01782 554144
Social Services Newcastle 01782 296005
Staffordshire Association Coping with Cancer 01782 397635
Staffordshire Association for the Welfare of the Blind 01785 627101
Staying Put (Beth Johnson Housing) 01782 219200
Stroke Advisory Information 0845 3033100
The Dove Service – Support for people with serious illness 01782 683153
University Hospital of North Staffordshire 01782 715444
Victim Support 01782 717184
Young Minds – Adolescent Counselling 0800 018 2138

Useful websites
Alcohol
www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
www.al-anonuk.org.uk
for family and friends
Alzheimer’s Society
www.alzheimers.org.uk
Arthritis Care
www.rheumatology.org.uk
Asthma
www.asthma.org.uk
British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk
Cancer
www.cancerbacup.org.uk
Carers
www.carersfirst.com
Contraception
www.fpa.org.uk
COPD
www.lunguk.org
Diabetes
www.diabetes.org.uk
Driving
www.dvla.gov.uk
Drug dependency
www.talktofrank.com(www.talktofrank.com)
Elderly Care
www.helptheaged.org.uk
www.ageconcern.org.uk
Epilepsy
www.epilepsy.org.uk
www.epilepsynse.org.uk
General Medical Advice
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/health
www.netdoctor.co.uk
HIV
www.tht.org.uk
Hypertension
www.bhsoc.org
Immunisations
www.immunisation.nhs.uk
www.jabs.org.uk
Medicines
www.bnf.org
Men’s Health
www.netdoctor.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/health
Mental Health
www.mind.org.uk
www.relate.org.uk
Multiple Sclerosis
www.mssociety.org.uk
Public Services
www.direct.gov.uk
Quit Smoking
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Sexual Health
www.sexualhealth.com
Stroke
www.stroke.org.uk
Teenage Services
See Teenage Clinic for listings

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Madeley Walk Number Five:

Madeley Walks: One Way or Another.
Walk 5: Hall Right Now: Snape Hall

There are two walks: a red walk (7 Miles) & a purple walk 6 miles); do them separately for two half day walks or combine them to make a full day walk. All distances are approximate. Start at The Madeley Centre, New Road, Madeley CW3 9DN (Grid Ref: 773451). Tel: 01782-751808. www.madeleycentre.co.uk. The Madeley Centre has car parking, catering & toilet facilities. Please enjoy a walk in the country, but if you can, support our local businesses, Listed under The Adverts – but check opening times beforehand!
Explorer Maps: 257 Crewe & Nantwich & 258 Stoke on Trent & Newcastle under Lyme

The Adverts:
• Croft at The Centre Cafe & Restaurant at The Madeley Centre: 01782-751808.
• One Stop Grocery & Convenience Store, Greyhound Corner: 01782-750373.
• Shepleys Butchers, Greyhound Corner: 01782-751775.
• Tang Dynasty Chinese Takeaway, Greyhound Court: 01782-752288.
• Village Shop & Newsagent, Greyhound Court: 01782-750525
• In 2 Wine Off Licence, Greyhound Court: 01782-751708.
• Raj Indian Takeaway, Greyhound Corner: 01782-752000.
• Homers Cafe, Greyhound Corner: 01782-751800.
• Madeley Spice Restaurant & Take Away, Greyhound Corner: 01782-750088.
• Poolside Fish Bar: 01782-750242.
• The Offley Arms, Poolside: 01782-750242.
• The Stables Restaurant at The Old Hall: 01782-750209.
• The Old Hall B&B, Wedding & Conference Centre: 01782-752543.
• The Sheet Anchor, Baldwin’s Gate: 01782-680804.
• Station Stores & Post Office, Baldwin’s Gate: 01782-680426 / 0857 22 33 44
• Mainwaring Arms, Whitmore: 01782-68085101
• Wrought Iron Madness: 01782-680594 6
• Staffordshire Organic Cheeses: New House Farm, Acton: 01782-680366ta
Organic Cheeses30
647672 – Mobile: 07860 333950 01630 647672 – Mobile: 07860

Legend:

BP = Bridle Path
FB = Foot Bridge
L = Left
MC = Madeley Centre
R = Right
TP = Telegraph Pole

Stile Counsel:
Red Route: 20 stiles.
Purple Route: 19 Stiles.

