Walking Programme Archive


Walks from 2012


Tuesday 3rd January                         New Year Walk – Pengethley          2 Miles            Easy
Leave: 10:45                  Park:   Pengethley Manor Hotel         RVTD:  60pLunch:  Pengethley Manor 12:30 for 13:00.  Menu choices to leaders by 9th December
Route:  Circular walk from Pengethley Manor Hotel including a visit to St. Dubricius Church, Hentland.  

Tuesday 10th January                       Cliffords Mesne & Boulsdon           5 Miles            Moderate
Leave:  09.30            Park:  Briery Hill Lane (Near Kilcot Inn) GR:  698255               RTVD: 80p      Lunch:  Picnic area at parking place, or at the Kilcot Inn
Route:  Wood lane, climb to Cliffords Mesne, return via Boulsdon and Commonfields.

Thursday 12th January                     Redmarley, Ketford & Dymock       8 miles            Moderate
Leave: 09.00                                       Park: Redmarley Village Hall GR: (190) 752312                               RTVD:  £2.10  Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Much of Poet’s Path No 1, Cobhill Rough, Ketford, Dymock & Ryton.  A few stiles.

Thursday 19th January                     Athelstan's Wood                             5 miles            Moderate
Leave: 09.30                                       Park: St. David's Church, Little Dewchurch GR:  (189)529317              RTVD:  £1.00              Lunch: Picnic
Route: A lovely walk through undulating farmland and woodland with superb panoramic views.

Tuesday 24th January                       Garway                                               5½   miles    Moderate
Leave:  9.30                                        Park:  Garway Common GR:  466227                                       RTVD:  £1.50  Lunch:  Morning, pub to be arranged   
Route:   To view the snowdrops. Garway Oldfield, The Lodge to Garway Church. 

Thursday  26th  January                   Bromsberrow                                    4 Miles            Moderate
Leave:   9.30                                       Park:  Bromsberrow Church GR:  (190) 743336            RTVD:    £1.65p          Lunch: Optional, Royal Oak Pub
Route:   Through Bromsberrow Estate, with wonderful views from Howlers Heath.


Thursday  2nd February                    Ledbury/Eastnor                               6 Miles            Easy
Leave:  09.30     Park:  Leadon Valley Walk Car Park GR:  362378  RTVD:    £1.65    Lunch:    Optional Pub Lunch at Royal Oak
Route: Circular walk from Ledbury via views of Eastnor Castle, return through fields & woods

Thursday 9th February                    Norchard & Lydney Park Loop       4 miles            Easy
Leave: 09.15                                       Park: Car Park Lydney Library GR: 633033     RTVD:  £2.70 Lunch: Optional Miners Arms, Whitecroft
Route:  Walk alongside Forest of Dean Railway over the River Lyd & Norchard Woods then back.

Tuesday 14th February                     Clearwell                                6 Miles            Moderate
Leave:   09.30                                     Park: Orepool Inn, Sling GR:   579079      RTVD:    £1.80        Lunch: Optional Pub or Picnic
Route: Gentle walk in High Forest pastureland, past 200 yr old industrial remains through Sling, Clearwell, Stowe Green, Bearse & Oakwood.

Thursday 16th February                   Monmouth Town Trail                     3½ Miles         Easy
Leave:   09.30                                     Park: Drybridge House (Bridges Community Centre)GR:  502126       RTVD:  £1.50          Lunch: Optional lunch at Bridges cafe
Route:  Riverside walk along the Monnow. Could be muddy depending on weather. Back around town stopping at several places of historic interest.

Wednesday 22nd February               Trellech                                              4 miles            Easy
Leave: 09.30                                       Park: Manor Wood       GR: (OL14) 528058                            RTVD:  £2.35 Lunch: Optional at Lion Inn
Route:  Manor Wood to Beacon Hill, Cleddon Falls.  Wye Valley Walk back to start. 

