September 26th, 2016

Church Hill Big Local puts great little Redditch walks right on your doorstep

Church Hill Big Local puts great little Redditch walks right on your doorstep Church Hill Big Local puts great little Redditch walks right on your doorstep
Updated: 4:36 pm, Aug 12, 2016

STEP out with Church Hill Big Local on Wednesday (August 24) when it launches some new short walking routes taking in some of the historical sites dotted around the area.

Everyone is invited to gather at 4.45pm in Church Hill centre for a 5pm start to walk part of Route 3 and enjoy a celebratory barbecue at historic Moons Moat.

Moons Moat is the remains of a celebrated 12th Century manor house and other historic sites along the include the famous Roman road Icknield Street, examples of medieval ridge and furrow ploughing and landscapes shaped by the Ice Age.

“We’re trying to engage with the community with something different,” said Ian Johnson from Big Local.

“The area has an awful lot of history, and as the saying goes, Moons Moat has as much protection as Stonehenge.”

As well as nudging people to discover more about their neighbourhood there are also the health benefits of being out and about and enjoying the walks.

Big Local teamed up local historian Tony Green to bring the scheme to fruition while Redditch borough council went the extra mile to prepare the routes and make then accessible.

The barbecue will be an opportunity for people meet he Big Local team and there’s a free pork bap or burger for all walkers – £1 for everyone else.

For those who can’t make it for the start of the walk the team will at the Moons Moat until 7pm where there will also be children’s entertainment.

More details here

Walking Routes

and Facebook event link here https://www.facebook.com/events/281079182244967/

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