MHDFS WALKS

 

Our walks cover a large area of the south-west Midlands, with only a few of them being ‘adopted’ walks. Occasionally they are photographed and documented. A few of them can be discovered on our Other Walks pages.

 

Walks leaders are always in great demand, and the Society is grateful to anyone who is willing to lead walks either regularly, just now and then or even as a one-off. You may wish to offer a walk for a future Walks Programme, in which case just click here to access a form in PDF format for that purpose. Just print it off, fill it in and hand it to any walks organiser or committee member.

 

 

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.

 

 

APRIL

 

Wednesday 11  Springtime Cowleigh – Woods and Orchards This walk is now cancelled

Rita L                     01684 568943

 

Saturday 14        Over the Hills to Ledbury

Meet at Link Top free car park (Exp.190 SO 776 470) for 09.00 start to a moderate/strenuous walk of 11/12 miles over the hills to Ledbury and returning by bus or train.  Train fare £3.33 with railcard or group ticket (3 or more together) or £5.10 full fare (or free on bus with bus pass). BPL

Carolyn 01886 833301

Shorter Option: Ombersley Outing Again

Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start of a moderate walk of 5.75 miles around Ombersley and Holt Fleet.  BSD.

Peter H 07789 344 179

 

Wednesday 18  Extra Easy Walk - Hanley Swan, Gilbert's End and The Hook.

Meet at Imperial Rd for 10.00 departure, for 10.20 start to an easy walk of 3.5 miles to Gilbert's End and the Hook returning to The Swan at 12.15 for lunch.  Non-walkers please join us at the pub.

Leader Nora.      01684 573068.           07808739782

 

Saturday 21        Painswick to Bisley (via Swifts Hill) and back!

Meet Imperial Road for 08.30 departure, for 09.30 start of a strenuous and hilly walk of approx 12 miles with some wonderful far reaching views. BPL

Angela 01684 566 124    Lesley 01684 593 739

Shorter Option: 2 Walks from Mathon Church

Meet Imperial Road for 09.45 departure, for 10.15 start of a moderate walk of 5.5 miles (2.75 morning, 2.75 afternoon).  The afternoon walk starts at approx 13.00. BPL.

Josephine D       01684 567448

 

Wednesday 25  Ann & Sally 80th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.45 departure, for 10.15 start to a moderate walk of 4 miles approx. via Colwall Park, returning on lower path on west side of hills.

Sally 01684 574750          Anne 01684 575819

 

Saturday 28        South from Bromyard – adopted walk 25 in reverse

Depart 09.30 from Imperial Road, for 10:15 start to a moderate walk of 10 miles via Bromyard Downs, Stanford Bishop and Acton Beauchamp.  Good views to be had throughout.  BPL

Robin W              01684 439359

Shorter Option: Wichenford, Martley & Witton Hall Adopted Walk

Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 5.5 miles.

Sally L & John    01905 820476

 

MAY

 

Wednesday 2    Leigh Sinton and Points North

Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 6 miles via Smith End Green and Hopton Court.  BSD.

Robin Wa            01684 438359

 

Saturday 5          Bockleton – hill views and buzzards

Meet Imperial Road for 08.30 departure, for 09.40 start to a moderate (hilly in parts) walk of 10 miles. Some quiet country lanes & ridge-top views. Limited stiles. BPL.

Isobel   07532 148560

Shorter Option: Eldersfield

Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles via Pigeon House Farm.  BSD.

Terry A 01684 575725

 

Wednesday 9    Blue Heaven? In Shrawley Wood

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 10.00 start to a walk of 4.5 miles through woodland, parkland and pasture, with a few steep slopes (hopefully bluebells?).

Jeff        01886 832764

 

Saturday 12        Two Rivers Walk in the Cotswolds

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

John      01684 563670

Shorter Option: Pershore Bridges Circular Walk

Meet Imperial Road for 0 9.15 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles through Tiddesley Wood and along the River Avon. BSD. For those not in a hurry it is a delightful spot for a picnic after the walk.

Dave & Zena L   01905 359175

 

Wednesday 16  Extra easy walk - St Wulstan’s

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.40 departure, for 11.00 start to an easy walk of 3 miles with 4 stiles. Lunch in the nature reserve. BPL

Allan and Marguerite    01684 891760    Mob 07772 182844

 

Saturday 19        Capler Camp, Fownhope and the River Wye

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 10.00 start of a moderate walk of approximately 9.0 miles. BPL.

Jane D                  01684 578435/07730982534

Shorter Option: City Green Spaces

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 6 miles taking in the river, parks and woodland.  BSD.

