Important Notice – At present, due to Covid 19 restrictions, only a maximum of 30 people are allowed on each walk. If you wish to take part in any of the following walks please email the club to book your place – do not just turn up on the day.
Sunday 20th September 2020 This walk is restricted to only 10 walkers and it is now fully subscribed.
Start Time: 10.00am Approx Finish Time: 1.00pm Number of Stiles: 1
Postcode for Parking: B61 7JP
Route: Bromsgrove – Park Gate – Alfred’s Well – Bromsgrove
Distance: 5.0miles ( 8.0 kms) Ascent: 410ft (125 metres)
Directions to Parking: Sanders Park car park, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove (Public car park) – From Solihull take the M42 south and exit onto the A38 / Birmingham Road (2nd exit at the roundabout). Continue down the A38 then turn right onto Birmingham Road and continue onto Market Street / St John Street (A448). Continue to follow the A448 and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Kidderminster Road – Sanders Park is on your left.
Information: A gentle circular walk called the “Hedgelayers’ Walk” which is part of the Royal Hunters’ walks in the area which was once part of the Royal Forest of Feckenham. The route takes us through fields, woods and lanes.
Breaks: Morning coffee break Toilets: At the start & end of the walk
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Start Time: 10.00am Approx Finish Time: 3.00pm Number of Stiles: 15
Post Code for Parking: B95 5DD
Route: Henley in Arden – Lowsonford – Yarningdale Common – Preston Bagot – Henley in Arden
Distance: 7.8 miles (12.5 kms) Ascent: 410 ft ( 125 metres)
Directions to Parking: Prince Harry Road car park, Henley in Arden (free public car park) – From the M42 J4 take the Stratford Road (A34) heading south through Hockley Heath to reach Henley in Arden. Go straight through Henley in Arden along the High Street to reach the traffic lights at the junction. Turn left along Warwick road (A4189) and go past Jacksons Ford dealer on the left slowly. Turn left into Prince Harry Road and follow the signs for Prince Harry Road car park, to parking next to Medical Centre.
Information: Mainly walking through fields, initially along the Heart of England Way, then walking along a beautiful stretch of the Stratford Canal, with a visit to Preston Bagot Church on our return. The majority of the walk is level, but at the start we climb up onto Beaudesert Mount, continuing along a ridge, and there are two flights of steps. Horses, sheep and cattle are grazing in the fields we pass through.
Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks
Toilets: Public toilets are available next to the Fire Station on Station Road for independent use prior to the walk and again at the end of the walk.
Sunday 4th October 2020
Start Time: 10.00am Approx Finish Time: 2.30pm Number of Stiles: 5
Postcode for Parking: WS14 9BW
Route: Fosse Way – Leomansley Woods – Lichfield Cathedral – Stowe Pool – Netherstowe – Curborough – Streethay – Darnford Park – Lichfield Canal – Fosse Way
Distance: 9.75 miles (15.7 kms) Ascent: 395 ft (120 metres)
Directions to Parking: Essington Clinic, 132 Birmingham Road, Lichfield (Permission given) – From Solihull take the M42 north and exit at J9 onto the A446 Lichfield Road. Follow the A446 past the Belfry Golf Club to Bassetts Pole island and then take the A38 London Road towards Lichfield. At the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway take the 2nd exit (London Road) towards Lichfield and at the traffic lights at the Shell garage turn left into Shortbutts Lane. At the end of Shortbutts Lane turn right onto the A5127 Birmingham Road – the Essington Clinic is approximately 200 metres on your left opposite The Wellington pub.
Information: A circular walk around the outskirts of Lichfield, mainly following the Erasmus Darwin Walk except for a detour into Lichfield town centre to the Cathedral & Stowe Pool, rejoining the Erasmus Darwin Walk at Curborough fishing pools. The walk takes in residential areas, woodlands, fields, parkland and the restoration of the Lichfield canal.
Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks
Toilets: At the end in the Wellington pub – toilets near the cathedral were closed.
Wednesday 14th October 2020
Start Time: 10.15am Approx Finish Time: 2.30pm Number of Stiles: 6
Post Code for Parking: CV36 5JS
Route: Long Compton – Little Rollright – Rollright Stones – Long Compton
Distance: 9.0 miles (14.5 kms) Ascent: 300 ft ( 92 metres)
Directions to Parking: Red Lion pub, Main Street, Long Compton (Permission given) – From Solihull travel to Stratford upon Avon and leave Stratford on the A3400 towards Shipston on Stour. Continue on the A3400 London Road through Shipston on Stour until you reach Long Compton. Alternatively take the M42/M40 from Solihull and exit the M40 at J15 and take the A429 towards Cirencester/Stow until it meets the A3400 just before Shipston on Stour.
Information: A walk with beautiful views starting from Long Compton, climbing up to the Warwickshire-Oxfordshire border, before heading across country to Little Rollright. From Little Rollright the walk climbs again to the Rollright Stones, then across fields before descending back to Long Compton.
Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks Toilets: At the end of the walk
Pub: At the end of the walk
Additional Guidelines for COVID-19
- If you (or anyone in your household) show any signs of COVID-19 symptoms before the walk, you must not turn up to walk and you should follow the government guidelines on self-isolating.
- Follow government guidelines on social contact and physical distancing – KEEP SAFE.
- If you develop covid-19 symptoms within 7 days of the walk apply for a test and support the contract tracing system. Please notify the Club Secretary.
- Car sharing is not advisable and should be avoided.
- Avoid touching gates, stiles and other path furniture.
- Avoid congesting around gates and stiles.
- Carry a face mask.
- Consider bringing hand sanitiser.
- Do not share food and drink.
- Do not share equipment.
- When other walkers are passing, stand back and give way.
- Please remember to pre-book your place on the walk. Your guest(s) are still welcome, but their places must be pre-booked.