Upcoming Walks

Date: Wednesday 21st August 2019      Time: 10.00am      Distance: 7.0 miles (11.3 kms)

Route: Shustoke – Botts Green – Foul End – Shustoke

Map: OS Explorer 232                Postcode for parking: B46 2BE

Directions to parking: Shustoke Reservoir car park, Reservoir Drive, Shustoke (Public car park – Pay & Display £1.00 all day) – From Solihull head towards Coleshill. From Coleshill take the B4114 Blythe Road towards Shustoke – the reservoir car park is on the left just before Shustoke village and the Plough pub.

Information: A circular walk through the rolling Warwickshire countryside, starting from the reservoir then mainly fields with some lane walking and a railway line to cross. There are 4 stiles on the walk and the approx. finish time is 2.30pm.

Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks      Toilets: None

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Date: Saturday 24th August 2019          Staffordshire Way Leg No.1 – Mow Cop to Rudyard

Distance: 12.5 miles (20.1 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 1st September 2019          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 9.0 miles (10.6 kms)

Route: Wellesbourne – Charlecote – Wasperton – Ashorne – Wellesborne

Map: OS Explorer 205                Postcode for parking: CV35 9LX

Directions to parking: The King’s Head, Warwick Road, Wellesbourne (Permission given) – From Solihull take the M42 south then exit at J3A onto the M40 and continue on the M40 towards Warwick. Exit M40 at J15 onto the A429 (4th exit) and at the next roundabout take the first exit signposted Charlecote Road (B4086). As you drive into Wellesbourne the King’s Head pub is on the right. Please park at the entrance in the spaces furthest away from the pub. Additional on street parking can be found near the church on Church Street behind the pub – the walk starts from the church.

Information: A walk mainly along field paths, through short sections of woodland and along streams. Crops and grass will be quite tall at this time of year and care must be taken when crossing two busy roads. There are 6 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 187 feet (57 metres). Approx. finish time 3.00pm.

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

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Date: Wednesday 4th September 2019      Time: 10.00am      Distance: 8.9 miles (14.3 kms)

Route: Kingsbury – Hurley – Foul End – Whitacre Heath – Lea Marston – Kingsbury Water Park – Kingsbury

Map: OS Explorer 232                Postcode for parking: B78 2LL

Directions to parking: Free public car park off Pear Tree Avenue, Kingsbury (Opposite the Community Centre) – From Solihull take the M42 north to J9. Exit the M42 onto the A4097 to Marston. At the roundabout go ahead towards Kingsbury and on entering Kingsbury at the roundabout turn left along the A51  Tamworth Road heading north. The free car parking sign is located along the A51 – turn right into Pear Tree Avenue opposite the Royal Oak pub and the car park is on your right.

Description: The walk goes along the Heart of England Way heading east from Kingsbury, passing south of a rifle range (Please keep to the official footpath for safety) to Knowle Hill. The walk continues through arable fields to Dexter Lane & then heads south to Foul End. It continues through fields and minor lanes to reach Whitacre Heath (The Swan pub) and then heads west along Centenary Way & Birmingham Road to Lea Marston. From here a public Bridleway goes to Marston and the route continues through Kingsbury Water Park back to Kingsbury. Please note that mosquitos are present in Kingsbury Water Park so long trousers and insect repellent are recommended. There is only 1 stile on the walk and a total ascent of 216 feet (66 metres). Approx, finish time 3.15pm.

Breaks: Pub on the walk & at the end of the walk      Toilets: During & at the end of the walk

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Date: Sunday 15th September 2019      Time: 10.00am      Distance: 6.0 miles (9.6 kms)

Route: Berkswell – Benton Green – Carol Green – Balsall Common – Berkswell Station – Lavender Hall – Berkswell

Map: OS Explorer 221                Postcode for parking: CV7 7BB

Directions to parking: The Bear Inn, Spencer’s Lane, Berkswell (Permission given) – From Solihull take the B4102 through Catherine de Barnes and Hampton in Arden following the road to Meriden. On reaching Meriden take the 3rd exit from the roundabout and go along Main Road. Immediately after the Bull’s Head pub turn right by the duck pond signposted Berkswell. After approx. 1.5 miles there is a crossroads and the Bear Inn is on the left hand side – entrances to the car park are in Spencer’s Lane and also Coventry Road. Please park furthest away from the pub.

Information: Mostly field walking with two short road sections. The walk passes Berkswell Station and then back via the outskirts of Lavender Hall Fisheries, before returningback to Berkswell. There may be some overgrown paths in places. There is only 1 stile on the walk. Approx. finish time 1.00pm.