Margaret P         01905 350307

 

Tuesday 22         Bringsty Common, Brockhampton Estate, Bromyard Downs – Blooming Beautiful!

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start to an energetic, beautiful walk of 5 miles with a few ups and downs.  BPL or use one of the local pubs or town for lunch.

Jan S      01885 482353 or 07880 651851

 

Saturday 26        St Michael’s and Wilden – MHDFS Boundary Walk No 16

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 11 miles in rolling countryside with lovely expansive views. BPL

Lyn & Mike         01684 560 927

Shorter Option: A Walk by the River Avon

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.40 start to an easy riverside walk of approx 4.75 miles towards Tewkesbury, returning inland via Church End through fields and lanes with 10 stiles.  BSD

Duncan and Jay M           07576407003

 

Wednesday 30  Martley Morning Walk.

Meet Imperial Rd. for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start of a moderate morning walk of 6 miles, including Pudford Hill. BSD or packed lunch for the end of walk if you want, as there are picnic benches nearby.

Lynne    01886 821568

 

JUNE

 

Saturday 2          Maisemore to Ashleworth and Woolridge

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.50 start to a walk of 10 miles along the River Severn to Ashleworth, returning via Woolridge. Mostly flattish, but some inclines.  BPL

Jeff        01886 832 764    Mobile 07429 610 155

Shorter Option: Eckington Wharf Picnic Place

Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start of a fairly easy walk of 5 miles through pastoral and arable farmland.  BSD and lunch to eat at end if required.

Peter H 07789344179

 

Wednesday 6    The Western Foothills (Adopted Walk No 32)

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.30 start of a moderate walk of 5 miles around West Malvern and ascending to Lady Howard de Walden Drive.  BSD.

John O  01684 563670

 

Saturday 9          Taking Flight

Meet Imperial Rd for 09.00 departure, for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 10 miles around Bentley Common, Banks Green, and Tardebigge Flight. BPL

David    01886 832014

Shorter Option: The John Corbett Way (The Salt King)

Meet Imperial Road for 09.10 departure, for 10.00 start to a linear easy/moderate and very interesting walk of 7.5 miles. Bring bus passes for return to Droitwich. BPL.

Sue H    01684 572084

 

Wednesday 13  Redmarley – This time lucky?

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.45 start to an easy/moderate walk of approximately 5 miles through woodlands, quiet lanes and along the banks of the River Leadon.  BSD

Sheila                   01886 832579

 

Saturday 16        Pirton and Besford  – MHDFS Boundary Walk No 28

Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.40 start of a moderate walk of nearly 11 miles via Pirton, Besford and Defford in quite empty countryside with some fine views to the Malverns and a couple of pretty churches. BPL

Lyn & Mike         01684 560 927

Shorter Option: Circular Walk Around Colwall

Meet Imperial Road for 13.00 departure, for 13.30 start to a moderate walk of 5.5 miles around Colwall.  BSD

Josephine D       01684 567448

 

Wednesday 20  Walk and visit to Perrycroft Gardens

Meet Imperial Road for 10.40 departure, for 11.00 start to a moderate walk of approx. 4 miles along ridge of Jubilee Hill.

Marguerite & Allan         01684 891760 Mobile 07772182844

 

Saturday 23 Club Day Out to Bath

Meet at Imperial Road for 08.30 coach departure to Bath. There will be a moderate walk of approximately 7 miles

known as the Bath Skyline Walk, giving superb views across the city and led by Angela. There will also be a fairly

leisurely guided walk of some of the major sites of the city with Sybil and plenty of time for both groups in the

afternoon to explore the city and find somewhere for tea. We will leave Bath at 16.30 for our return to Malvern.

BPL. See Booking Form in Newsletter.

Angela 01684 566124 Sybil 01886 880604

 

Wednesday 27  Extra Easy Walk - Flowers and Butterflies

Meet at Imperial Road for 10.45 departure, for 11.00 start to an easy walk of 2 miles with only 1 stile.

Rob A    01684 56332

 

Saturday 30        Circular Walk from The Knapp – Adopted Walk No 4

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.30 start to a walk of 12.5 miles with some arduous climbs via Longley Green and Knightwick.  BPL

Jeff                                                01886 832 764    Mobile 07429 610 155

Shorter Option: Newland to Old Hills and Back

Meet Imperial Road for 09.10 departure, for 09.30 start of an easy walk of 6 miles. BSD.

Wendy B              01684 568135

 

 

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