Thursday 23rd February                   Dick Whittington Walk                     7 Miles            Moderate
Leave:  09.30                                      Park:  Entrance to Collingpark Wood (leaders will meet there) GR:  748276      RTVD:  £1.60 Lunch:  Picnic
Route:   Footpath through wood, across fields to Pauntly Court/Church then to Brand Green, Carswall’s Manor, Upleadon and back to cars.

Saturday 25th February                    Garway Hill                                        4 miles            Moderate
Leave: 09.30                                       Park: Details to be given at start GR: (189) 442261                               RTVD:  £2.10              Lunch: The Garway Moon
Route:  Steady incline up to radio mast and top of Garway Hill.  Slightly steeper descent to White Rocks.  Back to parking place via minor lanes and footpaths.

Tuesday 28th February                     Kilcot & Oxenhall                              5 Miles            Moderate
Leave: 09.30                                       Park: Kilcot Inn (leaders will meet walkers there) GR:  (OL14) 699257          RTVD:  £1.10              Lunch:  Optional at Pub
Route:  Rural anti clockwise route by field paths, farm tracks and minor roads.  Starts south then edge of Newent, Oxenhall beside old canal and across disused railway. 


Thursday 1st March             Bishop's Frome Hop Country                                 5½ miles        Moderate
Leave: 09.30                           Park: Public car park in Bishop's Frome, near Church. GR: (Ex202)   663 484       RTVD:  £2.90                  Lunch: picnic
Route:  Circular route Castle Frome, Frome Hill, Halmonds Frome.  Mainly flat but moderate climb up Frome Hill.  Views of Black Mountains and Malvern Hills.  Some stiles.  

Thursday 8th March              White Castle                                                  5½ Miles          Moderate
Leave:  09.30                          Park:  White Castle GR:  (OL13) 380166                           RTVD:     £2.80           Lunch:    Picnic
Route:  White Castle, Pantycollin, Llantilio & Treadam via fields & roads.

Tuesday 13th March                          Hatterall Hill                                       8½   Miles        Moderate
Leave:  09.15                                      Park:   Small car park above Cwmyoy Church
GR:  (OL13) 299234               RTVD:   £3.70    Lunch:  Picnic (possibly refreshments at Llanthony)
Route:   From Cwmyoy steady climb up Hatterall Hill, along the ridge to Llanthony.  Return via Honddu valley to Cwmyoy. Strenuous

Thursday 15th March                        Bodenham and the River Lugg                   5 miles     Moderate
: 09.15                                       Park: Bodenham Wildlife Reserve GR:  (202) 528511                              RTVD:  £3.20  Lunch - picnic
Route:    Along the River Lugg, through farmland, woods and lanes with some stunning views. Many stiles which makes it a Moderate. Opportunity to visit the Bodenham Lakes, Wildlife Reserve and Orchards at end of walk.

Tuesday 20th March              Daffodil Walk                                     5 miles      Moderate
Leave: 09.00                           Park: Shaw Common GR: (OL14) 692278                            RTVD:  80p                 Lunch: Morning walk
Route:  Shaw Common, Betty Dawes Wood, Dymock Woods, a number of stiles.

Thursday 22nd March                         Gorsley/Kilcot/Kempley (3 Choirs 1)    9 miles              Easy
Leave: 09.00                                        Park: Dalcross for a first coffee  GR: (OL14) 674261                             RTVD:  80p                     Lunch:  Picnic
Route:   Gorsley to Kilcot to join the 3 Choirs Way. Proceed on the 3 Choirs but deviating through Greenaway’s and Betty Dores Woods to view the daffodils. Then Dymock Woods to Kempley returning to Gorsley.

Tuesday 27th March              Gorsley Daffodils                                 5½  miles           Moderate
Leave:  09:30                          Park:   Shaw Common (leaders will meet there) GR:  (OL14) 692278                           RTVD:  80p                Lunch:  Picnic
Route:  Haywood, Brockmore Lane, North Pole Lane, under M50 to Dymock Forest, Kempley Road.  Join Daffodil Way , Betty Daws Wood, Holly Bush, Kempley Road, Shaw Common.  A few stiles and a steep descent from Haywood.
Route:   Popes Hill, Flaxley, climb to Welsbury Wood.  One long climb, several stiles.


