Walks Programme

 

You are most welcome to join us at our regular meeting place at the junction of Imperial Road/Avenue Road, Malvern, 100 metres from Great Malvern railway station.

 

If interested in a particular walk, then please, for more information contact the person whose telephone number follows the walk detail, or email the web site editor, address on 'contacts' page.

 

Please note: 24 hour clock used throughout.

 

BPL = Bring packed lunch.

 

BSD = Bring snack and drink.

 

Updates to walks (e.g. in case of cancellation) will be posted here, or do feel free to check with the walk organisers directly. Otherwise, please do presume that all walks advertised here will be taking place.

 

JULY

 

Wednesday 4 Summer Saunter up the Severn

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.15 departure, to board MV Conway Castle to sail at 11.00 to Tewkesbury.  Disembark for easy walk of 7 miles back to Upton along the River, to be done at a slow pace with plenty of stops. BPL and refreshments. Boatfare £8.50.  As this needs to be booked, advise leader asap or by 20th June if interested.

Rita 01684 568943

 

Saturday 7 Brilley.

Meet Imperial Road for 08.40 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 11 miles through Herefordshire/Welsh border country. Descend to Rhydspence, then climb to Offa's Dyke Path onto Milton Hill, Michaelchurch and return via Cwmmau Farmhouse. BPL. £1 park donation per car please. Walk is combined with the Worcester Ramblers group. Leaders will be at start of walk.

Anne W 07805 495716

Shorter Option: Elgar Cradle to Grave Trail no. 4

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.10 departure, for 10.30 start to a moderate, hilly walk of 6.5 miles to The Wyche and back through fields and woods with some fine views. BPL

Mary Rose and David                   01684 560139

 

Wednesday 11 The Morgan Pub and Malvern Common

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 start of a fairly easy walk of about 5 miles via The Morgan Pub, Malvern Common and Barnard's Green.  BSD.  After the walk, we may return to The Morgan for lunch at 12.30 - at which non-walking partners and friends will be most welcome to join us.

Jeff   01886 832764 or 07429 610155

 

Saturday 14 Malvern Common, Blackmore Wood and Malvern Hills

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 start to a moderate/hilly walk of 9 miles over Malvern Common, through Blackmore Wood and back to Imperial Road via The Wyche and St Ann’s Well. BPL

Sarah 01684 569856

Shorter option: Adapted – Adopted Walk

Meet at Imperial road for 09.10 departure, for 09.30 start of a flat, easy walk of 6 miles around the Hanleys, hopefully finding new paths or rarely walked ones!  BSD.

Rita L 01684 568943

 

Thursday 19 EEW - Hall Green and environs

Meet at Imperial road for 9.30 departure, and for 9.45 start to a fairly easy walk of 4 miles. BPL. Cream tea will be provided at 17 Hall Green Close from 11.45 – at which non-walkers are welcome to join us. Phone call for numbers would be appreciated.

Extra Easy Walk: Because many people are finding it difficult walking in the present heatwave,  we have decided it is sensible to change the time of the above walk. Cars will now leave Imperial Road at 9.30 (leader will not be there) and the walk will begin  from Hall Green Close at 9.45.Non walkers are welcome to join us in the garden at approximately 11.45.

Allan 01684 891760        Mobile 07743309562

 

Saturday 21 Pick and Mix Treat

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, and for 09.30 start to an easy walk of 12 miles along riverside paths, parkland and residential streets. Flat throughout.  BPL

Jeff  01886 832 764                                 07429 610 155

Shorter Option: Spetchley Park

Meet at Imperial Road for a 09.15 departure for 10.00 start of a moderate walk of approx. 5 miles through Spetchley Park.  BSD/BPL for picnic at end of walk.

Terry A 01684 575725

 

Wednesday 25 Colletts Green

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure for 10.00 start to an easy circular walk of 5 miles around Broadfields and Colletts Green. BSD

Terry 01684 575725

 

Saturday 28 Apperley – Severn

Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 8-9 miles with a few stiles wandering through Coombe Hill Nature Reserve and returning alongside the River Severn. BPL

Gill 07754 463 574

Shorter Option: Through Meadows by the Severn

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 4 miles taking in Baughton, Hill Croome and back along a ridge to Earls Croome. BSD.

