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.