Warwickshire Area is one of fifty-
Our boundaries follow those of the old Warwickshire county and include Solihull, Coventry and Birmingham, (now West Midlands), where many of our members live. The area contains some great walking country and, amazingly, there are over 1740 miles of public rights-
We have over 3500 members in the Area, spread over twelve Local Groups. Our Groups work towards the charitable aims of the RA in different ways, but one thing they all do is to organise programmes of led walks for members. Many of these walks are listed online at the Associations WALKSFINDER pages and/or on the local groups’ own web sites (listed here).
Nevertheless, many members don’t join Group walks, preferring to walk alone or with friends and family. Whether you choose to walk with a Group or not, your membership is supporting the valuable work of the RA and path preservation.
Across the Warwickshire Area, we are working to protect and improve conditions for all walkers. At the moment we are particularly concerned about lack of definitive maps of public footpaths in our two big cities, and the tendency of some Councils to gate-
We speak up on issues that affect people who enjoy walking in this part of the world. By coordinating the voice of our members, we can speak with a single voice, whether to local decision-
The Area is run by a Council of volunteer members. Some, such as the Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman, stand for election every year at the AGM, and some attend as Local Group representatives. But as an Area, we are more than simply the sum of our Groups. All the work carried out by us in the Area -