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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.

FEBRUARY 2018

Thursday 1          Martley – Green Pastures and Orchards
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy/moderate walk of 6.5 miles via Prickley Green and Ockeridge.  BPL
Ivor        0105 426440       Angela 01684 566124

Saturday 3           Inkberrow and surrounds (In memory of Josie Wilson, fellow Rambler and friend).

Meet Imperial Road for 08.50 departure, for 09.30 start to an easy/moderate walk of approx. 10 miles (slight incline at start!).  £1 donation per car to Church please) BPL.
Anne 01905 831156         John 01905 830872
Shorter Option: Ledbury Woods and Town

Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderately hilly walk of 5.5 miles through woodland and pasture with a bit of town trail walk via Eastnor, Parkway, Ledbury Town and Coneygree Wood.  BSD.
Rita        01684 568943

Wednesday 7                     Bredon Hill

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.50 start to a moderate walk of 5 – 6 miles on Bredon Hill ascending to the viewpoint. Few stiles and hopefully little mud.  BSD
John O'L               01684 563670

Saturday 10         Park Gate and Pepper Wood
Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.15 start to a walk of 9.5 miles.  Parking free, but have a drink in the pub afterwards. Mostly woodland, pasture and arable, with a few slopes. Plenty of stiles.  BPL
Jeff        01886 832 764
Shorter Option: Malvern Meander Part 3

Meet Imperial Road for 09.45 start to a walk of 5 miles, (starts and ends at Imperial Road) mostly flat possibly muddy. BSD maybe tea and cakes at Lady Foley’s Tea room at end.
Peter H 07789 344179

Wednesday 14  LEISURE WALK     Grafton Flyford and Grafton Wood Nature Reserve
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.15 start to an easy Leisure Walk of about 5 miles through pasture and woodland; no hills. BSD
Hilary     01886 832 764

Saturday 17         Upton upon Severn circular

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.30 start to a walk of approx. 10 miles, the exact route depending on any flood conditions. BPL. (Leaders will not be at Imperial Road).
Lesley 01684593739         Amanda 01684 273324
Shorter Option: Hallow and Grimley Circular

Meet Imperial Road for 09.20 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 5 miles via River Severn and part of the Green Park complex.  BSD.
Sally L    01905 820476

Tuesday 20          Extra Easy Walk: Revills Farm Shop and Café/Restaurant, Defford

Meet Imperial Road for 10.00 departure, for 10.30 start to a walk of 3 miles. (Expl. 190, SO 911 425).  In their car park please park nearest the road to allow shop customers to park near the shop. Bring Snack and drink for Elevenses. Excellent local produce shop and good food in the restaurant.
Sue & David        01684 899034

Wednesday 21  Via a Dingle to Leigh and return via a Motte

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.30 start to a moderate walk of just under 6 miles.  BSD
Lyn & Mike         01684 560 927

Saturday 24         Bringsty Common to Lower Sapey - Adopted Walk No 12

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.45 start to a moderate (hilly in parts ) walk  of 9.5 miles. BPL
Ivor 01905 426440                     Angela 01684 566124
Shorter Option: South of Bosbury

Meet Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 09.50 start to an easy walk of 5 miles along the Gloucester/Hereford canal and Bowley Lane. BSD.  BPL to eat at end of walk.
Ursula   01684 569429

Wednesday 28  The Cradle to the Grave No 4

Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.30 start to a moderate, hilly walk of 6.5 miles to The Wyche and back through fields and woods with some fine views.  BSD
Mary Rose          01684 560139


MARCH

Saturday 3          Between a Rock and a Far Place
Meet at Imperial Road for 08.45 departure, for 09.45 start to a moderate walk of 10 miles with a few short steep sections but with good views, weather permitting, between Rock and Far Forest. BPL.
Kevin    01684 573347
Shorter Option: Around Hanbury
Meet at Imperial Road for 09.15 departure, for 10.00 start of an easy-ish walk of 5 miles via Hanbury Church - mostly through
Parkland and Woodland.  BSD.
Hilary T 01886 832764/07883 09088

Wednesday 7    Train to Bromsgrove Station for Canal Walk from Tardebigge
Meet Imperial Road 08.50 to catch 09.17 train to Bromsgrove, or meet at Bromsgrove Station car park for 09.50 start to an easy walk of 6 miles, including Worcester/Birmingham Canal from Tardebigge.  Return train 14.10 to Malvern.  BPL
Jean E   01684 566373

