Region: West Midlands

Category Coventry
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The Category Coventry is a subset of Warwickshire.

 

The following Coventry Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Coventry

Category Dudley
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The Category Dudley is a subset of Birmingham and Around.

 

The following Dudley Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Dudley

Category Lichfield
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The Category Lichfield is a subset of Staffordshire.

 

The following Lichfield Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Lichfield District Council

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The Category Nuneaton & Bedworth is a subset of Warwickshire.

 

The following Nuneaton & Bedworth Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bulkington Nuneaton & Bedworth U3A

- Walking for Health - Nuneaton & Bedworth

Category Rugby
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The Category Rugby is a subset of Warwickshire.

 

The following Rugby Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Rugby U3A

Category Shrewsbury
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The Category Shrewsbury is a subset of Shropshire.

 

The following Shrewsbury Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Shrewsbury U3A

Category Tamworth
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The Category Tamworth is a subset of Staffordshire.

 

The following Tamworth Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Tamworth U3A

Category Warwick
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The Category Warwick is a subset of Warwickshire.

 

The following Warwick Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Warwick District U3A

Category West Midlands
Overview

'Our Region includes the six counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, along with all unitary authorities contained therein. We are a very diverse region, from isolated rural village to city metropolis, from agriculture to service industry, manufacturing to technology and the people are excitingly diverse too.'

Overview

'Formed in 1971, the Abbots Bromley Footpath Society exists to promote the use of Rights of Way in Abbots Bromley and the surrounding parishes. Since then the Society has been responsible for the re-opening of many paths in the area by clearing undergrowth and erecting stiles and bridges.'

Category Wyre Forest
Size (acreage)30
Overview

'Go back in time and watch the Severn Valley Railway trains steam across the hill from one of the magnificent signposted walks. The garden provides the ideal day out for you and your family, a dream escape from the bustle of everyday life ...'

See also

Upper Arley Circular Walk [Worcestershire County Council]

Category Redditch
Size (acreage)900
Overview

'The largest area of open space in Redditch, 900 acres in size. The park was created in the 1970's by the Redditch Development Corporation and has become one of Redditch's greatest green assets. The park extends over 2.5 miles from Bordesley Abbey in the north of Washford Mill in the south. The River Arrow meanders through the park providing excellent wildlife habitats and interesting walks for visitors.'

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Redditch Borough Council

Category Redditch
Overview

'We are a lively, local, independent walking club, founded in 1953, based in the Arrow Valley, Worcestershire, with a membership of around 100, mainly from The Redditch, Bromsgrove and South Birmingham areas.'

Overview

'Aston Cantlow Parish is a beautiful place to walk in the countryside and it is excellent exercise to help to keep you fit & healthy ... You can download lots of local walks from Aston Cantlow in PDF format that were produced in conjunction with the Aston Cantlow Parish Path Volunteers.'

Category Shrewsbury
Overview

'If you're looking for a breath of fresh air and to stretch your legs we've got the perfect walk route for you. We've got four permanent walks through our grounds ranging from the pushchair and wheelchair accessible Mile Walk to our longest walk the Woodland Walk (three miles). Pick up a Walks Leaflet with a map of all our routes from Visitor Reception next time you visit.'

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National Trust

Size (acreage)150
Overview

'Baggeridge was originally owned by the Earls of Dudley as part of the Himley Estate and consisted of small farms and ancient woodland along with the parkland of Himley Park. It was later landscaped by Lancelot "Capability" Brown in the 18th century; the landscape is still largely unchanged from the southern boundary up to the Wishing Pools. The whole site remained as landscaped by Brown until 1902 when work began to mine the northern half when pit shafts were sunk and a cast mining operation began ...'

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Wikipedia

Category Walsall
Overview

'If you fancy getting away from it all, Barr Beacon might be just the nature reserve for you. Its only 3 miles from Walsall town centre, and it's one of the highest points in the West Midlands. It offers spectacular panoramic views, and from the top you can see surrounding landmarks including the Wrekin, Cannock Chase, Lichfield Cathedral, Birmingham City Centre, and the Lickey Hills. It's the high-point of the Beacon Way and a favourite walking spot for locals ...'

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Walsall Council

Category Shrewsbury
Overview

'On Saturday 21st of July 1403 a rebel army led by Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy and the Royal army of Henry IV met. The Battle that followed was to be remembered by its ferocity ...' Note that I have replaced the original Link.

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Shropshire's Great Outdoors

Category Warwickshire
Overview

'Aimed at people in their 20s to 40s who enjoy walking, outdoor activities, and mixing with like minded individuals.'

Category Birmingham
Overview

Shrubbery  'This delightful area of the Gardens is characterised by beautiful walks, decorative foliage and enchanting water features.'

