Walking Schedule

10 miles

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.

10 miles

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.

5 miles

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.

8.5 miles

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.

8 miles

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.

6.2 miles

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.

10 miles

Blockley and Back - 01/04/2018 9-00

Blockley, Moreton in Marsh, Paxford, Broard Campden and back.   Picnic lunch

9 miles

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.

5 miles

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.

4 miles

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.

9 miles

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.

10 miles

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.

5 miles

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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10 miles

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

8 miles

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

10 miles

Around Ruardean - 20/05/2018 9.00

Hollybush Hill, Mitcheldean Meend, Puddlebrook, Ruardean Church, Grove  Wood, Ruardean Woodside, Steam Mills, Harryhill Plantation.   Picnic lunch.

2 miles

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.

9 miles

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)