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. Please be at the meeting place in advance of the meeting time given below as the walkers will leave promptly at the earliest time given.

 

If interested in a particular walk, then please, for more information contact the person whose telephone number follows the walk detail.

 

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.

 

 

JUNE

 

Saturday 15 Ledbury and the Herefordshire Trail

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 to catch the 09.45 train to Ledbury (£3.50 return fare with a railcard or group ticket) or meet at Ledbury station (Exp 190 SO 709 386) for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 8.5 miles via Wellington Heath, Coddington, and Oyster Hill through orchards, woodland, pasture, and arable. BPL

Sarah 01684 569856

Shorter Option Obelisk Circular

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of approx. 5.5 miles by way of the lower slopes above the reservoir, through woods passing the obelisk to Eastnor Park.  Good views and an opportunity for refreshments at the end of the walk. BSD.

Sheila H 01886  832579

 

Wednesday 19 Castlemorton Breakfast walk

Meet at 07.30 for start to an easy walk of 4 miles followed by a full English breakfast at The Plume of Feathers.  Non-Walkers welcome to arrive at 09.45. Parking at the public house.  Please book early.

Sally 01684 574750      Anne  01684 575819

 

Saturday 22 Club day out to Oxford

Meet Imperial Road at 08.30 ready to board coach to Oxford.  There will be an easy walk of 7 miles from Eynsham along the river Thames into the city with time for tea before our departure at 16.30 (4.30pm). BPL

Booking form in the Newsletter

Angela and Ivor

Shorter Option Exploring Oxford

A town trail of about 2 hours duration with some leisure time to explore the city.

Maggie W

 

Wednesday 26 Pastures and Pasty

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.45 departure for 10.15 start to an easy walk of 5.5 miles over pastures of Leigh Sinton to have a long coffee stop in Leigh Sinton Community Garden and enjoy a pre-ordered pasty (from the Post Office at approximate cost of £3 each), then back along Dragon Lane and the fish ponds.

Peter 07789 344179

 

Saturday 29 Suckley, Knightwick Manor and Bringsty Common

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure for 09.30 start of a moderate walk of 10/11 miles through mixed woodland and farmland including a couple of steady inclines.  BPL

Anne & Tony S 01684 561637             07896 501076

Shorter Option Malvern to Hanley Swan Circular

Meet at Imperial Road for 9.15am start to a medium walk of 6.8 miles to Hanley Swan and back.  One short but steepish hill and 6 stiles. BSD.

Margaret P 01905 350307

 

JULY

 

Wednesday 3 Alfrick Amble

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.20 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to a nice, easy, varied walk of 5 miles with a few small inclines (nothing to worry about) through orchards and fields with occasional road walking. 4 easy stiles. BSD.  Possible light lunch at the Village Hall?

Ken R 01886 830130

 

Saturday 6 On and Around the Southern Hills

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.20 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to a hilly walk of about 11 miles taking in Golden Valley, Berrow Downs, Gullet Quarry, Midsummer, Ragged Stone and Chase End hills, Bromesberrow Estate, back to Chase End and return to our starting point along the Three Choirs Way. Varied terrain, including a few steep slopes and stretches of lane walking with 8 stiles.  BPL

John O 01684 563670 (with guest leader Bryan Ratcliff)

Short Option Knapp Paper Mill and Alfrick Pound

Meet at Imperial road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 5 miles. BSD

Terry A 01684 575725

 

Monday 8 Bath group walk of approximately 9 miles.

A group of walkers are coming to taste our countryside taking in Malvern Common, through Blackmore Wood, The Wyche and St. Annes Well. Arrival time is unknown at present, but the walk will start from Malvern Link station whenever the train arrives. Gill will know nearer the time. If any of our walkers are interested, it would be lovely to see them. Please phone and BPL.

Gill 07754 463574

 

Wednesday 10 Sally's Easy Ramble

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 4 miles to include Colletts Green, Braces Leigh, Bransford Chapel and back through Lords Wood. BSD.  Leader will not be at Imperial Road.

