SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2018
Spring is supposed to be here, but the weather hasn’t yet caught up, but who cares – it’s time for a walk in the countryside.
Meet at the car park of Dorridge Park, at the very end of Arden Road for a 2pm start. Distance 3.5 miles across the fields. [Be prepared for some mud.]
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.
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.
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.