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

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Date: Saturday 21st September 2019     Staffordshire Way Leg No.2 – Rudyard to Kingsley
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: Wednesday 25th September 2019      Time: 10.00am      Distance: 8.3 miles (13.4 kms)

Route: Henley in Arden – Heart of England Way – Lowsonford – Stratford upon Avon Canal – Yarningale Common – Preston Bagot – Henley in Arden

Map: OS Landranger 151                Postcode for parking: B95 5DD

Directions to parking: Sir Harry Road car park, Henley in Arden (Free public car park) – From Solihull take the A3400 to Henley in Arden and at the end of High Street turn left at the traffic lights and then Prince Harry Road is on your left.

Information: A lovely rural walk starting at The Mount in Henley in Arden (short steep walk to the top) followed by common land, fields, moorland and canal towpaths with a small amount of lane walking. There are 10 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 417 feet (127 metres). Approx. finish time 3.30pm.

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

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Date: Sunday 29th September 2019          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 9.4 miles (15.1 kms)

Route: Corley Moor – Heart of England Adventure Park – Hollyberry End – Harvest Hill – Hawkes End – Corley Moor

Map: OS Explorer 221                Postcode for parking: CV7 8AP

Directions to parking: The Red Lion pub, Wall Hill Road, Corley Moor (Permission given) – From Solihull proceed to Hampton in Arden and then continue on to Meriden (B4102). At the roundabout in Meriden take the second exit signposted Fillongley and Nuneaton (B4102). In just under 3 miles turn right onto Wall Hill Road (signposted Corley Moor) and continue for about 0.6 miles and the Red Lion pub is on your right – please park at the far end of the car park.

Information: A gentle, undulating walk over field paths, farm tracks and a little road walking. There are no big ascents but can be overgrown in some places – generally easy walking. There are 9 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 633 feet (193 metres). Approx. finish time 3.00pm.

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

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Date: Sunday 6th October 2019          Time: 10.15am          Distance: 5.5 miles (8.5 kms)

Route: Meriden – Berryfields Farm – Alspath – Millisons Wood – Hill House Farm – Church Farm – Meriden

Map: OS Explorer 221                Postcode for parking: CV7 7NN

Directions to parking: The Bull’s Head, Main Road, Meriden (Permission given) – Leave Solihull via Hampton Lane (B4102) through Catherine de Barnes and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit remaining on the B4102 and carry on through Hampton in Arden. When you reach the A452 roundabout take the 2nd exit (Hampton Lane) to Meriden. At the roundabout in Meriden take the 3rd exit onto Main Road and the Bull’s Head pub is about 500 metres on the left. Please park at the rear of the car park.

Information: Mostly flat field walking through farmland with a couple of short stretches of road walking, taking in the local church. There are no stiles on the walk (only gates) and a total ascent of 50 feet (15 metres). Approx. finish time 1.30pm.

Breaks: Morning coffee break      Toilets: At the start & at the end      Pub: At the end

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Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019      Time: 10.00am      Distance: 10.5 miles (17.0 kms)

Route: Bosworth Country Park – Sutton Cheyney – Bosworth Battlefield – Ashby de la Zouch canal – Carlton – Bosworth Country Park

Map: OS Explorer 232 & 233                Postcode for parking: CV13 0LP

Directions to parking: Market Bosworth Country Park car park (£4.00 for over 3 hours – card/cash facilities) – From Solihull take the M42 north and exit at J11 onto the A444 (Atherstone Road) towards Twycross Zoo. Remain on the A444 through Twycross then turn left onto Bosworth Road and continue on to Market Bosworth and Park Street and The Park.

Information: The walk involves a short area of woodland, fields, a towpath and some lane walking (mostly with pavements). The walk also crosses the Battlefield Line railway tracks on two occasions. The walk is mainly flat and can be muddy in places if wet. There are 4 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 463 feet (141 metres). Approx. finish time 4.00pm.

Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks      Toilets: At the start, during & end of the walk

Pub: At the end of the walk

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Date: Saturday 19th October 2019         Staffordshire Way Leg No.3 – Kingsley to Rocester
Distance: 9.0 miles (14.5 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 27th October 2019          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 6.0 miles (9.7 kms)

Route: Burton Green – Kenilworth Greenway – Water Tower – Burton Green

Map: OS Landranger 140                Postcode for parking: CV4 8AP

Directions to parking: Hickory Smokehouse pub, Cromwell Lane, Burton Green (Permission given) – From Solihull take the A41/A4141 Warwick Road to Knowle. In Knowle turn left onto the Kenilworth Road and continue on to Temple Balsall then take the B4101 (Balsall Street). Continue on Balsall Street/Alder Lane/Kelsey Lane then turn right onto Hodgetts Lane then left onto Cromwell Lane.

Information: Mainly field walking with some lanes. There are 5 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 130 feet (40 metres). Approx. finish time 1.00pm.

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

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