Snape Hall & Netherset Hey: Red Walk: 7 Miles [Areas at point 4 & 5 can be very muddy after rain]

[1] From The MC turn R & take the crossing by The One Stop & Shepleys Butchers, over to Homers Café, Raj Takeaway & Madeley Spice. Turn R, keeping The Pool over to the R & passing Madeley Fish Bar, The Offley Arms, The Stables Restaurant & Old Hall Country House Hotel [www.oldhallatmadeley.com]. Where A525 curves to R, carry straight on up The Holborn. After 300 yds, at the top, turn L into Castle Lane, pass Pastoral Close & turn R into Netherset Hey Lane.
[2] Pass Birches Farm Mews, after 200 yds go L over a stile. Head in same direction across field to double set of stiles, either side of concrete slabbed trackway. Head uphill to next stile, in line with an oak tree, which is in next field. Same direction, in middle of field, as crest rise, next stile is by farm gate & framed fore & aft by two more oak trees. Path now goes to L of farm buildings [Lower Stoney Low Farm] directly ahead, thru’ 2 fence stiles either side of a paddock. Straight ahead on to gravel way for 100 yds & meet T-junction. Fork L on to tarmac’d farm lane & walk down this for one mile, passing Stoney Low Farm.
[3] At end of track where a white cottage, ‘The Gables’, is opposite, turn R & walk down busy minor road (Three Mile Lane) with care for 400 yds. Just past Lane Cottage, & opposite Racecourse Farm, go over stile on R.
[4] Keep fence on R for 50 yds; when it ends, look half L: 3 oak trees are in middle of field; use gap between first two as marker to go between & aim for corner to the R of Yewtree Farm buildings; go L round corner. Cross stile ahead & same direction to stile into trackway & turn R.
[5] Follow trackway down & where it goes sharp L, carry on in same direction into a field going downhill (ignoring double set of gates on R into another field). Next double set of stiles are hidden in hedgerow below, about 150 yds in from R side of field (look to L of tall sloping tree). Turn L & follow field round on two sides, passing electricity pylon, & up towards Woodhouse Farm buildings. 50 yds before farm wall, cross stile on L then R & thru first farm gate & into farm yard.
[6] After 200 yds, turn L & follow lane away from farm for 500 yds, passing Meadowside, Fairfields, Greenacres, to a T-junction. Turn sharp R, & follow this lane for 800 yds, passing Dab Green Farm, Lake House (possibly the most picturesque setting in North Staffs) & 50 yds past Limpits, turn R into Snape Hall Road. Follow this down for 800 yds, passing Fox Dene & Snape Hall Cottage, 150 yds past Woodbury, where road curves L, turn R into Snape Hall Farm. [For the longer route skip on down to 11.]
[7] Go thru gateway, keep farm buildings to L, & straight ahead thru’ another gateway into a hedged lane.
[8] Follow this lane for 800 yds & where it ends in a field; take the stile on the L into another field. Keep fence on L & where it ends carry on in same direction to stile in facing fenceline. Cross stile & keep field boundary to L for 500 yds until reach stile to go under old railway bridge [disused railway line is remains of the old North Staffordshire Railway, or ‘Knotty Line’] & into a field.
[9] Turn R in this field & follow round on two sides. [The woodland here is Hey Sprink & was a deer park for Lord Stafford; possibly a deer breeding park for The Great Park where the ruins of Madeley Old Manor are. Baldwin’s Gate would have been named after a parker & an entrance to the park.] When field boundary turns L, cross stile after 200 yds & turn L into lane for 500 yds. Reach T-junction after red brick farm house on L, & turn L & follow this tarmac’d road for ¾ mile, over two double sets of Cattle Grid’s. [During the 1960’s & early ‘70’s, this farm was owned by Quentin Crewe, a relative of the Crewe family. He was a friend of Princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon & they stayed here when she attended Keele University in her duties as Chancellor]
[10] 200 yds past Netherset Hey Industrial Estate, by a TP on L cross a stile into a field & follow well-trod path diagonally across to top corner, over stile, turn R, over next stile into hedge lined pathway [Madeley Old Vicarage, a 40 roomed house, is to the L: built in 1882 by Lord Hungerford for Rev Thomas William Daltry (1833-1904), curate1861 to1880 & then vicar to his death in 1904. He was a keen historian and secretary of the North Staffordshire Field Club for many years; their library is named after him. His father, Rev Thomas William Daltry (1804-1879) had been Vicar of Madeley from 1833 until his death in 1879: father & son Daltry were vicars of Madeley for 71 years!] & follow this down to Castle Lane / Vicarage Lane / Holborn junction & carry on in same direction back to MC.

