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Walk and talk with your Mum in the West Midlands this Mother’s Day

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

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Looking for a way to spend some quality time with your Mum this Mother’s Day?

The Ramblers is encouraging people to treat their Mum to a stroll in the great outdoors of the West Midlands.

Walking is a great way to spend some quality time together without any distractions, other than the stunning scenery the West Midlands has to offer. It provides the perfect opportunity to chat at the same time as taking in the surroundings.

Simon Barnett, director of walking development at the Ramblers, said: “Walking is a great way to spend some quality time with your loved ones so why not treat your Mum to a countryside walk or a stroll through a city this Mother’s Day?

“We have hundreds of free routes available throughout Great Britain on our Ramblers Routes that you can download and walk with your Mum – and hundreds more if you become a member. Search for a route that is of local interest or one that features interesting wildlife, Ramblers Routes allows you to find the paths that will appeal to you and your Mum the most.

“A beautiful route, along with a dose of fresh spring air and spectacular British scenery is guaranteed to lift the spirits and provide a memorable day out.”

People looking to give a gift with a difference this Mother’s Day can purchase Ramblers gift membership, giving their Mum a choice of over 45,000 group led walks every year, full access to Ramblers Routes, quarterly editions of Walk magazine and much more. For details, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/gift.

To download expert walking routes from Ramblers Routes, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/ramblersroutes.

Top Mother’s Day routes to try in the West Midlands:

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Length: 6.6 miles

Walking time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

Description: Circular walk in the Teme Valley outside Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. This easy walk explores the old orchards, tranquil lanes and commonland south of the Teme, ending back in the pretty town of Tenbury Wells, famous for its mistletoe market.


Lichfield, Staffordshire

Length: 6.5 miles

Walking time: 3 hours 16 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

Description: Linear walk from Castle Ring Hill Fort to St Chad’s Church, Lichfield, Staffordshire, following in the footsteps of St Chad, passing religious and historical sites including Lichfield Cathedral.


Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Length: 4.3 miles

Walking time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

Description: Circular walk through Much Wenlock and along Wenlock Edge. Steeped in Olympic history, this walk takes us through the home town of William Penny Brookes, one of the forces behind the modern day games, passing his former home and local museum.


Sarehole Mill, Birmingham

Length: 4.0 miles

Walking time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Description: A circular, green walk around some of South Birmingham’s little-known nature reserves. Easy walk on woodland paths, residential streets and riverside paths. May be muddy in places.


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