Lichfield's Green Necklace

The Darwin Walk is an original memorial to a unique individual. Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802).  From 1756 to 1781 Erasmus lived in Lichfield and In 1985 the late John Sanders, a vice-president of the Lichfield Civic Society, had the idea of creating a 10 mile walk encircling the city to commemorate Erasmus Darwin's association with Lichfield.

Dates of the organized walks for 2016

  • Sheriff's Walk - Sunday 3rd April
  • Dawn Walk - Sunday 1st May
  • Summer Walk - Sunday 17th July
  • Autumn (Widdershins) Walk - Sunday 2nd October
  • Boxing Day Walk - Monday 26th December

All Walks will start at 10am with the exception of the Dawn Walk which starts at 4:30am

Please note that all the walks except the Widdershins Walk start from Bunker’s Hill Car Park in Beacon Park. The Widdershin’s Walk starts from Mallets Corner (car park at the junction of Ryknild Street and Tamworth Road).Please also note that the Sheriff’s Walk is organized and led by the Sheriff of Lichfield and is not one of our organized walks although we support it.

The bridge on the west coast main line will be closed to walkers until Christmas 2015. Walkers arriving at the anchor pub, Streethay, should now walk up the main road back towards Lichfield for ½ mile to the traffic island at Eastern Avenue, then Turn left down Cappers Lane until they arrive at the entrance to Darnford Park on the right hand side and resume the original route.

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view from the orchard (Aspley House), highest point of the walk.

The Erasmus Darwin Walk is a Registered Charity, Registration No 517859