Whitmore: Purple Walk: 6 Miles
[11] Follow Snape Hall Road round to L, passing Granary Cottage, Wood Crest, Greenacre, Birch Tree Lane, Lyndhurst, Hawkesmoor, Ravens Wood, Heather Hills, Rowan House, The Levels, Three Coins, Heath House. At a grass triangle, go L on to Common Lane, passing Mullion, The Coppice. 50 yards past Heath Road go L thru’ a squeezer stile & keep field hedge to R for ½ mile & then thru gate on to tarmac’d road for ¼ mile, passing Hawthorne Hill, The Old School, The Old Parsonage, Box Cottage. At the T junction go R over a bridge, passing Wrought Iron Madness [To the L is St Mary & All Saints Church. The west window depicts the coat of arms of the families who held Whitmore since the Norman Conquest; de Whitmore, de Verdon, de Boughey, Mainwaring and Cavenagh. The Church may have stood from Saxon times, but the earliest structure is Norman.] & The Mainwaring Arms, up to the A51. The route goes straight across, but use the crossing on the R, as the A51 is a very dangerous road.
[12] Carry on down lane for 100 yards, passing cottages dated 1796, then L up road to Acton. Take care up this lane & walk for ¾ mile, passing M & D Deaville, New Acton Farm, Staffordshire Organic Cheeses, just before Acton House & its brick wall, turn R & walk down a BP for 1 mile.
[13] When reach road, turn L. After 50 yds cross stile on R into field; head diagonally across field – use wooden TP as marker & look for stile to L in hedge. Turn R thru’ a BP gate, up to & over railway bridge, up lane for 300 yards, when reach tarmac road, turn sharp R thru’ a gate & into a field.
[14] Head downwards & L to reach West Coast Main Line. Turn L & keep railway line to R for 1¼ miles, crossing 7 stiles & 1 FB & then enter fenced alleyway. Emerge onto Fair-Green Road & straight across onto grass track: field on L, fence panels on R; track curves round to R; eventually reaches school on L & cross road with care & thru a landscaped area with benches.
[15] The Sheet Anchor & General Stores are to the R. Cross A51 with care, to L of blue plaqued Whitmore Station Booking Office [Station opened in 1837 on The Grand Junction Line. On the 29th June 1937 the Coronation Scot engine created a World Record of 115 mph while travelling through Whitmore station. Station closed in 1952.]. Down lane, keep railway to R & cottages to L, where cottages end, go past garage units into a walkway with railway fencing to R & residential housing to L. Cross 2 stiles & reach next hedge boundary, turn L up-field for 300 yds & cross stile on R by a water trough. Walk in same direction over 2 stiles then right over the railway bridge.
[16] Straight across field to double set of stiles & FB. Then half R to a galvanised gate & stile on opposite side of field & turn L & pick up from point 8.

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Madeley Ladies FC

We are looking for new players
Beginners Welcome – Aged 16+
Training: Wednesday; Matches: Sunday

Fitness, Fun & Friendship!

Home matches played at Manor Road – CW3 9PS

Hazel – 07742 799219

Paul – 07958 149213

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Madeley Walk Number Four:

Madeley Walks: One Way or Another.
Walk 4: The Road to Ruin: Baldwin’s Gate & Old Madeley Manor
The options are: 1. A main red walk of 9¼ miles.
2. Part of the purple walk can be added to take in the ruins of Old Madeley Manor: 10½ miles.
3. A separate stand-alone circular purple walk to take in the ruins of Old Madeley Manor – 4 miles.
All distances are approximate. Start at The Madeley Centre, New Road, Madeley CW3 9DN (Grid Ref: 773451). Tel: 01782-751808. www.madeleycentre.co.uk. The Madeley Centre has car parking, catering & toilet facilities. Please enjoy a walk in the country, but if you can, support our local businesses, Listed under The Adverts – but check opening times beforehand!
Explorer Maps: 257 Crewe & Nantwich & 258 Stoke on Trent & Newcastle under Lyme

