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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.
Thursday 1st Mar
Creswell Green map_link
Marcia and John Harden 354 2923
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Leave Wyndley Car Park at 9.30am and travel via Lichfield Road to Wall Island and turn left onto the A5 for Cannock to the next roundabout at Muckley Corner. Take the 4th exit A461 sign-posted Lichfield and proceed about 2 miles to a roundabout. Turn left on the A 5190 for Burntwood. At the edge of Burntwood, turn right at the traffic lights for Chorley. At the Give Way sign, turn right and shortly after turn left into Coulter Lane. Keep straight on signposted Chorley until you come to the Nelson Inn. Turn sharp left and park at the back of the car park. WS7 9HL
Walk The Walk
Distance about 7 miles, into Lichfield on lanes and field paths and back on the Heart of England Way. Easy walk but with 14 stiles. Refreshments at the Nelson Inn after the walk
Sunday 4th Mar
Newtown Linford map_link
Caterina Cattel 07809 258245
Walk Start Time 09:00                  Cancelled
Walk directions2The Newtown Linford entry to Bradgate Park is our destination. LE6 0HJ is the nearest postcode. It’s a pay and display car park. A 45 mile ride, lasting about 1 hour.
M6 to J2 – M69 to M1 – Take M1 N to J 21a. – Take A46 (signed Braunston Frith) Follow A 46 to A5630 (signed Beaumont Leys / Anstey) L at 2nd island into Bradgate Road. Enter Bradgate Park on your right.
Walk The Walk8 miles of moderate walking and a chance to look down on Leicestershire. Bradgate Park, Lady Jane Grey, the Old John Towers, Woodhouse Eaves, Beacon Hill and Newtown Linford. These are key elements of a very enjoyable walk.
Sunday 4th Mar
Sandwell Valley map_link
Sheila 0779611242 and Chris 019222409182
Walk Start Time 09:00                Cancelled
Walk directions2Go down Queslett Road and over the Scott Arms traffic lights on to the Newton Road.
Down the hill into the green belt, then left at traffic lights into Forge Lane.
Forge Mill Farm and car park are soon on your left. The car park is 40p per hour and you will need 3-4 hours. B71 3SZ
Walk The Walk‘This is a D walk of about 4 and a half miles at Sandwell Valley Country Park.
The walk starts from Forge Mill Farm, Forge Lane. This is a mainly level walk on concrete or surfaced footpaths. It is a figure of eight walk, around Forge Mill Lake and then Swan Lake. There are no styles.There are toilets at the visitor centre’  back_button

Thursday 8th Mar
Great Haywood map_link
Gillian Fitzpatrick 770 5924
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Take A5127 to Lichfield. Take the A51 signed Rougeley, Stone bypassing Rougeley and going past power station. Still following A51 go through Wolseley Bridge. At Wyevale garden centre turn right at small roundabout following A51 (Stone), through Colwich. Pass under 2 bridges and then take left turn signed Great Haywood. Take 4th turning on right into Mill Lane. Under a bridge then turn right into Canalside Farm Car Park. Sat Nav. ST18 0RQ. (20 Miles from Wyndley)
Note: £2 car park charge paid at the Farm shop. Reimbursed if using farm shop or café afterwards.
Walk The Walk4 ½ miles. Canal towpath Staffs and Worc Canal, Milford Common, walk through Shugborough Estate (NT). Possible mud on towpath. back_button

Sunday 11th Mar
Berkswell map_link
Phil Naylor 354 4018
Mothers Day
Walk Start Time
Walk directions2Take the Chester Road past Spitfire Island and at the next Island take the second exit to join the Collector Road. After about 3.5 miles join the A452. At Stonebridge Island stay on the A452 and after about 3.5 miles look for a sign on the left for Berkswell. Drive down Park Lane and at a T junction turn left into Lavender Hall Lane. At a cross roads turn left and immediately left park on the long lay by in Meriden Rd. You should be diagonally opposite the Bear Inn. (CV7 7BB).
Walk The WalkThe walk is about 7.25 miles and is generally easy over fields to Meriden and on the Heart of England on the return. back_button

Brown Clee Hill map_link
Sue Wright 355 1049
Sunday 18th Mar
C   Judy Wheeler
Walk Start Time 08:00
Both walks follow field paths, open moorland and woods with streams and lakes and there are some magnificent views.
Walk The WalkB Walk 10 Miles: From the Boyne Arms we walk through the village to cross the fields to the base of Brown Clee Hill. We head up through Stanbroughs Wood to the Wireless Station at Abdon Buff and make our way down to turn through fields to Fair View, Abdon and Cockshutford, then up to Five Springs. The path then takes us through woods to pass Boyne Water, down to The Parks and along the Verandah to walk through fields and the village of Burwarton back to the Boyne Arms for tea.
Walk The WalkC Walk 7 Miles: This walk goes through the village of Burwarton, up the Verandah to pass by Wallemore Wood and Chapelwood Farm. Then on past Boyne Water to Burwarton Pole.
At Five Springs it continues along the Shropshire Way, turning to reach the Wireless Station at Abdon Buff via a slow incline. The way down takes us through Stanbroughs Wood to the lane which we follow back to Burwarton, passing Burwarton House, and the Boyne Arms for a cup of tea. back_button

23rd to 26th Mar
Spring Break at the Lakes
Organised by Jenny and Chris Mitton 308 1594
Sunday 25th Mar
Stourport map_link
Michelle Ford 07720 912575
Walk Start Time
Walk directions2On M5 to J3, On A456 through Hagley and Kidderminster and on to Bewdley bypass. Parking is on the right just after pelican crossing (but before the bridge over the Severn)
Starting point: Blackstone Picnic Place-free parking. DY12 1PU – 32 miles, 1 hour.
Walk The Walk7 miles.We will be following the Stourport circular route. Points of interest on the walk are: Burlish top nature reserve, Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal, Stourport on Severn (there is a nice cafe here Windlass cafe maybe for tea and a piece of cake), River Severn.
Public Toilets: At Stourport on Severn ( by Severn Meadows car park)
At the end of the walk a short drive into Bewdley town centre for well deserved refreshments.
Parking: Gardners Meadow car park: DY12 2DG £1.90 up to two hours.
Dog Lane car park: DY12 2EF £1.90 up to two hours