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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. Or go to the Walks Program > Walks Details Form menu at top of page.


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.

 

June

Saturday 3                           Circular Walk -Adopted Walk 64
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure , for 09.30 start to a strenuous walk of 12 miles with steep and challenging climbs via Lulsley Court, Knapp Nature Reserve and returning via the Suckley Hills. BPL.
Jeff                                        01886 832764
Shorter Option:                 Through Woods and Fields
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate, possibly muddy walk of 5.5 miles. BPL.
Josephine                           01684 567448

Tuesday 6                            LEISURE WALK     Paths old and new Dymock
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.15 start to an easy walk of approx. 5 miles. BPL
Anne C                                 01684 575819
               
Saturday 10                        Skenfrith – Edmunds’ Tump
Meet Imperial Road for 08.30 departure, for 09.45 start to an undulating, strenuous walk of 11 miles. Fabulous views of lovely countryside and a panoramic view from Edmunds’ Tump (weather permitting). BPL.
Anne W 01905 831156    John T 01905 830872
Shorter Option:                   Ramble Around Kempsey
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles along the River Severn across Kempsey Common and back. BSD to have along the way.
Sally L                                   01905 820476
               
Thursday 15                        Breakfast walk
Meet at 07.30 for start of an easy/moderate walk of 4 miles in the West Malvern area, followed by breakfast at 09.45 in the Regents Conference Centre. Non- walkers welcome to join us for breakfast.
Sybil                                      01886 880604
               
Saturday 17                        East of The Beeches
Meet Imperial Road for 08.45 departure, for 10.00 start to a delightful moderate to strenuous Cotswold country walk of 10.5 miles with varied scenery and terrain. Via Elkstone, The Coberleys and on to Caly Hill and back through Cowley Wood. BPL.
Lesley 01684 593739       Amanda 01684 273324                   Angela 01684 566124
Shorter Option:                                Woolhope, Marcle Ridge and Sollers Hope
Meet Imperial Road for 09.10 departure, to reach parking for 10.00 start to a moderate to hilly walk of 6 miles. Bring BSD or PL or eat at local pub.
Steph W                              01684 568259                   Maggie W.           01684 566678

Tuesday 20                         EXTRA EASY WALK – Old Hills and The Old Bush Pub
Meet Imperial Road for 10.00 departure, to reach car park, for 10.30 start to an easy walk of 3.5 miles through fields, pastoral land and a wood. Small incline at start and at end, otherwise fairly flat. 3 stiles.   After the walk we will drive a short distance for a light lunch at about 12.30. Non-walking partners and friends will be most welcome to join us afterwards.
Allan and Marguerite    01684 891760
               
Wednesday 21                  Madresfield Court visit
Meet at 13.30 (no earlier please because of previous tour), for a picnic lunch. Assemble at 14.30, ready for the tour to start at 14.45. Not doing the picnic? Meet at 14.30. The tour takes approx. one and a half hours and afterwards members are welcome to enjoy the gardens. 
Allan and Marguerite    01684 891760
               
Saturday 24                        Club Day-Out to Stratford-on-Avon (see booking form)
Meet Imperial Road for 08.30 departure by coach for a walk of 9.5 miles from outside Alcester to Stratford. BPL.        
Liz and Jim                          01684 892 783   
OR Shorter Option:         From Welford to Stratford of 4 miles. BPL.
Terry and Sybil                  01886 880 604
               
Tuesday 27                         Cradley and its Environs
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 09.50 start to a moderate walk of approximately 5 miles. BSD.
John O'L                               01684 563670

JULY

Saturday 1                           Perfect Weather Walk (PWW) Walk A: Gladestry and surrounds OR Walk B: Colletts Green
Walk A: Gladestry and surrounds.
Meet Imperial Road for 08.15 departure to reach car park for 10.15 start of a strenuous walk of 11 miles- on Offa's Dyke Path, up Newchurch Hill, return via Colva. (Some of route on Exp. 188). BPL.
Walk B: For poor weather.          Colletts Green - Crown East.
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach car park for 09.25 start of a walk of 9 miles, crossing River Teme on Old Bridge, Rushwick and return via Crown East and Bransford. BPL.
Please contact leaders on Friday 30 June for confirmation of which walk is on.
Anne W                               01905 831156    John T 01905 830872.
Shorter Option:                Bearswood and Longley Green
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to an easy/moderate walk of 4.5 miles via Batchcombe and Tundridge. Drinks and lunch available at pub at end of walk.
Sybil                      01886 880604