Tuesday 3rd April    Monnow Valley                                                         4 miles            Easy
Leave:  9.30                Park:    Skenfrith Castle GR:   (161) 457202     RTVD:  £ 1.50             Lunch: Optional picnic at Skenfrith Castle at end
Route:  Follow the Monnow River to Garway then back across fields to Skenfrith.  6 stiles

Thursday 5th April    Weobley – The Jewel of Herefordshire                 5 miles            Easy
Leave:  9.15                Park:    Bell Square car park, Weobley adjacent to telephone exchange GR:   (202)401517      RTVD:  £3.50           Lunch:  Picnic
Route:  An easy walk around one of the best kept villages in the UK. 

Tuesday 10th April                Much Marcle                                                  5  miles           Easy Leave:  09:30             
Park:   Woodpeckers, Kempley Road, Much Marcle, park on drive not on road. GR: (149) 658319   RTVD:  £1.25     Lunch  Picnic at Woodpeckers, drinks provided
Route:  Hellens, Hallwood Green, Bridges Farm, Friar’s Court and back by field paths. 

Thursday 12th April             Ketford                          4½ miles         Easy
Leave   10.00                          Park:  Ketford GR:  (149) 308729                  RTVD  £2.30                           Lunch: Picnic in the Garland hut
Route: Gentle easy walk offering good views, field paths and the Poet’s Path.  6 easy stiles.

Tuesday 17th April                Bishopswood                                                4½ miles         Moderate
Leave:  9.30                            Park: Bishopswood Village Hall (public car park) GR:  (OL14) SO 582188        RTVD:  70p             Lunch:  Moring walk only
Route:  Lanes & woodland paths towards Leys Hill & Howle Hill.

Wednesday 18th April          Nightingale Walk                                           5 miles            Easy
Leave:  10.30                          Park:    RSPB car park on A40 GR:   (162) 7789190               RTVD:  £2.00                                      Lunch:  Picnic
Route:  Walk in Highnam Woods and nearby.  IF nightingales have arrived and weather suitable  ......

Thursday 19th April            Three Choirs Way (2) Kempley to Much Marcle     9 miles          Easy
Leave:  9.30                         Park:    FC Car Park, Queen’s Wood GR:     (OL14) 678284            RTVD:  £1.20                                      Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Out on the 3 Choirs Way’s paths and tracks via Kempley Church (Saxon) to Much Marcle.

Wednesday 25th April          Social Walk and Lunch                                2 miles            Easy
 Leave: (from pub) 10.30 please arrive early to book lunch Park:  Hope & Anchor (Ross) Lunch:  In Hope & Anchor after walk
Route:  An easy stroll mostly along John Kyrle’s walk.  Some steps and slopes but no stiles.

Thursday 26th April             Symond’s Yat                                                8 miles            Moderate
Leave:  9.15                Park:   Old factory layby after Lower Lydbrook car park by river GR:   (162) 590175                 RTVD:  £0.70         Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Along river then climb up to Yat Rock.  Down to river over Huntsham bridge, up and over Coppit Hill, back to cars.  Two steep climbs


Tuesday 1st May        Putley Orchards                                            4 miles            Grade 3
Leave:   9.30               Park:   Putley Post Office, Putley Green       GR:  OS189 652376   RTVD: £2.00              Lunch:  Optional.   
Route:  Walk through fields and orchards.  One moderately steep area but numerous stiles

Thursday 3rd May      Longhope & May Hill                              8 Miles             Grade 3
Leave:  9.15                Park:    A4136 layby on Micheldean/Gloucester Road by Gloucestershire Way signs (nr. Yew Tree Pub)        GR:   (OL14) 682184             RTVD:  £2.50             Lunch: Picnic Route:   From Longhope to The Slad via Blaisdon Wood and Nottwood Hill. Over Huntley Hill, up to May Hill. Back via Gloucestershire Way and Wysis Way.Many stiles. 2 steady climbs

