RESIDENTS are being invited to enjoy the outdoors and join the Redditch Ramblers for a Walking Festival.

The group is staging eight walks in total, over one weekend, and includes walks such as nature reserve with Tai Chi, finding the source of the River Arrow, and the story of PC Davies, a police constable murdered doing his nightly rounds in 1885 in Beoley.

A spokesman said: "There is no charge to join any of our walks and all the car parks we use are free. All walks are circular and vary in length from four to nine miles.

"Each walk will be led by an experienced walk leader and are likely to finish around 2.30pm/3pm and the evening walks will be about two to 2.5 hours."

They added: "For all walks please wear suitable shoes and clothing. You should also bring sufficient food and drink for the day walks–most walks will include a pub stop for a drink."

For more information on specific walks, all taking place between May 25 to 28, go to