Next walk: Malvern Hills, 13 Feb 2022

Our February walk takes us to the Malvern Hills, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our route includes the North Hill and the Worcestershire Beacon as well as a drinks and social break at the Wyche Inn.
Please note that this a five-mile route which involves some challenging walking.
Remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on.
Well behaved dogs are also welcome but owners should follow this code of conduct.

Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walk.
We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

Join us!

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Next walk: Jewellery Quarter, 9 Jan 2022

For the first walk of the new year we are going to explore Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and Key Hill Cemetery.

The centre of Birmingham’s industrial life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, there’s lots to see in the Jewellery Quarter as we walk around.  For those of us with an interest in women’s history, there are lots of connections – the women pen-makers  who produced approximately three quarters of the world’s pens in the mid to late 19th century; Anne Colmore, head of the Colmore family who laid out the estate in the 17th century; the grave of Constance Naden, a significant 19th century poet who shared a house with a female friend and devoted herself to women’s causes.

Key Hill Cemetery, built in 1833, is a garden cemetery with winding pathways and grand buildings.  It’s a lovely place to explore and walk in and there are some very interesting people buried there.

The walk will be on pavements.  Weather conditions permitting, we may walk down a short stretch of canal towpath, but there are alternatives if that looks too slippery.

You can bring sandwiches but the jewellery quarter has lots of pubs and cafes so we may want to eat indoors in the warm.

Dogs are not permitted in the cemetery.

If anyone wants to make a longer day of it, we could finish off the day with a visit either to the Pen Museum or to the Coffin Works.  See https://penmuseum.org.uk/ and http://www.coffinworks.org/ for more details.

Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walks.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

 Join us!

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Next walk: Birmingham Canals & Christmas Market (12 Dec 2021)

Our final walk of the year will be a relaxing exploration of the canals around Birmingham city centre. It will include a pub stop at the Hen & Chickens on Constitution Hill. A visit to the Christmas Market on Victoria Square will conclude our walk.
For most of the route, we will walk along the canal under the city. Towpaths might be a bit slippery so please ensure you wear appropriate footwear.

Please note that this walk is not suitable for dogs.
Pl
ease maintain sensible distances on the walk.
Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walks.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

 Join us!

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Upcoming walks

Please come join us for our autumn walks!

12 September: Cannock Chase

This will be a 5km walk around Brindley Heath. The path will be on tarmac, gravel and earth and can be slippery in places. It has one steep climb and descent but no stiles. We will cross a main road, so please take care. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring a waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather.
We will take a break during the walk so bring something to eat and drink.

14 November: Bumble Hole Nature Centre

Our 3.4km walk will follow the Cut n Coal Trail around this former mining site. Now a conservation area,  our route will follow canal towpaths and public access footpaths that can be both muddy and slippy so sturdy footwear is advisable. Wrap up warm as the area is quite open. The trail is on fairly level well trodden ground with two medium gradient uphill sections.
As on all of our walks, we will stop for a break so bring something to eat and drink. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walks.
Please maintain sensible distances on the walks.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

 Join us!

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Next walk: Cannon Hill Park, 8 August 2021

Cannon Hill Park

Boot Women walks are back!

Join us at for our first walk through Cannon Hill Park. We are taking a cautious approach as we appreciate that some of you may be a little apprehensive, so with this in mind, we will follow a 5km route which should take around two hours to complete. The route is predominantly flat with one small incline.

Following the walk we will have a picnic so please bring something to eat and drink. Also something to sit on.
Please maintain sensible distances on the walk and during the picnic.
Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

N.B.: Parking charges apply in the park (four hours £ 2.60, payable by cash or phone).

Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walk.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

We look forward to seeing friends old and new. Join us!

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Boot Women walks suspended

Following the government’s guidance on social distancing, we have decided to cancel our walks until further notice.
Stay safe and #flattenthecurve!

 

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Next walk: Hampton-in-Arden, 8 March 2020

Join us for our March walk led by Sue. This is an easy walk of 4.5 miles length with a few stiles, likely to be boggy and muddy in some places, so please wear ankle-high boots.

The many highlights of the walk include:

Lovely fieldscapes, great old trees, beautiful very old cottages in the hamlet, a Banksy unoriginal (!!) and a 15th century bridge (!!). It’s great for plane spotting, if that’s your thing, and there is a lovely old pub at the end.

Remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on.

Well behaved dogs are welcome if they can navigate stiles.

Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walk.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

Join us!

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January Walk and Sunday Lunch

In January, we’ll be celebrating our vice-chair’s birthday by having Sunday lunch after our walk.

The walk will be a short, flat walk of approximately 3 miles length along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal. There will be no stiles but depending on the weather the towpath may be slippery, so please wear appropriate footwear.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walk and on how to sign up for the lunch. A deposit is required and needs to be paid by 8 Dec.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

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December Walk: Birmingham Canals and Christmas Market

Put your Santa hats on and join us for our Christmas walk on 8 Dec 2019.

We’ll be staying local and exploring the Birmingham canals. Our walk along the towpaths will take approximately two hours and will end at the German Market, where we will enjoy a festive drink in the Snowhouse.

Due to the weather the towpath may be slippery, so please wear appropriate footwear.

Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walk.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

Join us!

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Next walk: Sutton Park, 10th November

The location  for November’s Boot Women walk will be Sutton Park. For anyone who isn’t local to North Brum: Sutton Park is a lovely 2400 acre National Nature Reserve. The park has varied terrain and landscape with much heathland and several lakes. We will be covering only part of it and it will be 5 to 6 miles and mostly completely flat though there is a very short section where there is a gradient. There are no stiles.

The route will probably be muddy due to all the recent rain we have had, so please wear appropriate footwear.

Remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on.

Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walk.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.

Join us!

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