A NEW social walking group has been set up in Alvechurch by local residents.

Tony Brannon and Diana Ball launched 'Walking Buddies', which now meets every Thursday morning, for people who like a walk and a chat.

The group typically sets off at 10.30am, with previous locations including Dunnage Woods, Barnt Green, Rowney Green and Earlswood Lakes, with a stop along the way at a pub or cafe.

Tony said: "The group is more ‘walk and talk’ as they don’t go at a fast pace, let folks have a chat whilst walking, and always try to make them dog-friendly.

"The group are always looking for new members to join them and is a great opportunity for people to meet old friends and make new ones."

For more information or to join, search @alvwb on Facebook or contact Tony at tonybrannon@talktalk.net or on 07763 468893.