Our annual interfaith walk, to connect with creation and learn about an environmental initiative. This year we will be visiting the Stirchley Fruit & Nut Village.
Footsteps’ Summer Walk to visit Stirchley Fruit and Nut Village project.
Friendly social distancing will be practised – remember to stay at least 2m apart from anyone outside your household.
In line with current government guidance on outdoor community events, participation is limited to those who have already booked.
There is a mixed forecast for Sunday afternoon – we will be going ahead with the walk, so please do join us if you have registered, and bring appropriate clothes etc. for whatever the weather.
Suitable for all ages, so please feel free to bring children.
Meet for 2pm in Stirchley Park. Enter by the footpath from Ribblesdale Rd, which is to the right of Morrison’s car park. It’s a small park so you can’t miss us!
We will then walk for about an hour and a half with several stops, to look at the community tree planting and grafting, and fruit growing projects in the neighbourhood. They are an inspiring example of green healthy community living.
We will be led by Felipe Molina and Rob Tilling of Food Forest Brum, who will explain the projects and how they benefit the well being of the local community.
We will finish by the Rea Valley cycle path (near where it crosses Hazelwell Road) where there will be an opportunity to sit and socialise at a distance.
Any questions contact Ruth Tetlow 0121 449 4892 firstname.lastname@example.org
Low-carbon travel to the event
Preferably come by bike or on foot – the park is a few minute’s cycle from the Worcester & Birmingham canal (exit at Bournville train station) and from the River Rea Cycle Route (exit at Cartland St).
If walking or cycling are not accessible for you, bus routes 45 and 47 can be used along Pershore Rd – alight at Umberslade Rd (by Co-operative funeral care travelling South, or Morrisons travelling North). There may be a reduced service, so check the route and timings in advance.
If you need to come by car, there is on-street parking on Ribblesdale Rd (cross the footbridge to enter the park).
What to Bring
- snacks and a drink (in a bag or rucksack that you can carry on the walk);
- a rug or camping stool/chair, as we will sit on the grass;
- sun protection (e.g. sun cream / hat);
- appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather (the walk will be on even terrain).
Photo: orchard planting at Stirchley Park in 2018.