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The Society’s ever popular Boxing Day family walk returns this year after a hiatus last year.  It will be about 3 miles long and start at 11am on Dec 26th from the large car park behind Knowle Church. Please park at the school end to keep the rest clear for church-goers.  Traditional refreshments will be served to survivors! All welcome!


Well, it feels like it.  Things are gradually getting back to ‘normal’, hopefully to stay that way.  This Sunday (31st) we are hosting our first walk since last year, starting from the Guild House – 2pm start.

The route will take us across the ‘Arden Triangle’ (the site of one of the proposed large housing estates in the Council Plan) and onto the Grand Union canal for the return.  Total distance 4 miles.  Fingers crossed for the weather, but come prepared for some rain.  If it does turn out wet, the walk will still go ahead, but on a shorter route.

If all goes well, the Boxing Day walk will also go ahead as usual.

If anyone would be willing to help with the Society’s walks, we are desperate for assistance with our walks, whether marshalling or possibly leading, if you’d like to have a go – with support please let me know and we’ll explain what’s involved. Contact Leighton Jones at


After much too long a break, the Society’s walks programme  will begin again on:-
Sunday 31 October – Countryside and canal Meet at 2pm outside the Guild House for a walk south of Knowle, returning via the Grand Union canal. Distance 4 miles.

The Boxing Day walk will also take place this year on Sunday 26th December(!).
Meet at 11am in the car park at the rear of Knowle Church for a bracing 3 mile walk in the countryside.  Depending on the situation, refreshments might not be available this year, let’s hope we can gather at the end to have a winter warmer.

Lions Safari

No, not hunting wild lions but a variation on the Lions Club Christmas Walks:-
Covid may make us change our plans but it will not stop Lions altogether! Their annual Festive walk will not be taking place at Baddesley Clinton NT House but instead will take you on a safari around your local village.
There will be 3 Festive Safari routes you can join in on, one in each of our fabulous parks – Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath.  Along the way you have to look out for our Festive Lions which have escaped and are loose around B93!!
Maps can be downloaded from their website, taking part and the maps are free but they suggest a £5 donation.  2020 has hit our local primary schools hard so all proceeds from this event will be split evenly between our local Primary schools – Knowle, Dorridge, Bentley Heath & St George and St Theresa’s.  Donations can be made on line [just search for Knowle & Dorridge Lions on the Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving websites]. Every penny will go directly to the Schools.  The safari runs 19th Dec – 4th Jan at your leisure.
So get outdoors, blow away the cobwebs and let your little ones guide you through a safari like none other and keep safe, keep your social distance and enjoy the exercise.

Knowle Heritage Walks

Knowle Heritage Walks have been launched by Knowle Society and Visit Knowle to provide walking routes that cover many of Knowle’s heritage buildings, many of them nationally listed, and landmarks and provide snapshots of their history.

There are now two walks with a third being planned. The two available now are:

Walk One – Knowle High Street (available as a pdf or as webpages)

A three quarter mile stroll through the heart of the village.

Walk Two – Cottages and Locks (available as a pdf or as webpages)

A one and a half mile route along historic routes out of the village and the Grand Union canal