The Millennium Way

Walks in the Heart of England


The Millennium Way – a fabulous community project created, for the year 2000, by Solihull 41 Club for the new Millennium. With over 650 clubs across Great Britain and Ireland, 41 Club has created this long distance trail, in the Heart of England, for people across the country to enjoy. It is maintained by a team of more than 50, ensuring our instructions are second to none and the paths are clear of obstruction.

41 Club is for ex Round Table members. Round Table is a social club with a conscience for young men, with the current age limit being 45 (previously 40). Once men in Round Table have hit the upper age limit, they are invited to join their 41 Club, to continue their friendship.

As a part of their fellowship and community service programme, Solihull 41 Club (led by our Founder Chris Tayler - pictured striding away from Packwood House) along with other 41 Clubs have worked together, for the last 20 years, to make the Millennium Way an accessible trail for people who are wishing to walk across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Solihull and Northamptonshire. It is one of the top 20 National Trails and shows on Ordnance Survey maps.


Having created a 100 mile trail anchored on Meriden, the traditional centre of England, the team realised that most walkers and ramblers need shorter circular walks.

Hence in 2012 our 44 Circular Walks were created. If you do all 44 circulars, you will have covered 267 miles and with it every inch of the main 100 mile trail.

The Team


Barry Durman
Barry Durman

Circular Walks Manager

Peter Travis
Peter Travis


Roger Shrimpton
Roger Shrimpton

Our County Wardens have responsibility for monitoring sections of the Millennium Way and the Circular Walks in their County. They also liaise with the County Council regarding health and safety and footpath maintenance.

Middleton Cheney - Napton

Bob Campbell
Bob Campbell

Napton - Kenilworth

Peter Franklin
Peter Franklin

Kenilworth - Packwood

Jerry Tandy
Jerry Tandy

Packwood - Inkberrow

Hilary Mears
Hilary Mears

Inkberrow - Pershore

John Armstrong
John Armstrong

Our Circular Walk Wardens regularly check their allocated circular to ensure it is kept clear and the instructions are 100% accurate. We acknowledge and appreciate the time and efforts given by all 44 of them to ensures that the community enjoy a safe and enjoyable experience when walking the Millennium Way.


We acknowledge the following 41 Clubs for their contribution to the development of the Millennium Way.

41 Club Section
Alcester Coughton / Inkberrow
Banbury Middleton Cheney / Chipping Warden
Daventry Chipping Warden / Priors Marston
Droitwich Inkberrow / North Piddle
Kenilworth Leamington Spa / Kenilworth
Lapworth Hockley Heath / Henley in Arden
Leamington Cubbington / Leamington Spa
Pershore Stoulton / Pershore
Rugby Long Itchington / Cubbington
Shirley Meriden / Hockley Heath
Solihull Kenilworth / Meriden
Southam Priors Marston / Long Itchington
Stratford Henley in Arden / Coughton
Worcester North Piddle / Stoulton
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