Sally L  01905 820476

 

AUGUST

 

Wednesday 1 To the Old Hills

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure for 09.15 start to an easy walk of 4.5 - 5 miles towards Old Hills. BSD

Stan H 07935 806377

 

Saturday 4 The Duntisbournes

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure for 10.00 start of a moderate/easy walk of 10 miles through the attractive Cotswold villages of Duntisbourne Rouse, Daglingworth and Woodmancote. BPL

Kevin 01684 573347

Shorter Option:

Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start of a moderate walk of 5 miles, fairly flat, one short steep hill to reach church. 2 coffee stops, second at church. BSD

Allan & Marguerite 01684 891760     Mobile 07772182844

 

Wednesday 8 Along Droitwich Canal

Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles with some stiles along canal towpath with one slight incline to country lanes. BSD

Duncan and Jay 01684 561423 or 07576407003

 

Saturday 11 Boundary Walk No. 4 – Bromesberrow and Environs

Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 09.50 start of an easy/moderate walk of 11 miles with one short steep climb up Hanging Lift. Some great views especially from Howlers Heath. BPL

John O 01684 563670

Shorter Option: Three Farms and a Pub

Meet at Imperial Road for a 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start of an easy walk of approximately 5 miles around popular paths.  BSD, maybe lunch at the pub?

Peter H 07789 344 179

 

Wednesday 15 EEW - The Wyche Inn – circular Walk to St Ann’s Well

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.00 departure, for 10.30 start to a fairly easy walk of about 4 miles. Please share cars. BSD. The Wyche Inn for lunch at about 12.30 - at which non-walking partners and friends will be most welcome to join us.

Jeff T: 01886 832 764                  M: 07429 610 155

 

Saturday 18 Return to Haresfield Beacon

Meet Imperial Road for 08.30 departure, for 09.30 start of a strenuous walk of approx. 11 miles with ups and downs in lovely Gloucestershire countryside. BPL.

NB: Please phone leaders before setting out if weather forecast bad.

Angela 01684 566 124 Lesley 01684 593 739     Mobile 07891 715409

Shorter Option:

Sat Aug 18 Up Holywell and Berrington’s Quarry (Part of Adopted Walk 21)

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.20 start of a moderate walk of approx. 5 miles keeping south of The Wyche with one hill, easy paths and pasture. BPL.

Maggie W 01684 566678

 

Wednesday 22 Wynds Point, Malvern Priory and Elgar's Grave

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to a fairly strenuous walk of about 4 miles, via Malvern Priory and Elgar's Grave. BSD.  Possibly light lunch afterwards at The Malvern Hills Hotel.

Hilary 01886 832764 or 07883 090881

 

Saturday 25 Tenbury Wells

Meet Imperial Road for 08.45 departure, for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 10-11 miles with one steep climb for superb views towards the Clee hills and passing two fine churches, a crumbling stately home and a major tree farm. BPL

Gill   07754 463 574

Shorter Option: Adopted Walk 36 with a little diversion

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 6 miles to Vinesend and back.  BPL. Can be muddy.

Josephine D 01684 567448

 

Wednesday 29 Ramble around Kempsey

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles along the River Severn and across Kempsey Common. BSD

Sally L 01905820476

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Saturday 1 Railway Walk – Hartlebury to Droitwich

Meet at Imperial Road for 08.45 departure to catch the 09.00 train from Great Malvern (09.02 from Malvern Link and 09.16 from Worcester Foregate Street) to Hartlebury. The walk is an easy 10 miles via Doverdale and Salwarpe finishing at Droitwich Spa station. BPL

Robin W 01684 438359

Shorter Option: Hall Green, Clevelode and Madresfield (Adopted Walk 39)

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.10 departure, for 09.30 start to an easy walk of 7 miles to Clevelode and Madresfield.  BPL.

Sarah H 01684 569856

 

Thursday 6 Avon Meadows to Tiddesley Wood, Pershore

Meet at Imperial Road for 08.30 departure, for 09.30 start to an easy walk of 6 miles, mostly flat with 2 slight hills, covering meadows, woodland, wetland and riverside paths. BSD.

Irene and Ian 01905 616398

 

Saturday 8 Going North to Raeside and Beach Hay – Boundary Walk No 20

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate to hilly walk of 10.5 miles on paths in the very north of our District.  BPL

Lyn & Mike         01684 560927       07813 362533

Shorter Option: Sat Sep 8  GWR Train Ride and Walks

Meet Cheltenham Racecourse station GL50 4SH at 10.35am ready to board the 10.55am train. Plenty of parking.

Option 1 - Train from Cheltenham to Winchcombe GWR Station.

Walk from Winchcombe GWR Station to Toddington GWR Station 3.5 miles

Option 2 – Train from Cheltenham to Toddington, 1 hour 40 min break at Toddington.

Everyone rejoins train at 13.00 to arrive at Broadway GWR Station at 13.16. 2 routes to walk to get from Broadway GWR station to Broadway. Return by train to Cheltenham. (Please see booking form for tickets and more details)

Allan & Marguerite 01684 891760     Mobile 07772182844

 

Wednesday 12 Bromyard Downs and Buckenhill - Adopted Walk

Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.15 start to an easy walk of 4 miles with good views taken at a leisurely pace with only one steady, not steep climb. If weather is good, near end of walk it can be extended through Warren Wood. BPL or lunch at the Royal Oak.

