Starting from Packwood House car park, we walk to Baddesley Clinton, taking in part of the canal (near Lapworth), eventually finding ourselves at Baddesley Clinton. A further loop then takes in historic woods, before heading back via a different route to Packwood House, where you might be early enough to grab a cuppa and some cake.
Option for pick-up from Dorridge station (get the 9.15 train from Bham Moor Street). Please contact Sally by Sat afternoon)
Shustoke Reservoir to Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire
The walk starts from the scenic Shustoke reservoirs and climbs gradually to some remote high ground with some remarkable extensive views over the West Midlands.
Pick up may be available from Solihull station. Please contact Susie by day before.
View will include the BBC's Sutton Coldfield transmitter mast that has been broadcasting TV programmes since 1949 and is the oldest such transmitter in the world still in operation. The two Shustoke reservoirs were originally built in 1884 to provide clean drinking water for the expanding city of Birmingham.
- Lake, pond, reservoir
Wildboarclough, Flash, Staffordshire
Joint walk with NDWG 20s-40s. A scenic and fairly hilly walk taking in Wolf Edge, Flash and Three Shires Head.
Kinver and Drakelow, Staffordshire
Circuit incorporating Kinver Edge - following the North Worcestershire Way to Drakelow then back to Holy Austin Rock car park via Coldridge Wood.
There will be no pub stops on route so please bring a pack lunch. Please feel free to join me in The Vine Inn, in Kinver, after the walk for a drink.
Lift available from Stourbridge Junction station - please contact Adam by day before if interested in this.
Starting from the lesser known birthplace of John Shakespeare, the father of William Shakespeare, this walk takes us through gently undulating hills in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside passing through the villages of Langley and Wolverton.
Collection possible from Warwick Parkway station (train from Moor Street arrives at 10.15) – contact Andy by day before
Cannock Chase & Shugborough, Staffordshire
The walk takes us from the Wolseley Centre, over the road, onto Cannock Chase, passing Wolseley Park House, through woods before we eventually drop down into Sherbrook Valley. We then follow the Valley into Shugborough Hall and take the Trent and Mersey Canal towpath back to the car park.
Car Share from Shenstone Railway Station at 0910hrs. Please contact Sally by day before for this
Tissington and Milldale, Derbyshire
From the village of Tissington, we'll go via Parwich to the Tissington Trail, then down into Milldale for a short break, before climbing out of the valley and back to Tissington. A reasonably hilly walk with a couple of steep climbs.
Lift share available from the Harvester at Bassetts Pole on A38 just north of Birmingham - free car parking. Also option for pick-up from Birmingham city centre. Please contact Andy by Saturday afternoon for either of these,
Bewdley and Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
A walk through the Wyre Forest, visiting the attractive riverside town of Bewdley. Pub/cafe stop in Bewdley part way round
Three Parks Walk (South Birmingham)
A pleasant walk encompassing three main park areas in South Birmingham each having an array of water features flower beds and trees, making it an extremely attractive route, despite being wholly within an urbanised area.
- No car needed
Cannon Hill Park
A walk around the lakes and parkland at Cannon Hill Park
Car park Pay and Display £2 - £3
- No car needed
- Country park
Hopesay Hill and Wistantow, Shropshire
A scenic walk through this attractive corner of Shropshire, with a mix of hills, woodland and quiet country lanes. A few steep but fairly short climbs. Option for a pub stop after lunch.
Car sharing available from Selly Oak station at 9am - call Chris by day before to arrange a space. No trains get there in time but you can get the 63 or 61 bus from city centre or it's on the No.11 bus route
Kenilworth Railway Station to Coventry Railway Station (Linear Walk)
A fairly flat walk taking in a surprisingly green route between Kenilworth and Coventry. We'll pass via the Kenilworth Greenway, Crackley Woods Local Nature Reserve, Tocil Wood and the War Memorial Park. Return to Kenilworth via the hourly train (£2.70). At the end of the walk there is the option of visiting the Coventry Beer Festival.
- No car needed
Walk over the scenic Clent and Walton Hills, with extensive views over Worcestershire and Shropshire if the weather is clear. Option to go for a drink at the end
A lift may be possible from Selly Oak, please contact Dan by day before
Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire
Starting point is the Yew Tree Farm Shopping Village, Pettiford Lane, Wootton Wawen, B95 6ET. Please do not park in the courtyard; walkers are welcome but should park in the main car park at the rear. There are toilets, cafe and farm shop (selling ice cream).
The walk starts along the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal for a while across the Edstone Aqueduct, then heads across farmland to Aston Cantlow where there is a pub stop just over 5 miles in. We then head along the Arden Way and Monarch's Way following the River Alne back towards Wootton Wawen, where we pass Wootton Hall and back to the start point.
There are possibly livestock in some of the fields so please ask before bringing a dog.
Wootton Wawen railway station is about 3/4 mile away. Contact David by day before if a lift is required from the station.
Titterstone Clee Hill, Shropshire
A hilly walk visiting the highest point in the Midlands, with great views if the weather allows. You can sit on the Giant's Chair before following the Jack Mytton Way to the attractive village of Cleeton St Mary and dropping (to) Hints
Option for car share from Selly Oak station at 9.20. The 9.03 train from New Street arrives at 9.13. Please contact Chris by day before for this
Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire
This walk will take us to Blakedown and on the way we will be visiting the moated manor house of Harvington Hall and passing by the lakes of the Wyre Forest. The return will be along the Monarchs Way and through the villages of Tanwood and Hillpool.
Starting from Stratford-upon-Avon train station, we will follow the canal path out to Wootton Wawen and then on to Henley-in-Arden. This is a linear walk - trains back to Stratford or on to Birmingham run every hour.