The next walk is on Sunday 20th August

SOCIETY SUNDAY AFTERNOON STROLL

This will be an opportunity seldom available, to enjoy a walk around the Blythe Valley Nature Reserve with an extension to the Stratford Canal.

Meet at the Reserve Car Park – call at the Blythe Valley Business Park security office for instructions (allow a little extra time for this).  The entrance to the Park is off J4 of the M42, Postcode B90 8AA.

Meet in time to start the walk at 2:00pm.  The walk is 4 miles long, reasonably flat.

WE ARE PILOTING A SCHEME TO ARRANGE LIFTS FOR THOSE UNABLE TO GET THERE UNDER THEIR OWN STEAM.

IF YOU ARE WILLING TO OFFER A LIFT, OR WOULD LIKE ONE, PLEASE EMAIL WALKS@KNOWLESOCIETY.ORG.UK TO SAY IF YOU ARE OFFERING OR WOULD LIKE A LIFT AND WE’LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

EVENING WALK WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE

HAMPTON IN ARDEN –
LAKE, FIELDS & FORMER RAILWAY
Meet at the Recreation & Sports Ground, Shadowbrook Lane
(B92 0DQ) in time to start walking at 7pm
The walk will be a figure of eight walk 3.5 miles, the first 2 miles passing by the ‘ mansions’ on Old Station Road. The second half of the loop will be on George Fentham land, through the woodland planted up about 12 years ago, the fledgling Arboretum containing 225 trees from around the world, then past a newly created lake which in the two years has become a great feature. (We detected 5 different types of bats here last year). Buzzards are now nesting in the wood , although I can’t guarantee we will see any, and dragonflies are now often seen around the lake .  It will take place regardless of the weather.  All welcome, bring your friends.

Forthcoming Events

 

The Role of the Conservation Officer

Monday, 19 June 2017 – 8:00pm
Location:

Knowle Village Hall

Speaker:

Martin Saunders – Solihull Council

 

Walk – Hampton in Arden Walk – Lake, Fields and Former Railway 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 – 7:00pm
Location:

Meet at Recreation Centre & Sports Ground Shadowbrook Lane

Led by Mike Fisher
Postcode B92 0DQ
3.5 miles

Discover the Potential Development Sites

Discover the Potential Development Sites

Interested in finding out exactly where the over a thousand new houses that have been proposed for development in Knowle in the Draft Local Plan will be sited? Join The Knowle Society for an evening tour of the sites, approximately a three mile walk, on Wednesday 24th May. This stroll will commence at 7pm from the Car Park of Knowle (Jobs Close) Park. All are welcome. As this will involve exploring some potentially muddy fields, suitable footwear is recommended.

Boxing Day Walk

Boxing Day Walk

Details
Date:

Monday, 26 December 2016 – 11:00am

Led by Leighton Jones 077111 512181.
The traditional post-Christmas walk takes place again this year, so why not stretch your legs on a gentle 3 mile walk with mulled wine and mince pies at the end – as if you needed more to eat!

Starts from the Guild House prompt at 11am – ALL welcome, so bring the family & guests. No dogs please, they struggle with the stiles and fall in the canal. Weather guaranteed; I don’t know what it’ll be, but there will be weather! The walk takes place anyway.

Report:

What a day for a walk in the country. Sunshine, good company and mulled wine and mince pies at the end, what more could we have asked? A good crowd of about 80 met to enjoy some (very) fresh air and walk off a little of the Christmas excess in the traditional Boxing Day walk.