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Where we walked in 2019 & 2020

January 11th 2019  No walk - Annual Lunch at the Boot Inn Flyford Flavell

January 25th 2019                  TEWKESBURY

Meet:                Long stay car park, Station Road. See the map in the attached PDF

Map:                  Exp 190, GR 899329

Length:                4 miles, plus a 20 minute stop at Tewkesbury Abbey.  No stiles but a bit muddy by the river.

Distance from Pershore:  10 miles, 20 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00

Leaders:              Anne and Evie


February 8th                   GRAFTON FLYFORD

Meet:                   Grafton Flyford Church

Map:                     Exp 204, GR 963557

Length:                5.5 miles, 10 stiles.  Fairly flat woodlands and sheep pastures, passing through tiny, quiet villages. 

Distance from Pershore: 6.5 miles, 15 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00



February 22nd                             AROUND FERNHILL HEATH

Meet:                Claines Church, Claines, Lane Worcester. WR3 7 RN

Map:                  Exp 204, GR 852589

Length:                           5 miles through Fernhill Heath returning by the Droitwich Canal following footpaths and quiet roads. Not many stiles could be muddy in places. Bring a snack and drink for the mid walk break. Will be an option to have a carvery lunch at The Raven after the walk.

Distance from Pershore:  13 miles, 25 minutes, passenger contrib. £2.00

Leaders:            David and Sandra Chapman


March 8th                      THE LENCHES

MEET                 Church Lench church carpark. Overflow parking in adjacent field.

MAP                   Exp 205 GR 023512,  Sat Nav WR11 4UE

LENGTH            A picturesque 5 mile walk from Church Lench, undulating but not too hilly, and taking in some of the Wychavon Way.

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE  10 miles, 25 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00

LEADER                           Heather Greenhalgh


March 22nd                  ELMLEY CASTLE

MEET                 Park considerately in Main Street, between the school and the church.

MAP                   Exp 190 GR 983413

LENGTH            5 miles with a little road walking but mainly fields, taking in Bricklehampton,  Little Comberton , and Netherton.  The Queen Elizabeth is good for food, as we have already discovered.

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE  4 miles, driving time 10 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00

LEADER                           Lindsay Hilton

April 5th                                        ECKINGTON AND BREDON 

MEET                 Eckington Bridge Car Park

MAP                   Exp 190, GR 923422

LENGTH            6 miles, passing Birlingham, Nafford Lock, Woolas Hall and returning along the river to Eckington and the cars.  Easy walking with one gradual climb.

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE   4 miles, driving time 10 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00

LEADER                           Alastair


April 19th                                     HILL, NEAR THROCKMORTON 


MEET                               Take road to Throckmorton from the A44 Worcester/Evesham. Just after the right turn to Hill there is a sharp bend where there is space to neatly park several cars.

LENGTH                          4.5 miles, starting by walking to Hill, a small hamlet, we will find lovely Worcestershire countryside with woodland and three lakes with wildfowl and butterflies aplenty

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE   4 miles, driving time 10 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00

LEADER                                        Tricia Baker


May 3rd                         MALVERN

MEET                 British Camp carpark (fee £4.50)

MAP                   Exp 190  GR 765405

LENGTH            5 miles to Castlemorton Common via woodlands and fields.

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE  15 miles, driving time 40 minutes, passenger contrib. £2.00

LEADERS           Cynthia and Jean


May 17th         BREDON HILL 

MEET                 Great Comberton village (road parking near the telephone box)

MAP                   Exp 190  GR 955423

LENGTH            5.5 mile approx. From Great Comberton along the hill to Woollas Hall, then rising up to the top of the escarpment (this will be a reasonably steep gradient). Here we turn east along the escarpment towards the tower and beyond taking in great views before descending via Even Hill towards Bricklehampton. Towards the end of the descent we turn left back to Gt Comberton.

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE  3 miles, driving time 10 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00

LEADERS           David B and Tony B


May 31st                        PERSHORE

MEET                 At entrance to the Market.  Park at Wetlands off King George’s Way

MAP                   Exp 190  GR 950464

LENGTH            5.5 miles walk from Pershore, to Drakes  Broughton, Besford Bridge and Tiddesley Wood. Expect some mud!

LEADERS           Heather and Yvonne



Meet:                Trench Wood car park

Map:                   Exp 204, GR 929588

Length:                 5 miles.  Through Trench Wood to cross the railway at Dunhampstead, where there is an Inn for lunch for later, if required.  Canal, fields and woods complete the walk. Generally flat with some stiles, a couple a bit wonky. Excellent views.

Distance from Pershore: - 12 miles, driving time 25 minutes

Leader:                Rosemary Davis




Meet:                The Lamb Inn, Great Rissington. 

                           Take the A44 and then A424 to Stow on the Wold. After Stow, take the left fork to Burford at the traffic lights, still the A424, and after about a mile take the second right to the Rissingtons. Follow signs to The Lamb Inn and park either at the Lamb Inn or nearby on the road.  Toilets available at the pub, also orders for lunch.

Map:                  Exp 45. GR 199174

Length:                           6 miles, From the church with a very poignant story, we go over fields to Bourton on the Water where we walk beside several fishing lakes.  Back past the old mill to lunch at the pub.

Distance from Pershore - 28 miles, driving time 50 minutes

Leader:                           Rosemary Davis


July 12th            SHRAWLEY WOODS

Meet:                The New Inn, Shrawley (car parking £3.00 payable at the pub, redeemable against drinks at the end of the walk). Currently, the pub is unable to serve food.

