With some of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of the country on our doorstep we have access to walks and treks that can suit everyone from primary children exploring outside to those looking to further their navigational skills.
Talk to our team about fitness levels and the aims of the walk – it could be examining natures flora and fauna, industrial legacy, navigation skills, or improving fitness, or just the wonder of being out there.
A small sample of the local areas we use regularly:
Walk straight out of the centre in the larger forest, most of which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is home to many rare species of flora and fauna.
Part of the 224 mile trail that follows this mighty river: This walk follows the course of the River Severn downstream between Arley and Bewdley. The route follows sections of the Severn Way and North Worcestershire Path. You can often see the steam trains going by from the Severn Valley Railway.
40 minute drive from the centre: The Clent Hills have been enjoyed by day-trippers from nearby Midlands towns and cities for over 200 years. This walk leads through woodlands to the top of a hill where on a clear day, Sandwell to the the Welsh Black Mountains are visible.
Visitors in spring will see the hillside and woodland floor coloured lilac by bluebells.
40 minute drive from the centre: Abdon Burf and Clee Burf are the twin summits which make up Brown Clee, the highest point in Shropshire. The walk to the top is a steady climb, but worth it for the panoramic views of the Shropshire Hills, which are a protected landscape, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
60 minute drive from the centre: This Shropshire walk includes the summits of Caer Caradoc and Hope Bowder Hill. The start is bustling centre of Church Stretton. The scenery is good and the views of the Long Mynd from the summit of Caer Caradoc are ample reward for the steep uphill climb to its rocky summit where you can boulder or just enjoy the view.
For longer expeditions further away – Please see our DofE page for details.