• David

September Walks

Sunday 1st September

Cannock Chase

Moderate 10 miles

This walk comes to some of the quieter and, in my view, more picturesque parts of the Chase. We have a total of ten hills to climb. Some are fairly steep but none are very high. Most of the walk is in deciduous woodland but we also walk over heathland, through a disused quarry to a beach, past a high bank used in training First World War troops and through some coniferous plantations.


Sunday 8th September


Moderate 11 miles

From the village of Clifton we walk down the valley to Lower Sapey, past Paradise and follow the Sapey Brook, working our way back up to Woodmanton Farm where we will see the original moat. We then descend Clifton Hill to cross Ham Bridge, following the River Teme to Shelsley Beauchanp and along the lane to Shelsley Walsh, finishing the walk with a steep incline back up the famous Shelsley hill climb to Clifton. This walk covers muddy pastureland, wooded areas, ascents, descents & road walking, so please take care.


Sunday 15th September


Easy 10 miles

A walk through rolling countryside, taking in the pretty Warwickshire villages of Honington, Idlicote and Whatcote. We return along the Centenary Way back to Shipston. In a couple of locations the paths are overgrown with nettles and brambles.


Sunday 22nd September

Whitacre & Kingsbury Water Park

Easy 8½ miles

An easy, flat walk along the Heart of England Way, taking in a number of small villages.


Sunday 29th September

Dunchurch & Draycote Water, near Rugby

Easy 9½ miles

After an easy walk around part of Draycote Water Park, the route passes into nearby countryside & on to the village of Dunchurch, where there are thatched cottages to be admired. The walk then proceeds to the village of Thurlaston & completes the remaining circuit of Draycote Water, offering a chance to see many waterbirds & colourful sailing boats.


These details are intended to give a flavour of upcoming walks organised by members of Single Boots and which are available to all members including temporary ones. There may be further walks or walking weekends this month which are only available to full members - please check the calendar in the Members' Area for details. Precise details of where and when walks start and/or end are also available on the Members' Area calendar