Category Birmingham
Overview

Includes information about the major Parks within the City.

Category South Shropshire
Overview

'Bishop’s Castle and Clun are excellent centres for exploring the unspoilt hill country of the area – most of it in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Well way marked paths go through many of the hillside and valley villages of the Rivers Clun and Upper Onny, making walking straight from the towns and villages a real pleasure. Both towns are on Shropshire Way, a short distance from the Offa’s Dyke Path, a national trail, and near the pre-bronze age Kerry Ridgeway.'

Category Staffordshire
Overview

'The group is aimed at getting people in their 20's, 30's and 40s who live in Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and the surrounding area, out walking in their local Countryside and further afield. We organise day walks, evening walks and weekends away as well as socials in pubs and restaurants.'

Category Wyre Forest
Size (acreage)156
Overview

'Walks will take you through a patchwork quilt of pools, plantations, dells and glades which provide habitats for flora, fauna, insect life and numerous species of resident and migrating birds.'

Category Bromsgrove
Size (acreage)6
Overview

'Follow the heritage trail to discover the people of Bromsgrove, their lives and their deaths.'

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The Bromsgrove Society

Category Bromsgrove
Overview

'Bromsgrove has over 70 parks and open spaces, these range from small pretty gardens for sitting and relaxing, woodland areas for long walks and rambling to formal town parks ...'

Overview

Includes information on walks around Bromyard, local walks, local walking groups, public transport, and pubs and cafes.

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Visit Bromyard

Category Telford & Wrekin
Overview

'Broseley is a small, attractive town in Shropshire, with a population of 4,929. The River Severn flows to its north and east. The first iron bridge in the world was built in 1779 across the Severn, linking Broseley with Coalbrookdale and Madeley.'

Category South Shropshire
Overview

'Brown Clee Walkers are an informal group from the various parishes around the hill, with the majority living in Ditton Priors. Our activities include a monthly walk, of normally up to 10 miles, with a generous lunch stop, usually at a convenient pub. The average turnout is around 12-15 persons.'

Category Cannock Chase
Overview

'One of England’s finest landscapes, and the jewel of the West Midlands. Well known and loved for its scenery, wildlife and rich history, it offers superb walking, cycling and horse-riding in a tranquil and peaceful setting.'

Category Cannock Chase
Overview

'The prefect starting point for a woodland walk. From a gentle stroll around the Route to Health with lots to see and do, to longer walks around the picturesque Fairoak or Sherbrook valleys.'

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Forestry England

Category Birmingham
Size (acreage)200
Overview

'Runs along the River Rea from Stirchley to Edgbaston cricket ground. An area with a diverse industrial history (mainly forges and mills in the 16th Century), it is now one of city's five premier parks and has been awarded Green Flag status. There are walkways and cycle routes along side the River Rea aimed at catering for wildlife enthusiasts, those seeking exercise and people looking for a good day out.'

Category Solihull
Overview

'We walk every Sunday of the year. Walks are usually between 7 to 10 miles in length and can be anywhere within the Midland Counties. Very occasionally the walk may be on a Saturday and utilise public transport to get to the start of the walk and return ... Visitors to the area are welcome to join us on our walks. For further information please send an e-mail .... '

Category Lichfield
Overview

'Welcome to our pack of self guided walks around Chasewater Country Park. There are a huge selection of paths to take around the site and we have tried to give you a nice variety of both difficulty and length ...'

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Visit Lichfield

Category Birmingham
Overview

'We have an on-going programme of Sunday walks as well as Weekday walks and the more demanding Ridges and tops walks in the summer and autumn.'

Category Bromsgrove
Size (acreage)440
Overview

'A stunning countryside haven in the heart of the busy Midlands. Explore the miles of footpaths, bridleways and easy access trails offering breathtaking panoramic views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders ... The North Worcestershire Path goes through Clent Hill and Walton Hill and connects the Waseley Hills on one side and Hagley on the other. There are also footpaths connecting local villages such as Romsley, Clent, Lower Clent and Hagley.'

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National Trust

Category South Shropshire
Overview

'Formed in 1990. The Association was a founding member (1993) of Shropshire’s Parish Paths Partnerships (P3) programme - now one of a large number of volunteer groups that provide a vital contribution to the maintenance of public rights of way for County Council on a voluntary basis.'

Category South Shropshire
Overview

'We are part of the national "Walkers are Welcome" towns network ... The Shropshire Way and Offa's Dyke can be reached easily from Clun as it is situated on the most imposing stretches of these long distance footpaths. Above Newcastle Upon Clun walkers can access the ancient pre Bronze Age Kerry Ridgeway which is also a Long Distance Footpath.'