Thursday 10th May             Bailey Lane End                            4 miles                 Grade 3 Leave:   10.00           Park:    Forestry lay-by on Broad between Ryeford and Drybrook (opposite junction with the road to Lea) (leaders will meet walkers at the starting point)
GR:  643195               RTVD:  £2.30              Lunch:  morning walk only Route:   Forestry tracks, fields and lanes to Hope Mansell, return via fields, roads & green lane.  Some good views.   2  shortish but  quite tricky steep climbs, 4-6  stiles

Tuesday 15th May               The Kymin                                         7 miles          Grade 3
Leave:  9.30                Park:  Lidl car park, furthest away from entrance GR:   674454              RTVD: £1.50      Lunch:  Picnic
Dyke path up to the Kymin to enjoy the wonderful views.  Steep ascent back to Monmouth.  Many stiles

Thursday 17th May            Castle Frome                                  6½ Miles               Grade 3
Leave:  9.30                Park:  The Hill, Castle Frome GR:   527127              RTVD: £1.50      Lunch:  Picnic
Route:  Descend to Castle Frome, Millend  Farm to Gold Hill, return via Fox Hill, stiles and one hill

Tuesday 22nd May              How Caple & Perrystone5 miles             Grade 3
Leave:   09.30                      Park:   How Caple Grange Hotel car park GR:  615313                        RTVD:  £0.70                 Lunch:   picnic
Route: Lane to Barrell Hill Green and Chapel Farm; path to ridge with views of Malverns and Black Mts; through Perrystone Estate to Hole-in-the Wall; back along the river to How Caple Court (cafe open?). Good views. Couple of steep slopes.

Thursday 24th May             Three Choirs (3) Much Marcle to Woolhope     9  miles     Grade 3
Leave:          09.00               Park:  Near Church at Much Marcle GR:(189) 657327                 RTVD £1.50       Lunch:  Picnic
Route:         A walk over fields and tracks that goes up over the Marcle Ridge and down to Woolhope. A pint could be taken before returning around Rustall and Weston’s Cider to Much Marcle.

Tuesday 29th May                  Social Walk - Harewood End                       3½ miles         Grade 1
Leave   09.30              Park  Harewood End Inn, walk leaves pub at 10 am
GR:     (149) 530270   RTVD  70p      Lunch: Harwood End Inn, please choose lunch before departure.
Route:              Bridle path to Hoarwithy then back over fields, no stiles.  Please advise leaders of likely attendance so they can give rough numbers to the Inn.  Choose lunch on the day.

Thursday 31st May             Shobdon & Eardisland                                            9 Miles       Grade 3
Leave: 8.45  Park:  Car park next to airfield GR:  (201) 398610               RTVD:  £4.60          Lunch:  Picnic
Route:  Shobdon airfield, Eardisland, Street Farm, lovely views.


Thursday 2nd August       Around the Lonely Shepherd                      8 Miles            Moderate
Leave: 9:00                   Park: Car park above Llanelly (Gilwern)   GR: (OL13) 209154   RTVD: £4.90    Lunch: Picnic
Route: A hill walk, sometimes rough underfoot, up and over Twr Pen-cyrn, & down to Clydach Gorge.

Saturday 4th   August                Welsh Newton                          5½ Miles          Moderate
Leave: 9:30    Park:  Welsh Newton village hall CP GR:  497183   RTVD:  £1.40                Lunch:  Picnic
Route:  From Welsh Newton Church through fields, woods and pastures passing Pembridge Castle.