Wednesday 5    Colwall Countryside
Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a walk of 5 miles approx. with one fairly steep hill, but some beautiful countryside. BSD.
Roger                    01684 576814
               
Saturday 8           Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove and Tardebigge
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a fairly moderate walk of about 9 miles. BPL
Jeff                        01886 832764
Shorter Option:                Great Comberton Circular
Meet at Imperial Road (leader will not be there) for 09.15 departure to reach roadside parking for a 10.00 start of a 5 mile moderate walk via Great Comberton.  BSD.
Margaret                             01905 421714

Wednesday 12  LEISURE WALK- Madresfield, Deblins Green, Old Hills.
Meet Imperial Road for 09.10 departure, to reach car park for 09.30 start to an easy walk of 5 miles with 4 stiles and one uphill section at Old Hills. BSD
Mary-Rose          01684 560139

Saturday 15        A Few Miles Around Gloucestershire
Meet Imperial Road for 08.45 departure, to reach  car park for 09.35 start to a moderate walk of 10 miles with 17 stiles via Ashleworth.
Angela                   01684 566124                    Ivor  01905 426440
Shorter Option:                Elgar’s Inspiration
Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start of a moderate to hilly walk of 5 miles.  BSD.
Peter H                                07789 344179

Monday 17         EXTRA EASY WALK – Upton River Walk & Henry’s Tea Room
Meet Imperial Road (Leaders will not be at Imperial Road) for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 3.75 miles.  We will walk along the river and back through fields and lanes. Two slightly awkward stiles. Tea and Cakes afterwards at Henry’s Café, if required.  Non-walkers and friends will be most welcome to join us at Henry’s at about noon.
Marguerite & Allan        01684 891760
               
Wednesday 19  Bosbury and Wellington Heath
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach parking for 10:00 start to a fairly easy walk of 6 miles via Wellington Heath and Staplow.  There is one steady climb up to Wellington Heath.  BSD.  There is the possibility of a pub lunch at the Bell Inn or BPL to eat in the churchyard at the end of the walk.
Robin W                              01684 438359

Saturday 22        Wonderful Herefordshire.
Meet Imperial Road for 08.45 departure, to reach car park for 09.45 start of a moderate walk of 11 miles (approx) through Kyre, Motlins Hole and Goose Bridge. BPL.
Anne                     01905 831156     John 01905 830872
Shorter Option:                Riverside Walk from Twyning to Tewkesbury
Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach parking, for 10.00 start to an easy, flat riverside walk of 5.5 miles beside the Avon to Tewkesbury returning inland, several stiles. BSD.
Duncan & Jay              01684 561423/0757 6407003

Wednesday 26  Up and Around May Hill
Meet Imperial Road for 09.10 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 5 miles, including the initial climb to the top of May Hill (BDS at the top of the hill for your reward!).  Optional lunch at The Glasshouse pub after the walk.
Betsy B                 01684 572047
               
Saturday 29        Titterstone Clee Hill via Cleeton St Mary and the Giants Chair.
Meet Imperial Road for 08.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a strenuous walk of 10 miles over Titterstone Clee Hill. Fantastic views of Shropshire and Worcs. BPL
Jim                         01684 578245
Shorter Option:                Bringsty Common
Meet at Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach roadside parking for 09.40 start of an easy/moderate walk 4-5 miles via Knightwick Manor and The Hoo.  BSD.
Terry                     01684 575 725

AUGUST
               
Wednesday 2    Old Hills, Clevelode and Madresfield Court
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 6 miles with fine views of the Court, through farmland and common. BPL
Jean E                   01684 566373
               
