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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 … Continue reading

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Next walk: Castle Ring, 14 April

Our April walk is an 8 mile figure of eight loop, taking in Hednesford Hills and Castle Ring. There are a few inclines and some sections may still be muddy, so appropriate footwear is essential.  Well behaved dogs are welcome, … Continue reading

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Visit to Boscobel House, 10 March 2024

Over the years, many of our walks have crossed onto the path known as the Monarch’s Way. It is Britain’s second longest trail at 625 miles long. The route follows the journey of King Charles ll from Worcester to Shoreham … Continue reading

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Next walk: Baggeridge Country Park to Himley Hall, 11 February 2024

Smooth paths and gentle grades make this a relaxing walk. On leaving our starting point, we cross a field into the woodland following a clear and well maintained path. We will pass a number of pools which are a linked … Continue reading

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Next walk: Walsall, 14 January 2024

Our first walk of 2024 starts at Walsall Arboretum. It’s a 5 mile route, including fields, woods, Park Lime Pits Nature Reserve, the Rushall Canal and the arboretum itself. It’s generally easy walking; there are a couple of stiles. There … Continue reading

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Next walk: Birmingham Canals and Christmas Market, 10 Dec 2023

Our final walk of the year will be a relaxing 2-3 mile exploration of the canals around Birmingham city centre. A visit to the Christmas Market on Victoria Square will conclude our walk. Towpaths might be a bit slippery so please … Continue reading

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Next walk: Chasewater, 12 Nov 2023

Join us in November for an autumnal Chasewater stroll. The route is an easy flat 3-6 miles through a reclaimed historic mining landscape. Depending on weather conditions and how we feel on the day we can opt for the shorter … Continue reading

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Next walk: Harborne Walkway, 8 Oct 2023

Our October walk is a varied urban walk which starts and ends in Birmingham City Centre, taking in 2 canals and the old Harborne Railway, now a city ‘greenway’. It involves some street walking (across Edgbaston to Harborne) and we … Continue reading

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Next walk: Manor Farm Park and Bournville, 10 Sept 2023

Our September walk will be a history walk through Manor Farm Park and around Bournville in Birmingham. It will also be a celebration of Gill Coffin’s 80th birthday! The park, which dates back to medieval times, includes a restored lake with … Continue reading

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Next walk: Sutton Park, 13 August 2023

Our August walk will be a nice, relaxing stroll through Sutton Park. The route is an easy 5km on good pathways. There are two gentle inclines. On our walk, we will take in the Jamboree Memorial Stone, Keepers Pool and … Continue reading

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