News

The walk on Friday September 22nd has been changed due to blocked paths.  It will now start from Barton Marina. Departure arrangements from Walsall are unchanged.

The October to March printed programmes are now available.

Tickets for the Beer and Skittles evening on October 6th are now available. Contact Keith and Jennifer for details.

Our Secretary has resigned and our Social Secretary will stand down at the Annual General Meeting in November and we are looking for replacements. The first post requires familiarity with information technology. Download the Group Secretary role description(.doc, 34.5KB).

The date of the Annual General Meeting has been changed. It will now take place on Thursday November 2nd.

 

The Walsall Group seeks to bring the pleasures of walking to as many people as possible in the Walsall Metropolitan Area. We feel that being in a predominantly urban environment is no reason not to be involved in walking with the group. We have excellent motorway and road links from the town and hence we can be in many completely different areas of the Midlands within an hour of setting off (roadworks permitting).

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Our primary Walks Programme provides two different types of walking experiences throughout the programme's six-monthly period. We have Main Walks which are generally in the region of 10 miles or so and tackle slightly tougher terrain and also Leisure Walks which are up to 7.5 miles and are taken at a slightly slower (more leisurely) pace. We run one of these alternately on each Sunday throughout the year.

We also have a Fortnightly Saturday Walks Programme throughout the year with walks up to 4 miles for those who either are new to walking or have perhaps not walked for a while. These are designed to gently encourage potential new members to try us out in a safe and friendly atmosphere. These walks are generally held within about 30 minutes of travelling time from Walsall itself.

All of the above walks will have been checked out by our Walk Leaders ahead of the actual date on the programme, so there shouldn't be any unforeseen issues 'on the day'.

At the other extreme we have some Super Walks in the summer which are further away than our other walk offerings, (hence the reason we do them in the summer when daylight is longer). These are not always pre-walked and there are opportunities for members to hone their map reading skills by assisting the leaders on the walk itself.

The Walsall Group encourages car-sharing as it reduces travel costs and means we can use smaller parking areas which gives us more choice of start points. Anyone wishing to walk with the group but make their own way to the start point should contact the walk leader beforehand to confirm the start point and time.

We also have a busy Footpath Maintenance Team, working in conjunction with Walsall Council's Highways Department, who regularly go out to repair/replace footpath furniture and clear away overgrowth within the Walsall Borough.

Our group has an active Social Calendar with an event generally every month for those who wish to take part.

Information can be posted out to anyone making enquiries by contacting our Membership Secretary, John on 0121 353 4102.



