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Earlswood Lakes Circular Walk in Worcestershire / West Midlands

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Earlswood Lakes are man-made reservoirs in Worcestershire which were made to supply water to the Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal. The North of the lakes is bordering on West Midlands. This is a nice gentle walk across flat terrain. Most of the paths are well maintained, but some places may get a little muddy at times. I have […]

Barnt Green to Lickey Hills Circular Walk in Worcestershire / Birmingham

Monday, April 5th, 2021

This is a way marked route by Worcestershire County Council. Starting at Barnt Green (approx. postcode B45 8NW). It takes in some of the local countryside, skirting around the reservoirs to the top of Lickey Hills and back down to Barnt Green. Alternative starting point is Lickey Hills Visitor Centre car park (check closing time […]

Barnt Green Waterways Circular Walk

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

This is a way marked route by Worcestershire County Council. Starting at Barnt Green (approx. postcode B45 8NW). It takes in some of the local countryside, walk towards Alvechurch, along a canal and past Upper Bittell Reservoir. For public transport the Barnt Green railway station is nearby. Distance: 5 miles Click the map for a […]

Alvechurch and Rowney Green Walk

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

This is route around Alvechurch and Rowney green. It uses a combination of bridleways and public footpaths. Distance: 4 miles (a little more if you start in Alvechurch village centre) Click the map for a larger version The route is also available through the Ordnance Survey Online OS Maps and as a GPX file for […]

Hanbury Circular Walk

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

This is a way marked route by Worcestershire County Council. Starting at Gateway Park near Droitwich Spa Marina (approx. postcode WR9 7DU). it goes along the Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal, and then across fields passing Hanbury Hall (National Trust). Distance: 7 miles (including walk around the outside of Hanbury Church). Click the map for a […]

Redditch Dinosaur Walk

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

This is a walk starting at Morton Stanley Park walking around local roads in the Redditch area. If you map your route using a GPS then it will be trace the image of a dinosaur. Distance: 6.2 miles Click map for larger version The route is also available through the Ordnance Survey Online OS Maps […]

Morton Stanley Park to Elcock’s Brook and Ham Green, Walk in Redditch

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

A walk through local paths including parts of the Monarch’s way. This walk has some challenges in terms of difficult stiles and can get very muddy. In some places I had to take an alternative route due to flooding of the path. Distance: 5.2 miles Terrain: Footpaths. Includes difficult terrain, stiles and may be very […]

Fire and Rescue Service Challenge Day 2017

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

I went to see the Rescue Challenge at Webbs of Wychbold, near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. This is an event where various Fire Services from around the UK compete in simulated rescue situations. The most dramatic of which is the two vehicle extraction where one car is positioned on top of another. I recorded one of […]

Redditch Fire Station Bonfire and Firework Display 2015

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Another great Bonfire Night and Firework Display at Redditch Fire Station. Although it was originally expected that 2014 would have been the last display the Fire Service have now confirmed that they do plan to continue with the regular tradition for 2016 and beyond. There is a reasonable admission fee (£4 adults, £2 children in […]

Worcester Victorian Market and Christmas Fayre

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This is the first time we have visited the Worcester Victorian Market and Christmas Fayre, but it won’t be our last. We didn’t have much time to spend at the Christmas Victorian Fayre. Unlike some of the other markets the Victorian Fayre at Worcester is held on only one weekend of the year; normally the […]


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