Jan S.  01885 482353 or 07880 651851

 

Saturday 15 Shrawley – Woods and River Bank

Meet Imperial Road for 09.20 departure, for 10:00 start of a moderate walk of 9 miles with a few awkward stiles, through lovely woods and along the River Severn.

Isobel  07532 148560

Shorter Option: Ombersley and Holt Fleet

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start to a fairly easy route of about 5.75 miles along Wychavon Way by the River Severn, returning via Uphampton. BSD

Hilary Thorogood  01886 832 764                  Mobile 07883 090 881

 

Wednesday 19 EEW- Hanley Castle, The Three Kings  -  then Lunch at The Morgan in Malvern

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.00 departure, for 10.30 start to a fairly flat and easy walk of about 4 miles. Please share cars because of limited parking. BSD. The Morgan for Lunch at about 12.30 - at which non-walking partners and friends will be most welcome to join us.

Hilary 01886 832 764                  Mobile 07883 090 881

 

Saturday 22 No long organised Walk (Do-it-yourself weekend)

No organised walk in anticipation of few walkers attending (Going on Society holiday the following day).

Shorter Option: Droitwich Canal Circular

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.40 departure, for 10.30 start to an easy walk of 5.5 miles along the canal and returning across fields and lanes. BPL.

Margaret P 01905 350307

 

Wednesday 26 Walking Back in Time

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.10 start to a moderate walk of approximately 5.5 miles along parts of the Geopark Way, through the Crews Hill and the Knapp Nature Reserves.  Some very muddy paths.  Walking poles may be useful. BSD

Jane D 01684 578435 or 07730 982534

 

Saturday 29 No long organised Walk (Do-it-yourself weekend)

No organised walk in anticipation of few walkers attending (Return from Society holiday on the day).

Shorter Option: Cob House Easy Circular Walk

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles along country lanes with good views.  BSD.

Alison D & Sharon L 01684 562482 & 01684 540646

 

OCTOBER

 

Wednesday October 3 Autumn Wander Cob House Circular No. 6

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure for 10.00 start to a walk of 5 miles, mostly flat, a few slopes and stiles.  Traditional countryside with good views. BSD

Sheila H 01886 832579

 

Saturday 6 Bransford and Leigh

Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 10 miles around Bransford and Leigh. BPL

David S 01886 832014

Shorter Option: Around Powick Bridge

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 09.45 start to a fairly easy route of about 6.5 miles via Bowling Green and Bastonford. BSD

Jeff Thorogood 01886 832 764                  Mobile 07429 610 155

 

Wednesday 10 Around Leigh Sinton

Meet Imperial Road for 10.00 departure, for 10.30 start to an easy walk of 3.5 miles around Leigh Sinton. Returning to a pub about 12.15, non-walkers welcome to join us afterwards.

Peter H. 07789 344179 Rita 01684 568943

 

Wed 10th Remember - Skittles Evening - 7pm at Hanley Swan Royal British Legion Club

 

Saturday 13 Hilly and Green

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.20 start of a moderate/hilly walk of 9/10 miles, part woodland, via Suckley Hills and Longley Green.  BPL

Carolyn 01886 833301

Shorter Option: Castlemorton Common to Shadybank Common

Meet at Imperial Road for a 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy-ish walk of just under 5 miles.  A few stiles, a gradual incline up to Little Malvern Priory but no big hills.  Returning via Shadybank common.  BSD

Val 01886 832266   Mobile 07811472597

 

Tuesday 16 Malvern Hills Ramble

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 09.30 start to a hilly walk of 6 miles around North Hill, Table Hill and Worcestershire Beacon. BSD

Wendy 01684 568135

 

Saturday 20 Along the Bard’s River

Meet at Imperial Road for 08.50 departure, for 09.40 start to a moderate walk of 11 miles along pastoral and arable farmland, via Little Comberton and Cropthorne, returning via the banks of the River Avon. BPL

Jeff T: 01886 832 764              M:  07429 610 155

Shorter Option: Mike’s Kissing Gate Walk

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.40, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 6.7 miles through fields, villages and country lanes.  BPL

Betsy T: 01684 572047    M: 07878177067

 

Wednesday 24 Crown East

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 6 miles through arable, pasture and woodland. 10 stiles. BSD.  Lunch in cafe at garden centre?

Jean E 01684 566373

 

Saturday 27 The Avon and the Severn

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.30 start to an easy walk of 9 - 10 miles, mainly along the banks of the Rivers Avon and Severn with distant views.  BPL.

Betsy T: 01684 572047    M: 07878177067

Shorter Option: Come halfway with me

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.40 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 7-7.5 miles.  BPL.

Sue H 01684 572084

 

Wednesday 31 Madresfield

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 09.50 start to a moderate walk of 5 - 5.5 miles, through Madresfield. BSD

Peter H 07789 344179

 

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