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Where we walked in 2017




January 27th 2017             MARTIN HUSSINGTREE  

Meet:                 At Martin Hussingtree Church , which is just off the A38.   

Length:          5 miles.  Mostly gentle walking with a short, sharp climb.  Some stiles.  Leader:         Jenny Brumhead 

February 10th              UPTON SNODSBURY 

Meet:        Outside the village hall.  Postcode WR7 4NH

Length:       5 miles. Gentle rolling countryside with good views, and a lovely, moated medieval house to drool over. Two stiles.

  Leader:      Rosemary  

February 24th              BIDFORD ON AVON  

Meet:                 Meet at car park on Barton-Welford minor road south of river. It is opposite Dorothy's Wood  

Length:          3.5miles, may be stretched to 4 miles. 

Distance to start: 15 miles, 30 minutes drive, passenger 

Leaders:    Chris, Evie, Tony

  March 10th        HAILES AND WOOD STANLEY
Meet:              on car park of Hailes Church .  Post code GL54 5PB
Length:      5 miles on Cotswold Way and Winchcombe Way . Incline to start and stunning views.
Leader;           David and Jo Smith

  March 24th:         ALCESTER  

Meet:                  Far end of Waitrose carpark (the free bit)

Length:      4/5 miles, possibly including Oversley Wood.

Leaders:    Alastair and Claire

  April 7th:  TWINING 

Meet.                 Car park at the Fleet Inn down by the river (not the one adjacent the pub itself).

Length:          5 miles.This walk takes us through the fields to Tewkesbury and then back along the river Avon . A few stiles.

Leader:          Sue Allard 

April 21st                      DEERHURST
Meet:                          Odda's Chapel Deerhurst GL19 4BX

Length:                      4.5 to 5 easy miles from Deerhurst to Tewkesbury and back 

Leaders:                     Chris, Tony and Evie



May 5th -                    STOW ON THE WOLD 

Meet:                           Tesco car park far side by line of trees.

 Length:                      5.5 miles taking in the pretty villages of Maugersbury, Upper and Lower Swell with lovely views across the Cotswolds.  No stiles or steep descents but one or two gentle slopes, nothing strenuous. Leader:        Audrey  

May 19th                      FLYFORD FLAVELL
Meet: On road outside Church or in layby opposite tearoom

Length:                       5 miles walk to Grafton Church then through fields with several stiles to Grafton Wood

Leaders:                     Cynthia and Jean

June 2nd                        MALVERN  (details unavailable)

June 16th                      OLD HILLS, CALLOW, WORCESTER

 Meet:                          Aproaching from Upton on B4211/B4424, the parking area is on the Old Hills, on the left before a sharp righthand bend.  Length: 3.5 miles of gently sloping fields with views of Worcester city.  Leader:   Jenny B

June 30th                              COTSWOLD WAY TASTER

Meet:National Trust Car Park Haresfield Beacon, nr Stroud, Glos. M5 Junction 12, A38 towards Stonehouse, first right(half  mile) into Haresfield Lane, and follow it through to carpark 

Length:  6miles, moderate/fairly strenuous Cotswold hills.  tracks and out onto windswept hillsides with breath-taking views.  Some stiles and moderate slopes both up and down

 This spectacular walk leads you along peaceful woodland. 

Leader Ro Davis 

July 14th             CHURCH LENCH 

Meet:                 By the Church, parking on the road or on Village Hall car park. 

Length:             5miles, open fields and woodlands with a few ups and downs.

Leader:             Audrey Newstead   

July 28th           FECKENHAM 

Meet :               Public car park in the village. Turn off the B4090 into the village and the car park is on the left.

 Length:            5 miles fairly easy walking in lovely countryside, taking in an old mill, part of an old salt way and skirting Feckenham Wylde Moor nature reserve.

 Leader:             Sue Allard   

August 11         COOK HILL 

Meet:                Cook Hill Village Hall, which is on left hand side of Evesham Road (A441)

Length:             3.5 miles, gentle walking on ancient tracks, mainly on the Millennium Way and the Monarch’s Way.  Some stiles, mostly friendly.Leader:   Rosemary Davis,

September 22nd    CHADDESLEY CORBETT 

Meet:     Park in road outside the church in the village

Map:     Exp 219  GR 891736

Length: 4.5 miles, woodland and pasture, some lane walking. Couple of slopes (not hills) and couple of stiles.