Sunday April 2ndM 7.5 miles
CHURCHILL AND BLAKEDOWN (Kidderminster, Worcs.)
Leaders: Mark (0758 209 1920) and Chris (0758 774 1894)
Leaving 8:30am Arboretum CP (Broadway)
Sunday June 4thS 12 miles
GLYNDWR MEETS OFFA (Knighton, Powys)
Leaders: Jen and Keith (01922 637850)
Leaving 7:30am Birmingham St CP
Saturday July 29thL 4 miles
PIPE HILL (Lichfield, Staffs.)
Leaders: Lorna and John G (0121 353 4102)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Thursday April 6thM 9.5 miles
VIEWS OF SHROPSHIRE (Church Stretton, Shrops.)
Leaders: Anne R and Marie (0795 439 6032)
Leaving 9:15am Arboretum CP (Broadway)
Sunday June 11thCOACH TRIP TO WELLS (Somerset)
Walking from Wookey Hole to Wells. Details and Tickets from Peter (01922 631404).
Leaders: Paul and Zoë
Leaving 7:30am The Dilke PH, Aldridge Road
Sunday July 30thM 10.4 miles
CLUN (Bishop's Castle, Shrops.)
*** Note change from printed programme ***
Leaders: Bryan and Sandra (01922 691167)
Leaving 8:15am Birmingham St CP
Saturday April 8thL 4 miles
MIDDLETON HALL (Sutton Coldfield, West Mids)
Leader: Phil (01922 416109)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Wednesday June 14thM 7 miles
SHAKE HANDS WITH ELGAR (Great Malvern, Worcs.)
Leader: Frank (0770 960 1797)
Leaving 9:00am Arboretum CP (Broadway)
Sunday August 6thM 7.5 miles
A RAVEN AND A REFUGE (Kidderminster, Worcs.)
Leaders: Andy (0121 440 7929) and Helen
Leaving 9:00am Birmingham St CP
Sunday April 9thM 9.8 miles
THE WALK WITH NO NAME (Bridgnorth, Shrops.)
Leaders: Anne R and Marie (0795 439 6032)
Leaving 8:30am Birmingham St CP
Saturday June 17thL 4 miles
COTON IN THE ELMS (Swadlincote, Derbys.)
Leaders: Margery (01922 459208) and Margaret
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Saturday August 12thL 4 miles
LICHFIELD (Staffs.)
Leaders: Lorna and John G (0121 353 4102)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday April 16thM 7.5 miles
CHESWARDINE VISTAS (Market Drayton, Shrops.)
Leaders: Margaret (01922 456932) and Davena (01922 451856)
Leaving 9:00am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday June 18thM 10 miles
GREAT WITLEY (Stourport, Worcs.)
Leaders: Eric and Jane (01922 635152)
Leaving 8:30am Birmingham St CP
Sunday August 13thM 10 miles
LATHKILL DALE AND SHELDON (Bakewell, Derbys.)
*** Note change from printed programme ***
Leader: Kevin (01543 321770)
Leaving 8:00am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Saturday April 22ndL 4 miles
FROM THE GLACIAL BOULDER (Cannock, Staffs.)
Leaders: Jen and Keith (01922 637850)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Wednesday June 21stL 4 miles
BARR BEACON (Aldridge, West Mids)
*** CANCELLED ***
Thursday August 17thM 9.5 miles
WATCH OUT, THERE'S A JCB ABOUT AGAIN (Uttoxeter, Staffs.)
Leader: Peter (01922 631404)
Leaving 9:00am Aldridge Community Centre CP
Sunday April 23rdM 10.8 miles
PRIORS TO HS2 (Daventry, Northants.)
Leader: Richard (01922 692929)
Leaving 8:30am Birmingham St CP
Saturday June 24thS
TRYFAN (Bethesda, Gwynedd)
Leader: Eric (01922 635152)
Sunday August 20thS
DINAS MAWDDWY (Dolgellau, Gwynedd)
Leader: Peter (01922 631404)
Saturday April 29thM 7.5 miles
SANDWELL VALLEY (West Bromwich, West Mids)
Leaders: Lorna and John G (0121 353 4102)
Leaving 9:30am Sandwell Park Farm CP (No organised car share)
Sunday June 25thM 6.5 miles
THREE SHIRE HEADS (Buxton, Derbys.)
Leader: Kevin (01543 321770)
Leaving 8:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday August 20thM 7.5 miles
UFTON, HARBURY AND SOUTHAM (Leamington Spa, Warks.)
Leader: Richard (01922 692929)
Leaving 8:45am Birmingham St CP
Saturday May 6thL 4 miles
WREN'S NEST (Dudley, West Mids)
Leader: Barry (01922 413309)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Saturday July 1stL 4 miles
SHARESHILL (Cannock, Staffs.)