Map:                  Exp 204 Grid Reference 799664

Length:                           5 miles.  The walk is through part of Shrawley Woods, some open countryside and along the Severn.  Fairly flat, but there is a small stream to cross on stepping stones.

Distance from Pershore - 21 miles, driving time 40 minutes.

Leaders -          Sue Allard and Tricia Baker



Aug 9th              TEWKESBURY

Meet:                Picnic site at Lower Loade, just south of Tewkesbury Abbey, off the road to Gloucester.

Map:                  Exp 190, GR 880317

Length:                           5.5 miles to  Odda’s Chapel at Deerhurst and back via the site of the Battle of Tewkesbury.  There is one hill.

Distance from Pershore - 10 miles, driving time 25 minutes

Leaders:            Tony Neath and Evie Wright



Aug 23rd            UPTON ON SEVERN

Meet:                Park in layby (was the old road) just out of town on the A4104

Map:                  Exp 190, GR 850401

Length:                           5 miles. A varied walk in this interesting area

Distance from Pershore - 8 miles, driving time 15 minutes

Leader:                 Audrey Newstead


 Sept 20th

Meet                  Worcester Countryside Centre, Wildwood Drive

Length               3.5 miles, through woods, hardly any roads.  Only one definite hill giving views to May Hill and the Lickeys.

Distance            8 miles from Pershore

 Leader Jenny

October 4th   CHURCH LENCH


Meet:  Church Lench Club, drive straight on past the church, the Club is 100 yds on the left.              

Map:   Exp 205

Length:  4.5 miles.  A mostly flat walk taking in three of the five Lench villages,  Church Lench,  Ab Lench and Sheriffs Lench.

Distance from Pershore:  8 miles

Leader:  Audrey Newstead


October 18th   DUMBLETON


Meet:   Park in village near the church.

Map:     Exp 45

Length:  5 miles.  Pretty village, pasture, may be some cattle.

Distance from Pershore:  11.5 miles

Leaders:  Anne Stuart and Tony Neath


Meet:  Large layby on A422 just past the March Hare.

Map:   Exp 204

Length:  5.5 miles, gentle field walking

Distance from Pershore:  8 miles

Leaders:   Brian Hibbert and Cynthia Simmonds


Meet:  Park considerately in the village and meet at the Market Hall in the centre of the High Street

Map:  Exp 45

Length:  4.5 miles, moderate ups and downs, stunning views if weather is kind

Distance from Pershore:  15.5 miles

Leaders:  David and Jo Smith

November 29th   BREDON HILL

Meet:  At Kemerton Church

Map:   Exp 190

Length:   4.5 miles.  To avoid mud, we will go up the hill and pass the Elephant Stone.  Good paths and not too steep.

Distance from Pershore:  7.5 miles

Leader:  Heather Greenhalgh

December 13th                           LONGLEY GREEN

Meet:                              The Nelson Inn, Longley Green WR6 5EF. 

Turn off the A4103 at Bank Hotel, Bransford, 3.5 miles west of Worcester. Follow lanes via Leigh and Alfrick to Longley Green.

Map:                               Exp 204,  GR 732503

Length:              5 miles.  : A lovely walk up the Suckley Hills through woodland, and then across farmland

Distance from Pershore:  18 miles, driving time 40 minutes

Leader:              Jonathan Clewley

December 27th             UPTON SNODSBURY

Meet:                              The Oak, Upton Snodsbury

Map:                 Exp 204,  GR 940542

Length:              3.5 miles gentle amble to get the body working again after the festivities

Distance from Pershore:  7 miles, driving time 15 minutes

Leader:              Sue and Paul Griffin


 No walks in January due to bad weather

2020 February 7th                        BROADWAY AND THE TOWER  cancelled due to floods

Meet:   Church Close Car Park, Broadway WR12 7AH. 4 hours parking charge is £3.00 

Map:    Exp 45,  GR 095374

Length: 4 miles with one steep climb to the Tower, which is definitely worth it to feel on top of the world with 360° views over the whole of Worcestershire. 

Distance from Pershore :  12 miles, driving time 30 minutes. 

Leaders:  Cynthia and Jean                  


February 21st                STOULTON cancelled due to floods

Meet:    Large layby on B4084, Pershore to Worcester road, (used to be A44}

Map:      Exp 190, GR 905495 

Length: 5 miles gentle walking which will be muddy after rain.

Distance from Pershore:  4.5 miles, driving time 12 minutes. 

Leaders: Maureen and Hilary


March 6th.                    HANBURY. cancelled due to floods


Meet:   Pipers Hill car park on B4091 between Stoke Works & Hanbury. ( Fast road & no sign-easily missed!) 

Map:       Landranger 150. Exp 204 GR 958652 

Length:  4.75 to 5 miles.  A lovely walk through meadows, parkland, woodland paths and NT Hanbury Hall. 

Distance from Pershore: 16 miles driving time 30 minutes. 

Leaders:  Roger & Barbara Toms.          



March 20th                     ELMLEY CASTLE cancelled due to government advice on coronavirus

Meet:   Please park considerately in the main street in Elmley Castle. 

Map: Exp 190 GR983413 

Length:  4.5 to 5 miles, to Kersoe and Netherton taking in Chapel Farm’s historic farm buildings.


Distance from Pershore:  4 miles, driving time 10 minutes Leader:  Lindsay