The Adverts:
• Croft at The Centre Cafe & Restaurant at The Madeley Centre: 01782-751808.
• One Stop Grocery & Convenience Store, Greyhound Corner: 01782-750373.
• Shepleys Butchers, Greyhound Corner: 01782-751775.
• Tang Dynasty Chinese Takeaway, Greyhound Court: 01782-752288.
• Village Shop & Newsagent, Greyhound Court: 01782-750525
• In 2 Wine Off Licence, Greyhound Court: 01782-751708.
• Raj Indian Takeaway, Greyhound Corner: 01782-752000.
• Homers Cafe, Greyhound Corner: 01782-751800.
• Madeley Spice Restaurant & Take Away, Greyhound Corner: 01782-750088.
• Poolside Fish Bar: 01782-750242.
• The Offley Arms, Poolside: 01782-750242.
• The Stables Restaurant at The Old Hall: 01782-750209.
• The Old Hall B&B, Wedding & Conference Centre: 01782-752543.
• The Sheet Anchor, Baldwin’s Gate: 01782-680804.
• Station Stores & Post Office, Baldwin’s Gate: 01782-680426 / 0857 22 33 44
• Absolutely Fabulous Hat Studio, Aston: 01630-647672 / 07860 333950
• Unreal Paintball, Manor Road, Madeley: 01782-6360936476- Mobile: 07860 333950 01630 647672 – Mobile: 07860
Legend:

BP = Bridle Path
CP = Car Park
FB = Foot Bridge
FP = Footpath
KG = Kissing Gate
L = Left
MC = Madeley Centre
R = Right
TP = Telegraph Pole

Stile Counsel:
Red Route: 26 stiles.
Purple Route (as part of Red Walk): 21 stiles
Purple Route (as stand-alone walk): 32 Stiles

