Date: Sunday 28th October 2018 Time: 10.00am Distance: 5 miles (8 kms)
Route: Fillongley – Tipper’s Hill – Wood End – Corley Ash – Fillongley
Map: OS Explorer 221 Postcode for parking: CV7 8ET
Directions to parking: The Manor House pub, Coventry Road, Fillongley (permission given) – From Solihull take the B4102 through Catherine de Barnes and Hampton in Arden towards Meriden. At Meriden continue along the B4102 (Fillongley Road) for approx. 4 miles and at the crossroads turn right onto the Coventry Road (B4098). The Manor house is a short distance on the right – please park at the far end of the car park away from the pub.
Information: Mostly field walking with some road and lane walking and a short distance through a copse. Towards the end of the walk we will pass the ruins of a motte & bailey castle which dates from the Civil war in the 12th century, but was allowed to decay in the 15th century. There are no stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 492 feet (150 (metres). Approx. finish time 1.30pm.
Breaks: Morning coffee break Toilets; At the end of the walk Pub: at the end
Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018 Geopark Way Leg No.4 – Stourport on Severn to Abberley
Distance: 12.0 miles (19.3 kms)
This is a long trail where minibus transport is organised so you cannot just turn up on the day. If you wish take part in this walk please contact the club via email.
Date: Sunday 11th November 2018 Time: 10.00am Distance: 7.5 miles (11.7 kms)
Route: Burton Dassett – Fenny Compton – Farnborough – Avon Dassett – Burton Dassett
Map: OS Explorer 206 Postcode for parking: CV47 2AB
Directions to parking: Burton Dassett Hills Country Park (Car park charge: £2.00 per day) – From Solihull take the M42 south to J3A and exit onto the M40. Leave the M40 at J12 onto the B4451 towards Gaydon then turn left onto the B4100 and follow the signs for the Country Park. Please park by Bonfire Hill – look for the conicle roof stone tower.
Information: A pleasant walk through the Country Park and nearby villages – mainly field paths with some road walking. There are 10 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 656 feet (200 metres). Approx. finish time 2.00pm. NB. As this is Rememberence Sunday the walk will stop at 11.00am for a two minute silence.
Breaks: Morning & lunch breaks Toilets: At the start & at the end of the walk
Date: Wednesday 14th November 2018 Time: 10.00am Distance: 9.0 miles (14.5 kms)
Route: The Offchurch Greenway – Grand Union canal – Long Itchington – Dismantled Railway – Offchurch Greenway
Map: OS Explorer 221 Postcode for parking: Nearest postcode is CV33 9AU
Directions to parking: From Solihull travel to Leamington Spa and then take the A425 road from Leamington in the direction of Southam. As you drive through the village of Radford Semele take the turning on the left (nearly opposite the pub) signposted for Offchurch. After about 1.5 miles (ignoring all left signs to Offchurch) , when Welsh Road crosses the road that you are on, turn right signposted Bascote & Southam and then turn immediately right into the small car park at the start of the Offchurch Greenway (free public car park).
Information: A walk on good gravel tracks on the Offchurch Greenway and a stretch of the Grand Union canal. There are also field paths and small amount of road walking. There are only 4 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 380 feet (116 metres). Approx. finish time 2.30pm.
Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks Toilets: None
Date: Sunday 25th November 2018 Time: 10.00am Distance: 4.5 miles (7.4 kms)
Route: Barston – Hampton in Arden – Walsall End – Barston
Map: OS Explorer 220 & 221 Postcode for parking: B92 0JU
Directions to parking: The Bull’s Head. Barston Lane, Barston (Permission given) – From Solihull take the A41 / A4141 Warwick Road towards Knowle and then before entering Knowle turn left into Jacobean Lane. Follow Jacobean Lane until it becomes Barston Lane and continue into Barston where you will find The Bull’s Head on your left. Please use the overflow car park by turning left after entering the main car park,
Information: An easy, flat, varied walk taking in pleasant countryside views. There is a small amount of road walking followed by field walking, passing by a fishing lake, followed by more fields. May be muddy in places if wet. There are 3 stiles on the walk and the approx. finish time is 12.30pm.
Breaks: Morning break Toilets: At the end of the walk Pub: At the end
Date: Wednesday 5th December 2018 Time: 10.00am Distance: 10.0 miles (16.0 kms)
Route: Kingsbury – Hurley Common – Piccadilly – Kingsbury Water Park – Kingsbury
Map: OS Explorer 232 Postcode for parking: B78 2LG
Directions to parking: Peartree Avenue car park, Kingsbury (Free public car park) – From the M42 (Exit J9) or from the A446, follow the signposts for Kingsbury via the A4097 then turn left onto the A51. Peartree Avenue is the right turn before the White Swan pub.
Information: A walk through fields, along the canal towpath & through a country park. There are 4 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 200 feet (65 metres). Approx. finish time 3.00pm.
Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks Toilets: At the end of the walk
Date: Sunday 9th December 2018 Time: 10.00am Distance: 5.3 miles (8.5 kms)
Route: Newbold Comyn Park – Offchurch – Newbold Comyn Park
Map: OS Explorer 221 Postcode for parking: CV32 4EW
Directions to parking: Take the A445 road from Warwick to Leamington Spa and shortly after crossing the River Avon turn/keep right onto the B4099 Warwick New Road heading for the town centre. At the first traffic island take the first exit, go under the railway bridge and at the next traffic island take the first exit heading for the town centre. Cross four sets of traffic lights and continue along Willes Road to the next set of traffic lights close to the entrance to Jephson Gardens. Turn left onto Newbold Terrace East (signposted for Newbold Comyn Park) and drive for about 0.6 miles, passing the new Leisure Centre on the right before arriving at the car park on the left opposite the childrens’ play area. (Free public car park)
Information: The walk travels over parkland to the Grand Union canal, along the towpath and then field paths to Offchurch, returning to Newbold Comyn Park (small amount of road walking). There are 4 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 331 feet (101 metres). Approx. finish time 1.00pm.
Breaks: Morning coffee break Toilets: None
Date: Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Chairman’s New Year’s Day Walk
Time: 11.00am Distance: 4.0 miles (6.4 kms)
Route: Knowle Park – Grand Union canal – Copt Heath Golf Club – Knowle Park
Map: OS Explorer 220 Postcode for parking; B93 9HT
Directions to parking: From Solihull travel to Knowle via the Warwick Road and opposite the Toby Inn turn right onto Lodge Road and then turn right onto Longdon Road. The entrance to Knowle Park car park is about 250 yards on the left. (Free public car park)
Information: The walk follows field paths and the canal towpath with a small amount of road walking. There are 3 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 154 feet (47 metres). Approx. finish time 1.30pm. Please note later start time of 11.00am
Breaks: Morning coffee break Toilets: None