Leaders: Andy (0121 440 7929) and Helen
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Saturday August 26thL 4 miles
CANNOCK CHASE (Staffs.)
Leaders: Janet and John B (01922 415012)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday May 7thPH M 8.5 miles
NO TURNS AT BARTON (Burton-upon-Trent, Staffs.)
Leader: Mark (0758 209 1920)
Leaving 9:00am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday July 2ndM 9.5 miles
UP, UP AND AWAY IN MY BEAUTIFUL BALLOON (Cheltenham, Glos.)
Details from Peter (01922 631404). Leaders: Paul and Zoë.
Leaving 8:00am Birmingham St CP
Sunday August 27thS 9 miles
VISTAS FROM CHROME HILL (Buxton, Derbys.)
Leader: Davena (0788 078 2850)
Leaving 8:00am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday May 14thM 7.5 miles
NORTH EDGE OF THE MYND (Church Stretton, Shrops.)
Leaders: Jen and Keith (01922 637850)
Leaving 8:30am Birmingham St CP
Saturday July 8thS
CLUN (Bishop's Castle, Shrops.)
Leaders: Anne and John B (01922 863672)
Sunday September 3rdM 7.5 miles
MERRINGTON GREEN (Shrewsbury, Shrops.)
Leaders: Mollie (01922 453805) and Anne B (01922 863672)
Leaving 8:30am Daw End Lane CP
Tuesday May 16thM 9 miles
ALL AROUND THE WREKIN (Wellington, Shrops.)
Leaders: Jen and Keith (01922 637850)
Leaving 9:00am Arboretum CP (Broadway)
Sunday July 9thM 7.5 miles
KENILWORTH VIA THE CASTLE (Warks)
Leaders: Bernard (01922 614389) and Graham (01922 685271)
Leaving 8:30am Daw End Lane CP
Saturday September 9thL 4 miles
WALSALL ARBORETUM (West Mids)
Leader: Mike (01922 479486)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Saturday May 20thL 4 miles
CHASEWATER (Brownhills, West Mids)
Leader: Tracey (01922 611714)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Wednesday July 12thL 4 miles
PARK LIME PITS (Aldridge, West Mids)
Leader: Tracey (01922 611714)
Leaving 6:30 pm Manor Arms CP, Park Road, Rushall
Sunday September 10thM 9 miles
BUTTERTON MOOR (Leek, Staffs.)
*** Note change from printed programme ***
Leader: Kevin (01543 321770)
Leaving 8:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday May 21stM 9.5 miles
MARCLE HILL AND RIDGE (Ledbury, Herefs.)
Leaders: Bernard (01922 614389) and Graham (01922 685271)
Leaving 8:30am Daw End Lane CP
Saturday July 15thL 4 miles
MIDDLETON (Sutton Coldfield, West Mids)
Leader: Peter (01922 631404)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday September 17thM 7.5 miles
TEDDESLEY PARK (Cannock, Staffs.)
Leaders: Glenys (01543 372204) and Jill
Leaving 9:00am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday May 28thS
TO WORLD'S END (Llangollen, Denbighs.)
Leaders: Jen and Keith (01922 637850)
Sunday July 16thM 9 miles
UP AND OVER GRINSHILL (Shrewsbury, Shrops.)
Leader: Peter (01922 631404)
Leaving 8:30am Birmingham St CP
Friday September 22ndM 8.5 miles
BARTON MARINA (Burton-upon-Trent, Staffs.)
*** Note change from printed programme ***
Leader: Mark (0758 209 1920)
Leaving 8:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday May 28thM 7 miles
CLENT HILLS (Halesowen, West Mids)
Leaders: Chrissie and Neal (0791 552 5361)
Leaving 9:30am Birmingham St CP
Sunday July 23rdM 7 miles
AROUND BISHOP'S CASTLE (Shrops.)
Leaders: Bryan and Sandra (01922 691167)
Leaving 8:30am Daw End Lane CP
Saturday September 23rdL 4 miles
BAGGERIDGE PARK (Sedgley, West Mids)
Leader: David (01922 454389)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Saturday June 3rdL 4 miles
SUTTON PARK (West Mids)
Leader: Frank (01922 457675)
Leaving 9:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Tuesday July 25thPH M 10 miles
PARWICH (Ashbourne, Derbys.)
Leader: Kevin (01543 321770)
Leaving 8:30am Oak Park CP (Lichfield Road)
Sunday September 24thM 10 miles
FROME VALLEY ORCHARDS (Ledbury. Herefs.)
Leaders: Dick (01922 683616) and Maurice (01922 685672)
Leaving 8:30am Birmingham St CP