News/Events

Matters relating to the ‘Exploring The Lickeys‘ book plus information to assist your visit to the Lickey Hills & the Country Park.

VC = Visitor Centre, Warren Lane B45 8ER
BE = Booking Essential: 0121 445 6036
LHS = The Lickey Hills Society
LHLHS = Lickey Hills Local History Soc.

2018

Saturday 20 March – ‘The WWI Home Guard – Volunteer Training Corps’ by Malcolm Atkin. LHLHS event, Trinity Centre, Lickey 7.30pm

Saturday 17 March – Spring Litter Pick, a great opportunity to help in the country park. Meet at the Visitor Centre, Warren Lane at 10am. VC

Tuesday 20 February – ‘Zeppelin: Night of Terror’ by Ian Bott. Local WWI attack. LHLHS event, Trinity Centre, Lickey 7.30pm

Saturday 27 January – Clearance Work at Barnt Green Road Quarry. Meet at the Visitor Centre, Warren Lane 10.30am-2pm

Saturday 23 January – ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ by Peter Preece wildlife photographer. LHS event, Trinity Centre, Lickey 7.30pm

Tuesday 16 January – ‘Beatrice: The Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune’ by Fiona Joseph. LHLHS event, Trinity Centre, Lickey 7.30pm

Hills Five Peaks, the first challenge of the new year. VC

Saturday 13 January – Wassail newly established orchard (66% lost since 1950s). Event for all ages – entertainment, make a noise to scare off then devil to ensure a good harvest + a mulled drink. Brink warm clothing. VC 4.30pm – Gallery

Saturday 6 January – Lickey Hill Five Peaks, the first challenge of the new year with seven miles of ups and downs! VC


2017

Tuesday 24 December – Boxing Day Guided Walk to Cofton Park and around – only five miles to work off the over-indulgence. VC + BE

Tuesday 19 December – Worcestershire in Pictures by Geoff Hawkesworth with Christmas Social – Lickey Hills Local History Soc. Trinity Centre 7.30pm

Sunday 17 December – Search for Santa follow the trail through the woods to find his grotto & presents. Early BE + VC – SOLD OUT!

Saturday 2 December – National Tree Dressing Day seasonal walk to help decorate the trees. 11am-1pm VC

Fri 1 – Sun 10 December (various dates) – Jack and the Beanstalk panto time by Jigsaw Players Theatre Co. Trinity Centre poster Here

Saturday 25 November – Country Park Litter Pick, a great opportunity to help in the country park. Meet at the Visitor Centre, Warren Lane at 10am. VC

Wednesday 25 October – Autumn Antics family event. Go wild in the woods and wear suitable clothing. 11am-1pm VC + BE

Saturday 14 October – Lickey Rocks The Lickey Geo-Champions host this geological event. VC

Tuesday 10 October –Talk on the Bromsgrove Society’s work, held by The Lickey Hills Society at Trinity Centre, Lickey 7.30pm

Sunday 8 October – Geo-Champs Clearance Day  great fun for all helping out. VC 10am-2

Friday 6 October – Skywatch with the  Birmingham Astronomical Soc. Explore the night sky with powerful telescope. 7-10pm VC

Sat/Sunday 16/17 September – World War I Open Weekend run by The Lickey Hills Local History Soc. VC

Tuesday 12 September – Oral History Workshop, part of the WWI Project to book your place, please contact Jill Harvey – 0121 453 5838

Friday 8 September – Bat & Moth Night learn about these nocturnal mammals. BE + VC 7.45pm

Wednesdays & Fridays August – August Antics families go wild in the woods. BE + VC 11am-1pm

Wednesday 2 August – National Play Day join the Rangers for family fun & games in the park. VC 11am-3pm

Sat 22 Jul-Sun 3 Sept – Self-Guided Activity Trail event runs daily & you could win a prize! VC between 10am–5.40pm

Sunday 16 July – Country Park Bilberry Wake Picnic hobby horse racing & prizes, best dressed picnic. VC 3-5.30pm – Gallery

Saturday 15 July – Himalayan Balsam Bash second chance to held rid the Hills of this invasive plant. Volunteer clearance, details: Sat 24 June

Saturday 8 July – Bittel Reservoir Circular Walk 5 miles with some hilly & uneven terrain with steps. VC 11am

July – The Big Sleuth bears start to appear all over Birmingham for 10 weeks – see them at the Visitor Centre. VC

Sunday 11 June – Lickey Festival  ‘The Farmyard’ scarecrow competition, animals, entertainment, group stands, Lickey Hills School 12-4pm – Leaflet and Festival Programme

Sunday 7 May – Dawn Chorus early morning walk to hear & see 60+ species, binoculars useful. BE + VC 4am – Gallery

Tuesday 25 April – ‘The No.11 Outer Circle Bus’ talk by Lickey Hills Local History Soc. Trinty Centre 7.30pm

Monday 17 April – Guided Walk A Lickey Geo-Champions geology walk on Easter Monday from the Visitor Centre 11am – 12.30pm

Saturday 15 April – Pride of Longbridge enthusiasts across the UK enjoy local car making heritage in Cofton Park 10am-4pm

Sunday 11 April – Easter Fun Run 5k Charity run, jog or walk event in Cofton Park, places limited 11am – leaflet

Monday 20 March – World War I Project launch by The Lickey Hills Local History Soc. & partners Country Park research VC 2pm – Gallery

Saturday 18 March – Annual Litter Pick organised by The Lickey Hills Soc. bags and gloves provided Visitor Centre 10am

Wednesday 15 March – ‘Exploring The Lickeys’ book goes on sale. Available from the Visitor Centre & The Lickey Hills SocietyDetails

Tuesday 14 March – ‘Exploring The Lickeys’ book launch TLHS members & guests with talk, film & refreshments. VC 7.30pm – Gallery

Friday 10 March – Skywatch explore the night sky, telescopes, slide shows, star dome Birmingham Astronomical Soc. VC 7.30pm

Thursday 9 March – Country Park Volunteer Replanting Deutsche Bank event in Narborough’s Field. VC 10.30am

Tuesday 28 February – ‘A Slow Walk Around Barnt Green Village’ Edwin Gumley presents 100 postcards, Trinity Centre – Leaflet

Wednesday 15 February – Tea & Talks over 60s Lickey & Blackwell PC parishioners free event 2-4pm booking essential – Leaflet

Saturday 11 February – Our Country Park Under Threat  with the very real risk of losing local amenities –  Sky News from Lickey

Saturday 11 February – Waseley Wander a winter’s 6 mile walk there & back on the North Worcestershire Path. VC 11am

Saturday 4 February – Rubery Clearance & Conservation tools provided, bring gloves, hard hats available. VC 10.30am

Saturday 14 January – Wassail event for all ages. Warm clothing + make a noise & maybe a drink. VC 4.30pm – Gallery


2016

Monday 10 October – The Castle up the Beacon Spoz reciting his poem on the Lickeys – film