By Tristan Harris Thursday 26 September 2013 Updated: 27/09 00:23
A COMMUNITY walk and pig roast will be held in Barnt Green between 1.30pm and 5.30pm on Saturday (September 28).
Participants can choose between walks of 2.5 and 6.5 miles which start and finish at the Friends' Meeting House, Sandhills Road.
Each stroll will take in a number of beauty spots, including the including the Worcester and Birmingham canal, Upper and Lower Bittell Reservoirs, Cofton Church and the Lickey Visitors Centre and woods. Children are welcome but those under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult and dogs on lead are welcome to join the walks.
Simon Richards, the Barnt Green Parish paths warden, said everyone was welcome to join in with the fun.
"We think there will be a walk to suit everyone and a trail quiz for the children.
"All the walks should arrive back at the Friends’ Meeting House at about 5.30pm in time for a pig roast. "
The event will mark an agreement with Worcestershire County Council to sign and promote a number of walks in and around Barnt Green.
John Jagger, the chairman of Barnt Green Parish Council, said he was delighted to see the walks being promoted and hoped that walkers and runners from near and far would be drawn to some of the most beautiful countryside in the West Midlands.
The day will start with the local walks exhibition at 1.30pm and the walks will then be staggered after that.
The 6.5-mile one begins at 2pm, the five-mile walk starts at 3pm, the four-mile course commences at 3.30pm and the 2.5-mile stroll will begin at 4pm.
The walks are free, but there will be charges for the pig roast and bar.
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