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 3 December, 2023
We’re heading for the hills for our last walk before Christmas. It’s been some years since we walked the Clent Hills, and with much of the land owned by the National Trust it is a great area for walking. We park at Nimmings Hill car park (B62 0NL), which is free to NT members when you scan your membership card at the machine by the café. The café should be open from 9 a.m. and is renowned for its sausage or bacon butties. From Hagley follow the A456 back towards Birmingham, and go right at the second roundabout into Hagley Wood Lane. The car park is signed on the right.
Sunday 7 January, 2024
Join us for a winter walk from the Coach and Horses at Weatheroak, on the road from Wythall to Alvechurch. The Coach and Horses is a popular pub, they do a nice Sunday roast, and you can check out their menus HERE. If you want to book a meal please ring 01564 823386. Please park on the far right of the car park.
Sunday 4 February, 2024
A walk from Baddesley Clinton early in the year is always popular, with the snowdrops out and breakfast or lunch available in the restaurant. Please park in the top car park.
Sunday 3 March, 2024
Our early spring walk is from Whitacre Heath near Coleshill, where the Centenary Way and the Heart of England Way briefly meet up. We meet at The Swan (B46 2JA), a 16th century former coaching inn. The Swan does good food and you can check out their menu at www.theswanwhitacreheath.co.uk. Booking is advisable.
Sunday 7 April, 2024
Another suburban stroll through the byways of Birmingham and for this walk we make a return to Bournville, the model village which we last visited in 2012. Meet at the Cadbury World car park off Linden Road (B30 1JR). The shop and café will be open either side of our walk and you can get breakfast in the café.
Sunday 5 May, 2024
Join us for a spring walk in the sylvan splendour of the Heart of England Forest between Barton and Dorsington. For information about the Forest, the brainchild of the late Felix Dennis, go to www.heartofenglandforest.com. Meet at the Forest car park at Barton (B50 4NP).
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.