Sally L 01905 820476

 

Saturday 13 Grimley (Boundary Walk No. 24)

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 10 miles along the River Severn and in varied countryside. BPL

Gill 07754 463574

Short Option Pershore Bridges Circular

Meet at Imperial road for 08.45 departure to arrive in time for 09.30 start to an easy walk of 5 miles along the river and through Tiddesley Woods. BSD

Betsy B 01684 572047  07878177067

 

Tuesday 16 Extra Easy On the hills

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.10 departure to reach bus shelter at Wyche cutting (Exp 190 SO 769438) for 10.30 start to a 3 mile walk on the  Malvern Hills towards the Hereford Beacon. The outward walk will have views over Hereford and the return by the Worcester side. No stiles, but some easy slopes. Light lunch or teas at the Geo Cafe on return. BSD

Duncan and Jay 01684 561423  mob 07576407003

 

Saturday 20 Malvern Hills Circular (Revised Adopted Walk No. 9)

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.10 departure to arrive in time for 09.30 start to a strenuous walk of 10 miles along the ridge of the hills and the lower sections through West Malvern and Colwall. We pass the grave of engineer, Stephen Ballard, on the return. BPL

Sarah 01684 569856

Short Option West Malvern Circular

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 5 miles along the hills to The Dingle and back through West Malvern. BSD

Asiri  07904442015 Margaret P 01905 350307

 

Wednesday 24 The Fold, Bransford

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 4.5 miles.  BSD.  Leaders will not be at Imperial Road.  Refreshments are available at the Fold after the walk if required and non-walkers are welcome to join us.

John and Mary 01886 288497    07932 569754

 

Saturday 27 Up and Down around Eastor

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to arrive in time for 09.30 start to a strenuous walk of 9.2 miles to Ledbury, Eastnor, the obelisk and the Gullet. BPL

Carolyn 01886 833301

Short Option Welland/Castlemorton Common

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 09.40 start to an easy circular walk of 6 miles via Castlemorton Church and Hillend Court. BSD

Jean     01684 566373    07917 108701

 

Tuesday 30 Walk from the Fox

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5.5 miles. BSD

Sue 01684 572084

 

AUGUST

 

Saturday 3 Along the hilltops from Winchcombe

Meet at Imperial Road for 08:30 departure to arrive in time for a 09:20 start to a fairly strenuous walk of 10/11 miles with a couple of shortish steep climbs. Magnificent views in open countryside, very few stiles and partly along Cotswold Way/Gloucestershire Way. BPL.

Isobel 07532 148560

Short Option Powick Circular

Meet at Imperial road for 09.15 departure arrive in time for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 4.5 miles. 12 stiles some broken and tricky, pleasant meadows, 2 sets of steps and 1 narrow path along a bank.  But a lovely walk and well worth the effort! BSD

Marguerite and Allan 01684 891760  07772182844

 

Wednesday 7 Upper Welland

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 09.50 start to a mainly flat walk of approx. 5.5 miles on the disused railway track to reach Upper Welland, with return link. BSD

Duncan & Jay 01684 561423 or 07576407003

 

Saturday 10 Much Birch

Meet at Imperial Road for 08.45 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to a moderate/hilly walk of 9 miles via Much Birch, Wormelow Tump, Orcop Hill and Llanwarne along quiet lanes, through farmland and woodland, partly following the Herefordshire Trail. BPL

Sarah   01684 569856 Gill   07754 463574

 

Short Option Up Hill and Down Dale

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to arrive in time for 09.20 start to a moderate walk of approx. 5 miles west of the Hills with a few steepish inclines but no stiles. BSD

Maggie W 01684 566678  07901365776

 

Wednesday 14 Lower Howsell and Newland

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.00 departure to arrive in time for 10.30 start of easy walk of approx. 3 miles. You are welcome to bring and eat lunch in our garden, cup of tea provided, and cake.