Overview

'This is a delightful oak woodland to walk through – especially in spring and early summer when lots of migrating birds come to breed at the reserve. Birds you may see on the steep valley sides include flycatchers, redstarts and wood warblers. There are a wide variety of butterflies to spot too. In winter, redwings, fieldfares and winter finches are regular visitors. There's a fascinating nature trail here so the reserve is a good place for people of all ages to get closer to nature, although the footpaths are steep in places.'

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RSPB

Overview

'We are a Local Walking Group operating from Coven in Staffordshire There are no "membership fees" just come and join us for an enjoyable Sunday Morning Walk. Our Walks are organised on the first Sunday of Each Month and are usually between 5 and 6 miles. Everyone Welcome.'

Category Coventry
Overview

'Organise Saturday and Sunday rambles plus “Sunset Strolls” during the lighter evenings.'

Category West Midlands
Overview

'The UK has an abundance of heritage which is accessible to everyone, as long as you can and want to see it! What we've done, in Britain's most captivating towns and cities, is lead you round the most interesting parts, so you can learn from the past, whilst creating immediate entertainment using our treasure hunt themes.' Self Guided Walks to purchase online.

Category West Midlands
Overview

'Discover Coventry’s wonderfully restored canals, explore the jewellery quarter in Birmingham, and learn about cultural diversity in Wolverhampton. Find out about the industry and economy of the West Midlands from cars and beer to shopping and banking. Or head west to the tranquillity of rural Herefordshire and Worcestershire, embodied in the Severn Valley and the Malvern Hills. '

Category Dudley
Overview

'There are a number of countryside walks in Dudley. These follow public rights of way, canal towpaths or other permissive routes through nature reserves and the like. Programmes of guided walks and other events are arranged throughout the year, often focussing on the nature reserves and countryside walk routes.'

Category Dudley
Overview

Categories of Walks: [1] Extra Long  'An all day walk of 12 miles plus, with three breaks. Seasoned walkers at a quicker pace. Could include high peaks '- - - : [2]  Long  'An all day walk of 10 - 12 miles, more strenuous, with three breaks possibly including a pub. It is recommended that new walkers attempt a short or a medium first' - - - : [3] Medium  'Walks of 7-9 miles possibly undulating terrain. At least two breaks possibly with a pub' - - - : [4] Short  'Half day walk of 4-6 miles, these are easy going and make an ideal introduction to rambling'

Overview

'A Warm Welcome awaits you in East Staffordshire, the home of St. George's Park, The National Brewery Centre and Capital of The National Forest ... Hand in hand with the industrial heritage of Burton upon Trent, you will discover some of the most beautiful countryside in the Midlands with lush fields and pretty villages, award-winning restaurants and cosy pubs alongside the River Trent and our meandering canal network.'

Overview

'We have organised over 300 walks in the past year for all levels of ability. The Group started in 1994 with just a few members and has now expanded into a large group of friendly ramblers who enjoy a very varied programme of walks and social activities.'

Category Stafford
Overview

'Eccleshall has a very extensive Parish, the second largest in the County, comprising some 20,000 acres. There are 134 public rights of way in the Parish listed by the County Council and set down in the DEFINITIVE MAP. Considerable work has been undertaken by the Parish with the agreement of Landowners, farmers and Staffordshire County Council to improve the network of Rights of Way. Stiles have been installed, finger pointer posts, waymarking and bridges built ...'

Overview

'Mortimer Country is a walker's paradise whatever your age or ability. Whether you are looking for a strenuous all day hike or a relaxed evening stroll, the excellent and extensive network of way -marked paths will have a walk to suit you.'

Category Bromsgrove
Overview

'Hagley is a large village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England. It is on the boundary of the West Midlands and Worcestershire counties between the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley and Kidderminster. As of December 2016 it had an estimated population of 6,097.' [Wikipedia]

Category North Shropshire
Size (acreage)100
Overview

'After years of neglect the magical landscape was lovingly restored and reopened in 1993. Parts of the park and the main walking routes contain several flights of steps, some natural ones carved into rock and some man made wooden ones – these can be slippery when wet.'

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Hawkstone Park Follies

See also

Hawkstone Park [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Category Herefordshire
Overview

'Walking for health and recreation is a popular pastime and an excellent way to appreciate the Herefordshire countryside. The council promotes fifteen circular walks and two long distance routes which use the county's footpaths. There are a number of other longer routes within or which pass through Herefordshire which you can find out about ...'

Category Telford & Wrekin
Overview

Usually held Early May.

