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This is a group for socialising and making new friends over 30. Events include nights out at local pubs and bars, meals, gigs such as tribute acts, and also daytime activities such as meeting for coffee and cake. Activities take place in Walsall, Aldridge, Sutton, pelsall and surrounding areas. Please feel free to make suggestions for events.

Upcoming events (5)

Walk over the Long Mynd ( 9 Miles )

Church Stretton

At the heart of the Shropshire Hills lies the Long Mynd with the rocky outcrops of the Stiperstones to the west. Visually, these two ‘hills’ are very different – the Long Mynd is a large and long plateau, while the rugged outline of the Stiperstones ridge is unmistakable. Together, they make up the largest area of heathland in the Shropshire Hills. Come late summer these hilltops are a sea of purple and not to be missed. Along with the heather a variety of other plants flourish here including bilberry (known locally as whinberry), and this in turn attracts many insects and birds – look out for a green hairstreak butterfly or stonechat on the gorse.

I have planned a 9 mile walk starting from Carding Mill Valley, up to Pole Bank ( The highest point of the walk ) lunch stop and then down into Little Stretton back to Church Stretton via fields and forests.

It isn’t a tough walk ( as im sure we are all suffering from being cooped up indoors ) so a gentle start to the walking calendar. There will be longer walks inc night walks in future.

C-19 Restrictions as of 12 April 2021
You can meet in a group of 6 outdoors ( I have seen groups of 10 hikers ). This includes :
• parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
• public and botanical gardens
• the grounds of a heritage site

Meetup point is car park ( opposite CO-OP ) in Church Stretton where there are toilets.
Meetup time : 09:30 ready to go for 10:00 ( or earlier if everyone is good to go )
Travel form Walsall – 50 Minutes ( M6 / M54 / A49 )

Lunch at The Crown in Aldridge

The Crown Inn

Lunch at the 'sizzling,' pub, The Crown, in the centre of Aldridge, with plenty of choice on the menu, and reasonable prices. Hope to see you there to feed our faces and have a good natter. Time to meet is 12.30. We will wait until 12.45 for everyone to arrive before ordering.

The pub is on the number 6 and 7 bus routes, and has a car park. It's a pay and display car park, but pub customers are refunded.

Drinks and socialising at Brewers Fayre

Walsall Brewers Fayre

Just a nice evening at a Walsall pub. There is a car park, and the pub is within walking distance of the bus station and the train station.

Feel free to arrive at any time, and stay for as long as you like, even if you just want to pop in for an hour for a quick drink.

This is a regular monthly event, every second Thursday of the month.

Lunch at The Crown in Aldridge

The Crown Inn

Lunch at the 'sizzling,' pub, The Crown, in the centre of Aldridge, with plenty of choice on the menu, and reasonable prices. Hope to see you there to feed our faces and have a good natter. Time to meet is 12.30. We will wait until 12.45 for everyone to arrive before ordering.

The pub is on the number 6 and 7 bus routes, and has a car park. It's a pay and display car park, but pub customers are refunded.

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Drinks and socialising at Brewers Fayre

Walsall Brewers Fayre

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