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Self drive walks: Walkers are asked where possible to minimise the use of cars by meeting at South Parade Car Park and sharing transport. Walkers who may on occasion wish to meet the main group at the walk start location, rather than South Parade, must notify the Walk Leader in advance. e.g. those who live near to the start location or who are unable to offer car sharing . Passengers are encouraged to offer a fair, voluntary contribution towards petrol.
Walk Leaders are encouraged to send brief walk details to the Web Editor for inclusion on this page. Non coach walks should include directions & time of the walk start.
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Tuesday 1st Jan
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Family Walk Sutton Park
Colin Lowrey 382 1411
Walk Start Time12:00
Walk directions2Meet at Wyndley Gate
Walk The WalkStart the New Year in our Sutton Park, blowing away the cobwebs of 2018 as we begin 2019. Bring the family. Bring the family dog. Bikes and pushchairs welcome. Our route will be tailored to those attending – so if we’ve a lot of little ones on scooters, then we’ll stick to firm surfaces. If we’ve exclusively booted up, hardy walkers, we’ll head for paths less trodden. Whatever happens it will include mud, puddles, the opportunity for ice cream and, of course, cups of tea. back_button

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Thursday 3rd Jan
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Walsall map_link
John Brookes 350 4081
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Monmouth Drive, right on Chester Road into Streetlight. left at B4151, Foley Road West. Over the Beacon and down Sutton Road.
Past the Longhorn, over the canal. Before The Broadway, right at The Crescent Immediately right into car park at King George VI Avenue WS5 3PL
Walk The Walk 6 miles or so round the greenery of Walsall including the Arboretum, the fields of Rushall and the Park Lime Pits with the Rushall Canal and Hayhead Woods too.
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 Sunday 6th Jan
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Birmingham Greenway 1 map_link
Judith Wheeler 352 1631
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Sign up at South Parade, but we’ll start walking from the Car Park at Sutton Coldfield station.
Walk The Walk9 miles, across Sutton Park, then via the North Birmingham Walking route through Finchley Park in Kingstanding and on by Witton Lakes in Perry Common. After Brookvale Park there’s a spell of unique canal towpath enlivened by artistic illustrations of an unusual kind. The walk finishes at Aston station, with a return to Sutton. Remember to pack your Travel Pass.
 Sunday 6th Jan
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Newhall Valley map_link
Colin Lowrey 382 1411 – 07773 731105
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2
Walk The WalkA short walk of 4 miles down the Newhall Valley straight from our meeting point at South Parade Car Park.. Plenty of green surroundings are on our doorstep. The paths in the Newhall Valley provide easy walking in quiet surroundings. We’ll have a coffee break and then return by some less walked ways back_button

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Thursday 10th Jan
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Mill Greenmap_link
Colin Lowrey 382 1411 or 07773 731105
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Follow Chster Road towards Stonnal. The Wyevale Garden Centre is on your left at WS9 0LU
Walk The WalkJust up the Chester Road for another short walk. This walk crosses fields and lanes towards Shenstone. Easy walking. Pleasant green surroundings. A few stiles.
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 Sunday 13th Jan
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Birmingham Greenway 2map_link Colin Lowrey 382 1411
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Park at Sutton Coldfield Station in time for the 9.22 train towards Birmingham
Walk The WalkContinuing our walk across Birmingham. There’s a train ride to Aston, a visit to Aston Hall, canal towpaths into the city centre then it’s onwards to Cannon Hill Park, the River Rea and Bournville. 10 miles of easy walking. Return by train. Don’t forget your travel pass.
 Sunday 13th Jan
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Hartshill Hayes map_link
Terry Williams 07957 864299
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Post Code CV10 0TH. There are several routes to get to Hartshill. The route below is probably the most straightforward!
Take A5127 Lichfield Road from South Parade. Turn left at traffic lights to follow A543 towards Tamworth. Straight on at Ashfurlong traffic lights to reach Bassetts Pole roundabout. Take first exit onto A38 north. At end of 60mph area leave A38 at first turnoff to reach A5 roundabout. Follow A5 east to reach M42 roundabout having past Tamworth centre turnoff etc on A5. Stay on A5 east. After M42 roundabout go straight on at three roundabouts and at the fourth turn right as if you were going to Atherstone. As you cross the central part of the roundabout you will see the Mancetter road straight ahead. Take this minor road rather than follow Atherstone Road NB There is a brown sign to Hartshill Park and another to Dobbies Garden Centre. Go through Mancetter with Dobbies on your left. Road swings sharp right under railway bridge. Within yards turn sharp right off main road towards Hartshill. Go over canal bridge (single file, controlled by traffic lights}. Drive through Hartshill village and look for turning right to Park and carpark. (Brown sign at turning). This is Oldbury Road and park entrance and car park are a few hundred metres on RHS. Parking is £2 all day and there are toilets in the car park.
Walk The Walk7 miles round Hartshill Country Park. This is an area that was heavily quarried but the landscape is much greener now with extensive woodland walks. There are some ups and downs on this walk and good views of Mount Judd, the Nuneaton Matterhorn. back_button

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 Sunday 20th Jan
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Birmingham Greenway 3 map_link John Broadmore 354 9712 & Kay Ford 0758 1577129
Walk Start Time 09:10
Walk directions2Meet at Sutton Coldfield Station, to catch the 9:22 train to Bournville
Walk The WalkFrom Bournville we walk along flagged paths, roads and walkways through Cofton Park to the Birmingham/Worcestershire Boundary at Ten Ashes Lane. This is where the Greenway officially finishes. To regain public transport we walk back to Longbridge Station, noting the history of Austin Rover/British Leyland inscribed on the pavements as we pass by. A total distance of approximately nine miles.
 Sunday 20th Jan
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The National Memorial Arboretum map_link
Jackie Martin 679 5892
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Drive to Bassetts Pole and follow A38 towards Burton-on-Trent. Leave A38 at A513 signposted Alrewas and turn left over main road and the follow signs for arboretum. There is a £3 charge for parking both at main car park and further down road at overspill car park. Before you reach main car park as the road bends left there is some parking on the right hand side of the road. Suggest we meet at main gate. DE13 7AR
Walk The WalkA 6 mile walk centred on the National Memorial Arboretum. There’s a bit of road walking but also a quiet canal and some field paths with the National Memorial Arboretum to explore at walks end. back_button

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Ogston map_link
Colin Lowrey 382 1411 or 07773 731105
Sunday 27th Jan
C   John Brookes 350 4081 or 07870 864030
Walk Start Time 08:00
Walk The WalkColin Lowrey will lead a longer walk(10 miles) from Clay Cross. Plenty to set industrial archaeologists talking on this walk through this part of the Derbyshire coalfield
Walk The WalkJohn has a short walk (7 miles) in the countryside round Ogston Reservoir in Derbyshire. Created by flooding part of the Amber Valley to supply water to an NCB plant nearby, the water now feeds into Severn-Trent’s Carsington Water. back_button

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