Date:Sunday 8th December 2019 Time: 10.00am Distance: 5.7 miles (9.2 kms)
Route: Chadwick End – Park Lane – Grand Union canal – Baddesley Clinton – Chadwick End
Map: OS Explorer 220 & 221 Postcode for parking: B93 0BN
Directions to parking: The Orange Tree pub, Warwick Road, Chadwick End (Permission given) – From Solihull take the Warwick Road (A41/A4141) through Knowle to Chadwick End. The Orange Tree pub is on your right – please park at the far end of the car park furthest away from the pub.
Information: A mile or so of lovely winding lanes and countryside – usually quiet. The walk follows a rutted track and across farmland towards the Black Boy pub then follows the Grand Union canal towpath. Then lane walking towards Baddesley Clinton before returning to Chadwick End via a lane and field walking. Can be muddy in places if wet – there are no stiles on this walk. Approx. finish time 1.00pm.
Breaks: Morning coffee break Toilets: At the end Pub: At the end
Date: Wednesday 1st January 2020 Time: 11.00am Distance: 4.1 miles (6.6 kms)
Route: Hockley Heath – Stratford upon Avon canal – Packwood House – Hockley Heath
Map: OS Explorer 220 Postcode for parking: B94 6HH
Directions to parking: Hockley Heath Recreation Ground Car Park (Free public car park) – From Solihull take the A34/A3400 south to Hockley Heath and just after the pedestrian crossing turn left onto the Old Warwick Road. The entrance to the Recreation Ground car park is on the left about 50 yards down the road.
Information: Easy going walk along the canal towpath, field paths and road walking. May be muddy in places if wet. After the walk there will be mulled wine and mince pies – to be eco-friendly please bring your own drinking glass. There are 4 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 150 feet (47 metres). Approx. finish time 1.00pm.
Breaks: Pub at the end Toilets: At the end in the pub