Walking in and around Walsall
Welcome to the Walsall Ramblers group. We seek 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 West Midlands region within an hour of setting off.
Our primary Walks Programme provides two different types of walking experiences. We have Sunday Walks which are generally in the region of 7.5 to 10 miles . We aim to run one of these alternate Sundays throughout the year with extra walks in the Summer period (April to September). These last from early morning to mid-afternoon and walkers will need a packed lunch. The Group operates a car-sharing scheme for travel to these walks.
We also have a weekly Saturday Walks Programme throughout the year with walks up to 6 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. Walkers will usually have to make their own way to the start of the walk. The Saturday walks are intended for people who are new to walking or are out of practice.
The terrain can be anything from the flatness of the Trent Valley to the hills of South Shropshire and the Peak District. However, there are few major hills within the Saturday walks area. Walks average about 2 mph including a mid-morning refreshment break on all walks and a lunch break on the Sunday walks. New walkers are always welcome and can contact the walk leader for details of each individual walk.
Join our walking community
Joining the Walsall group gives you the opportunity to make new friends, improve your fitness, and explore the countryside of Walsall and the wider West Midlands, though some walks do keep to the built-up areas.
Alongside the walks, the Group has a programme of social activities with an event every month under normal circumstances. We also have a path maintenance team to clear vegetation and repair or replace stiles, and organise occasional litter picks.
The Walsall group currently requires leaders for the following dates in the next two months:
Sunday 24 December
Saturday 06 January
Sunday 07 January
Saturday 13 January
Sunday 14 January
Saturday 20 January
Sunday 21 January
Saturday 27 January
Sunday 28 January
Any group member interested in leading please contact Peter (for Sunday walks) or Tracey (for Saturday walks).