July walk from Balsall Common

Walk in the barleyOur morning walk on a fine 2nd July was from Balsall Common.

HS2 is to be built to the east of the village and 1150 new green belt homes are earmarked for the area as well and so it was an opportunity to walk an area of pleasant countryside much of which which will soon not exist, and where the rest will remain vulnerable to the insatiable demand for further development.

Our next walk on 6th August is from Studley.

Sunday walk at Chipping Campden

Chipping CampdenThe Centre walkers paid their annual visit to the Cotswolds on Sunday. The weather was glorious and Chipping Campden was looking at its best. Our walkers were very excited at seeing the first copies of “Walks around Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton”, a booklet produced by the Centre as a fund raising venture. It will shortly be available in the shops at both properties, and is already posted on Amazon.

Walks around Packwood House and Baddesley ClintonAfter a brief detour to visit the Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden in the High Street, the walk took us past the splendid Church and into the countryside, following footpaths and returning via the lovely village of Broad Campden.


Our thanks to our tea ladies

For eight years we have been served with tea, coffee and biscuits at our Tuesday evening lectures by the same team of volunteers.

Now they’ve decided to give some other volunteers a chance.

Many thanks to:

Mary Perring
Janet Gibbs
Monica Oakes
Kathy Guard

If you would like to volunteer for this much appreciated role, please let us know.


SolihullNT’s first quiz night success

IMG_4654Congratulations to Derek Porter and his team for organising an excellent first quiz night.

Was it a coincidence that the two prizes were won by the chairman’s team and one from the National Trust Regional Office? The Chairman won the bottles of wine – and the regional office the wooden spoons!!

The next social event is “Nature Detectives”  for young children starting at 10,30 at Baddesley Clinton on Saturday 11 March.