What we're about

UPDATE: Our walks have now restarted and full details of all walks, socials and weekends away can be found on our website (https://www.wmwg.org.uk/). If you want to attend a walk you must contact the walk leader to confirm a place in advance. You can do this by clicking on "Email contact via Ramblers.org" in the section on contact details.

For more information regarding Ramblers policy on Covid 19 please refer to The Ramblers website coronavirus page (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/volunteer-zone/coronavirus.aspx)

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We are a 20s to 40s group set up to cater for the demand of younger walkers looking for people to walk with who are of more their own age. Our members are scattered over a large area in the Midlands. As far south as Malvern and as far north as Lichfield, however most of us live in Birmingham and surrounding areas.

New members are always welcome. Although we have a meet up group we've been going for over 15 years so not all of our members are on meet up and you'll generally find that there are likely to be several more members on our walks and socials than indicated on the meet up pages and events. Please also note that we only put a selection of our walks and socials on here - there is more going on with the group and you can find this on our website (http://www.wmwg.org.uk/)

Newcomers are welcome to join us for a couple of walks to decide if the group is for them or not. After that we ask that you join the group by joining the Ramblers - the UK's largest charity which aims to represent the interests of walkers and that we are part of. The Ramblers goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot. It's an association of people and groups who come together to both enjoy walking and other outdoor pursuits and also to ensure that the infrastructure and places people go walking are protected and enhanced. You can read more about the Ramblers work here. (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/about-us.aspx)

You can join the Ramblers online. (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member.aspx) By joining you will become part of Britain's biggest walking community and help to support the charitable work of the Ramblers. You will also be emailed a pdf copy of our full programme, which includes contact details for all our walk leaders as well as those organising weekends away and socials. From the Ramblers you will also receive:

• full access to Ramblers Routes online library;

• four issues of Walk magazine a year;

• access to the Ramblers extensive map library;

• a discretionary 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor; and

• a range of other offers from the Ramblers partners.

If you'd like to sign up to our weekly email or have any other questions about the group then please send an email to wmwg.info@googlemail.com .

Upcoming events (4+)

7 mile moderate walk from Ironbridge, Telford

TF8 7JP

A scenic walk through history, taking in the Broseley Jitties Trail including Ding Dong Steps with an audio tour.
Then heading towards Benthall Edge/Wood to walk along the River Severn with spectacular views and trees in their rich autumnal colours. Optional hot takeaway lunch stop at Ironbridge, dine al fresco whilst marvelling at the world’s first major cast iron bridge completed end July 1779. Afterwards we pick up the Iron Trail to Coalbrookdale passing some cast iron artefacts en route. Optional visit to The Malthouse pub.

Please remember weather appropriate footwear and clothing and aim to arrive 10 minutes before the walk starts. Non-members of WMWG are welcome to join us on a couple of walks before deciding whether to join the group. You join the group by joining the Ramblers - further details are available on the Ramblers website (www.ramblers.org.uk). Any questions please send an email to [masked].

Our full programme can be viewed at http://www.wmwg.org.uk Note that not all of our walk leaders are on meet up so may not be able to respond to queries on the day of the walk but you can contact them via the website. If you do join the group you will be sent a PDF programme which provides full details of all walks (including car pooling/lift sharing, socials and weekends away including phone numbers for all event organisers).

10 mile moderate walk from Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

We'll walk through the deer park at Bradgate Country Park, climb to Old John Tower, then along rolling hills, through woods to Beacon Hill country park with its unusual rock formations and impressive views across several counties, before returning to the start point.

Please remember to bring a packed lunch and weather appropriate footwear and clothing and aim to arrive 10 minutes before the walk starts. Non-members of WMWG are welcome to join us on a couple of walks before deciding whether to join the group. You join the group by joining the Ramblers - further details are available on the Ramblers website (www.ramblers.org.uk). Any questions please send an email to [masked].

Our full programme can be viewed at http://www.wmwg.org.uk Note that not all of our walk leaders are on meet up so may not be able to respond to queries on the day of the walk but you can contact them via the website. If you do join the group you will be sent a PDF programme which provides full details of all walks (including car pooling/lift sharing, socials and weekends away including phone numbers for all event organisers).

9 mile leisurely walk from Bidford, Warwickshire

Saxonfields

Enjoy autumn colours in the Heart Of England Forest and a stretch of riverbank walking along the Avon in Warwickshire.

Please remember to bring a packed lunch and weather appropriate footwear and clothing and aim to arrive 10 minutes before the walk starts. Non-members of WMWG are welcome to join us on a couple of walks before deciding whether to join the group. You join the group by joining the Ramblers - further details are available on the Ramblers website (www.ramblers.org.uk). Any questions please send an email to [masked].

Our full programme can be viewed at http://www.wmwg.org.uk Note that not all of our walk leaders are on meet up so may not be able to respond to queries on the day of the walk but you can contact them via the website. If you do join the group you will be sent a PDF programme which provides full details of all walks (including car pooling/lift sharing, socials and weekends away including phone numbers for all event organisers).

6.5 mile leisurely walk from Cannock Chase

CANNOCK CHASE GERMAN MILITARY CEMETERY

From the German Cemetery, we follow the Sher brook through heaths and broadleaf woods designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Just after the outbreak of the first world war work began on two army training camps on Cannock Chase. Infrastructure for both were created from scratch before huts and other buildings were built. The German Military Cementary located here is the only one of its kind in the UK - the final resting place of over 4900 German Servicemen who died on English soil during the two World Wars. First part of walk on very good paths. One big ascent but otherwise an easy walk. There are no stiles.

Please remember to bring a packed lunch and weather appropriate footwear and clothing and aim to arrive 10 minutes before the walk starts. Non-members of WMWG are welcome to join us on a couple of walks before deciding whether to join the group. You join the group by joining the Ramblers - further details are available on the Ramblers website (www.ramblers.org.uk). Any questions please send an email to [masked].

Our full programme can be viewed at http://www.wmwg.org.uk Note that not all of our walk leaders are on meet up so may not be able to respond to queries on the day of the walk but you can contact them via the website. If you do join the group you will be sent a PDF programme which provides full details of all walks (including car pooling/lift sharing, socials and weekends away including phone numbers for all event organisers).

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