In 2018 our walks raised a splendid £464 towards the Centre’s appeal funds for the Coast and Countryside. We walked in everything from deep snow to sweltering heat, but whatever the weather we enjoy our walks and look forward to hopefully seeing new faces in the coming year.

Our walks are usually on the first Sunday of each month, and start at 10.30. They are a leisurely three to four miles. We usually have about 15 to 20 walkers and aim to finish between 12.30 and 1.00.

The cost is £2.00.

Details of the walks we've got planned are below.  If you are interested in joining one, or have a general enquiry about them, please send us a message using this contact form.

Sunday, 2 February

The Black Boy, Knowle​

Our first spring walk of 2020 is from the very popular canal side pub The Black Boy between Knowle and Chadwick End (B93 0EB). For details of their excellent menu click HERE. Please park in the overspill car park on the left at the end of the drive.

Sunday, 1 March

​Queens Head, Meriden

For our March walk we make a long overdue visit to Meriden, where we last walked 7 years ago. Meet at the Queens Head CV7 7JP. From the Hampton in Arden direction turn right at the roundabout in the village, pass the cyclists memorial and continue until opposite the turning for the church. Fork left into Old Road where The Queens Head is on the left.

Sunday 5 April

Earlswood Craft Centre

We had 35 walkers 3 years ago when we last visited Earlswood Craft Centre in Wood Lane B94 5JH, although there is a suspicion a hearty breakfast available in the café may have been a factor in the excellent turn out. Hopefully we shall have a good number again for this springtime walk, but to help you decide the Manor House café menu can be seen on their website.

Sunday 3 May

Cadbury World, Bournville

We last walked around Bournville 8 years ago, and once again we should see this unique area of Birmingham at its best. There are of course no pubs in Bournville but Cadbury World has a restaurant and best of all a shop full of chocolate. The restaurant serves breakfast from 9.30. Meet in the car park at the far end towards the railway.

Sunday 7 June

Heart of England Forest, Barton

With so much depressing news about the environment it is heartening to see the new landscape created by the Heart of England Forest, which has transformed the area between the River Avon and Dorsington. When we visited in November the autumn colours were at their best but the ground was saturated. So we decided to return in the summer. Meet at the Forest car park at Barton (B50 4NP). Cross the bridge at Bidford on Avon and take the first left at a crossroads. Go through Barton village and continue until you see flood warning signs. Shortly after these the car park is on the left. A donation is requested for parking.

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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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