Next walk: Shire Country Park, 12 May

The Shire Country Park is a local nature reserve along the River Cole Valley, with a mixture of wetlands, grasslands, woodland and heath. The park was named to honour the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien who lived within its borders as a young child. Tolkien’s childhood adventures in the park are said to have inspired some of his later works.

Our 5 km circular walk starts at Sarehole Mill, an eighteenth century watermill. The walking is generally easy and there are no stiles.

As on all of our walks we will stop for a break so bring something to eat and drink.  Dogs are welcome but may need to be kept on a lead.

Sections of the walk may be muddy so wear appropriate shoes or boots!

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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