Saturday 10        Broadway, Broadway Tower and Buckland
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate/hilly walk of 9.5 miles via Broadway Tower and Buckland.  BPL
Jeff        01886 832 764    Mobile 07429 610 155
Shorter option: Around Alfrick
Meet at Imperial Road for 09.20 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate/easy walk of 5 miles with a few stiles and a gradual climb through woods to get on to the Worcs Way, cross the top of Cruise hill, then down a good path to the road, and finally around local fields, back to hall.  BSD. Lunch available at Fox & Hounds pub if desired.
Ken R    01886 830 130

Wednesday 14  Upton Meander
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to an easy walk of 4.5 – 5 miles from Upton, taking in Longdon Heath, Newbridge Green and Milestone Farm.  BSD
Rob A    01684 563326

Saturday 17        Baughton and Croome
Meet Inperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.30 start to a moderate (with several stiles) walk of 9 miles taking in Earl's Croome, Green Street, Hill Croome and Dunstall Common. BPL
Ivor        01905 426440
Shorter Option: Springtime Callow End
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 09.50 start of an easy walk of 6.25 miles with a few slight slopes in the Callow End/Powick area, and some lovely views by the river and towards the distant hills.  BSD for morning break.
Rita L     01684 568943

Wednesday 21  Extra easy walk - Croome Court
Meet at Imperial Road for 10.00 departure, for 10.30 start to an easy walk of 3.5 miles with 2 stiles. Lunch or drink afterwards at Croome Court tea room. If National Trust member, please have membership card scanned as the Court gets a payment for each card shown.  BSD
Allan and Marguerite    01684 891760    Mob 07772182844

Saturday 24        Trench wood to Crowle
Depart 09.00 from Imperial Road, for 09.45 start to a walk of 10 miles around Huddington, Upton Snodsbury and Crowle. BPL
David    01886 832014
Shorter Option: North Malverns
Meet at Imperial Road for 09.30 departure for 09.50 start to an easy walk of 5 miles around the lower paths of the Malverns. We will take this walk at a leisurely pace but with one or two unavoidable uphill bits which I’m sure will almost go unnoticed because of great views!  BSD
Judith O               01684 569128

Wednesday 28  Woollas Hall and Bredon Hill
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.15 start to a moderate walk of approximately 5 miles.  Steepish climb up to Banbury Stone Tower.  Please share lifts, very limited parking.  BSD
Jane D                   01684 578435                    07730992534

Saturday 31        Springtime on Bredon 
Meet Imperial Road for 09.00 departure, for 09.50 start of a moderate walk of 10 miles on Bredon hill. We will be ascending to the viewpoint via Ashton under Hill and Overbury. BPL
John      01684 563670
Shorter Option: A Circular Walk around Wellington Heath Adopted Walk
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 5.5 miles (approx.) with some hills and a few stiles.  Woods, pastures and views.  Lunch or a drink at the Farmers Arms after the walk.            
Betsy B 01684 572047    07878 177067
               
APRIL
               
Wednesday 4    Leigh Tithe Barn and Back
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk of 5 miles approximately.  BSD.
Betsy     01684 572047                    07878177067

Saturday 7          Symonds Yat West
Meet Imperial Road for 08.30 departure, for 09.30 start of an occasionally hilly walk of approx. 10.5 miles on the hills behind Symonds Yat West and then to King Arthur's cave (bring a torch) and Severn Sisters rocks and back along the River Wye. BPL. Please fill cars and park carefully, as the road is narrow in places. BPL.
Kevin    01684 573347
Shorter Option: Paths old and new Dymock
Meet Imperial Road for 09.30 departure, for 10.15 start to an easy/moderate walk of approx. 5 miles. BPL
Anne C                 01684 575819

Wednesday 11  Springtime Cowleigh – Woods and Orchards
Meet Imperial Road for 09.45 departure, for 10.00 start to a moderate walk with some road walking but through High Wood to Storridge Cider Shop, Crumpton Hill and Halfkey back along the Worcestershire Way.  A rather steep ending.  Sorry!!  BSD
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
               
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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