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.
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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.

Join us!

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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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Next walk: Clowes Wood, 13 October 2019

Our next walk will be a longish woodlands ramble through the Clowes Wood nature reserve near Solihull (6-7 miles). We’ll start and finish by Earlswood Lakes.

This is a lovely flat walk, taking in a view of the lakes as well as woods and meadows and a golf course.
Overall, the walk holds few challenges but there are many kissing gates, a few stiles and several footbridges to navigate – some have the odd plank missing so you will need to take care when crossing.

Since we will be walking across fields and meadows as well as along established footpaths, it will be quite wet and muddy in places – particularly if we get more rain next week. Good, watertight boots are a must.
Please be aware that there will be some road walking, mostly in the first part of the walk.

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

Well behaved dogs are welcome but will need to be able to cross stiles and footbridges.

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: Warley Woods, 8 September 2019

In September, we will go on the Warley Woods History Trail and visit Lightwoods House.
Warley Woods is a lovely green space, just 4 miles from Birmingham city centre, and consists of one third woodland, one third meadow and a nine-hole golf course.

Our walk leader, who is one of the Warley Woods Trustees, will slowly take us along the 3-mile History Trail so that you can take in the information.
Leaflets are available for you to use and a donation for them would be appreciated.

Warley Woods is unique in that it is owned and run by the community, has won the Green Flag Award for the last 10 years and is based on a landscape designed by Humphry Repton in the 1780s. There are 15 trustees and over a thousand members of the trust. 400 volunteers contribute at events and do other things like litter picking, planting trees and clearing paths.
For more information, go to www.warleywoods.org .

At the end of the History Trail, we will have the option of a trip to Lightwoods House and Park to see the Grade II-listed 18th century house that was refurbished using a 5 million pound lottery grant.

There is a lovely Shakespeare garden at the back to walk around but no dogs are allowed. Lightwoods Park is flat but the woods rise up and down with the highest point at the water tower, which is 235 meters above sea level, so there will be some nice views although we cannot access the tower.

All in all the walk will be no more than 4 miles.

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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