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Ironbridge Walking Group

Category Warwick
Overview

'Our main aim is to clear and waymark a hundred plus rights of way - footpaths and bridleways in Kenilworth and the surrounding parishes, to make sure that all the paths in our latest booklet Kenilworth and Beyond are always open, accessible and clearly marked. This involves building stiles, gates and bridges, path clearance and waymarking with blue and yellow arrows. In addition we hold two social events each year in August and December.'

Category Warwick
Size (acreage)40
Overview

'The Kenilworth to Berkswell Greenway is a linear Country Park set in the beautiful South Warwickshire countryside. The site forms a 6.5 kilometres section of former railway, with the entire park extending to some 16 hectares ... The Greenway provides opportunities for enthusiasts from all sections of society, including walkers, athletes, cyclists, horse riders, educationalists, life scientists, geologists and industrial archaeologists.'

Size (acreage)600
Overview

'So much to see and do at Warwickshire's premier waterside attraction! Kingsbury Water Park has 15 lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park. Stroll along the surfaced paths, explore hidden corners, spot birds and wildlife, hire a bike, join an organised event or host your own event. Whatever your idea of a countryside visit is, you will find it at Kingsbury.'

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Friends of Kingsbury Water Park

Category Shropshire
Overview

'Our members belong to the LDWA who live along the Welsh Marches and in the English Counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire.'

Category Staffordshire
Overview

'New members and guests are invited to join us on any of our walks and are assured of a warm welcome. There will be a pub stop on the day walks unless stated.'

Overview

'Leominster has a wide choice of walks, suitable for all abilities, direct from the town centre. The town is the biggest market town in Herefordshire. In the past its fortune was based on Leominster "ore", the fleece of the Ryland sheep. Now industry is very varied. We also have an accessible trail for those who may have difficulty. Route cards are available at the Tourist Information Centre. Walking guide books and maps are also available from the TIC in the Corn Square ...'

Category Bromsgrove
Size (acreage)524
Overview

'Lickey Hills Country Park is one of Birmingham’s most varied and treasured parks ... located just 10 miles south west of Birmingham. The park offers different things to different people - it’s a place for family days out, to spot wildlife, for sport, school trips, or maybe just for the views and a cup of tea. Lickey Hills has a complex and interesting geology which has created a variety of habitats. These include woodlands, heathland and grassland, which are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife ... Beacon Hill is the most famous viewpoint at the Lickey Hills. The hill rises to 297m (975 feet) above sea level, giving expansive views of the surrounding countryside.'

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Birmingham City Council

Overview

'The Parish of Loggerheads has a large number of stunning walks, there are numerous public footpaths zig zagging their way through our beautiful parish. We have an active Footpaths Committee who make sure that any blocked footpaths or damaged styles and waymarkers are reported to Staffordshire County Council ... '

Category South Shropshire
Overview

'Ludlow is surrounded by the gorgeous countryside of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mortimer Forest, Mortimer Country and North Herefordshire. There are varied walks in all directions – along riversides, through forests, farmland and to ancient heritage sites such as hill forts and to the top of some impressive hills such as Titterstone Clee Hill which dominates the Ludlow skyline.'

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The Ludlow Guide

Category Malvern Hills
Overview

'Malvern has been given "Walkers are Welcome" status due to the fantastic countryside in and around the Malvern Hills, the wide range of walks for all abilities and our commitment to welcoming walkers.'

Category Solihull
Overview

'Two parks in one, Malvern and Brueton Parks, are perfectly located in the town centre. With Green Flag Park status, the space offers visitors and locals an easily accessible space to relax and play.'

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Solihull Metropolitan District Council

See also

Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park, Solihull [Warwickshire Wildlife Trust]

Category Malvern Hills
Overview

'An excellent destination for walkers of all ages and abilities, whether you are interested in a gentle stroll along a tree-lined path or an energetic trek along the ridge of the Malvern Hills. '

Category Malvern Hills
Overview

'On foot, hitting the trail, rambling…is there any better way to experience the Malverns than heading out for a walk in some of England’s finest countryside? We don’t think so, which is why we’ve put together a fantastic range of downloadable walks and a walking app highlighting some of the best of the area.'

Category Malvern Hills
Overview

'Welcome to the home of dedicated Malvern Hills District walkers, who enjoy everything to do with walking over, around, and across the Malvern Hills and surrounding countryside and bordering Counties ... '

Category Malvern Hills
Overview

'Martley was the 13th community in the country to be accredited and the first in Worcestershire. We are proud of this achievement, continuing as it did our ongoing work on rights of way through the Path-or-Nones Group (30 years old in 2015) and the publishing of ten circular walks leaflets by Audrey and Keith Trumper in the 80s and 90s.'

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