Staffordshire Centre

Belvide Reservoir and Priory Trail 5m Thursday 15th June

Swans on Belvide Reservoir by Roger kidd

This event is now closed

Re-arranged from February, this is a circular pub walk from The Oakley Arms near Brewood in Staffordshire. The route explores the local area, crossing arable fields and following quiet tracks and lanes to visit Belvide Reservoir and the former Black Ladies Priory along the way. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy, including a wealth of wildfowl on the reservoir which is managed as a nature reserve.
The walk is relatively flat with just a few gentle slopes. There are no stiles or kissing gates on the route, just a few single bridle gates and one sleeper bridge to negotiate. Paths can be muddy so good boots are essential. There are a couple of stretches of road walking along quiet country lanes, so take care of any traffic.

UPDATE: All paths to Belvide reservoir are currently impassable due to 2m high oilseed rape or friendly farmers ploughing the footpath and planting crops. The walk will only take in the Black Ladies priory and lunch will be earlier. If you are joining the walkers for lunch, please be at the Oakley for 12.45
Getting there: Brewood is a small village in South Staffordshire, located about 11 miles south of Stafford and easily accessed from the A5. The Oakley Arms is located on Kiddemore Green Road between Brewood and the small hamlet of Kiddemore Green. The pub has its own large car park.
Start: 10:15 Oakley Arms car park Sat Nav ST19 9BQ (nearest)
Lunch: Oakley Arms – if you want to join us for lunch at the Oakley Arms, please let us know by Saturday 10th June.

Organisers: Pam Page and Janet Leek