Tuesday 7th August               Newent & Hay Wood                          7½  Miles           Easy
Leave: 9:15    Park: Newent town centre car park  GR:  (OL14) 722260    RTVD:  £1.40  Lunch:  Picnic
Route:  Easy walk, virtually flat with fine views, along lanes/ Hay Wood.  Back by Hereford Gloucester Canal

Wednsday 8th August            Social Walk along the Wye                   3½  Miles        Easy Leave: 10:00 From Hope & Anchor           
Park:  Park and leave from Hope and Anchor Pub. GR:  (OL14) 722260       RTVD:  N/A          Lunch:  Lunch in Hope & Anchor after the walk
Route:  Easy walk along the river then across to Brampton Abbotts and back to Ross. 

Thursday 9th August     Fownhope, Capler Camp                                  8 Miles                         Moderate
Leave:   09:30        Park: Fownhope Recreation Area.  GR: (189) 341578   RTVD: £1.40  Lunch: Picnic
Route: River walk to Brinkley Hill and then Wye Valley Walk to Capler View.

Tuesday 14th August     Upton-upon-Severn                                          7½ Miles          Easy
Leave: 9:15                    Park: St. Gabriels Church, Hanley Swan GR:  811427      RTVD:  £3.00   Coffee: Lodge Farm  Lunch: Picnic or buy something in Upton
Route:   Meet at St Gabriels Church car park walk to the river Severn and into Upton and then return.

Thursday 16th August    3 Chiors Way (5) Mordiford to Lugwardine.  9 Miles   Easy
Leave:  09:00      Park: Mordiford      GR: (189) 572373  RTVD: £1.40                 Lunch: Picnic
Route: Mordiford via Wye Valley Walk to Hampton Park. Bypass Hereford to Tupsley and over to Lugwardine. 

Tuesday 21st August                Ruardean                                             6 Miles             Moderate
Leave:  09:30   Park: Ruardean Village Hall. GR: (OL14) 624177             RTVD: £0.90     Lunch: Picnic
Route: Past Ruardean Church, down to Llangrove Brook and up to Kiln Green for coffee.

Wednesday 22nd August                      Peterstow to Ross                      2 Miles           Easy
Leave:  Catch the10:35 No 33 bus to from Wilton Park: Wilton Car Park, then take bus to Peterstow post office.
Lunch: Lunch optional at White Lion, Wilton.
Route: - Lane past Brook Farm to Pool Mill. Fields via Bridstow church and Wilton Castle.

Thursday  23rd August             Waterfalls, Ystradfellte             10 Miles           Hard
Leave:  08:30   Park: Near Pen-y-Porth,1 mile south of Ystradfellte. GR: (OL12) 928123        RTVD: £8.00     Lunch: Picnic. Bring plenty to drink.
Route: - Along rivers Mellte & Hepste with several waterfalls leading to Sgwd-yr-Eira (walk behind).

Tuesday 28th August                Devil's Pulpit & Wintours Leap         7.5 Miles              Moderate
Leave:  09:00   Park: Park at the Forestry Commission Car Park in Tideneham Chase GR: (162) 557993           RTVD: £3.50                 Lunch: Picnic
Route: After coffee at the Devil's Pulpit viewpoint we travel down Offa's Dyke path to Wintours Leap etc.

Thursday 30th August   Much Birch to Ross-on-Wye     12 Miles           Easy Leave:  09:35  
Park: Catch the No. 33 bus from Cantilupe Road at 09:35 or Wilton Car Park at 09:40. Meet at the School Bus stop in Much Birch at 10:00.   Lunch: Picnic
Route: - Following the Hfds Trail via Little Dewchurch, Hoarwithy, Kings Caple, Sellack, Peterstow/Bridstow. 


Tuesday 4th September              Ruardean & Astonbridge Inclosure                  6  Miles            Moderate
Leave: 10:00                 Park: Speculation GR:  (0L14) 613135        RTVD:  £1.30   Lunch: Picnic
Route:   From Speculation to Ruardean Hill, returning via Brierley. Spectacular views from Ruardean Hill.

