Upcoming Walks

Date: Sunday 17th February 2019          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 5.6 miles (9.0 kms)

Route: Callow Hill – Elcocks Brook – Ham Green – Hunt End – Callow Hill

Map: OS Landranger 150                Postcode for parking:  B97 5GN

Directions to parking: Morton Stanley Park, 2 Green Lane, Redditch (Free public car park) – From Solihull take the M42 south and exit at J2 onto the A441 signposted Redditch/Evesham. After 9.5 miles, at the McDonalds roundabout, follow the A441 south to the next roundabout and then take the B4504 signed Callow Hill/Hunt End. Morton Stanley Park is on the left after 2 miles. Alternatively leave the M42 at J3 and take the A435 south, then take the A4023 signed  Redditch, then onto the A441 and follow the directions from the McDonalds roundabout. Although this is a relatively large car park, it is used on Sundays by a lot of dog walkers, so please try and car share if possible.

Information: A relatively flat walk through fields, woodland, and a small amount of lane walking. There are 12 stiles on the walk. Approx. finish time 2.00pm.

Breaks: Morning coffee break          Toilets: None

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Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019               Coventry Way Leg No.4 – Black Bank to Meriden

Distance: 9.75 miles (15.7 kms)                     Total ascent: 603 feet (184 metres)

This long trail requires minibus transport so you cannot just turn up on the day. If you would like to take part in this walk please contact the club via email for further details.

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Date: Sunday 3rd March 2019      Details to follow shortly

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Date: Saturday 9th March 2019

Geopark Way Leg No.5 – Abberley to Knightwick      Distance: 11.0 miles  

This long trail requires minibus transport so you cannot just turn up on the day. If you would like to take part in this walk please contact the club via email for further details.

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Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019      Time: 10.00am      Distance: 11.0 miles (17.7 kms)

Route: Weatheroak – Hopwood – Alvechurch – Rowney Green – Weatheroak

Map: OS Explorer 220                Postcode for parking: B48 7EA

Directions to parking: The Coach & Horses, Weatheroak Hill, Alvechurch (Permission given) – From Solihull take the M42 south and exit at J3, turning right at the roundabout onto the A435 towards Wythall. Turn left onto Hill Lane and this then continues onto Weatheroak Hill – the Coach & Horses car park is on your right.

Information: The walk takes in meadows, woodland and canal towpaths with lovely views and some lane walking. Can be muddy in places if wet. There are 8 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 794 feet (242 metres). Approx. finish time 4.00pm.

Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks          Toilets: At the end          Pub: At the end

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Date: Sunday 17th March 2019      Details to follow shortly

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Date: Sunday 31st March 2019      Time: 10.00am      Distance: 8.9 miles (14.2 kms)

Route: Hagley railway station – The Vale of Churchill – Hagley railway station

Map: OS Landranger 139                Postcode for parking: B90 2NH

Directions to parking: Shirley railway station, Haslucks Green Road, Shirley, Solihull (Car park is free on Sunday) – From Solihull town centre take Streetsbrook Road towards Hall Green and at the traffic lights opposite Robin Hood Crematorium turn left onto Olton Road. Cross over the A34 Stratford Road onto Haslucks Green Road past Asda and at the roundabout by the Colebrook pub take the 2nd exit continuing down Haslucks Green Road where you will see Shirley Station on your right.

The train for Hagley leaves Shirley station at 9.09am, arriving at Hagley station at 9.57am – please check train times online for the up to date timetable. For West Midland pass/concession holders the journey from Shirley to Stourbridge is free – Stourbridge to Hagley is £1.70 return. For non concession passengers the cost from Shirley to Hagley is £8.50 return.

If using Solihull station the train leaves at 9.05am and arrives at Snow Hill station at 9.20am – then catch the  9.28am train to Hagley. The cost is the same as Shirley station above. Again, please check train times online for the up to date timetable.

Alternatively drive to Stourbridge station and catch the train from Stourbridge to Hagley – cost is £1.70 return. Please note that parking in Hagley is limited.

The walk will commence from Hagley Station at 10.00am.

Information: An undulating, moderately hilly walk through woodland, fields and lanes, crossing 2 main roads. The walk  takes in the picturesque village of Churchill and good views from the ridge on Barnet Hill. There are no stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 120 feet (40 metres). Approx. finish time 2.30pm.

Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks      Toilets: At the station

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Date: Saturday 6th April 2019

Geopark Way Leg No.6 – Knightwick to Great Malvern      Distance: 11.5 miles

This long trail requires minibus transport so you cannot just turn up on the day. If you would like to take part in this walk please contact the club via email for further details.

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Date: Wednesday 10th April 2019        Details to follow shortly

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Date: Sunday 14th April 2019               Details to follow shortly

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Date: Sunday 28th April 2019          Time: 10.30am          Distance: 6.0 miles (9.7 kms)

Route: Cherington – Lower Brailes – Cotswold Hills escarpment – Cherington

Map: OS Explorer 191                       Postcode for parking: CV36 5HS

Directions to parking: Cherington Arms, Cherington (Permission given) – From Solihull travel south on the A3400 to Shipston on Stour. Turn left onto the B4035 to Lower Brailes. On entering the village turn right into Sutton Road and continue through Sutton in Brailes to Cherington – turn left to the Cherington Arms. Please park at the top end of the car park as close to each other as possible.

Information: Mainly fields and woodland with some lane walking with beautiful views and a scenic descent with a lovely riverside pub at the end.  There are 7 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 800 feet (244 metres). Approx. finish time 2.30pm.

Breaks: Morning coffee break        Toilets: At the end of the walk        Pub: At the end

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