2021 Festive Walk

The 2021 Knowle and Dorridge Lions Festive Walk is back. NEW STARTING POINT, Dorridge Village Hall.

28th December 2021. First Departure 9 AM. Last Departure 1 PM.

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER

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Click above to register online

Or Print the form above, complete and hand in at start of walk

You will also be able to turn up on the day and register. Forms will be available.

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Festive Walk 6 Mile Route

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Festive Walk 3 Mile Route & Safari

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WELCOME to our 28th annual Festive Walk. It’s a great opportunity to walk off the Christmas pudding, explore the Solihull countryside and enjoy the fresh air with the great atmosphere generated by walkers who join us every year as part of their traditional yuletide exercise.

ENTRY: You do not have to enter in advance although it is recommended, you can complete an entry form for your group online or print one off and hand it in at the start. Forms will also be available at the start line on the day.

Entry as always is FREE. We would, though, appreciate a donation to Knowle and Dorridge Lions.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required BUT Gift Aid is only required where a donation is made.

FREE Parking: There will be 3 signposted car parks with a total of about 150 spaces:

  • Dorridge Cricket Club (Main)

  • Ye Olde Knowle Bowling Club

  • Dorridge Village Hall

There is additional car parking in Dorridge Long Stay Car Park (back of Sainsburys Petrol Station) at a cost of £3.50.

Walkers can help us best by appointing a driver to drop them off, filling their cars with family and friends, or walking to the starts.

Routes: You may choose from:

  • Long – 6 miles

  • Short – 3 miles.

Refreshments will be available from the Dorridge Cricket Club.

Toilets will be available at the Dorridge Village Hall.

LIONS FESTIVE SAFARI. There will be a Lions Safari hunt on the 3 mile route and a prize winner drawn from the correct entries.

PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO RECORD JUNGLE SIGHTINGS!

As is to be expected in December, the routes will be wet and muddy in places. Waterproof footwear/wellies are strongly recommended. Some of the stiles, although usable, are in a poor state of repair and caution is advised.

The choice of routes should suit most levels of fitness, age and ability but are unsuitable for buggies or wheelchairs, sorry!

Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome provided they keep their considerate owners on a lead. Seriously, there will be sheep and horses in fields and not all dogs mix, so please keep your dog on a lead at all times.

Although both routes are reasonably dog friendly, the 3 mile route has a few stiles. The 6 mile route has 1 or 2 stiles that dogs would need to be lifted over as there are no gaps in a hedge or gate nearby.

All sign-posted circular routes along country lanes and public footpaths, some with stiles, the routes passing close to a pub or two and every £ donated will go to charity.

Lions Safari Prize Draw