Upton upon Severn Circular - 25/02/2018 9-00
Around Upton upon Severn the exact route will depend on any flooding at the time ! Picnic lunch.
9 or 6 miles
North hill circular - 04/03/2018 9-00
Interesting walk on old and new paths. Through the beautiful grounds of Elim college below west side of hills, interesting views . Some climbing , then Wyche cutting back on East side on familiar paths. Coffee break will be at the sugar loaf cafe west Malvern, one of 2 short options. Some could park there and join. Meet leader at start of walk. Possible 6 mile option.
Skittles at the Blue Bell Pub at Ryall. - 09/03/2018 6-30 for 7-00
The skittle alley is booked from 6.30pm to start playing at 7pm.
Spring is Coming ! - 11/03/2018 9-00
Farmington, Northleach Downs, Hampnett, Monarch’s Way, Winterwell Barn, Diamond Way, Upper End. Easy going. Picnic lunch. Meet leader at start.
Meander Forth - 14/03/2018 9-30
Undulating walk meandering around the east end of Forthampton Parish. Easy to moderate going with views across the vale. Ascent of 150 feet. Order from menu at start for lunch at Lower Lode Inn.
Poets and Daffodils - 18/03/2018 9-30
Starting at Dymock Church we see the first daffodil meadow ‘Veil Mill on Poets Path, then on to Ryton, Cutmill and Ketford passing Callow Farm conservation area and Ketford Nature Reserve. Mostly easy walking. Possible tea and cakes in church after. Picnic lunch.
Pershore and Besford - 25/03/2018 9-30
An easy figure of 8 walk (can be shortened to 6 miles) from Pershore following the Avon for a while, through Tyddesley Wood then using the Millennium Way. Picnic lunch.
Little Rissington and Bourton on the Water - 28/03/2018 9-30
Start walk at Little Rissington Village Hall, over to Clapton-on-the Hill by River Windrush Lakes, North along Monarch’s Way to Bourton on the Water. Wander around picturesque village with picnic stop, return to Little Rissington. via carp farm.
Blockley and Back - 01/04/2018 9-00
Blockley, Moreton in Marsh, Paxford, Broard Campden and back. Picnic lunch
Visiting the Whittingtons - 08/04/2018 9-00
Easy walk South East of Redmarley to Pauntley and beyond. Return via Durbridge Farm. Picnic lunch. Meet leaders at start.
Rebirth of an Orchard - 11/04/2018 9-15
10.00 am bus from opposite Crown Inn. Beckford Nature Reserve, Beckford Coppice, Conderton Orchard, Overbury, Upper Kemerton. Undulating walk with 400 ft of accent on south side of Bredon Hill. Pub lunch – Order from leaders menu before 10am bus.
10 or 5 miles
Walking the Wessex White Horses No 3 Uffington ‘figure of eight’ walk - 15/04/2018 9-00
Compton Beauchamp (St Swithun’s Church), Odstone Farm, very gradual ascent along D’Arcy Dalton Way to The Ridgeway, across to Weathercock Hill and down to Ashdown House (NT), back to The Ridgeway passing Alfred’s Castle, along to Wayland’s Smithy Long Barrow, Uffington Castle and White Horse Hill, back down to Woolstone and The White Horse Pub. Picnic Lunch. Shorter linear walk available starting at car park on top of ridge. Explore White Horse Hill and Uffington Castle before continuing along The Ridgeway to Wayland’s Smithy Long Barrow. Turn to go gradually down along D’Arcy Dalton Way towards Odstone Farm, to Compton Beauchamp (St Swithun’s Church) and to Woolstone and The White Horse Pub. Explore Woolstone. Picnic Lunch. On way home, meal at The Carpenter’s Arms, South Marston, Swindon. See further details and booking form in newsletter.
Bredon Dock and Kemerton Nature Reserve - 18/04/2018 9-30
A circular walk with one short climb via Bredon dock, Lower Westmancote, Kemerton Nature Reserve and Bredon. Some road walking. Meet leaders at start of walk. Pub lunch after the walk.
Two Decades - 22/04/2018 9-00
The usual Stroud ups and downs. Painswick Valley, Pitchcombe Wood, Ruscombe, Whiteshill. Picnic lunch. Meet leaders at start.
Gower Coast Path Holiday - 23/04/2018
Staying at Parc-Le-Breos, Parkmill. This holiday is fully booked.
Blooming Bluebells - 29/04/2018 9-00
A repeat performance from 2016. Easy walking, only one hill, going to Alderton and Dumbleton. Meet leaders at start. Picnic lunch.
Olympic playground near Chipping Campden - 03/05/2018 10-00
Start and end at Dover’s Hill with its fine views over the Vale of Evesham. In between, a hillside and woodland walk to Chipping Campden.
Holiday at Llandudno - 06/05/2018
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Wanders Of My Youth - 13/05/2018 9.00
From Upton to Tunnel Hill, Eades Lane, Eastington Hall, along nice ridge with lovely views on a fine day to Longdon. Back through Yard Bridge , Heath Hill to Upton. Meet leaders at start. Picnic lunch
Visit Queen Elizabeth - 16/05/2018 9-30
From Great Comberton to Little Comberton, Netherton, Elmley Castle, & Bricklehampton . Easy going walk with good paths. One of many I walked with Jan. Lunch at Queen Elizabeth Inn Elmley Castle
Around Ruardean - 20/05/2018 9.00
Hollybush Hill, Mitcheldean Meend, Puddlebrook, Ruardean Church, Grove Wood, Ruardean Woodside, Steam Mills, Harryhill Plantation. Picnic lunch.
The Elgar Birthplace Museum and short Walk round Broadheath - 25/05/2018 9-30
A visit to The Elgar Birthplace Museum now taken over by the National Trust and modernised. Includes the video of his life and works, Visitor Centre, English Cottage Garden, The Firs, Elgar’s Birthplace, his study and the Sound garden. Picnic or lunch at the Café. 2 mile walk in Broadheath.
Bredon Hill - 27/05/2018 9-00
A walk on the hill from Kemerton and Overbury and returning via Bredons Norton to Westmancote for a well earned cup of tea at Judi and Neils. Picnic lunch. Park in Bredon car park. (nearest to Eckington Rd Junction not Bowling Green Car Park)