Boot Women at Birmingham Pride 2016

Join us at Birmingham Pride this year!
Boot Women will be marching in the parade.

To be a part of this, meet us on Saturday, 28 May at 11.30am in Victoria Square.

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May walk: Church Stretton (8 May 2016)

On our next walk,  we will be heading out towards Church Stretton in Shropshire!

Church Stretton is a most attractive town situated in the Southern Shropshire hills designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. We will be doing a circular walk heading towards Little Caradoc which is the very smallest of the hills in the area. The walk is 6 miles. There is a fairly steep climb of around 15 to 20 minutes as we go up the hill but the rest of the walk is very easy going. Regarding the climb please don’t be put off; it is very do-able for someone of even average fitness and we will go at the pace of the slowest walker; it won’t be route march!

There are a few stiles and sheep on the hills but well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. Expect mud and wear suitable clothing.

Afterwards we will be going to a most delightful café with home-made cakes and lots of other goodies!

Note: There are free toilets on site for the start and end of the walk.  

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

Meet for shared lifts at the usual place or contact us for details on how to go directly to the start of the walk.

Join us!

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April Walk: Clent Hills

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WP_20160305_024On 10 April, our walk will take us to Clent Hills, which offer breath-taking views over the Black Country. We will be following the Adams Hill circuit, a 4 mile circular walk with gorgeous panoramic views.
This is a walk of medium difficulty with a few inclines but no stiles. The path may be muddy in places so be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
The walk is suitable for dogs but they will need to be on a leash.
There are toilets and a café at the start and the end of the walk.
Remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on.

Meet for shared lifts at the usual place or contact us for details on how to go directly to the start of the walk.

Join us!

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Boot Women Disco and AGM

Join us at Eden Bar (116 Sherlock St, B5 6NB) from 8pm on Friday 13th May 2016 for the Boot Women Disco.
We’ll have a private room with bar and DJ Hannah on the decks till the early hours.
We will be holding our annual AGM before the disco at 7.15pm, also at Eden.
If you would like to be more involved with Boot Women or would like to take up a role on the committee, now is the time to do it.

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Wightwick Wonder Walk, 13 March

This walk takes us along the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal, along towpaths and through the Smestow Valley Nature Reserve.
It’s a mainly flat walk of six miles with just a couple of inclines, but can be muddy in places.

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

Meet for shared lifts at the usual place or contact us for details on how to go directly to the start of the walk.

Join us!

Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

 

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Birmingham/Worcester Canal Walk, 14 Feb 2016

42712848February’s walk will be an urban six miles and will include the Birmingham / Worcester canal, Bournville Parks and the Rea Valley Millennium Route. It also takes in Kings Norton Nature Reserve.

The walk is nearly all on the flat with two small sections on roads. Be prepared for some muddy bits.

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

Meet for shared lifts at the usual place or contact us for details on how to go directly to the start of the walk.

Join us!

Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

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January Walk: Sutton Park (10/01/16)

4630558_8694e50e For the first walk of the year we have decided to do an easy, flat 4 miles around Sutton Park. It may well be very muddy in parts, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on.
Meet for shared lifts at the usual place or contact us for details on how to go directly to the start of the walk.

Join us!

Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

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Photos from the Stiperstones Walk (September 2015)

Somewhat belatedly, here are some pictures from the Stiperstones walk in September. (Thanks to Sue for leading!)
We now have a page for photos, so if you would like to share pictures you have taken on any of our walks or at our social events, please send them in .

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December Walk: Packwood House via Baddesley Clinton and Grand Union Canal

indexBy popular demand, we are repeating this lovely walk from last year, on 13 Dec.

It comprises an easy 5 miles with some uneven sections, kissing gates and stiles. Field paths may be muddy and livestock present.

The day will include mulled wine, mince pies, stalls and more!

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

Well behaved dogs are also welcome but not allowed in National Trust properties.

Meet for shared lifts at the usual place or contact us for details on how to go directly to the start of the walk.

Join us!

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Boot Women Walk – 8 November – Edgbaston Reservoir and Soho Loop

SatelliteThe November walk will be around Edgbaston reservoir and canals.

We will start off by walking around the reservoir (approx 1.75 miles) before we walk onto the Birmingham main line canal and around the Soho Loop, re-joining the main line to walk to Birmingham.

Lunch stop will be on the benches outside the entrance to the ICC and there are public toilets in the ICC. After lunch we shall walk a little further along the canal to Gas Street basin and the Mailbox or turn round and use the opposite towpath to wend our way back to the reservoir car park.

There are no climbs on the route and the paths are generally smooth. Top length is six miles. Lots of wildlife to see and some ancient buildings.

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

Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

Meet for shared lifts at the usual place or contact us for details on how to go directly to the start of the walk.

Join us!

 

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