Thursday 6th September            Yatton & Perrystone                                        7.2  Miles         Moderate
Leave: 09:30                 Park: Woodreddding Farm, (kind permission of the owners). GR: (189) 640298           RTVD:  £0.70   Lunch: Picnic
Route: Lanes field and woodland paths around Yatton and Lyne Down. Part of the Herefordshire trail through Deans Place. Past Chapel Farm to Perrystone Hill with arguably the finest distance view of Ross. Many stiles.

Tuesday 11th September            Marcle Ridge                                                   8.5  Miles         Moderate
Leave: 9:30                   Park: Much Marcle Memorial Hall GR: (189)  657328          RTVD:  £1.20   Lunch: Picnic
Route: Meet at the Memorial Hall Much Marcle for a walk across Marcle ridge to Noggin, Rushall and return.  Gradual climb up to the ridge.

Thursday 13th September          West of Hereford                                             8  Miles            Easy
Leave: 09:15                 Park: Wyevale Garden Centre GR: (149)  472416          RTVD: £2.40   Lunch: Picnic with top-up optional at Wyevale Garden Centre
Route: From Wyevale to Breinton Spring on the banks of River Wye. Up to Breinton Common with sweeping views of Wye, then on to Breinton with natural spring and iron age remains. Follow riverside path and rural lanes back to start. "A variety of stiles".

Tuesday 18th September            Garway/Skenfrith                                             6 Miles             Moderate
Leave: 09:30                 Park: Garway CommonGR: (189)  465227          RTVD:  £1.30   Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Garway Common - Coed Lank - Daren mill & Wood - River Monnow - Skenfrith. Mainly walking on farm fields & in woodland. Skenfrith to Garway via lanes and fields. Some stiles and one very awkward.

Thursday 20th September  3 Choirs Way (6)  Lugwardine to Withington            7.5 miles          Easy
Leave: 09:00                 Park: Lugwardine GR: (189) 547411           RTVD: £1.70                 Lunch: Picnic
Route: Following 3 Choirs Way via Withington Lakes to Church at Withington.  Withington Court through White Stone to Moorend Farm and back via Bartestree to cars.  Leaders will meet the group at the parking place.

Tuesday 25th September           Sellack-Foy-Ross                                             8.5 Miles         Easy
Leave: 9:30           Park:  Linear walk from Pengethley back to Ross. Catch the No. 33 bus from Cantilupe Road at 09:35 or Wilton Car Park at 09:40. Get off bus at Old Pike (stop after Red Lion)   Lunch: Picnic
Route: Down to Sellack Church then on to Foy, over footbridge to Hole-in-the-Wall and back to Ross on the Wye Valley Way.  One steep climb.

Thursday 27th September          Bromsash to Dancing Green                           6.5  Miles         Moderate
Leave:10:00                  Park: Eastview, Bromsash (Limited parking) GR:  (189)  649241         RTVD:  £0.60    Lunch: Picnic
Route:   From Bromsash via the Ross Round to Weston, skirt the Penyard woods and onto Dancing Green & Pontshill. Return to Bromsash via the remains of a Roman Road, Weston and the Ariconium settlement. Stiles and one hilly section.


Tuesday 2nd October              Vowchurch                                                    6  miles                        Moderate
Leave:  09:00                          Park: Layby opposite Vowchurch Church. GR:  (149) 362365                  RTVD:  £2:80             Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Varied walk over farm and woodland tracks.  The walk rises from 360 at the start to 785 ft.

Wednesday 3rd October         Aconbury Wood, King’s Thorne      2  miles                        Easy
Leave:  16:30 (Evening Walk)      Park: In Aconbury Wood. Kind permission of Duchy of Cornwall.
GR:  (189) 352323                  RTVD:  £1.30   Lunch: Optional Pub meal at Pilgrim Hotel.
Route:   A short walk around part of Aconbury Wood. Talking about the Duchy's vision for the future of woodlands and how the woods are managed for sustainability and environmental issues.

