ToilDate: Sunday 28th April 2019 Time: 10.30am Distance: 6.0 miles (9.7 kms)
Route: Cherington – Lower Brailes – Cotswold Hills escarpment – Cherington
Map: OS Explorer 191 Postcode for parking: CV36 5HS
Directions to parking: Cherington Arms, Cherington (Permission given) – From Solihull travel south on the A3400 to Shipston on Stour. Turn left onto the B4035 to Lower Brailes. On entering the village turn right into Sutton Road and continue through Sutton in Brailes to Cherington – turn left to the Cherington Arms. Please park at the top end of the car park as close to each other as possible.
Information: Mainly fields and woodland with some lane walking with beautiful views and a scenic descent with a lovely riverside pub at the end. There are 7 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 800 feet (244 metres). Approx. finish time 2.30pm.
Breaks: Morning coffee break Toilets: At the end of the walk Pub: At the end
Date: Saturday 4th May 2019 Geopark Way Leg No.7 – Ledbury to Great Malvern
Distance: 10.5 miles (16.9 kms)
This is a long trail that requires minibus transport so you cannot just turn up on the day. If you are interested in doing this walk please contact the club via email.
Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019 Time: 10.00am Distance: 10.7 miles (17.2 kms)
Route: Long Compton – Little Rollright – Rollright Stone Circle – Great Rollright – Whichford – Long Compton
Map: OS Explorer OL45 & 191 Postcode for parking: CV36 5JS
Directions to parking: The Red Lion Inn, Main Street, Long Compton, near Shipston-on-Stour (Permission given) – From Solihull take the A3400 south to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shipston-on-Stour and Long Compton. Continue to drive through the village and the Red Lion Inn is on the right, just as you are leaving Long Compton. Please park to the back of the car park.
Information: The walk follows the Macmillan Way up the hill to Little Rollright. It then follows footpaths with some road walking to Great Rollright & Whichford, where the route rejoins Macmillan Way before taking another footpath back to Long Compton. Good views over open countryside with 3 reasonable climbs en route. There are 10 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 1116 feet (340 metres). Approx. finish time 4.00pm.
Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks Toilets: At the endof the walk Pub: At the end
Date: Sunday 12th May 2019 Details to follow shortly
Date: Sunday 26th May 2019 Time: 10.00am Distance: 5 miles (8.0 kms)
Route: Hatton Locks – Budbrooke Farm – Woodway Farm – Grove Park – Hatton Country World – Hatton Locks
Map: OS Explorer 221 Postcode for parking: CV35 7JL
Directions to parking: Hatton Locks car park (Public car park – £1.50 charge) – From Solihull travel south through Knowle and head towards Warwick on the A4177. Turn right after the Hatton Arms pub onto Canal Road to the Hatton Locks car park.
Information: A walk mainly along field paths with a small amount of road walking. Can be muddy in places if wet. There are no stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 330 feet (100 metres). Approx. finish time 1.00pm.
Breaks: Coffee break Toilets: None
Date: Wednesday 29th May 2019 Details to follow shortly
Date: Sunday 2nd June 2019 Time: 10.30am Distance: 5.0 miles (8.0 kms)
Route: Tissington Trail – Limestone Way – Bletch Brook – Parwich – Tissington
Map: OS Explorer OL24 Postcode for parking: Nearest point DE6 1RA
Directions to parking: Take the A38 towards Derby then take the A50 towards Uttoxeter. After the roundabout take the A515 towards Ashbourne and continue along the A515 through Ashbourne towards Buxton. Do not take the first turning into Tissington but carry on along the A515 following the car parking signs, turning left into Rakes Lane – parking in the field on the right.
Information: An undulating circuit around Bletch Valley across fields back to Tissington for the 5 well dressings – the town, Yew Tree, The Hands, Hall and Coffin. There are 4 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 525 feet (160 metres). The walk takes approx. 2.5 hours plus the well dressings after the walk.
Breaks: Morning & Lunch breaks Toilets: At the start & at the end of the walk
Date: Wednesday 19th June 2019 Time: 10.00am Distance: 10.5 miles (17.0 kms)
Route: Brown Clee – Clee Burf – Nordy Bank Fort – Park Gate
Map: OS Explorer 217 Postcode for parking: WV16 6TA
Directions to parking: Park Gate, Cleobury Worth, Bridgnorth (Public car park) – From Solihull travel to Bridgnorth then follow the B4364 to Cleobury North. From here follow the one way system along Oakwood Road and when it becomes two way traffic again turn left into Park Gate – the parking is approximately 0.8 miles along the lane. Parking areas are available on the lane near the Information Board.
Information: From the parking the well marked path rises steadily through woodland to the top of Brown Clee. It then follows the Shropshire Way south over moorland descending to a small lane. The walk then travels north via the Jack Mytton Way through fields and moorland. The walk then follows a small quiet lane for 2 kms, eventually rejoining the Shropshire Way to circle Brown Clee to the north and returning to the car park. There are 2 stiles on the walk and a total ascent of 2000 feet (600 metres). Approx. finish time 4.30pm.
Breaks: Morning, Lunch & Afternoon breaks Toilets: None
A pub may be available in a nearby village – to be confirmed.
Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019 Details to follow shortly