Walsall

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Group name: Walsall

This group is a part of Staffordshire Area.

Telephone:
01922 692929
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Path maintenance

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The walk on Friday September 22nd has been changed due to blocked paths.  It will now start from Barton Marina.  Departure arrangements from Walsall are unchanged,

Tickets for the Beer and Skittles evening on October 6th are now available. Contact Keith and Jennifer for details.

Our Secretary has resigned and our Social Secretary will stand down at the Annual General Meeting in November and we are looking for replacements. The first post requires familiarity with information technology.  Download the Group Secretary role description(.doc, 34.5KB).

The date of the Annual General Meeting has changed.  It will now take place on Thursday November 2nd.

The Christmas Meal venue has changed.  The meal will now be held at the Tame Otter, Hopwas.

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The Walsall Group seeks to bring the pleasures of walking to as many people as possible in the Walsall Metropolitan Area. We feel that being in a predominantly urban environment is no reason not to be involved in walking with the group. We have excellent motorway and road links from the town and hence we can be in many completely different areas of the Midlands within an hour of setting off.

Our primary Walks Programme provides two different types of walking experiences throughout the programme’s six-monthly period. We have Main Walks which are generally in the region of 10 miles or so and tackle slightly tougher terrain and also Leisure Walks which are up to 7.5 miles and are taken at a slightly slower (more leisurely) pace. We run one of these alternately on each Sunday throughout the year.

We also have a Fortnightly Saturday Walks Programme throughout the year with walks up to 4 miles for those who either are new to walking or have perhaps not walked for a while. These are designed to gently encourage potential new members to try us out in a safe and friendly atmosphere. These walks are generally held within about 30 minutes of travelling time from Walsall itself.

All of the above walks will have been checked out by our Walk Leaders ahead of the actual date on the programme, so there shouldn’t be any unforeseen issues ‘on the day’.

At the other extreme we have some Super Walks in the summer which are further away than our other walk offerings, hence we do them in the summer when daylight is longer. These are not always pre-walked and there are opportunities for members to hone their map reading skills by assisting the leaders on the walk itself.
​The Walsall Group encourages car-sharing as it reduces travel costs and means we can use smaller parking areas which gives us more choice of start points.  Anyone wishing to walk with the group but make their own way to the start point should contact the walk leader beforehand to confirm the start point and time.

We also have a busy Footpath Maintenance Team, working in conjunction with Walsall Councils’ Highways Department, who regularly go out to repair/replace footpath furniture and clear away overgrowth within the Walsall Borough.

Our group has an active Social Calendar with an event generally every month for those who wish to take part.

Information can be posted out to anyone making enquiries by contacting our Membership Secretary, John on 0121 353 4102.