Thursday 4th October            Coppet Hill, Goodrich                                    5.5 Miles                     Moderate
Leave: 9.30                             Park: Goodrich Castle GR: (OL14) 575196                RTVD: £0.60  Lunch: Picnic
Route: Over Coppet Hill to River Wye, returning along river bank and edge of Coppet Hill.

Thursday 11th October          Llandenny                               5 Miles                        Moderate
Leave: 9.30         Park: Parking place along the wide grass verges on both sides of the road very close to the start point. Walk starts & ends at footbridge at GR Ref.
GR: (161) 421042                   RTVD: £2.80  Lunch: Morning walk with early picnic if required
Route: A circular walk through undulating countryside and lanes which starts and ends at Llandenny.

Tuesday 16th October            May Hill                                              5.5 Miles                     Moderate
Leave: 09:30                           Park: Huntley Church GR: (162) 714196                   RTVD: 0.70                Lunch: Glasshouse Inn
Route: Up to May Hill via Gloucestershire Way and Wysis Way.

Thursday 18th October          Forest of Dean - Cannop                    7 Miles                        Moderate
Leave: 9.30                             Park: Cannop Ponds Forest CP GR: (OL14) 610117    RTVD: £1.50  Lunch: Picnic
Route: On disused railway trackbeds, forest tracks and paths via Bixslade, Bostonbury, Nags Head.

Tuesday 23rd October           Penallt  & Pentwyn                             7 Miles                        Moderate
Leave: 09:30                           Park: Redbrook riverside car park GR: OL14) 536099                 RTVD: £1:80  Lunch: Picnic
Route:  From Redbrook uphill to Penallt church, then via Upper Glyn Farm to Pentwyn. Down to The Argoed and Pwllplythin Woods, then to Whitebrook and return to Redbrook along the Wye Valley Walk.

Thursday 25th October  3 Choirs Way (7) Withington to Ocle Pychard     7 Miles            Moderate
Leave: 9:00                             Park: Withington Church (50p donation to Church) GR: (161)  566435                  RTVD: £3:00  Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Ocle Pychard, Hereford - Gloucester canal and through Wyevale’s larger tree nursery.

Thursday 30th October  Bromsash, Upton Bishop & Gorsley                     12 Miles          Moderate
Leave: 9:00                             Park: Eccleswall Barn, Bromsash GR: (OL14) 650237                RTVD: 0:60    Lunch: Picnic
Route: Eccleswall Barn to Upton Bishop via lakes then onto Gorsley & back to Bromsash.


Thursday 1st November         Symond’s Yat                         8 miles                         Moderate
Leave:  9:15                Park:   Old factory layby after Lower Lydbrook car park by river GR: (162) 590175                   RTVD:  £0.70             Lunch: Picnic
Route: Along river then climb up to Yat Rock.  Down to river over Huntsham bridge, up and over Coppit Hill, back to cars.  Two steep climbs

Friday 2nd November            Queens Wood Dymock                                   4 miles                         Easy
Leave:  9:30                Park:   Queens Wood Car Park GR:   (OL14) 688288  RTVD:  £1:10             Lunch: Morning walk only.
Route:  No obstacles walk the woods and fields in the Kempley area. As it will be getting on in the year, we may see some autumn foliage in colour.

Tuesday 6th November          Around the Malverns             7 miles                         Moderate
Leave:  9:30                Park:   British camp car park GR:   (190) 763403                 RTVD:  £0.70             Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Around the slopes of the Malverns, through Wyche cutting Holy well and Elgar graves. One short steep climb near the end. Good views if fine. Car park fee of £3.00.

Thursday 8th November        Aston Crews - Aston Ingham 7.5 miles                      Moderate
Leave:  9:30                Park:   Penny Farthing Inn GR:   (OL14) 673233  RTVD:  £0.70             Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Fields towards May Hill, then lane to Cliffords Mesne. Bridle path and fields skirting Aston Ingham back to Aston Crews. Approx. 20 stiles with uphill climb at beginning of walk.