Distance from Pershore: 20 miles, 35 minutes, passenger contribution £2.50

Leader:   Rosemary


October 6th      KEMERTON 

Meet:     Park on the side road outside Kemerton Church

Map:      Exp 190  GR 949373

Length:  5 miles.  Uphill for the first half, but this is one of the easiest climbs up Bredon.  

If anyone thinks the climb would be too much, it is possible to take one or two cars to the top of the lane above Bell’s Castle.

Distance from Pershore: 7 miles, 15 minutes, passenger contribution £1.50

Leader:   Tony Neath 

October 20th    CLENT HILLS 

Meet:    Nimmings Wood Visitors Centre. This is the National Trust carpark, signposted off the A491,   six miles from J4 of the M5.  Sat Nav B62 0NL                      

Map:     Exp 219  GR938808

Length:  4 miles, Hills and history in the heart of the Midlands. 

Distance from Pershore:  27 miles, 40 minutes, passenger contribution £3.50

Leader:   Lynne Raymer

November 3rd     BLOCKLEY 

Meet:      Street parking around the village green

Map:       Exp 45 GR 164349

Length:   5.5 miles.  Cotswold scenery. Lovely teashop!

Distance from Pershore:   20 miles, 40 minutes, passenger contribution £2.50

Leaders:  Jo and David Smith 

November 17th  FLADBURY 

Meet:      Park at Jubilee Bridge, Fladbury

Map:       Exp 205  GR 001456

Length:   6 miles.  Fladbury Lock, Charlton, Hampton Ferry (crossing optional) and              Cropthorne

Distance from Pershore:   5 miles, 10 minutes, passenger contribution £1.50

Leader:  Anne Stuart

December 1st OMBERSLEY 

Meet:  Park in the main road opposite Checketts deli  

Map:   Exp 204 GR 845 635 Length:  5.75 miles.  Undulating meadows, farm tracks and woodland. Watch out for mud. 

Distance from Pershore:  15 miles, driving time 30 mins, passenger contribution £2.50 

Leader:  David and Carmela Bray

 December 15th    CROPTHORNE

 Meet:  Layby on B4084, just past the New Inn at Cropthorne, going from Pershore direction.

 Map:     Exp 190 GR 993 443 Length:  5 miles.  Only slightly undulating.

 Distance to start: 3 Miles, driving contribution £1

 Leader:  Heather  

December 29th  CHRISTMAS AMBLE

Meet at Pershore Bridges for a 3.5 mile stroll to see our local wildlife and to get over any slight indulgences of Christmas.  

Rosemary Davies

And now some really old ones!

14th January 2011. Start from the church, Church Road, Upton Snodsbury. Map - Explorer 204, GR 943543. A reasonably flat 6 mile walk via White Ladies Aston and Churchill with some good views, but a lot of stiles, some in a poor state, some muddy bits.                                                                                        Leader Rosemary Davis

 28th January. Annual post Christmas lunch, preceded by a walk (optional). Walkers meet at the Chequers Inn, Fladbury 3.5 mile easy stileless walk.                                                                             Leader Gareth Harries

11th February. Park at and start from Defford Village Hall car park. About 4 miles easy walking, could be muddy, a few stiles.                                                                                                          Leader Heather Greenhalgh

25th February. Start from Salwarpe church, GR 874620. A 4.5 mile walk across fields and roads to Porters Mill and back along the Droitwich canal towpath..                                                             Leaders Jenny and Denzil Devos

11th March. Start from Pershore Bridges picnic place. A 5 mile walk through Tyddesley Woods. A few stiles.                                                                                                                    Leader Heather Greenhalgh

25th March. Visiting the Cotswold Farm Park with the Natural History Group.  Leaders Jenny and Denzil Devos

8th April. Start from Monkwood Nature Reserve. Map:- explorer 204/L.R 150, GR 804606. Bring a packed lunch and drinks for an all day walk, which is slightly more challenging than usual, through woods, cider orchards (hopefully in bloom), pasture and arable land, with a few ups and downs and probably some mud. Length around 9 miles.                                                                                                                         Leader Rosemary Davis

15th April. Start from Knapp Papermill nature reserve car park. Map:- explorer 204 GR 751522. The walk is about 5.5 miles and takes us to the top of Suckley Hill, returning via the nature reserve. A beautiful area, little mud, some short steepish parts, a number of stiles.                                                                               Leader, Les Beard,

