What we're about

Birmingham Ramblers are part of the Warwickshire Area of the Ramblers. Its aims are to promote walking, protect and promote access to open countryside, protect footpaths and organise walks which we hope all members can enjoy. We are an ethnically diverse group with a mature membership that is young at heart and welcoming to all. We have a great programme of walks for all abilities, holidays and social activities.

Birmingham Ramblers have their main walks on Sundays each week and Wednesdays every other week. Our shorter walks are on Thursdays and Saturdays, usually two of each per month.

Please note, that besides the Meetup RSVPs, members wishing to walk must also register at our Eventbrite page. Links will be messaged to anyone who says "yes" to a walk.

Our Sunday walks are by coach, and the cost per person is £15.00, irrespective of distance. During the summer months when the evenings are lighter we travel longer distances to reach the locations of the walks. The walks may be circular, but often are linear, with the coach dropping off and picking up at different places, making for a varied and interesting walking experience. (Many of our regular members do not belong to the Meetup group so the number shown to be attending is not a true reflection of actual attendees, which is always higher.) Take a look at our website for a full list of events: http://www.birminghamramblers.org.uk/ .

Birmingham Ramblers are part of the national charity The Ramblers' Association. The charitable aims are to promote, encourage or assist in: The provision and protection of foot paths and other ways over which the public have a right of way or access on foot, including the prevention of obstruction of public rights of way.

And of course people benefit from social walking and the effect on mental well being are well established.

Members of The Ramblers are entitled to walk with any local group throughout the country. The Birmingham group encourage and welcomes new walkers and potential new members may join us on up to three rambles before membership application is necessary for continued group activity. Membership application forms are available on request.

Upcoming events (2)

The North Worcestershire Path: Bewdley to Kingsford

Saint Chads Queensway

£15.00

PLEASE NOTE: When you RSVP, we will send details to register for the walk on Eventbrite. DO NOT JUST TURN UP, as numbers are strictly limited. (Bookings also come via our group website and newsletter). Eventbrite bookings close for this walk at 6.00 pm Monday 18th October.

North Worcestershire Path 1: Bewdley to Kingsford. Coach Ramble. Map EX218.

A walk: 11.8 miles, 1350 ft total ascent. C walk 7 miles.

A walk description: We begin the walk in the Kingsford Forest Park woodland, initially walking north below the sandstone cliffs of Kinver Edge before turning back south along the ridge top, where we soon join the North Worcestershire Path. This winds through the attractive woodland, before emerging onto fields by Solcum Farm. Here we descend a gully, walk a short distance along a minor road and cross a caravan park, before ascending through fields with fine views back towards the Clent Hills. After crossing the A442 there is another short section along lanes, before a largely downhill walk through pleasant mixed woodland (Eymore Wood), to the east bank of the River Severn. We cross the river at Upper Arley, then the remainder of the walk follows the west bank of the River Severn all the way to Bewdley, passing through fields and the edge of Seckley Wood (Wyre Forest). There may be time to sample the pubs in Bewdley. Picnic lunch.

B walk description: 10 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing. Linear starting at Kingsford. Going up then gently down to Blakeshall, then Wolverley where we have a morning stop by the canal and cafe. Climbing from Wolverley to Trimpley, then dropping down to finish in Bewdley where there are pubs and cafes. This route does not follow the North Worcester Path. Picnic lunch.

C walk description: Starting at Shatterford, we walk a short distance up a minor road, with an optional 150 yd detour to a viewpoint towards the Clent Hills, before joining the North Worcestershire Path. We descend through woodland with only one short ascent in Eymore Wood, until we reach the River Severn. We cross the river at Upper Arley, where there is a tea shop, a pub and a station on the Severn Valley steam railway. After lunch, we follow the river downstream, by fields and woodland, to Bewdley with its selection of pubs and cafes.

Walks at Bewdley & The Wyre Forest (out and return by coach from Birmingham)

Saint Chads Queensway

£15.00

PLEASE NOTE: When you RSVP, we will send details to register for the walk on Eventbrite. DO NOT JUST TURN UP, as numbers are strictly limited. (Bookings also come via our group website and newsletter). Eventbrite bookings close for this walk at 6.00 pm Monday 8th November. We will have three levels of walk, approx. 12, 10 and 7 miles.

Here's the A walk description: The walk starts at the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. Soon leaving the crowds behind, we pick up a very quiet path north through the forest to reach the picturesque Knowle Mill and Dowles Brook. The path alongside Dowles Brook brings us to the River Severn from where we follow the riverside path south into Bewdley. At Bewdley we take an early lunch/refreshment stop by the river with pubs, tea shops and ice cream shops nearby. We continue the walk initially passing by some of Bewdley’s attractive buildings and then on into the countryside where we follow good rural paths affording some good views and hopefully late autumn colours to eventually finish back at the visitor centre. Distance 11 miles, Total ascent: modest. Lunch stop in Bewdley, pubs and tea shops close by.
B walk description: After a short pavement walk the route enters Habberley nature reserve and continues through the reserve before exiting via Jacob’s ladder. Following we join a bridleway and then footpaths , which takes us passed a rock house, before reaching the hamlet of Trimpley. The route then heads NE before dropping to Trimpley reservoir and continues north alongside the River Severn to Upper Arley. Lunch break in Upper Arley, which for those interested (and not already aware) has a pub, cafe, village shop and attractive station. …After lunch the route follows the path on the opposite (west) side of the river mainly through or alongside meadows and woodland to its end in Bewdley. Approx 11 miles.

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