• Loraine Westcott

Social Events 2019-20

Updated: Feb 25

Recent events

Saturday 26th October 2019 at 1030

A.G.M. at St Michael's Parish Centre, Upper Street, Tettenhall

Bob recieving his honory membership from outgoing chair, Loraine Westcott.

The meeting was well attended and was the last to be chaired by Loraine who has stood down from the committee. Also standing down were Linda, the secretary, Rosemary, general committee member and Bob. Bob, aged 90 has served 23 years as Footpath Secretary despite not walking with the club for many years. A presentation of Honorary Membership was made to Bob. .Four new members joined the committee - Dixie as chairman, Eleanor as secretary, John as Full day walk secretary and Maggy as a general committee member.

After the meeting over 20 members repaired to the pub for lunch.

Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November 2019

Walk and talk around Netherton

The walk and talk with Rob Broadbent around the nature reserves at Bumble Hole and Warrens Hall local nature reserve proved to be very popular. There has been a request to join Rob again next year on on of the other walks he arranges for the general public free of charge.

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For details of future day events contact Pat 01902 762332

Sunday 8th December 2019

Christmas Lunch and walk at the Bull's Head, Chelmarsh.

This is the second year that we have held our Christmas lunch at the Bull's Head and it certainly lived up to the high standard of last year. The lunch was preceded by a short walk with a stop for coffee and mince pies.

We also made a collection for our chosen charity. This year it was West Mercia Search and Rescue. This is a dedicated team of volunteers trained in all types of lowland and rural rescues from missing persons, flood victims and anyone caught up in an emergency situation.

Training, equipment and overheads are all funded by charitable donations. It could be anyone of us caught up in a similar situation so we believe that this is a very worthy cause.

Future Events

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th March 2020

Walking in Satan's Footsteps - Blackbrook Valley and Merry Hill

Following the success of Rob's 'walk and talks' in November a further two dates have been arranged. The walks will start from Saltwells Nature Reserve calling in at the Bull and Bladder for lunch during the walk. Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 19th - Friday 24th April 2020

5 Night Break in the Cotswolds with Bath & West Holidays

Yet again we will be walking with Graham & Sue the proprietors of an award winning walking company based in the South West. We will be staying at the 4* Hatherley Manor Hotel at Down Hatherley near Gloucester. On offer will be guided walks of 6-7 miles or 8-9 miles per day to suit the varied needs of the walkers. Graham & Sue have personally checked all the routes and the accommodation is chosen to provide little luxuries and good food at the end of the day.. This is an ideal opportunity to explore the gently rolling countryside of the Cotswold.

Places available. Details of holidays available from Shirley Fletcher on 07870 767743.

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Morning visit to Bradshaws Farm

Sally Beard, farmer and landowner has offered to take us on a tour of her extensive garden and farm, explaining why they have now changed from traditional farming methods to conservation. The cost is a £5 donation to Compton Hospice. This is a joint visit with South Staff Naturalists and 15 places are allocated to each group.

Monday 7th - Saturday 11th September 2020

4 Night Break in Oakham, Rutland with Rutland Trails

A first for us is a visit to the beautiful and historical small county of Rutland. This time we have the advantage of an experienced local leader, Ian Strange who set up his company having walked the length and breadth of Rutland in 5 days. A total distance of 65 miles but not difficult as Rutland is only 18 miles by 19 miles.! Despite its small size Rutland has a varied and everchanging landscape. It is the home to Rutland Water, an important artificial reservoir and nature reserve. Oakham Castle is the oldest English Court building in continuous use since 1229.

We shall be staying at the 3* Wisteria Hotel in Oakham and as each days activities start and end in Oakham the car keys can have a rest.

Places available.