Saturday 5           Eastnor - White Leaved Oak
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, to reach parking for 09.50 start of a moderate walk of 10 miles. We take a tortuous route to White Leaved Oak, then on to Hollybush and back through the deer park. BPL
John O                                  01684 563670
Shorter Option:                Circular Walk from Colwall Stone ( Adopted Walk No. 18 )
Meet  Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach parking for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles via Colwall Green and Colwall Church.  BSD
Stuart & Fiona   01684 577027
               
Wednesday 9    Leisure Walk around Lower Howsell
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a leisure walk of 4.5 miles through fields, orchards and woods. Early orders can be given before the start of the walk for lunch at the New Inn at about 12.15. BSD
Richard & Barbara           01886 833667
               
Saturday 12        Lower Brook End and Brooms Green
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach parking for 09.30 start of a moderate walk of 11 miles via Lower Brookend, Brooms Green and Parkway. BPL.
David                    01886 832014
Shorter Option:                Gloucestershire Borders Walk (Adopted w. No 59)
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 5 miles approx. via Bushley and Forthampton.  BPL.
Anne                     01684 575819

Tuesday 15         Extra Easy Walk - Sewage Works and Cakes
Meet Imperial Road for 10.10 departure, to reach car park for 10.30 start of an easy walk of 3.75 miles.  2 stiles, short upward ramp. Nothing to hold on to but lots of help will be available. It's still a very easy walk. We will be walking along lanes, the Salt Way and fields.  Lunch in no.17’s garden afterwards.  Please bring sandwiches; tea and cakes will be provided.  Limited parking, to be organized on the day. Non-walkers and friends will be most welcome to join us at no. 17 at about 12.30.
Marguerite & Allan        01684 891760
               
Wednesday 16  Summer in Knightwick
Meet Imperial Road at 09.00 departure, to reach the old road west of Knightsford Bridge (Exp 204 SO 733 559) for 09.45 start to a moderate morning walk of 5 to 6 miles, to include some hills and woods. BSD.  Please park close to the footbridge, away from the surgery.  Leader will not be at Imperial Road.
Lynne E                                01886 821568

Saturday 19        Herefordshire Ramble via Venn’s Green, Whitechurch Maund and Felton
Meet Imperial Road for a 09.00 departure, to reach car park for 09.50 start of an easy walk (no steep hills but several poor stiles) of 10.5 miles. This is our Boundary Walk No 12 which we last walked in March 2010. BPL
Mike                     01684 560927
Shorter Option:                Colwall Circular
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, to reach car park for 09.45 start to an easy flat  walk of 5 miles through arable, pasture and some quiet lanes. Bring a snack plus lunch for end of walk.
Margaret P                         01905 350307

Wednesday 23  Rita's Adopted Walk – Cut short!
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, to reach car park for 09.30 start to a walk of 5 – 6 miles around the Hanley Swan area.  Flat except for one climb into the woods. Maybe a drink or lunch at The Swan?  BSD.
Rita                        01684 568943
               
Saturday 26        Kinver Edge/The Sheepwalks
Meet Imperial Road for 08.45 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start of a strenuous 11 miles (approx) through Staffordshire countryside and on the North Worcs Way. Fabulous views. BPL.
Anne                     01905 831156   John         01905 830872.
Shorter Option:                Twice Across the A4103
Meet Imperial Road for 09.10 departure, to reach car park for 09.45 start of an easy/moderate walk of 5 miles. Glorious views from Fromes Hill, Castle Frome and Bishops Hill – a few inclines but not hilly. BSD.
Rita        01684 568943

Wednesday 30  Newland to Old Hills and Back
Meet Imperial Road for 09.10 departure, to reach roadside parking for 09.30 start to an easy walk of 6 miles (leaders will not be at Imperial Road). BSD.
Wendy and John              01684 568135

