Types of Walk

The club aims to provide a variety of walks to suit the varied interests, needs and abilities of its members.

Sunday Walks (Fortnightly: Gentle to Easy, suitable for all walkers)

Every other Sunday, there is a club walk of between 5 and 10 miles, within an hour of Solihull. The Walk Leader will have already completed the walk and will advise of any specific hazards.

Sunday walks usually alternate between short (around 5 miles) and long (around 8 miles) but occasionally we have longer walks still.

Wednesday Walks (Monthly: Easy to Moderate, suitable for walkers happy to walk 10 miles)

Our midweek walks offer 10 mile walks, normally within two hours of Solihull. The walk leader will not have walked the route.

Long Distance Trails (Saturdays, monthly. Suitable for regular walkers)

These walks are generally moderate to hard, as the club tackles walks like the Cotswolds Way, the Shropshire Way, and the MacMillan Way over a number of Saturdays. Walkers are encouraged to car share to the meeting point which can be one to two hours away.

A typical walk will be around 11 miles, and we share the costs of a local minibus to get us from the meeting point to the start point: therefore we have to know numbers in advance.

Tough Trails (mostly, weekends. Suitable for experienced walkers)

These walks are generally hard to severe, sometimes with more than 2000 feet of ascent, and can be 13-15 miles. We have walked long distance paths such as Offa’s Dyke and the White Peaks Way.

As they are typically 2-3 hours away with long walks, we usually stay away in a youth hostel or in a bunkhouse and do two days walking. Costs are shared by those taking part.

HF Guided Walking Breaks

The club organises a walking break at an HF Holidays location each year, where we get full board accommodation and a choice of walks in places such as Exmoor and the Yorkshire Dales. Details are published around January and the walking breaks take place in August.

Other Walks
We have an annual Cramble, a New Years Walk, and a Midsummer Walk.

Details of all our walks are provided as newsletters and on our walks calendar page.

We are a friendly club and welcome guests and new members. Feel free to join us at a walk in the near future.

Dogs
We are occasionally asked if the club allows members and guests to bring their dogs on walks. The Club rules do not allow dogs on organised club walks with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.