For Lesbians, Bi Women and Women Allies
Boot Women is a walking group for women, primarily lesbians, based in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
Our first walk in the new year will be a delightful and easy 5 mile circular walk in the Dudley area with only a few stiles and some steps. There may be some muddy bits, so wear appropriate footwear.
The walk starts at the dismantled Himley Station, follows the South Staffordshire Railway line, turns along the Wom Brook, then heads onto the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, before turning back along Hinksford Lane and returning to Himley. It encompasses woodland and towpath sections.
After the walk, we will be going on to the Dudley Arms pub. It is a 3 minute drive away.
Meet for shared lifts at Cannon Hill Park (Russell Road car park, B13 8RD) for 10.30am departure. Or go directly to the start of walk at Himley Station for an 11.15am start. If you are coming from one direction right towards the end your satnav may tell you to go left down Himley Lane, which has been blocked off so you need to carry on round the road you are on, turn left onto the main road and then first right onto the other half of Himley Lane where you will see the Sandiacre farm shop. Drive past it for about 100m. Go under the bridge, then take the immediate right. At the entrance of the station there is a sign post “Staffordshire Railway Walk” with a 2.1m height barrier. Drive along the lane to the car parking spaces at the end.
A fee of £1 is required to cover costs of admin. Remember to bring some lunch/drinks and something to sit on. Well behaved dogs are also welcome.
We regret that the Boot Women phone is currently out of action – for more information, please email http://www.bootwomen.org.uk/