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 2           Rail walk from Hartlebury to the River Severn
Meet 08.45 at Imperial Road to catch the 09:00 train from Great Malvern station to Hartlebury. (Subject to timetable revision in May) to start walking from Hartlebury station at 09.35 (Exp 219 SO 850 707 route also on Exp 204) A fairly easy circular walk of 10 miles via the River Severn, the outskirts of Stourport and Hartlebury Common. A varied walk taking in rolling countryside, riverside, marine engineering and heathland.  Return train fare £5.55 with railcard or group ticket (3 or more together) or £8.40 full fare.  There is limited parking at Hartlebury station for anyone preferring to drive.
Robin W                              01684 438359
Shorter Option:                Astley and Shrawley Woods
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start of an easy/moderate walk of 6 miles through coppiced woodland, open farmland and past numerous pools, with one short very steep climb.  We follow Dick Brook, seeing plenty of “history” from around c. 1650 along its route.  BPL.  Stout boots and long trousers recommended.                                                                
Malcolm                              01684 564699

Tuesday 5            Ledbury Quiz or Walk of 3 miles
Meet Imperial Road for 12.55 departure, to reach Ledbury and find your own parking on arrival.  Meet at the Old Market Hall for 13.30 & start of quiz (bring pen) or walk.  Tea and cakes afterwards are served at 15.15 at the Burgage Hall, Church Lane courtesy of Mathon W.I.  Cost £4.00pp, payable when sending booking form.
Liz                           01684 892783
               
Wednesday 6    Tom Holland Memorial Walk
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach  parking for 09.15 start to an easy walk of 6 miles via Wood Street, Hanley Swan and Blackmore Park. Several stiles. BSD.
Mary-Rose          01684 560139

Saturday 9           Chaddesley Corbett and Harvington Hall
Meet Imperial Road for  08.45 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a fairly moderate walk of about 9 miles. BPL
Jeff                        01886 832764
Shorter Option:                Wander Around Birtsmorton
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 09.50 start to an easy walk of 5 miles around Birtsmorton. Mainly fairly flat farmland with lovely views. 3/4 stiles towards the end. BSD.
Judith O                               01684 569128

Monday 11         Extra Easy Walk - Around Leigh Sinton
Meet Imperial Road for 10.00 departure, to reach car park to choose light lunch (if required) and for 10.30 start to an easy walk of 3.5 miles around Leigh Sinton, returning to the pub at about 12.15 for lunch. Non walkers will be most welcome to join us afterwards at the pub.
Peter                     07789 344179     Rita        01684 568943
               
Tuesday 12         Spetchley Park
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach park for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 4 - 5 miles around Spetchley Park.  BSD
Terry A                 01684 575725

Saturday 16        PWW. Walk A. The Long Mynd. OR Walk B. Colletts Green - Callow End.
Walk A: Meet Imperial Road for 08.30 departure, to reach car park, for 10.15 start of a strenuous 12/13 mile (approx) walk via Bridges and Medlicott. Far reaching views. BPL.
Walk B: Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach Car Park for 09.30 start of an easy 10 mile (approx) walk through Powick, Pixham and Callow End. BPL.
Please contact leaders on 15th. September to see which walk is on and who is able to drive to start of Walk A.
Anne W.                              01905 831156     John T. 01905 830872
Shorter Option:                Colwall Stone
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach parking for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles in the Colwall area.  BSD.  (the walk goes past Colwall Church about midway).
Stephanie                           01684 568259
               
Wednesday 20  Leisure Walk       Apperley and Odda's Chapel
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.15 start to a leisurely walk of 5 miles along the River Severn, stopping to explore the fascinating Priory Church and Odda's Chapel. One short slope at end of walk. BSD
Jane                       01684 578435     mob 07730982534
               
Saturday 23        Around Ledbury, Eastnor and the Obelisk
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, to reach car park for a 09.30 start of a hilly moderate/strenuous walk of 9.2 miles with splendid views.  Could be muddy. BPL.
Carolyn                                01886 833301
Shorter Option:                By the River Avon
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach parking for 10.00 start of an easy walk of 4-5 miles towards Tewkesbury, with good views, and back along river. BSD  Pub lunch available.
Sally H                  01684 574750
               
Thursday 28        City Green Spaces
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to a moderate walk (includes a long gradual climb) of 6 miles taking in the river, parks and woodland. BSD.  Optional lunch available at Country Park. Please note leader not at Imperial Road.
Margaret P         01905 350307

