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Where we walked in 2018

January 26th  2018  WITLEY 

Meet:   Witley Village Hall, which is on the right, on the A443.  Donation £1 per car

 Map:  Exp 204 GR 753 663 Length:  6 miles in rolling countryside, passing in front of Witley Court, plus a tea and cake option towards the finish.

 Distance from Pershore:  20 miles, driving time 40 minutes

 Leader:  Jenny B


February 9th     EVESHAM

Meet:   Raphael’s restaurant carpark, Boat Lane, Hampton Ferry, Evesham WR11 4BP


Map:    Exp 205, GR 035433


Length:  4.5 miles.  History is all around on this mainly riverside walk.  Excellent restaurant if you want to stay for lunch or a drink


Distance from Pershore:  6.5 miles, driving time 15 mins, passenger contribution £1

Leader:  Evie                 


February 23rd FLADBURY


Meet:   Pershore Rugby Club, Mill Lane, Wyre Piddle, WR10 2JF


Map:   Exp 190, GR 956468


Length:                6.5 miles, easy walking visiting three local villages, with possibility of calling in at a pub before returning to the start.


Distance from Pershore:  1.5 miles (you can walk across the Water Meadows!)


Leaders:   Cherie and Peter


March 9th          WELLAND

Meet:   Marlbank Inn, Marlbank Road, Welland WR13 6NA. Please park at top end of carpark

Map:    Exp 190, GR 786403

Length:   5 miles. Mainly flat with one slight incline.  Pub lunch recommended

Distance from Pershore:  12 miles, driving time 30 mins, passenger contribution £1.50

Leaders:    Jo and Dave               


Meet:   Park in lane just after Nightingale Inn at Sneachill, which is a right turn off A44 coming from Pershore

Map:   Exp 204, GR  909533  

Length:  4.5 miles around the Spetchley estate, we may see their famous daffodils

Distance from Pershore:  6 miles, driving time 15 minutes. Passenger contribution £1

Leaders:  Alastair and Catherine            

April 6th                           UPTON ON SEVERN

Meet:   Layby (was the old road) on B4104 out of Upton on Severn

Map:    Exp 190, GR 851401

Length:  5.5 miles, flat open countryside over to Longdon Heath, returning via Tunnel Hill, 9 stiles.

Distance from Pershore:  15 miles, driving time 30 minutes, passenger contribution £1.50

Leader:                Audrey            

April 20th              GRAFTON FLYFORD

Meet:   Grafton Flyford Church

Map:    Exp 204, GR 963557

Length:   6.5 miles.  Walking through Grafton Wood, which belongs to Worcestershire Wildlife Trust , and the surrounding area. Fairly gentle.

Distance from Pershore: 7.5 miles, driving time 15 minutes, passenger contribution £1

Leaders:   Cynthia and Jean          

May 4th             DEFFORD


Meet:                Defford Village Hall

Map:                  Exp 190, GR 922432

Length:                           4 miles over gentle countryside to Birlingham

Distance from Pershore: 3 miles, Driving time 10 minutes, Passenger contribution £1.00

Leaders:            Heather and Claire


May 18th           STANTON AND LAVERTON


Meet:                Free carpark in Stanton (donation if you wish)

Map:                  Explorer 45, GR 068342

Length:                           4 miles. Steep climb to start, then easier walking, with good views.

Distance from Pershore: 15 miles, Driving time 30 minutes, Passenger contribution £2.00

Leader:                           Rosemary



June 1st                           WINCHCOMBE


Meet:                Carpark by the Library and School

Map:                  Explorer 45, GR 023123

Length:                           6 miles, with some climbing and lots of history

Distance from Pershore: 15 miles, Driving time 30 minutes, Passenger Contribution £2.00

Leaders:            Tony B and Evie



June 15th              NORTH AND WEST MALVERN


Meet:                Tank Quarry Picnic Place, signed to the left off B4232, North Malvern.

Map:                  Explorer 190 GR 768470

Length:                4.5 miles This is an undulating walk from North Malvern to Storridge, crossing the border between Worcestershire and Herefordshire, within the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Distance from Pershore:  16 miles, driving time 35 minutes, passenger contribution £2.00

Leaders:            Claire and Heather





Meet:                Green Dragon Inn, Cockleford, Cowley 

This is off the A435, the road from Seven Springs roundabout to Cirencester.  After about two miles along theA435, there is a sign to the right to Cockleford ¼ mile and a brown tourist sign for the Inn. 

