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We did it! 50 miles, across 4 counties in 48 hours! DONATE HERE

We did it! We walked 50 miles, across 4 counties in 48 hours!
All donations from our sponsored walk will go to University Hospitals of North Midlands Charity (UHNM Charity).


Leek United Building Society staff completed a sponsored walk, taking them on a journey around the counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire, the heartland of where the Society and its twelve branches are based. The walk, which took place on 17 and 18 July, will include visits to Market Drayton, Congleton, Leek and Ashbourne branches along the 50-mile route.

Day 1: Market Drayton to Congleton (25 miles)
Day 2: Congleton to Ashbourne via Leek (25 miles)

Every member of the team at Leek United was invited to pledge their contribution to the journey around the four counties, some doing complete legs between branches, a couple of miles or joining our main organiser of the event, Dan Nutt Branch Manager, on the entire route. Over 70 staff, family and friends took part and here are some of their highlights on the journey!


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Day 1

Section 1 9am - Market Drayton to The White Lion

  • Out of Market Drayton on A53
  • B5415/B5026 to Knighton

Section 2 11am - The White Lion - The Offley Arms

  • B5026 across the A51
  • Right onto A525 past Onneley Golf Club into Madeley

Section 3 1pm - The Offley Arms - The Railway

  • Past the pool onto new road
  • Right onto Heighley Castle Way
  • A531 – straight across to Heighley Lane (keep right) over the M6 – Red Hall Farm on Red Hall Lane
  • Right onto the B5367

Section 4 3pm - The Railway - The Bleeding Wolf

  • Left onto Station Road
  • Left on Heathcote Road             
  • Right onto Miles Green Road
  • Left onto Boom Hills Road to the round about (Bignall end)
  • Straight over (The Plough) Bignall End Road (keep Right) over A500
  • Right onto Audley Road to the end left past Swan
  • Right onto Coalpit Hill to A34, across cross roads past Toby Carvery

Section 5 5pm - The Bleeding Wolf - Congleton

  • Carry on past Wharf Plumbing and turn right onto Portland Road and join the canal
  • Stay on the canal for a long time, under Peel Lane, Astbury Golf Club
  • Left Public footpath keep right the left onto Priesty Fields
  • Left onto Moody Street past Natwest and left to LUBS


Day 2

Section 1 9am - Congleton - Chapel Croft B&B

  • With Natwest on the right head down the high street
  • Take a right onto Park Lane A527 to the station and continue on Biddulph Road
  • Tale a left onto Reades Lane at Holy Trinity Church
  • Right on to Cherry Lane straight onto Overton Road
  • Straight over onto Biddulph Common Road
  • Straight onto Newtown road

Section 2 11am - Chapel Croft B&B - Hotel Rudyard

  • Straight down Newtown Road
  • Straight over at the cross roads
  • Right onto Camrose Hill straight into Rudyard

Section 3 12pm - Hotel Rudyard - Customer Service Centre

  • To the round about and head to the Steam Railway
  • Take the track all the way to Leek
  • West View Close – North Street
  • To the COOP and round to CSC

Section 4 1pm - CSC - Cottage Kitchen

  • Take A523 out of Leek

Section 5 3pm - Cottage Kitchen - The Dog & Partridge

  • Continue on A523/A52

Section 6 5pm - The Dog & Partridge - Ashbourne

  • Continue on A52
  • Left onto Mayfeild Road/Church Street


We’re raising money for UHNM, enabling the trust to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment and to enhance patient experience and comfort for people who are cared for at County Hospital in Stafford and at Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. The charity also funds additional training for staff and research programmes.


Steve Rushton from University Hospital of North Midlands Charity said, “We’re delighted that Leek United Building Society have chosen us. The money raised will make a huge difference to our patients and staff.”


If you wanted to donate, it’s still not too late to support this great cause. The Virgin Money link is currently live.


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