John and Mary mob 07932569754

 

Saturday 17 Huntley, Mitcheldean & May Hill

Meet at Imperial Road for 08.45 departure to arrive in time for 09.40 start to a strenuous, hilly walk of 11/12 miles, passing through Long Hope and over Plump Hill; then on to Mitcheldean and May Hill following the Wysis Way. Then we follow the Gloucestershire Way back to Huntley. BPL

Angela    01684 566124 Lesley    01684 593739

Short Option Country Fields and Lanes

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 6 miles. BPL

Josephine 01684 567448

 

Wednesday 21 The Vale of Gloucester

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5.5 miles via Chaceley, Forthampton Court, Forthampton, pasture and arable, mostly flat. BSD. 8 stiles.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS.  Leader will not be at Imperial Road.

Dave S 01684 593163     07507 185196

 

Saturday 24 Whittington in the Cotswolds

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 12 miles with a few climbs to Sevenhampton, Brockhampton and Charlton Abbots. BPL

Kevin  01684 573347

Short Option Enjoy the river Avon

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to arrive in time for 10.00 start to an easy walk of approx. 4.5 miles with some stiles, across pasture and along the riverside. BSD

Sally H 01684 574750

 

Wednesday 28 Tewkesbury Waterbus

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 09.40 start to an easy 7 mile riverside walk, with plenty of stops, to Tewkesbury to board the Waterbus at 14.45.  Tickets to be purchased on the boat at £9.00 each.  BPL

Rita 01684 568943

 

Saturday 31 Around Hanbury District

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 10/11 miles. BPL

David S 01886 832014

Short Option Churches, meadows and stiles around Woolhope

Meet at Imperial road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles, but with lots of stiles and a couple of inclines. BSD. Optional lunch or drink at Crown Inn afterwards or BPL for the end of the walk. An extension of 2 miles on offer if wanted.

Betsy B 01684 572047  07878177067

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Wednesday 4 River meets nature meets city

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 5.5 miles. River Severn, Cherry orchard nature reserve, coffee in cathedral gardens. BSD. Please note this walk has several sets of steep steps.

Marguerite and Allan 01684 891760  mob 07772182844

 

'Don't Forget Skittles Tonight for 7pm start at Hanley Swan RBL'

 

Saturday 7 The Lenches

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 10/11 miles through some of the beautiful villages known as The Lenches returning via Abbots Morton. BPL

Robin W    01684 303489

Short Option Kempsey and Pirton Circular

Meet at Imperial road for 09.25 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles over Kempsey common, on to Pirton and back. BSD.

Marguerite and Allan 01684 891760  07772182844

 

Wednesday 11 Kempsey – Napleton- Kerswell Green

Meet at Imperial Road for 0.900 departure to arrive in time for 09.30 start to an easy walk of 7 miles covering fields, woods, arable and common land.  3 stiles, no hills.  BSD

NB: Some footpaths may appear neglected, so a pair of secateurs could be useful, thank you.

Irene and Ian S 01905 616398

 

Saturday 14 Two Rivers Walk in the Cotswolds

Meet at Imperial Road for 08.45 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 10/11 miles, to follow the River Eye to Bourton-on-the-Water through the Slaughters and back along the River Windrush. BPL

John O 01684 563670

Short Option Chase End Street

Meet at Imperial Road for a 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 09.50 start to an easy circular walk of 6 miles east of the Hills to White End. BSD

Lyn & Mike 01684 560 927

 

 

Wednesday 18 Extra easy Walk around Cradley and Mathon

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 3 miles. BSD. Possible lunch after at Blue Ginger. Non-walkers welcome to come for lunch at 12.00.

