Take a Hike’ is for people who like getting together for a good stroll in the country. Friends & family not be able (or wishing!) to walk are also very welcome to meet up for refreshments or shopping at the start/finish.

The walks are all circular. In the interests of the environment and also so that you can save money on fuel why not try arranging lift shares? There’s no need to book a place on a walk – just turn up on the day safe in the knowledge that there will always be a walk leader there come rain or shine!

Some of the shorter walks are accessible for those with, for example, children in buggies (see the symbol ).

The walks will be led by members of Redditch Baptist Church, and are open to all. We hope that good exercise, conversation and a love of fresh air will provide plenty of common ground for enjoyable days out together. Please feel free to invite friends.

 

Take A Hike 2017-18 Programme

Days out for walkers AND non-walkers alike.

 

Saturday 18th March Arden Way & River Alne – 5 miles

10.30 a.m. start from the Kings Head in Aston Cantlow (Grid ref 138598).
The walk sets out on the Arden Way before looping round to take in Walcote and Great Alne before returning for refreshment at the King’s Head. It should take about two hours (plus refreshment time!)
Leader: Simon Coleman

 

Monday 1st May Spetchley Park/Gardens – 4 miles

11 a.m. start from the Spetchley Gardens car park. Those not wanting to do the full walk can pay to visit the gardens (£7 adult, £2.50 child). The walk loops around the Spetchley Park (including a stretch on pavement by the busy A422).
Leader: Dan Eltringham

 

 

 

Saturday 22nd July Astwood Bank-Feckenham – 2 or 6 miles

11 a.m. start from the car park by the play area at the traffic lights.
Two options on this walk: a short loop out the back of the village, or a longer walk over to Feckenham with a refreshment stop before returning a different way to Astwood Bank.
Leader: Simon Coleman

 

 

 

Monday 28th August Arrow Valley – 1½ miles

11 a.m. start from the car park by the visitor centre.
An extended walk round the lake, going off the path a couple of times on the marked Meadows Trail (we have done this before). Muddy following wet weather but pushchairs or wheelchairs will be fine on the pathways round the lake, missing out the meadows. This walk will be ideal for families of all ages.
Leader: Jenny Stubbings

 

Saturday 21st October Redditch Town Centre North Walk – 2 miles

11 a.m. start from the Ecumenical centre. The walk passes historical parts of town we might drive by but never stop to look at, including gardens by the war memorial on Plymouth Road and parts of the old railway line that went on to Studley.
Leader: Dan Eltringham

 

 

2018 Monday 1st January Stratford Town trail – 2 miles

11 a.m. start from the car park by the Butterfly Museum (charges apply).
Along the River Avon opposite the theatre, crossing at Lucy’s Mill bridge. Passing by Holy Trinity and Hall’s Croft as well as other well know landmarks. You can have your pick of the coffee shops!
Leader: Jenny Stubbings

 

2018 Saturday 17th March Aston Cantlow & Wilmcote – 7 miles

10 a.m. start from the Kings Head in Aston Cantlow (Grid ref 138598).
A similar start to last year’s walk but this time heading East to Wilmcote and Mary Arden’s house. Part of the walk is along the Stratford upon Avon Canal.
Leader: Simon Coleman

 

 

 

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