Tuesday 13th November        Clydach Gorge                                   6.25 miles                    Moderate
Leave:  9:00                Park:   Lion Inn Govilon GR:   (OL13) 265141  RTVD:  £4.20             Lunch: Picnic
Route:  From Govilon follow Brecon Monmouth canal towards Gilwern and on to Clydach Gorge.

Thursday 15th November      3 Choirs 8 - Ocle Pychard to Much Cowarne     8.5 miles                Moderate
Leave:  9:00                Park:   On grass verge at Woods End off A417 GR:   (149) 606464                 RTVD:  £3.00             Lunch: Picnic
Route:  To Ocle Pychard, Much Cowarne, to Hope's Rough Farm. Return through Wynn's Green.

Tuesday 20th November        Sollers Hope/Woolhope                      8.5 miles                      Moderate
Leave:  9:15                Park:   St Michael Church Sollers Hope GR:   (189) 612332                 RTVD:  £1:00             Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Sollers Hope - Alfords Mill - Woolhope – return. Some stiles.

Thursday 22nd November     Ewyas Harold and Abbey Dore         6 miles                         Moderate
Leave:  8:45   Park:   Road approaching Ewyas Harold School. (Start walk from the Dog Inn). GR: (149) 388285    RTVD:  £2.40   Lunch: Pub Lunch at the Dog Inn
Route:  Past Ewyas Harold Motte and Bailey, to Dulas Court, Ewyas Harold Common to Abbey Dore,

Tuesday 27th November        Walford                                              8 miles                         Moderate
Leave:  10:00 from Wilton      Park:   From Wilton car park for a 10am start. GR:   (OL14) 595233 (Falaise Close)  RTVD:  £0   Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Wilton car park to Hom Green to Walford. Back to Wilton cark park via Chase Woods, Tudorville and the John Kyrle Walk. Many stiles and a steep climb.

Thursday 29th November      Llangarron & Llangrove                   6 Miles                        Moderate
Leave: 9:30                             Park: Llangarron Çhurch GR: (189) 531212                   RTVD: 0.70                Lunch: Picnic
Route: Llangarron, Herberts Hill, Tredunnock, Treworgan, Llangrove Church etc.


Tuesday 4th December    Round the Houses                        4 Miles                       Easy
Leave:  10:00           Park:   To suit individuals – but meet at the Prospect @ 10:00 GR:
   (189)598241               RTVD:  £0                 Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Round the Houses. Bring a mug and slippers with you.

Thursday 6th December  Ashperton to Cannon Frome      7.8 miles        Moderate
Leave:  09:15            Park:   St Bartholomew’s Church, Ashperton GR:   (202) 642415              RTVD:  £2.10            Lunch: Picnic
Route:  Undulating terrain across field and woodland paths, minor roads. 35 stiles + !

Tuesday 11th December   Oxenhall                               5 Miles                       Moderate
Leave: 09.30                        Park: Briery Hill Lane Kilcot (almost opposite The Kilcot Inn)
GR: (OL14) 698254             RTVD: £0.80            Lunch: Morning Walk only
Route: Towards Newent/ old canal at Oxenhall/ footpaths and lanes/ old industrial workings. Approximately 8 stiles, one steep descent.

Thursday 13th December            Three Choirs (9) Bishops Frome  9 miles        Moderate
Leave:  9:00              Park:   Bishop’s Frome Community Hall GR:   (149) 663484              RTVD:  £3.40   Lunch: Picnic
Route:  South to Five Bridges to Hope’s Rough Farm to pick up walk 8, then minor roads and tracks to Munderfield Row, crossing B4214. Descend to Upper Venn Farm on River Frome and return to cars. Leaders will meet the group at the parking place.

Tuesday 18th December  Huntley                                  5 miles                       Moderate
Leave:  9:30              Park:   Huntley Church GR:   (162) 714196              RTVD:  £1.80   Lunch: Morning walk     
Route:  Glasshouse and Huntley. Two steep climbs and around 6 stiles












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