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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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Thursday 1st Feb
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Waseley Hills map_link
Joy Pringle 07876 014359
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Go to the M5 via Scott Arms. Leave at Junction 4, take 2nd exit at island on to Halesowen Road. L at Braces Lane, B4096. L at Marlbrook Lane, becomes Beacon Lane R on Monument Lane. Satnav B45 9QH  23 miles, 40 minutes
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A 7 mile walk from the Monument Lane Car Park in the Lickeys over to the Waseley Hills. Coffee stop at the delightful Lizzie’s Farm then on to lunch at the Visitor Centre for the Waseley Hills. Lovely Country Park surroundings.
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Sunday 4th Feb B
Abbot’s Bromley map_link
Colin Lowrey 382 1411
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Go to Lichfield and take A51. R on to A 515. L on A513. R B5014 to Abbot’s Bromley.
Satnav WS15 3DB Abbot’s Bromley Village Hall
24 miles. 40 minutes
Walk The WalkWe have a 10 mile slice of Staffordshire to walk through starting from the Village Hall in Abbot’s Bromley. It’s the Staffordshire Way northwards through Bagots Park, then sweeping westwards through Kingstone Wood. Farm tracks past Blithfield Reservoir bring weary walkers a welcome rest in Abbot’s Bromley.
Sunday 4th Feb
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Sutton Park (Boldmere)
Tony LeFeuvre 07722 490913
Walk Start Time10:00
Walk directions2Meet at boldmere gate public car park for a 10am start.
Walk The WalkAn easy 4 mile circular walk in the park. You will probably see parts of the park you’ve not seen or walked.  back_button

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Thursday 8th Feb
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Palsall map_link
Jackie Martin 679 5692
Walk Start Time09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Best Way is to go via Four Oaks Road to Chester Road and then Brownhills and at main island in Brownhills take second exit onto Pelsall Road A4124 follow road for 1.7 miles and then turn right onto Norton Road B4154 for 0.2 miles. Fingerpost Inn is on right. Walk from Fingerpost Inn Pelsall, Yorks Bridge Norton Road WS3 5AU
Walk The WalkWaterside Walk – Wyrley and Essington Canal. A pleasant and easy 5 mile walk along canal and around and Little Wyrley Hall
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Sunday 11th Feb
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Snitterfield map_link
Terry Williams 07957 864299
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Take M42 south to junction Jct 4 (A34). First exit at roundabout to take A3400. Stay on A3400 through Hockley Heath and over the M40 at the roundabout. Drive through Henley in Arden and Wootton Wawen. After about 4 miles from the aqueduct as you leave Wootton Wawen ignore the 1st left turn (Langley Road) signposted Norton Lindsey/Langley but take the next left turn signposted Snitterfield. From A3400 take Snitterfield road as before but having driven through Brearley just as you leave the countryside and reach Snitterfield village take the very first right into Woodward Close and park on first part of the road as the houses start. Post code is CV37 0RP. If you drive past the Snitterfield Arms you have gone too far! Change of walk start point is to avoid a very, very muddy field at the beginning of the originally planned route from the church. There is some mud on the way round but no more than you might expect anywhere in early February in England!
Walk The WalkA pleasant 10 mile walk through the Warwickshire countryside made famous by the Shakespeare family! We start at the church in Snitterfield and make our way along well trodden tracks over fields and through wooded areas to eventually pass through the delightful villages of Langley and Wolverton. A few gentle inclines, two railway crossings and mostly kissing gates. Just a couple of stiles! Some wonderful views of Warwick and the Malvern hills (visibility permitting!!). The Snitterfield Arms is waiting for us in the village upon our return.
Sunday 11th Feb
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Tamworth
John Brookes 350 4081
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Take the A453 road to Tamworth When you have gone over a canal bridge coming into Tamworth keep on the A453 to you come to third island and take the second exit. Bonehill Road down to the Jolly Sailor car park and park in the right hand car park. Sat Nav. B78 3JJ.
Walk The WalkFrom the Castle our path follows the River Take, then picks up the canal to Hopwas. A,lane through Hopwas takes us back along the banks of the Tame.  back_button

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Sunday 18th Feb
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Hoar Cross map_link
Tony and Rosie Power 580 9060 Mobile 07759 300856
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Due to a road closure in Lichfield centre on 18th February, you are advised to use the A38 and then turn left on to the A513 to Kings Bromley, then turn right on to the A515 and continue as the directions. Continue along the A515 through Yoxall and then at Newchurch turn left along Brackenhurst Road (signed Hoar Cross). After half a mile the parking area is on the right at Brackenhurst Wood. The distance from Sutton is around 20 miles.
Walk The WalkWe walk for 9.5 miles through the wooded and varied countryside around Newborough with some good views. There are a few stiles and inclines in the latter part of the walk. Sadly the Meynell Ingram Arms public house in Hoar Cross has now closed, but there are several other fine pubs in Yoxall for refreshments.
Sunday 18th Feb
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The Vale of Churchill map_link
John Brookes 350 4081 Mobile 07870 864030
7.5 Miles (12km)
Walk Start Time
09:00
Walk directions2Take the M5 to Junction 3. and take The. A456 to Kidderminster. When you come into Blakedown take first road on the right sign post Station and park in the side roads start of the walk from the Station.
Walk The WalkFrom Blakedown we pass Ladies Pool and head up Barnett Hill. Great views of the Malvern and Clent Hills. There is some woodland walking to follow then the village of Churchill, with Churchill Forge a memorable landmark. back_button

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Thursday 22nd Feb
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Family Walk Sutton Park
Colin Lowrey 382 1411
Walk Start Time 09:30
Walk directions2Meet at Wyndley Gate at 09:30
Walk The WalkA short family walk in the park suitable for pushchairs and kids bikes, with toilets and refeshments en route. back_button

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Laurie Lee Way
Colin Lowrey 382 1411
Sunday 25th Feb
C   Mike Fowler 355 0270
Walk Start Time 08:00
Walk The WalkLaurie Lee grew up in the Slad Valley, hidden in the Cotswolds. He writes about the countryside these with wonderful phases and descriptions that every rambler loves when they read them. And he was a walker…he left home and walked to London when he was a teenager! In later life he returned to the Slad Valley. We’re walking the paths and byways he trod.
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