Bluebell Walk 2011

The fine spell of weather lasted for the ‘Bluebell Walk’ on 27 April, although the evening was fairly chilly. Sixteen members and friends turned out, some of whom were trying one of our walks for the first time. I’m glad to report that they all survived and seemed to enjoy it – at least they said they did! The route was the usual one from the Guild House down Kixley Lane and across to Elvers Green Lane before cutting up past Nappins Covert and Waterfield Farm before returning via the canal. The bluebells were well up to scratch, particularly in the woods and there seemed to be more in the hedges along the roads. These were also mainly the native English bluebells, with very few of the invading Spanish variety. See the photographs taken by one of the walkers, Brian Jones.

Another successful Boxing Day Walk


The Society’s traditional Boxing Day walk unusually enjoys a rare White Christmas.

Meet at the Guild House for the traditional mince pies and mulled wine, but you’ll have to walk to get them. 2-3 miles.


Another successful Boxing Day walk!
The snow and cold were not enough to put off the hardy members of The Knowle Society from enjoying the traditional Boxing Day Walk. Although not as many turned out, we still had over 60 of all ages to complete a route that was slightly shorter than usual, in recognition of the lying snow. Fortunately the thaw had not yet set in, so the snow was dry and crisp (although not even!). The usual mulled wine and mince pies were much appreciated (thanks to all those who donated mince pies and organised serving the refreshments).


Please note that the newsletter incorrectly states the time of the Monday 16 November meeting ‘All the World’s a Stage’ as 8pm; it should be 2pm. The Diary also omits the 11am Boxing Day Walk.

Marina sites walk attracts large numbers


The Society’s guided walk on 15th March around the sites in Knowle where marinas have been suggested or rumoured was exceptionally well attended – 44 people and three dogs. Peter Ewin, the Society’s Chairman, gave explanations of the locations of the marinas.

Several sites have been proposed around Knowle, including one off Jacobean Lane (the first proposal) and one here as in this picture, between the canal locks and the A4141 behind Wyndley Garden Centre.