Talks and lectures

Throughout the autumn, winter and spring we run two programmes of monthly talks and lectures. On Tuesday evenings we hold lectures in Solihull Methodist Church and on Friday afternoons there are talks at Solihull Methodist Church Hall.

Local walks

Our walks start at 10.30 a.m. usually on the first Sunday of each month, and are a leisurely three to four miles. We usually have about 15 to 20 walkers and aim to finish between 12.30 and 1.00 p.m. The

Coach outings

For coach outings the pick up points are either Grange Road/Manor Road, Dorridge or the bus stop outside the public house on the corner of Union Road/Warwick Road, Solihull, opposite House of Fraser. Note: These are the ONLY pickup points.

Baddesley Clinton

The magic of Baddesley Clinton comes from its secluded, timeless setting deep within its own parkland. From refuge to haven, this atmospheric moated manor house has been a sanctuary since the 15th century. Here you can discover Baddesley’s fascinating late-medieval

Packwood House

“The memory of Packwood remained his pride and joy.” Small and intimate, Packwood offers small-scale escapism. Owned and developed over the centuries by aspirational people – gentlemen farmers, Black Country industrialists – it has a spirit of renewal and regeneration,

Coughton Court

Coughton has been home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years. Facing persecution for their catholic faith, they were willing to risk everything. You can explore their fascinating story through ‘Consequences of Conflict’ – illustrating a family’s ingenuity, resilience and

Charlecote Park

The scene of Shakespeare’s reputed poaching exploits, Charlecote Park was already in its middle age by the time Queen Elizabeth I arrived, along the carriage drive through the Tudor Gatehouse and on to the welcoming mansion. Generations of the Lucy

Birmingham back to backs

An atmospheric glimpse into the extraordinary lives of the ordinary people who crammed into Birmingham’s last surviving court of back to backs: 11 houses built, literally, back to back around a communal courtyard. Knowledgeable and engaging guides will take you

Clent Hills

Set on the edge of Birmingham and the Black Country, this green oasis with panoramic views is the perfect place for a refreshing walk or picnic on a sunny day. Families can create their own adventures – building dens, hunting