Chalk and Water: a walking journey of discovery up and down the Chiltern Hills

Distance: 4.5 miles Start: Cowlease Wood Forestry Commission car park, Stokenchurch, Oxfordshire – A40 Oxford Road, nearest postcode HP14 3YL Finish Cowlease Wood car park This walk explores two adjacent but very different environments: the dry chalk escarpment of the Chiltern Hills and the rich clay Vale of Oxfordshire. Find out … more

From Castle to county town: A walk that discovers the fascinating story of Warwick’s developmment

In any town or city, your attention is usually taken by historic monuments, beautiful architecture or spectacular buildings. But how often do you take notice of the basic urban fabric of roads, bridges, paths, walls, houses and gardens? This walk in Warwick, created by a local town planner, explores the … more

Manufacturing and migration: discover Birmingham’s heritage on this City walk

Distance 13/4 miles Start: Bullring Shopping Centre Finish: Victoria Square Did you know that Birmingham has been described as the ‘Workshop of the World’? On this walk you can discover Birmingham’s history as a manufacturing centre of goods ranging from copper coins to chocolate, from printed books to jewellery. See … more

The Bell – Alderminister Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza

The Bell at Alderminster will launch The Bell’s Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza on Saturday 7 November with live music, an outside bar, fireworks, hot food and traditional Bonfire night treats such as toffee apples and roast chestnuts!