RED WALK: The Road to Baldwin’s Gate (9¼ Miles):
[1] From The MC turn R & take the crossing by The One Stop & Shepleys Butchers, over to Homers Café, Raj Takeaway & Madeley Spice. Turn R, keeping The Pool over to the R & passing Madeley Fish Bar, The Offley Arms, The Stables Restaurant & Old Hall Country House Hotel www.oldhallatmadeley.com [Grade II listed building: Late C16 with later C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Timber framed on dressed sandstone plinth. The inscription “16 WALLK KNAVE. WHAT LOOK EST AT 47 I B" may be some kind of warning. The house is said to have had recusant connections in the late C16/C17.]. Where A525 curves to R, carry straight on up The Holborn. After 300 yds, at the top, go straight ahead down a hedge & walled pathway, for 200 yds, over a stile, another stile immediately to L & then half R across well-trod path to a stile & into Netherset Hey Lane.
[2] Turn R & walk down this lane for ¾ mile, passing Netherset Industrial Estate, over 4 cattle grids, & then R into a track way, after a red brick farm house with yew hedging, for 50 yds. Then round to L for 400 yds, over a small bridge, & 100 yds before reach woodland, cross stile on R into a field. Keep field boundary for two sides on L& go down to the main West Coast Rail Line. Turn L under the railway bridge.
[3] Cross stile to L & follow field for 400 yds, keeping wire & hedge line to R. Cross next stile & head in same direction for 400 yds – ignore galvanised steel gate to R & carry on into a section of field which narrows & cross stile next to double set of gates & turn R into trackway. Follow trackway for ¾ mile, then thru Snapehall Farm yard, keeping to L, thru gates & turn R into Snape Hall Road; passing Granary Cottage, Wood Crest, Greenacre, Birch Tree Lane, Lyndhurst, Hawkesmoor, Ravens Wood, Birch Wood, Heather Hills, The Levels, Three Coins & Heath House – 100 yds after here, the road splits; follow Snape Hall Road round to the R, passing Petrus Farm View, Snape Hall Close, Maer Vista, Gaylords, then reaching the busy A53 (20 yds to L is Whitmore Village Hall, whose CP can be used as a base for walks in this area.).
[4] Turn R, & walk alongside A53, passing The Sheet Anchor & Station Stores / Stevensons Newsagents, General Stores & Post Office & cross over the railway bridge
[5] Turn R past the blue plaqued Whitmore Station Booking Office [Station opened in 1837 on The Grand Junction Line. On the 29th June 1937 the Coronation Scot engine created a World record of 115 mph while travelling through Whitmore station. Station closed in 1952.]. Down this lane, keep the railway to R & cottages to L, where cottages end, go past garage units into a walkway with railway fencing to R & residential housing to L. Cross 2 stiles to reach hedge boundary, turn L up-field for 250 yds & cross stile on R. Walk in same direction over 2 stiles & then to stile to R of crumbling brick wall, half L across field, over stile, turn L & head uphill to stile in top L corner of field & 20 yds over farm track & another stile.
[6] Pass Parkwood Drive Waste Water Pumping Station; continue upbank round to R on gravel track; 20 yards before gate, sharp L on well-trod path to reach stile on R & into woodland. Follow well-trod path up thru woods & then over to R & thru gate in fence panels. Sharp L & follow fence line on L & then R onto concrete pathway & follow this, cross a driveway, R & then L up the concrete pathway again, but where it goes R, look for waymarkers on wooden fence panelling, follow these panels to the R; up & then down & to a ladder stile thru trees. Cross over & follow fence line on R, & when fence panels on both sides, go thru, respectfully, on to private driveway & thru gates of Hybury House. Follow driveway up & L & on to Manor Road (Manor Road is the quickest way back to Madeley but the road is used as a rat run & is dangerous to drive on, let alone walk on!).
[7] Turn R, walk up Manor Road with care for 200 yds, passing Fairview Cottage, The Pines, The Brackens, Parkwood, The Woodlands, Brackenwood, Silver Lea, Birchwood, Westbridge.
[8] At crest of hill, where Parkwood Drive is on R; go L down a hedged wagon way (L of a Whitmore & District Parish Walks Noticeboard) for 200 yds & cross a stile. Keep same direction as stile to hedge corner: just to L of wooden TP. Head up field towards Radwood Hall Farm. Cross stile next to water trough (FOR THE LONGER WALK SKIP ON DOWN TO 14) & keep hedge on R to next stile, down a few steps, turn R for 50 yds & over double set of stiles on L. Follow field round, keeping barbed wire fencing to the R to another double set of stiles over a farm trackway. Keep field boundary to R again & cross stile – now walk parallel with hedge on R, but move 50 yards in-field & on far side of field go thru waymarked gateposts & trackway to Lunt’s Farm. Turn L in front of farm buildings & follow track down, curving right then left, then straight on, over a cattle grid
[9] R at the junction to Aston down Holloway Lane, passing Hillside Cottage & Wyndhams Cottage.
[10] Turn R at junction & 20 yds past The Oaks turn R into Red Lane (Red Lane was a wagon route between Madeley & Aston & got its name from the red clay along the way), next to Aston Farm, signed to ‘Absolutely Fabulous Hat Studio’, & follow this for ¾ mile, passing Aston Cottage, Lea Cottage, The Lea.
[11] Where the lane goes R to a gated farm drive, go thru the KG on L & follow down & slightly R to go under a brickwork bridge [once part of the track of The North Staffordshire Railway, nicknamed the ‘The Knotty Line’ after its logo. The line to Market Drayton opened in 1870. The NSR was formed in 1845 but in 1923 became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company], keep the hedge to the L & round & down to a pair of BP gates over a stream FB. Slightly L to next BP gate & thru hedge-lined pathway up to a house on R. Keep on in same direction for 400 yds down a farm lane, where it goes sharp R, go thru BP gate to left of gate into field. This is the first of five BP gates on Red Lane that go thru two fields, a hedge-lined lane, another field & then another hedge-lined lane for 1 mile (Unreal Paintball’s Fort can sometimes be seen in the trees on the R).
[12] Cross Bar Hill Road with care, turn R, passing Mallard Close & Manor Road. 50 yds after crossing over the railway bridge, turn L into Moss Lane & walk to its end, passing school playing fields, Bower End Lane, The Bridle Path, Moss Lane Surgery, Morningside, Charles Cotton Drive, River Lea Mews. At the bottom turn L, passing Shepleys Butchers, One Stop, Furnace Lane & then turn L into The MC.