To get to Seven Springs, take M5 to Jt 11a, follow A417 up Crickley Hill to the Air Balloon Inn and go straight over the roundabout on to the A436. After two miles there is a double roundabout where the A435 we want is to the right, at the first roundabout.

Sat Nav users – postcode is GL53 9NW

MAP:                  Explorer 179, GR 968143

Length:                5.5 miles of rolling Cotswold countryside (otherwise known as hills, but not big ones!)

                              Lunch has been booked at the pub.

Distance from Pershore:  30 miles, Driving time 60 minutes, Passenger contribution £4.50

Leader:                           Rosemary



July 13th            COACH TRIP  BATH SKYLINE WALK



The coach will drop us at the start of the 6 mile walk and pick us up again to return to Pershore at about 5 o’clock.  If the going gets too much, there is a cut-off to avoid some climbing.  Publicity says “Enter another world, onto the skyline hills above Bath and beyond, through six miles of meadows and ancient woodlands to secluded valleys”.  Only two stiles, and the views of Bath are outstanding.

Leaders:            Audrey and Rosemary


July 27th            CONDICOTE


Meet:                Condicote village, near to the village hall which is on LHS as you enter the village.

Map:                  Outdoor Leisure 45, GR 152283

Length:                6.0miles from Condicote to Hinchwick Manor through lovely Cotswold countryside.  A few inclines, but nothing too taxing.

Distance from Pershore: 22 miles, driving time 40minutes, passenger contribution £2.00

Leader:                           Sue Allard and Tricia



Aug 10th                STOKE POUND


Meet:                   Queen’s Head Inn, beside the canal at Stoke Pound. A good place for lunch after the walk.

Map:                  Explorer 204 GR 963679

Length:                5.5 miles, following the Worcester Birmingham Canal before turning to walk through pastures, field paths and minor lanes. The terrain is undulating rather than hilly.

Distance from Pershore:  20 miles, driving time 30 minutes, passenger contribution £2.00

Leaders:            David and Carmella





13th January 2012 - Start at Hawbridge from the road off the B4084 that leads to The Bird in Hand pub. A flat 3 mile walk to Wadborough and back, 8 stiles, will be muddy.  Map:- Explorer 190, GR 908491.                 Leaders Jenny and Denzil Devos

27th January 2012 - Park at and start from Stanton Village Club, which is on the road into the vil from the Broadway direction. A 6 mile Cotswold walk with a long steep climb at the start, no stiles. Good pub for lunch afterwards (Donnington beer). 
Map:- Explorer 45, GR 068343.                                                                                                      Leader Rosemary Davis

10th February 2012 - Start from Elmley Castle picnic site, which is on the right hand side of the road, opposite the cricket ground, just through the narrow road. About 4 miles of easy walking through Netherton and Kersoe, with no hills, a few stiles and maybe some muddy patches.  Map:- Explorer 190, L/R 150, GR 984411.                                                        Leader Denis Wager

24th February 2012. - Start from Hollybush car park. A 5 mile walk from Hollybush around Ragged Stone Hill, over Chase Hill and across the Bromesberrow Estate, returning through the woodland around Ragged Stone Hill. Some fairly steep ascents, could be muddy. 2 Stiles. Map Explorer 190, GR 758369.                                                                               Leader Gareth Harries

9th March. - Start from the very top of Westmancote. Parking is limited, so share cars where possible. A stiffish climb to the top of Bredon Hill, lovely views when you get there.  Map Explorer 190, GR 945380.           Leaders Elizabeth Wilson and Celia Guest

23rd March.  - Start from Pershore Bridges car park. A 7 mile walk through Pensham to Great Comberton to Nafford Lock, returning through Birlingham and Tiddesley Wood. Sure to be muddy, 7/8 stiles. Map Explorer 190, GR 953451.
                                                                                                                                                       Leader Gareth Harries

6th April. (Good Friday). – Start from Evesham Sports Club, Blind Lane off Albert Road (WR11 4LE), parking near to the club house. A fairly flat 4 mile walk, no stiles, along the Avon to Abbey Park, then via riverside near to the weir, along track to Oxstalls farm and then to Greenhill and back along Sawmills Lane to the river and Sports Club. Map: Explorer 205, GR 032439.   
                                                                                                                                                         Leader Sue Allard

20th April. - Start from Waitrose car park in Alcester. (Free parking)  An undemanding 5.5 mile walk through beautiful open countryside, with good views, 3 stiles.                                                                                          Leader Alastair Lawson

