Upcoming Walks

Date: Wednesday 19th June 2019      Time: 10.00am      Distance: 10.5 miles (17.0 kms)

Route: Brown Clee Hill – Clee Burf – Nordy Bank Fort – Brown Clee Hill

Map: OS Explorer 217                Postcode for parking: WV16 6TA

Directions to parking: Park Gate, Cleobury Worth. Bridgnorth (Public car park) – From Solihull travel to Bridgnorth then follow the B4364 to Cleobury North and from here follow the one way system along Oakwood Road and when it becomes two way traffic again turn left into Park Gate – the parking is approx. 0.8 miles along the lane. Ample parking areas are available on the lane near the Information Board.

Information: From the parking the well marked path rises steadily through woodland to the top of Brown Clee. It then follows the Shropshire Way south over moorland, descending to a small lane and then travels north via Jack Mytton Way through fields and moorland. There is then a 2 km walk along a small, quiet lane before rejoining the Shropshire Way to circle Brown Clee to the north and return to the car park. There are 2 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 2000 feet (600 metres). Approx. finish time 4.30pm.

Breaks: Morning, Lunch & Afternoon breaks      Toilets: None

A pub may be available in a nearby village – to be confirmed nearer the time.

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Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019      Time: 10.30am      Distance: 8.0 miles (12.9 kms)

Route: Witley Court Church – Hill House Farm – Yells Cottage – Binces – Astley – Priors Well – Newbridge – Glasshampton Monastery – Woolston Farm – Witley Court Church

Map:  OS Explorer 204                Postcode for parking: WR6 6JT

Directions to parking: Witley Court Church & Tea Room car park (Permission given) – From Solihull take the M42 south and join the M5. Exit the M5 at J5 and take the A38 towards Droitwich. Exit the A38 onto the A4133 towards Ombersley. Remain on the A4133 then turn right onto the A443 signposted Tenbury & Witley Court. On the A443 look for the signpost “Private Road – Witley Church & Tea Rooms, take this road which is more of a track, and at the end of the road take the bend to the right, pass the Court and the field for parking is just in front of you, with the Tea Room ahead and the Church to the left. If you take the main entrance to Witley Court you will have to pay to park and then walk through the grounds to the Church.

Information: The walk is mainly along footpaths with a small amount of lane walking. There are a couple of patches of stinging nettles so long trousers are advisable. There are only 3 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 890 feet (272 metres) – the church at the end is well worth a visit. Approx, finish time 3.00pm.

Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks          Toilets: At the start & at the end of the walk.

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Date: Saturday 29th June 2019          Geopark Way Leg No. 9 – Ketford to Huntley

Distance: 11.0 miles (17.7 kms)

This is a long trail walk that requires organised transport so you cannot just turn up on the day. If you are interested in taking part then please contact the club via the club website.

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Date: Sunday 7th July 2019          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 9.0 miles (14.5 kms)

Route: Tanworth in Arden – Umberslade Park – Blunts Green – St. Mary’s Chapel – Ullenhall – Tanworth in Arden

Map: OS Explorer 220                Postcode for parking: B94 5AL

Directions to parking: Roadside parking around The Green, Tanworth in Arden – From Shirley take the B4102 through Earlswood then turn right onto Broad Lane (B4101). After 0.5 miles turn left onto Vicarage Hill and continue on to The Green in Tanworth in Arden. As parking is limited around The Green, please car share if possible.

Information: A beautiful walk through rolling Warwickshire countryside starting from the village green. The walk visits a small chapel on a hill and passes through the village of Ullenhall. There are 6 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 700 feet (214 metres). Approx. finish time 2.30pm.

Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks      Toilets: None

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Date: Wednesday 17th July 2019          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 10.0 miles (16.0 kms)

Route: Meer End – Honiley – Beausale – Kenilworth – Meer End

Map: OS Explorer 221                Postcode for parking: CV8 1PW

Directions to parking: Tipperary Inn, Meer End Road, Meer End, Kenilworth (Permission given) – From Solihull take the Warwick Road towards Knowle (A4141) and continue through Knowle on the A4141 to the Five Ways roundabout near Shrewley. Take the first exit towards Balsall Common (A4177) – the Tipperary Inn is on the left hand side after approximately 3 miles. Please park on the section of car park furthest away from the pub.

Information: A walk through a mixture of fields, woodland, and country lanes. Takes in a section of the Millenium Way, Honiley church and Kenilworth Castle. There are only 2 stiles on the walk and the approximate finish time is 3.30pm.

Breaks: Morning & lunch breaks      Toilets: At the end of the walk      Pub: At the end

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Date: Sunday 21st July 2019          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 7.0 miles (11.3 kms)

Route: Claverdon – Langley – Cutler’s Farm – Austy Wood – Stratford upon Avon Canal – Kington – Claverdon

Map: OS Explorer 220                Postcode for parking: CV35 8LJ

Directions to parking: The Crown Inn, Henley Road, Claverdon (Permission given) – From Solihull take the M42 south and exit at J4 onto the A34 towards Henley in Arden. Go through Hockley Heath until you reach Henley in Arden. Turn left at the traffic lights along Henley Road (A4189) to Claverdon – the Crown Inn is on the left.

Information: A circular walk along public footpaths in farmland. Some lane walking through Langley, then along the Monarch’s Way through Austy Wood. It goes along the Stratford upon Avon Canal towpath from Bridge 51 to Bridge 49, before returning across farmland through Kington to Claverdon. Can be muddy in places if wet. There are 7 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 433 feet (132 metres). Approx. finish time 2.15pm.

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

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Date: Saturday 27th July 2019           Geopark Way Leg No. 10 – Huntley to Gloucester

Distance: 13.0 miles (20.9 kms)

This is a long trail walk that requires organised transport so you cannot just turn up on the day. If you are interested in taking part then please contact the club via the club website.

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Date: Sunday 4th August 2019          Details to follow shortly

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Date: Wednesday 7th August 2019          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 9.0 miles (10.6 kms)

Route: Coughton – Spernal – Great Alne – Coughton

Map: OS Explorer 220                Postcode for parking: B49 5HX

Directions to parking:  Throckmorton Arms, Coughton on the A435 (Permission given) – From Solihull take the A435 south towards Studley. Continue through Studley for approximately 3 miles – the Throckmorton Arms pubis on the righthand side of the road about 300 yards before the entrance to NT Coughton Court. Please park at the rear of the car park.

Information: From Coughton the walk follows the River Arrow and then through parts of the Heart of England Forest and meadows with some lane walking. There are 4 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 850 feet (259 metres). Approx. finish time 2.00pm.

Breaks: Morning & lunch breaks      Toilets: At the end       Pub: At the end of the walk

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Date: Sunday 18th August 2019          Details to follow shortly

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Date: Wednesday 21st August 2019          Details to follow shortly

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