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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 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 February 2023



We’re staying close to home for this winter walk which starts from the Drum & Monkey in Four Ashes Road, Dorridge (B93 8ND). This is a popular pub, and you can visit their website to check out their Sunday lunch menu. Please park at the rear of the car park.


Sunday 5 March 2023


Enjoy a springtime walk around Kenilworth taking in some of the famous and lesser-known historical features. Park in Abbey End car park, CV8 1QJ. Follow the road past the castle and up to the roundabout. Turn left and the car park entrance is on the right. Parking is £3.00 for 3 hours.


Sunday 2 April 2023


On Palm Sunday we’re going somewhere we’ve not walked for years, with a meander around the canal-side village of Tardebigge, home to the longest lock flight in the UK. We meet at the Tardebigge Inn (B97 6QL), gifted to the people of the village by the Earl of Plymouth as a Village Hall.


Sunday 14 May 2023



Please note this is on the second Sunday of the month because of the Coronation events.

This spring walk is from Alcester, a small attractive town with some good walks in the area. At the roundabout after Coughton continue into the town. At the traffic lights turn left into School Road, then the 3rd right into Moorfield Road. The Bulls Head Yard car park is on the left-hand side. Go round the bend to the larger parking area.

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Sunday 4 June

Cannon Hill Park


It’s been 8 years since we did a suburban stroll, walking the best bits of Birmingham. So hopefully this will become a regular fixture again. Our walk from Cannon Hill Park will be towards Highbury. There is a large car park opposite Edgbaston Cricket Stadium (B5 7QU) on Edgbaston Road. Parking here costs £2.80. We will meet in the car park by the entrance to the MAC.


Sunday 2 July

Bidford on Avon


This midsummer walk from Bidford on Avon will take us in the Barton direction. We will park at the Saxon Fields car park, which is free. Take the A46 south from Alcester towards Evesham. After 3 miles go left at the first roundabout, into Bidford, then right at the mini roundabout. The car park is immediately on the left, before the traffic lights.


Sunday 6 August

Henley in Arden


Our walks from Henley are always popular and there should be the added bonus of a steam train and Henley ice cream on this summer walk. There is on street parking and also no charge at Prince Harry Road car park.  Meet by Lloyds Bank in the High Street.

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Sunday 3 September

Barnt Green


It’s been so long since we last visited Barnt Green that the pub we used then is now a housing estate. The village is popular with walkers as it nestles under the Lickey Hills, and is on the Cross City railway. We will meet at the Victoria pub – the car park is off Sandhills Lane (B45 8NW). It’s described as a great place to relax, mingle, indulge and dine in the optimum style and comfort - and it does Sunday roast dinners. Their website is, and you can use the website to book a table. Please park at the rear of the car park.


Sunday 1 October



An early autumn walk from Packwood. You can of course enjoy breakfast in the café before your walk. Please remember to bring your NT cards.

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Sunday 5 May

Hanbury Hall

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.

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