October’s Boot Women walk will be a gentle 5 mile circular walk from the Oakley Arms pub in Brewood (pronounced “Brood!”) in South Staffordshire. It crosses arable fields and follows quiet tracks and lanes with Belvide Reservoir and the former Black Ladies Priory to take in along the way. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy, including a wealth of wildfowl on the reservoir which is managed as a nature reserve. There is also some interesting history to this area.
The walk is relatively flat with just a few gentle slopes. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, just a few single bridle gates and one sleeper bridge to negotiate. The paths can be muddy or waterlogged at times and they are also rutted and uneven in part, so good boots are a must.
Brewood is a small village in South Staffordshire, located about 11 miles south of Stafford and easily accessed from the A5. The Oakley Arms is located on Kiddemore Green Road, between Brewood and the small hamlet of Kiddemore Green. It is a luxurious pub with a great menu and fantastic views over a lake for after walk drinking/dining should you wish.
Remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on.
Well behaved dogs are welcome – but please be aware that there might be livestock in one of the fields.
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.