Our members come from across the West Midlands including Wolverhampton, and many parts of Birmingham – Kings Heath, Northfield, Handsworth and Sutton Coldfield.
We walk roughly once per month (Saturdays or Sundays) with the occasional evening walk in summer. On any given walk there can be 8-14 people. In the summer we travel further afield to find good walks in the Peak District, Welsh Borders, Shropshire Hills & The Cotswolds, whilst in winter we tend to stay closer to home. We also join walks arranged by the Coventry & Warwickshire group.
Walks vary from say 6 to 8 miles with gentle gradients to a more challenging 10 – 14 miles with steep ascents and descents. Our publicity for each walk makes it clear how demanding the walk will be. Once a year we have a solstice walk culminating in a picnic while watching the sunset. We also have an annual full moon walk where we walk through the night and then celebrate the return of daylight with a pancake breakfast.
At least once a year the West Midlands group takes an active role in supporting access to the countryside. This usually takes the form of spending a day clearing footpaths or building stiles. For the last 2 years we have volunteered at the Lickey Hills Country Park.
We also organise at least one long weekend trip a year. Previous trips have been to Cornwall, Snowdonia, Exmoor and the Lake District.
Find out all about us on our blogsite: redropewestmidlands.wordpress.com
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