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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 3rd May
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Clent Hills map_link
Joy Pringle 07876 014359
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Go to Scott Arms and on to M5.At J3 take A456.
Go through 2 islands. At 3rd island turn left on Hagley Wood lane.This leads to Nimmings Car Park
Parking is free for NT members. (otherwise £3.00) 20 miles, 40 mins B62 0NL
Walk The Walk
Good bacon sarnies at Nimmings. A walk on the Client Hills. Bluebells. The Four Stones. Some ups but a great walk. A bit shorter than normal but we’ll enjoy the scenery. Paths good on the higher ground and drying out at lower levels.
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Sunday 6th May
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Bluebell Walk map_link
Mary Christodoulou 351 5884 Mobile 07985 241813
May Day (Early Spring Bank Hol)
Walk Start Time
09:00
Walk directions2Park in overspill carpark (free) at HOAR PARK CRAFT CENTRE, Ansley , nr Nuneaton, CV10 0QU,  OS Explorer 232 ( Nuneaton & Tamworth 271923 )
Follow preferred route to Coleshill . Take B4114 Blythe Rd to Furnace End. Passing Shustoke Reservoir, Griffin Pub to just past the Bull’s Head. At crossroads turn Right (still following B4114 ) pass by Over Whitacre Church, continue uphill and bear Left towards Nuneaton . After approx 1.25 miles Hoar Park Craft centre is on left.
Walk The WalkThe walk is easy , following the Centenary way through fields to Birchley Heath. The bluebells of Bentley Park & Monks Park are the climax of the walk. Here we hope to take lunch surrounded by a sea of blue. We return to the craft centre where tea & cake awaits us. Toilets available at start & finish. (This year the bluebells may not be as spectacular as in past walks, but still worth a visit. Due to recent wet spells, it may be muddier than usual) back_button

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Thursday 10th May
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Middleton map_link
Ann Myatt 07974 083637
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Head for Bassett’s Pole island on the A453. Take the 3rd exit south sign posted A446 to Belfry, Coleshill, Middleton. After 400yds turn left onto Coppice lane, signposted to Middleton. After 2 miles on entering Middleton, at a T junction, turn right onto Church road, and after approximately 200 yds park and meet at the Green Man Pub, where we can have lunch/ drinks after the walk if desired.
Walk The Walk
A four mile easy circular walk, through Warwickshire countryside, with wonderful blue bell woods, and other attractions! Two styles, and The Green Man Pub at the end for refreshments if required.
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Sunday 13th May
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Ilam map_link
Colin Lowrey 382 1411
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Take A38 towards Derby.At Toyota island take A50 (s igned Uttoxeter, Stoke) At Sudbury island take A 515 (signed Ashbourne) Before Ashbourne take A52 ( signed Leek) Continue on A52 at next island. Soon, turn right on minor road for Blore and Ilam. Turn L at T junction At Blore crossroads turn R for Ilam. After bridged in Ilam go to NT car park. Scan your NT card and it’s free.
49 miles. About 1 hour driving.
Walk The WalkClassic walking country. 9 miles.
A stroll round Ilam Park, a walk up Corvedale. Thorpe Cloud, Halldale and Milldale en route, return to Ilam Park under the code of Bunster Hill
Sunday 13th May
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Walsall map_link
Jean Butterworth 323 2157
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Park and walk begins at The Longhorn, Sutton Road, WS5 3AR
Head towards Four Oaks. Take B4151, left fork at Four Oaks Methodist Church. This road takes you round the Park through Streetly and over the Beacon towards Walsall. The Longhorn is on your right as you drop down from the Beacon. Park in the lower car park.
Walk The Walk5 miles. Easy footpaths. Through the Arboretum. A little street walking by Rushall Church. Good paths through Park Lime Pits then a stroll on the towpath of the Daw End Branch back to the Longhorn for a drink, a chat and even some lunch.
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Pub Walk
Wednesday 16th May
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The Old Swan, Stonnal John and Marcia Harden 354 2923
Mobile 07742015067
Walk Start Time 19:00
Walk directions2Drive along Chester Road towards Brownhills… past Streetly, past the Hardwick Arms, past Pacific.
Turn right at the Stonnall turn, down Main Street and there’s The Old Swan.
Walk The WalkA nice evening ahead – 4 miles pleasant walking round Stonnall’s fields. 6 styles the Old Swan. back_button
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COACH
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Newtown Linford map_link
Caterina Cattel 07809 258245
Sunday 20th May
C   Colin Lowrey 382 1411
Walk Start Time 08:00
Walk The WalkB: 9 miles of moderate walking with a chance to look down at Leicestershire from above. Highlights include Bradgate Park, the Old John Tower, Woodhouse Eaves and Beacon Hill.
Walk The WalkC: 7 miles of Bradgate Park with loops to Cropston Reservoir and Swithland Wood. back_button

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Sunday 27th  May
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Meriden map_link
Jim Horton 07870 388545

  Hidden Gems
Spring Bank Holiday
Walk Start Time
09:00
Walk directions2Take Chester Road through Castle Bromwich and along Collector Road. Stay on A452 through Stonebridge island. Take B 4102 left towards Meriden, Take B4104 right through Meriden, Bear left to Queen’s Head on Old Road .CV7 7JP
Walk The Walk8 miles of Warwickshire countryside north of Meriden in the centre of England. Features to look out for include Wesley’s tree, site of a preaching engagement for the founder of Methodism, who could step from one parish to another here if challenged by the authorities. There are field paths and tracks to follow, a couple of quiet lanes and some woodlands noted for their bluebells. back_button

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Thursday 31st May
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Family Walk Sutton Park
Colin Lowrey 382 1411

 Hidden Gems
Half term week
Walk Start Time09:30
Walk directions2Meet us at Wyndley Gate
Walk The WalkA nice stroll through the springtime woodland and over some heath. Good tracks suitable for pushchairs and children’s bikes. We’ll stop en route at toilets and pick up some tea and ice cream too, if required. back_button

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