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.

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

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

Please note, this walk has been cancelled because of adverse weather warnings.

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. Please note, this walk has 20 stiles. 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.

Betsy B   01684 572047   07878177067

 

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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