PURPLE WALK: A Walk in The Park: Ruins of Old Madeley Manor (2 MILES):
[There are no car parks that can be used for this as a stand-alone walk; the best option is to park in Parkwood Drive (Grid Ref: 781414), off Manor Road. As this is a public road, please take care not to block any entrances. If you start & end here, the walk is 4 miles.]
[13] From Parkwood Drive, cross Manor Road & go down a hedged wagon way (L of a Whitmore & District Parish Walks Noticeboard) for 200 yds & cross a stile. Turn half R & go to the hedge corner which juts out into the field from the R, keep hedge on R & head up field towards Radwood Hall Farm. Cross stile next to water trough
[14] Turn R after 5 yds, over a stile, down a track to a stile, into a rough paddock, over another stile into a field, hedge on R, over stile, across double concrete slabbed trackway, over stile into field & same direction over stile to R of oak tree in middle of field, then another stile to R of oak tree & trough; look at wooded copse ahead & aim 20 yds in from R to cross FB & up to another stile.
[15] Head diagonally across to field corner & over two stiles over bridge of disused railway. Head down field 200 yds, keeping hedge on R & join a red clay farm track. Walk on this track & see all that remains of Old Madeley Manor to L. [Remains of a Manor house: medieval probably C15 or early C16. Coursed red sandstone. Only a fragment of walling survives to a maximum height of just over 3m. This contains part of the springing of an external round-headed doorway with portcullis groove and chamfered arch; to the south a window at ground level (perhaps formerly lighting a cellar) and remains of a large fireplace with knife sharpening grooves to one side. Several blocks of dressed masonry lie nearby. Impressive fishponds or moats lie to the north and west, and in the adjoining fields are further extensive earthworks, which (to the north-east) may have been associated with the garden of the house. The house itself, of which there is an engraving in Plots History of Staffordshire was partly timber framed. Scheduled Ancient Monument. Site of Lord Stafford’s Hunting Lodge at The Great Deer Park at Madeley; after The Battle of Hastings, Robert de Tosny, or Tonei, was granted land in Staffordshire, including Madeley, by William the Conqueror. Tosny was based at Stafford where his name became Robert de Stafford and then, Lord Stafford. Baldwin’s Gate would have been a gate to the deer park & the parker would have been Baldwin! Lord Stafford after a series of marriages added the Duke of Buckingham to his titles, but fell foul of Henry VIII & was executed, his estates forfeited & eventually his holdings in Madeley bought by Thomas Offley in 1547: he was knighted & Lord Mayor of London in 1556, he was succeeded by his son Henry, then by Sir John Offley, who left endowments in his will for almshouses & a school for Madeley, his son also John Offley followed, a friend of Izaak Walton, who dedicated the first edition of his book, ‘The Compleat Angler’ to him; He married Mary, daughter of Thomas Broughton of Broughton Hall (now the residence of John Cauldwell). He was succeeded by his son also John Offley married Anne Crewe of Crewe Hall. The two estates merged and the Manor House at Madeley was eventually abandoned & fell into decay and ruins.]
[16] Turn L in 50 yds past remains of moat & walk parallel with moat for 200 yds, turn half L (crossing remains of fish ponds) & head up the hedge row to a FB & stile, just before a wooden TP.
[17] Turn half L & see four oak trees in the middle of the field, forming a line that hits the tree line on the L. Use the third tree in from the R as the marker & head for it, pass it on R & see stile in tree line ahead; cross stile & tree line is now evident as the disused Knotty Line, cross FB, turn half R & diagonally ascend to stile. Keep hedge on R for 100 yds until reach double stile & FB next to an oak tree.
[18] Cross into next field, see large pond & use L side as marker to aim for stile & FB in hedge row. Head up field & cross stile to L of oak tree. Use R side of pond in this field as marker to head for stile in top R corner, hidden behind a holly bush.
[19] Keep hedge on R to next field, over stile, & in 400 yds (just before hedge line goes L), look for stile in hedge on R, cross & turn L, follow hedge down to gate & cross stile on L, round to L & over stile & into tarmac’d road: FOR THE LONG RED ROUTE, TURN R & PICK UP ROUTE FROM POINT [9]; FOR THE PURPLE FOUR MILE STAND ALONE WALK: turn L, & follow farm lane up to Lunt’s Farm; turn R as reach farm house along track, to a gateway. Cross stile in top L corner of field; keep fence on L & cross stile in top L of field; half right, cross farm track, & over another stile; keep barbed wire fence on left & aim for double set of stiles in far hedgerow (about 20 yards in); turn R, then L after 50 yds, up steps to a stile & keep fence to L to cross stile by trough. Half L & follow hedge down; where it goes sharp L, go half L to stile by gate in field corner & down track to Parkwood Drive.

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