TUESDAY WALKS 10.00 start
Details of all walks to be finalised via email and website 7 days before due date
Tuesday December 10th Christmas Lunch Walk
Revised Details for Walk
Park at the Neville Arms, The Ridgeway, Astwood Bank, B96 6NB for 10am departure.
The walk (5miles) takes us across field paths to Bouts Lane where we walk for a mile along quiet lanes with verges. We then need to cross the B4090, climb back up to the Ridgeway and return via the Monarchs Way.
I have recced a number of alternative paths around the Neville and this is the driest route I can find. The paths are all wet underfoot and there are pools of water around a few of the stiles.
Lunch is booked for 1:30 so it might be advisable to bring a snack to have with your coffee. Christmas cake will be provided. We aim to arrive at the Neville for 1:00pm to give us time to get changed and buy drinks.
Wellingtons, Christmas Hats and other accessories advised.
Leaders Davina and Katherine
Tuesday 17th December
Grade M. Distance 8 miles (or 10 see below for details). Gentle hills, lots of kissing gates and less than 10 stiles, mud around gates so let’s hope for a frosty bright day, and perhaps a warm mulled wine?
Our last walk before the Christmas break and my walk will provide members with the opportunity to buy a drink (or two) at the lunchtime stop The Winged Spur in Ullenhall where we have permission to eat our packed lunches outside, there are several picnic tables, on the basis that we do purchase drinks from the bar. No food to be eaten inside except that purchased from the pub.
The walk is another in an informal plan to encircle Redditch with a series of circular walks, this one links Tanworth in Arden to Ullenhall and there are two options with this walk. An 8 mile walk starting from Tanworth Village Hall where a circular seat can be found around a tree (opposite end of The Green from the church) post code B94 5AL, or for those walkers seeking a slightly longer 10 mile walk a start from my home Heather Drifts, Poolhead Lane, B94 5ED (adjacent to the golf club car park). Those wishing the longer walk should arrive in time for a 9.30am start from my home and those starting and finishing in the village need to be ready for a 10.00am start.
The walk leaves Tanworth in Arden and heads via Traps Green towards Gorcot Hill before turning south west to touch the Redditch to Henley road prior to heading up to Ullenhall. In the afternoon the walk from Ullenhall goes via Danzey and gently follows the river Alne back to Tanworth or Poolhead Lane dependent upon where you parked your car. The ten milers should expect to finish between 3.30pm and 4.00pm. The route to and from my home to the village will differ between the morning out track and the return.
My thanks to Steve for his assistance on the recci in keeping me on the straight and narrow.
Leader Tony Dixon.
Tuesday 24th December
No Walk (Christmas Eve)
Tuesday 31st December
No Walk (New Year’s Eve)
Tuesday 7th January (M)
Tardebigge Grid Ref: SO996691
Parking: CP off Church Lane, Tardebigge, (B60 3AH)
Leader Tess Smallwood