Join Knowle and Dorridge Lions for 27th Festive Walk - The Solihull Observer

Join Knowle and Dorridge Lions for 27th Festive Walk

Solihull Editorial 26th Nov, 2019   0

KNOWLE and Dorridge Lions are inviting one and all to join them for the 27th Lions Festive Walk on December 27.

The annual event will start and finish at Baddesley Clinton National Trust property and this year there will be a choice of four sign-posted circular routes, between one and 10 miles.

All will pass through the surrounding countryside using country lanes, public footpaths and canal towpaths with a pub along the way.

Last year’s event saw a record 2,000 walkers stepping out in the muddy Warwickshire countryside and raised around £9,000.

This year’s walk will be raising funds for Solihull Hospital Charity and CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer as well as local causes chosen by the Lions.

Organiser James Dawes. “Over the past 26 years our walks have raised over £200,000 for charity with anything up to 2,000 walkers (and dogs) making donations or getting their efforts sponsored each year.

“The Lions Festive Walks have become key part of many Solihull families Christmas plans whatever the weather for the day after Boxing Day, when many families welcome the chance to pull on their wellies or walking boots and get some exercise.”

Organisers have said they are addressing the previous year’s parking difficulties and have secured extra car parking at Hay Woods on Hay Wood Lane.

Elaine Griffin from CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer and Justine Davy from Solihull Hospital said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Lions for choosing our charities to benefit from this year’s Festive Walk and Knowle Fun Run in May.

“We hope walkers will get behind their efforts and donate generously to our causes.”

For more or to download a free registration form visit


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