Saturday 30        Kyre to Motlin’s Hole and Bank Street
Meet Imperial Road for 08.45 departure, to reach car park for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 10 miles across typical rolling North Worcs/Herefordshire countryside. BPL
Jim                         01684 578245
Shorter Option:                Upton-upon-Severn Circular
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5.5 miles along River Severn and typical countryside. BSD               
Sally L                   01905 820476

OCTOBER
               
Wednesday 4    Around St Wulstan's
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, to reach car park for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of approximately 5.5 miles via Black Hill, British Camp Reservoir and Little Malvern Court.  Some hilly bits.  Bring BSD
Jane D                   01684 578435  Mob 07730982534

Saturday 7           Four Times 70 Birthday Celebration
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start of a moderate/strenuous walk of 10 miles followed by celebration tea at 15.30. See booking form elsewhere in newsletter. Booking is essential. BPL.
Angela                                  01684 566124                     Ivor   01905 426440             John O’L    01684 563670
Shorter Option:
Meet Imperial Road for 11.30 departure, to reach car park for 12.00 start to an easy/moderate walk of  5 miles with about 20 styles. BSD
We will join the longer walkers and other friends for the Celebration Tea at 15.30.  Booking is essential.
 Maggie W          01684 566678

Wednesday 11  Leisure Walk.    Castlemorton Common
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, to reach car park for 09.45 start to an easy walk of 4+ miles.  Castlemorton Common near Welland to Little Malvern Priory and back via Shadybank Common. Possible slight incline up to reservoir on a path which can be wet. BSD
Nora                      01684 573068
               
Saturday 14        Mallins Wood, Longley Green and Whitmans Hill.
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, to reach car parking for 09.30 start of a moderate walk of 10/11miles. Leader will be at start of walk. BPL.
David S                01886 832014
Shorter Option:                Ombersley
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach parking for 10.15 start of an easy walk of 5/6 miles. BPL.
Sue H                    01684 572084

Tuesday 17         Extra Easy Walk – From Laylocks Garden Centre
Meet Imperial Road for 10.00 departure, to reach parking for 10.30 start to an easy walk of 3 miles. 2 gradual inclines and 6 stiles. After the walk at about 12.15 we will be free to explore  and perhaps have lunch or a snack and drink.  Non walkers will be most welcome to join us afterwards.
Sue and David   01684 899034
               
Thursday 19        Around Gilbert’s End
Meet Imperial Road for 0900 departure, to reach parking for 09.20 start to an easy walk of 5.5 miles on paths in the Hanley Swan and  Brotheridge Green areas.  BSD.
Lyn & Mike         01684 560927

Friday 20              Remember – Skittles Evening 7 pm - Bluebell at Ryall

Saturday 21        Queenhill Church, Bredon School and River Severn
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure to reach parking for 09.40 start to a moderate walk of 10miles (approx) on Worcs/Glos border. Please share cars as parking is restricted.  BPL.
Isobel                   07532 148560.
Shorter Option:                Redmarley
Meet Imperial road for 09.00 departure, to reach parking for 09.45 start to an easy/moderate walk of approx. 6 miles through woodland, quiet lanes and the banks of the River Leadon.  BSD.  Please fill cars as we will be sharing parking with the tennis club.
Sheila                   01886 832579
               
Tuesday 24         Alfrick Circular Walk
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach parking for 10.00 start to a fairly easy walk of approximately 5 miles, via Alfrick village, Hayley Dingle and the Knapp.  BSD
Roger W                              01886 833987
               
Saturday 28        Boundary Walk No.21. Snead Common.
Meet Imperial Road for 08.45 departure, to reach roadside parking area for 09.45 start to a hilly walk of 10.6 miles with fine views and a nature reserve. BPL.
John T                   01905 830872
Shorter Option:                Upton upon Severn and the River Severn
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, to reach car park for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles through fields south of Upton, returning along the riverside path.  BPL for end of walk if required.
Jean                       01684 566373



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