Next walk: Millennium Way, Studley and Morton Bagot (10 June, 2018)

Our June walk is along the Millennium Way (Studley and Morton Bagot). It is an 8-mile figure-of-eight walk from the village of Studley in Warwickshire. The countryside is glorious, and the walk takes you through open countryside, along riverside and through woodland with a short section along quiet country lanes. The walk incorporates a section of the Millennium Way where we will be guided by the distinctive black Millennium Way waymarkers.

The route includes a few steady gradients and follows a mixture of field, riverside and woodland paths which can be muddy. There are a couple of sections along quiet lanes. We will negotiate several kissing gates and footbridges plus one stile (which should be suitable for dogs). We will be sharing several of the fields with livestock.

Please note this walk is slightly harder and longer than usual Boot Women walks. It is not  extremely difficult and anyone of average fitness should be fine  but it is not completely flat and is more strenuous than some.

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

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

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

Join us!

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Birmingham Pride 2018

Boot Women will be walking in the parade at Birmingham Pride 2018 (26 May)!
We’ll be meeting from 11.30 am in Victoria Square – to join us simply watch out for the green and white Boot Women banner.

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May Walk: Ironbridge (13 May 2018)

Our May walk will take us to Ironbridge and is 5-6 miles long. We will start at the Green Wood Centre and walk along the side of the River Severn then cross the World Heritage Site Ironbridge where you’ll be able to see the recent restoration work. We continue uphill then it flattens off across farmland and on to National Trust property Benthall Hall. We’ll have a short snack / butty stop and then follow the Shropshire Way and old railway track which will return us across the famous bridge. Then along the Wharfage and back for tea / coffee and cake, or more at the Café.
The walk is suitable for dogs but there could potentially be livestock in the fields at the time of the walk.
Something to sit on is advisable for our snack stop.
Please note, appropriate footwear is needed as the paths will be muddy, even if there’s a heatwave!

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

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and all donations you can make (women’s or children’s clothes, toys, cash) will be welcome.

Join us!

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Boot Women Annual General Meeting

Boot Women’s 2018 AGM will take place at the Wellington (72 Bristol St, B5 7AH) on 24 April, 7 pm.

Join us!

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April walk: The Leasowes

Our next walk, on 8 April, will be a trip to The Leasowes, a lovely wooded park with several ponds near Halesowen – a hidden gem in suburbia.

The 5-mile walk has four quite steep inclines but no stiles. It could be muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear.
On the walk, we will find wild garlic and a watercress pond as well as hidden tree animals. Bring your binoculars, as we hope to spot wrens, grey wagtails, kingfishers, great tits, a noisy woodpecker and more.

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

Remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on. Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and all donations you can make (women’s or children’s clothes, toys, cash) will be welcome.

Join us!

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Next walk: Kingsford Forest Park and Coldridge Wood Circular Walk (11 March)

In March, we will be walking from Kingsford Forest Park which is about a mile away from the well-known Kinver Edge.  It is a 6 mile circular walk. There is a short steep section towards the start of the walk and a short section of quite sharp descent later on in the walk but you will rewarded with a chance for a mid walk café stop and baby donkeys to see at Bodenham  Arboretum! ?

We will follow a delightful route through lanes and byways to Coldridge Wood before returning to the start via the aforesaid Bodenham Arboretum. It encompasses views of the local countryside and quiet lanes alongside and through fields. Several sections take you through woodland and past a couple of pools.

Please wear suitable footwear and bring something to eat. Paths will be very muddy in places.

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

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and all donations you can make (women’s or children’s clothes, toys, cash) will be welcome.

Join us!

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February walk: Stepping stones across River Cole

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February Walk: Moseley Bog, Sarehole Mill & Shire Country Park (11 Feb 2018)

Our February walk will be an easy six miles route from Moseley through the Shire Country Park up to the Ackers Trust where we will take a break.
After retracing our steps back to the car park we will have a drink at the pub a short drive away. Please note the walk is wet and muddy in places so please wear appropriate footwear.

Remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on. Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

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

We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and all donations you can make (women’s or children’s clothes, toys, cash) will be welcome.

Join us!

 

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Himley Walk, 14 Jan 2018

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Next walk: Himley and Swindon Canal Trail, 14 Jan 2018

Our first walk in the new year will be a delightful and easy 5 mile circular walk in the Dudley area with only a few stiles and some steps. There may be some muddy bits, so wear appropriate footwear.

The walk starts at the dismantled Himley Station, follows the South Staffordshire Railway line, turns along the Wom Brook, then heads onto the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, before turning back along Hinksford Lane and returning to Himley. It encompasses woodland and towpath sections.

After the walk, we will be going on to the Dudley Arms pub.

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

Meet 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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