Walking became a popular pastime during lockdown, and we hope some of you who have not been on our walks before will come along and join us.
Our Sunday morning walks start at 10.30, usually on the first Sunday of each month, and are a leisurely three to four miles. We have about 15 to 20 walkers and aim to finish between 12.30 and 1.00pm.
Below are the dates and venues of this year's walks. Further details will follow soon.
If you are interested in attending please let us know about 7 to 10 days beforehand, using the enquiry form below, and you will be sent details and a booking confirmation.
Sunday 6 March 2022
The reservoirs at Shustoke were built in 1884 to provide clean water for the expanding city of Birmingham, and nowadays they provide a leisure facility which includes walking around them. The Severn Trent car park (B46 2 BE) is on the left as you enter the village. Parking is £1.00 all day.
Sunday 3 April 2022
It’s been a while since we walked around Claverdon, and this spring walk will take us to Yarningdale Common. The Red Lion (CV35 8PE) is on the right as you leave the village towards Warwick. The Manager is keen to encourage walkers and has asked that we park on the grass area of the rear car park. They do Sunday lunches and you can see the menus HERE.
Sunday 1 May 2022
Our last walk from Astwood Bank was 8 years ago, so it’s time we returned for a walk in the surprisingly pleasant countryside. Allow time to pass various car boot sales en route. We meet at the village car park, on the right coming from Studley just before the main crossroads.
Sunday 12 June 2022
We shall be walking in the attractive countryside to the west of the village, some of it in the grounds of the Warwickshire Police HQ. Leave the A46 at the first exit after Warwick, on to the B4115 for Leek Wootton. At the roundabout go first left into the village and continue past the Anchor Inn until you see a wooden bus shelter and small postbox on your left. Go left up the slope to the Village Hall Car Park (CV35 7RB). Please note this is on the second Sunday because of the Jubilee Weekend.
Sunday 3 July 2022
It’s been 3 years since we last went to Berkswell – footpaths in the area have been affected by HS2 construction. However, we’ll hopefully find some unspoilt bits, and the village remains as attractive as ever. From the Balsall Common direction turn left at the village crossroads towards Meriden and use the parking area on the left hand side.
Sunday 7 August 2022
Somewhere close to home for our summer walk this month. Please park in one of the village car parks and we will meet in front of the parish church.
Sunday 4 September 2022
A walk from Temple Balsall is long overdue and the provision of a larger car park has now made this possible. Coming from Knowle turn right into Fen End Road West. Go past the school on the right and just past the 40 zone signs go right down a drive leading to the main car park.
Sunday 4 October 2022
Holly Bush, Gorcott Hill
This will be our first visit to Gorcott Hill, which is just off the A435. Go south towards Evesham and just after a minor road to Tanworth take a slip road on the left signed to Ullenhall. This takes you to a crossroads. Take the lane opposite signed to Gorcott Hill and the Holly Bush Inn & Restaurant (B98 9EN), which you soon reach. Please park in the main car park which is just after the pub on the right. Described as a stylish country pub, the menus – including Sunday Roasts – can be checked out by clicking HERE.
Sunday 6 November 2022
Rose & Crown, Portway
We last met at the Rose & Crown 11 years ago, and so it’s certainly time we made a return visit. Again you need to take the A435. The Rose & Crown (B48 7JD) is just before the M42 junction going towards Birmingham, so going south continue beyond the motorway and take the next slip road signed Portway. At the junction go right signed Portway and beyond the bridge turn right at a T junction. This takes you back onto the A435. Just before the motorway take the lane signed Rowney Green and the pub car park is immediately on your right. Please park on the far left of the car park. The pub serves a wide range of food including Sunday Roasts and you can find their website HERE.
Sunday 4 December 2022
Our last walk from Charlecote (CV35 9ER) was in the spring of 2009. This will be a chance for a pleasant walk alongside the river then the pleasure of Charlecote at Christmas. The café will be open from 9 a.m. Please remember to bring your National Trust membership cards.
Sunday 1 January 2023
The first Sunday of the New Year falls on New Year’s Day, and how better to spend the morning than a local walk to clear the cobwebs and work off the Christmas indulgence. There may even be some mince pies to enjoy after the walk. We meet at the Parish Council Recreation Ground car park in Shadowbrook Lane, B92 0DQ. Turn left by the war memorial and the car park is straight ahead on the sharp left bend.
Sunday 5 May
Our last walk from Hanbury Hall was 10 years ago, so it’s time we returned for a morning walk in the rolling parkland and hopefully find some bluebells. There is a tea room at Hanbury, and the popular Jinney Ring Craft Centre is close by.
Our popular book of Walks around Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton is on sale in the shops at Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton and also at Waterstone’s in Solihull. On line it can also be purchased through Amazon.
The book has a selection of walks of varying lengths around both properties. The price is £7.50 with all proceeds from sales through the Centre going to our Countryside and Coastline appeal.