Sybil 01886 880604

 

Saturday 21 Colwall Orchards

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 to catch the 09.45 train to Colwall (£2.05 return fare with a railcard or group ticket) for 09.50 start to a moderate walk of 8/9 miles via Coddington through traditional orchards, woodland, pasture and arable. Mostly flat but plenty of stiles. BPL

Sarah  01684 569856

Short Option The Fold, Bransford Circular

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 09.40 start to a moderate walk of 5 miles over fields, some road walking and taking in the Leigh tithe barn. Enjoy a snack together at The Fold after the walk. BSD

Maggie R 07526635389

 

Wednesday 25 Earnslaw Quarry and St Anne's Well

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to an easy/moderate walk of 4.5 miles to St Anne's Well, return via Wyche Road.  Leader will not be at Imperial Road.  Parking charges apply so please share cars or bring residents pass. BSD

Sharon 01684 540646

 

Saturday 28 Dymock and a Few Poets

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to arrive in time for 09.50 start to a moderate walk of 9.5 miles via Dymock, woodland, hills and streams. BPL

If you plan to go directly to start of walk, please contact leaders for confirmation of parking location

Jane D 01684 302870/07730 982534             Betsy   01684 572047/07878 177067

Short Option Paths Old and New: Dymock

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 10.15 start to an easy/moderate walk of approx. 5 miles. BPL.

Anne C 01684 575819

 

OCTOBER

 

Wednesday 2 Autumn in Eastnor

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to a moderate/hilly walk of 6 miles through Eastnor Park, Kilbury Camp, Ledbury and Dead Woman's Thorn.  BSD

Peter 07789 344179

 

Saturday 5 Around Bransford and Leigh

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 10/11 miles around Bransford and Leigh. Leader will not be at Imperial Road. BPL

David S 01886 832014.

Short Option Upton, Shanks and Longdon Heath

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, to arrive in time for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 5 Miles (Leaders will not be at Imperial Road). BSD

Zena and David 01905 359175

 

Wednesday 9 Storridge to Knapp and Papermill Reserve   Adopted Walk 29

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 6 miles. Ring beforehand to see if I have permission to park at the New Inn. BPL

Sue 01684  572084

 

Saturday 12 Storridge and Mathon

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to arrive in time for 09.20 start to a moderate walk of 11 miles with some steady inclines through woods and across farmland. BPL

Tony and Anne S  01684 561637

Short Option Wichenford, Martley & Witton Hill – Adopted walk 2

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.20 departure to arrive in time for a 10.00 start to an easy/moderate walk of 5.5 miles. Lunch available at Mason’s Arms at the end of the walk. BSD.

Sally L 01905 820476

 

Wednesday 16 Short Walk around North Hill

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.00 departure to arrive in time for 10.30 start to a moderate walk of 2.5 miles. Although only short, the steady climbs and descents will be taken slowly.  No stiles/roads to cross. Lunch in Sugarloaf café afterwards if required, none-walkers welcome.

Allan Barnwell 01684 891760

 

Saturday 19 Mystery Walk

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to reach a mysterious (but fairly local) destination for a moderate walk of approximately 10 miles through lovely countryside. BPL

John O   01684 563670 David S   01886 832014   07906 287482

Short Option Around Earl’s Croome

Meet at Imperial Road for a 09.20 departure to arrive in time for 09.45 start to an easy circular walk of 6 miles to Kinnersley & Baughton. BSD

Lyn & Mike 01684 560 927

 

Wednesday 23 Autumn Walk in Bromyard

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure to arrive in time for 10.15 start to an enjoyable, undulating, moderate walk of approx. 5 miles. Please note leader will not be at Imperial Road.  BSD/BPL if you wish (weather permitting).

Jan S 01885 482353.    or     07880 651851

 

Saturday 26 The Birthday Walks around Mathon

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.45 departure to arrive in time for 10.15 start to a moderate walk of 7.5 - 8 miles.  BPL.  Birthday tea in the Village Hall at 15.15 (3.15pm) if you have booked.

Sue Hood 01684 572084

Short Option: Around Mathon

Meet at Imperial Road for 11.45 departure to arrive in time for 12.15 start to a walk of 4.5 miles. BSD Birthday tea in the Village Hall at 3.15pm if you have booked.

Liz and Jim 01684 892783

 

Wednesday 30 Up and Over

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure to arrive in time for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 5.5 miles to Gullet Wood, Hollybush Church and Hollybed Common.  BSD.

Dave S 01684 593163   07507 185196

 

 

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