Upcoming Walks

Date: Sunday 27th May 2018           Time: 10.30am         Distance: 7.5 miles (12.0 kms)

Route: Little Compton – Chastleton – Cornwell – Little Compton

Map: OS Explorer OL45                  Postcode for parking: GL56 0RZ

Directions to parking: From Solihull take the M42 south and at J3A exit onto the M40 and exit the M40 at J15, turning right onto the A429 signposted Cirencester. Proceed on the A429 to Moreton-in-Marsh and in Moreton-in-Marsh turn left at the roundabout onto the A44 signposted Oxford. Continue on the A44 for about 3.5 miles and take the left turn to Little Compton that is also signposted for the Reed Business School. Follow the signs for the Reed Business School and when you reach this at the end of the road, there will be a signpost pointing right to the car park – the car park is about 75 metres on the left (permission given).

Information: A scenic walk with three elevations offering lovely views of the Cotswold Hills across three counties and three manors. There are no stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 813 feet (248 metres). Approx. finish time 2.30pm. Please note start time of 10.30am.

Breaks: Lunch break    Toilets: At the end of the walk in the pub    Pub: In the village at the end

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Date: Saturday 2nd June 2018          Time: 9.30am          Distance: 11.25 miles (18.1 km)

Route: Leg No.11 Shakespeare Way – Iver to Brentford Basin

NB. This walk involves minibus transport so you will need to pre-book this walk and not just turn up on the day. Please contact the club via email for further details.

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Date: Wednesday 6th June 2018          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 7.3 miles (11.7 km)

Route: Burton Dassett Hills Country Park – Bonfire Hill – Northend – Fenny Compton – Windmill Hill – Farnborough – Avon Dassett – Bitham Hall – Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

Map: OS Explorer 206                    Postcode for parking : CV47 2AB

Directions to parking: Burton Dassett Hills Country Park car park (£2.00 all day) – From Solihull take the M42 south onto the M40 and exit the M40 at J12. At J12 take the B4451 towards Gaydon and after 0.3 miles turn left onto the B4452 (Gaydon Road) and after 0.6 miles turn left onto the B4100. After 0.2 miles take the 1st exit at the roundabout (B4100) and after 1.8 miles turn left and follow the signs for Burton Dassett Hills Country Park.

Information: A lovely walk through Burton Dassett Hills into Fenny Compton & Farnborough. Mainly field paths with some walking on quiet country lanes. Fine views of Chesterton Windmill from Windmill Hill and viewing point on Magpie Hill. There are 15 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 656 feet (200 metres). Approx. finish time 2.30pm.

Breaks: Morning, Lunch & afternoon breaks      Toilets: At the start & end      Pub: At the end

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Date: Sunday 10th June 2018          Time: 10.00am          Distance: 7.0 miles (11.25 km)

Route: Knowle – Elvers Green Farm – Piercil End – Temple Balsall – Black Boy pub – Knowle

Map: OS Explorer 220 & 221                Postcode for parking: B93 0JU

Directions to parking: Knowle Shoppers’ car park at Tesco Knowle Metro (free on Sundays) – From Solihull take the Solihull Bypass to J5 of the M42 and go straight over the roundabout onto the A4141 to Knowle. Turn right half way along Knowle High Street into Knowle Shoppers’ car park. Please note : The meeting point for the walk is at 9.55am at the bus stop on Knowle High Street in front of Knowle Parish Church. (it is about a 5 minute walk from the shoppers’ car park)

Information: The walk goes along public footpaths, lanes and the Grand Union canal towpath. The walk crosses the A4101 & A4141 – two short sections of road with no footpath. There are 4 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 226 feet (69 metres). Approx. finish time 1.00pm.

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

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Date: Wednesday 20th June 2018          Time: 9.30am          Distance: 10.5 miles (16.9 kms)

Route: Chedworth National Trust – Chedworth village & church – Withington Woods – Withington village – Woodbridge – woodland back to the NT property & mosaics.

Map: OS Landranger 163                    Postcode for parking: GL54 3LJ

Directions to parking: Chedworth Roman Villa National Trust car park (Permission given) – From Solihull take the M42 south onto the M40 and exit the M40 at J15 exit onto the A429 towards Stow/Cirencester. Continue on the A429 for about 34 miles, following the signs for Stow & Cirencester. Turn right at All Alone and after about 1.5 miles bear right towards Yanworth and then after approx. 0.5 miles turn left. Continue straight for 1.5 miles and the Roman Villa will be on your right. Please try and car share with NT members if possible.

Information: A scenic walk through woodland and undulating countryside with streams and pretty villages. there are 10 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 500 feet (152 metres). Approx. finish time 5.00pm. Please note earlier starting time of 9.30am.

Breaks: Morning, lunch & afternoon breaks.          Toilets: At the start & end of the walk.

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Date: Sunday 24th June 2018            Time: 10.00am               Distance: 10.25 miles (16.5 kms)

Route: Handsacre – Trent & Mersey canal – Rugeley – Colton – Hill Ridware – Handsacre

Map:  OS Landranger 128                   Postcode for parking: Please see below

Directions to parking: If you wish to do this walk please email the club for directions as it’s a private address.

Information: A scenic walk taking in the Trent & Mersey canal, field paths and farm tracks, the pretty village of Colton and a small amount of lane walking. can be muddy in places if wet. There are 37 stiles on the walk which are spread out along the length of the walk and a total ascent of 580 feet (177 metres). Approx. finish time 3.30pm.

Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks          Toilets: At the start & at the end          Drinks: At the end

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Date: Saturday 30th June 2018          Time: 9.30am                Distance: 9.25 miles (14.9 km)

Route: Leg No.12 Shakespeare Way – Brentford Basin to Putney

NB. This walk involves minibus transport so you will need to pre-book this walk and not just turn up on the day. Please contact the club via email for further details.

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