4th May. - Start from car park behind Overbury Cricket Club. Initially we will walk in the direction of Kemerton, then up the hill, across towards Conderton and back to Overbury. A pleasant and varied walk on the south side of the hill.  
Map: Explorer 190, GR 959375.                                                                                                   Leader Chris O’Loughlin

18th May 2012. - Start from Ashton-under-Hill church lych-gate. A 5 mile circular walk through Grafton and Paris. Some steep bits, some muddy bits.  Map:- Explorer 190, GR 998377.                                                      Leaders Trish Baker and Ray Lewis

1st June 2012. - Start at Defford Village Hall car park. An easy 3.5 mile walk past Defford Airfield towards Bourne Bank, with 4 stiles. Lovely views without the climb! Map:- Explorer 190, GR 917433.                                      Leader Heather Greenhalgh  

15th June 2012. - Start from Elmley Castle, top of the main street near the pub, roadside parking. A 5 mile walk to the top of Bredon Hill, so the first hour will be steep uphill - 1000 feet.  Map:- Explorer 190, GR 982412.  Leaders Jenny and Denzil Devos

29th June 2012. - Start at Croome Arch, A 4 mile walk mostly round the edge of the Croome Estate, undulating in parts, good views, 5 stiles.   Map:- Explorer 190, GR 888448.                                                                      Leader Heather Greenhalgh

 13th July 2012. - Start from Barbourne Worcester, Sunnyside Road opposite Gheluvelt Park. Catch the 10.00(ish) bus to Droitwich, walk from Droitwich to Hanbury, may involve some road walking, along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal to Worcester. Flat and about 9 miles.  Map:- Explorer 204, GR 846565.                                                      Leader Mike Taylor

 27th July 2012. - Start from Rous Lench. 4 miles easy walking, passing through Abberton and Radford. 
Map:- Explorer 205, GR 014534.                                                                                  Leaders Trish Baker, and Ray Lewis

24th August. - Start from car park next to the school at Upton Snodsbury. Mainly good walking on grass and public footpaths, one easy stile.  Map:- Explorer 204, GR 942544.                                                          Leaders Edward and Elizabeth Crowther

7th September. - Start from the village car park, Church Lench. A 6 mile walk to Atch Lench, then over fields to Harvington and through orchards back to Church Lench. One steep climb and a few medium slopes, 6 stiles.  Map:- Explorer 205, GR 024511.                                                                                                        Leader Gareth Harries

21st September. - Start from Waitrose car park in Alcester. A 5.5 mile walk through undulating countryside, bordering on the Ragley Estate, with panoramic views.                                                                                           Leader Alastair Lawson

5th October. - Start from St Wulstan’s Local Nature Reserve car park, Upper Welland. Take A4104 from Upton upon Severn to Welland and Malvern. About 5 and a bit miles flat walk with 10 stiles.  Map:- Explorer 190, GR 780414.   
                                                                                                                                    Leaders Denzil and Jenny Devos

19th October. - Start from small lay-by just off the A44 at Wickhamford. A 3.5 miles walk to Murcot and Wickhamford Church, no hills, some stiles.  Map:- Explorer 205, GR 065415.                                                                         Leader Denis Wager

2nd November 2012. - Start from Snowshill free car park, which is on the right, just past the entrance to Snowshill Manor, on the road from Broadway. A 5 mile walk through undulating Cotswold countryside, including one area which is an SSI. Map OL 45, GR 097340.                                                                                                                                           Leader Sue Allard

16th November. - Start from Eckington Bridge car park. A 3.5 mile walk to Strensham Lock and back via Eckington.  Could be muddy beside the river. Map Explorer 190 GR 922423.                                                                        Leader Ray Lewis

30th November. - Cancelled due to floods - A 6 mile fairly level walk with a few stiles from Throckmorton church.  Map Explorer 190 GR 981499                                                                                           Leaders:- Heather Greenhalgh and Daphne Glover

14th December. - Cancelled due to bad weather - Start at Piper’s Wood car park. Map A 4 mile walk through the wood to Hanbury church, then through the grounds of Hanbury Hall to the Droitwich canal and across several fields back to the start. Explorer 204, GR 955652.                                                                                                                                     Leader Gareth Harries

28th December. - Cancelled due to waterlogger fields - Start from The Nightingale, Sneachill. About a 3 mile walk around Spetchley, returning to The Nightingale for lunch.                                                                               Leader Alastair Lawson

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