6th May. Walk from Stoulton  Bus to Stoulton then walk back to Pershore through fields, Drakes Broughton and Gig Bridge. 5 miles easy/flat but can be muddy in places.                                                     Leader Gareth Harries

 20th May. Broadway to Saintbury. 6 miles in the foothills of the Cotswolds, so some hills, a few stiles and possibly muddy in places. Good views over the Vale to Bredon and the Malverns.  Start from the Broadway car park in Childswickham Road. Maps:- explorer 045 or Landranger 150, GR 090376,                       Leader Denis Wager

 3rd June. Walk starts from The March Hare, Broughton Hackett, map:- explorer 204, GR 924543. about 4 miles towards White Ladies Aston, mostly flat and dry, then lunch is at The March Hare.     Leaders Denzil and Jenny Devos

17th June 2011. Start from car park on The Greenway at Milcote, map Exp 205/L.R. 151, GR 171515. 5 miles, fairly flat with some road walking, should be an easy walk.                       Leaders Tricia Baker and Ray Lewis

1st July 2011. Start from Jubilee Bridge car park, map Exp 205, GR 001457. 4 mile easy walk around Charlton and Fladbury, but with 11 stiles.                                                                                  Leader Heather Greenhalgh

15th July 2011. Start from Cutsdean, map Exp 045, GR 088302. A six mile undulating walk in the lovely Cotswold countryside to Jack Straws Castle and Ford.                                                                       Leader Sue Allard

29th July 2011. Start from Broughton Hackett, Map Exp 204 GR 926544. 5 miles, mainly flat with no major hills, several stiles.                                                                                               Leaders Jenny and Denzil Devos

12th August 2011. Catch the 551 bus at 9.49 am from Broad Street, start the walk from Worcester Bus Station at 10.15 am.  6 miles over Diglis Bridge, along the river to Powick and back through Upper Wick and St Johns.  Easy/flat with 4 stiles.                                                                                                 Leader Gareth Harries

26th August 2011. Start from Bulls Head car park in Alcester, map Exp 205 GR 090573.  9 mile easy walk through Cladswell, Knighton and Weethley, returning along the edge of Ragley Hall grounds. One short steep climb and two moderate short climbs, 7 stiles.                                                                                    Leader Gareth Harries

9th September. Start from Church Street in Welford-on-Avon. Map:- Explorer 205/L.R 151. GR147522.    6 miles flat easy walking along the Avon Valley towards Stratford and back. No stiles, some long grass, possibly muddy.                                                                                                                          Leaders Ray Lewis

23rd September. No walk Pershore U3A open day

 7th October. Start from the Talbot Inn, Knightwick, map Explorer 204, GR 733560. The walk takes us through Alfrick, Crews Hill and back along the Worcestershire Way. 6 miles, a couple of gentle slopes and 6 stiles. 
Leader Les Beard

 21st October. Start from Cherry Orchard, Pershore at 9.30, walk is then 4.75 miles. or Start from Pershore Bridge car park at 9.45, then 3.25 miles. Walk goes via Yock Lane to the river, along the river bank to opposite Wyre Piddle, down Cooks Hill to Glenmore Farm and then back via School Lane. Flat and no stiles.                                                                                                           Leaders Jenny and Denzil Devos

 4th November. Start from the church, Childswickham, map Explorer 045/L.R. 150, GR 075384. An easy 4 mile walk with 4 stiles.                                                                                                             Leader Celia Guest

 18th November. Start from the long stay car park near the library in Winchcombe, GR022284.  A 6 mile hilly walk over well established routes to the east of Winchcombe.                                               Leader Tony Braddock

2nd December 2011. Meet along the road into Ombersley from the A449 from Worcester by the cricket field just before the Crown and Sandys hotel. Map:- Explorer 204, GR 845633. A fairly flat 5.5 mile walk through Ombersley, Uphampton, Boreley and back along the Severn to Ombersley                                       Leader Gareth Harries

16th December 2011 Start from Defford Village Hall car park, Map:- Explorer 190, GR 916732. About 3 miles easy walk, a few stiles.                                                                   Leaders: Celia Guest and Elizabeth Wilson

30th December 2011 Start from the Great Comberton -- Eckington road at the junction with the road that leads up to Woollas Hall. Map:- Explorer 190, GR 945411. A 5 mile walk round Bredon Hill and back over the top. A couple of stiles, will probably be muddy.                                                                                       Leader Alan Smith