A friendly walking group run on Socialist principles
Welcome to our group. We hope you will find us friendly and enjoy some good walks with us. We are a group run by the membership and we hope we are responsive to feedback and comments from all. At present, at least locally, we are probably all over 40 but younger people are welcome. Our members currently come from across the West Midlands including Wolverhampton, and many parts of Birmingham – Kings Heath, Northfield, Handsworth and Sutton Coldfield.
We are a socialist walking club (& climbing in some areas). We run on egalitarian principles, we are not elitist and charges for transport & trips take account of low and unwaged members. The group is organised locally by the members but under the national umbrella so members have access to a range of other walks and trips. You do not have to be an experienced walker. The leader for each walk will provide some information about the level of difficulty and the type of terrain and you should check this to decide whether or not the walk is suitable for you. If you are not sure, you are very welcome to contact the walk leader to discuss.
We walk roughly once per month and on any given walk there can be 8-14 people. In the summer we travel further afield to find good walks in the Peak District, Welsh Borders, Shropshire Hills & The Cotswolds, whilst in winter we tend to stay closer to home. We also join walks arranged by the Coventry & Warwickshire group.
At least once a year the West Midlands group takes an active role in supporting access to the countryside. This usually takes the form of spending a day clearing footpaths or building stiles. For the last 2 years we have volunteered at the Lickey Hills Country Park, and with the ranger & other voluntary groups, we have worked to improve the Woodpecker Trail.