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Monday
5 August
Grade: 1
Miles: 2.5
Leave: 10.00am
RTVD: £0.20

Lunch: Barbecue

President’s Barbecue

Park: Yew Tree, Peterstow (189) SO567244. 

Short walk (optional) followed by a Barbecue at the Yew Tree Inn. Cost £5 per head payable on the day but please let leaders know you are coming (and any vegetarian options) so we can cater properly.

Tuesday
6 August
Grade: 4
Miles: 10.5
Leave: 8.45am
RTVD: £6.10

Lunch: Picnic

Llanfrynach Circuit

Park: In Llanfrynach village opposite church (OL12) SO 074257
Limited parking, if necessary Leaders will advise of a nearby alternative.

Around Bryn to the Beacons plateau.  High level to Fan y Big then a long, gradual descent to field paths and meadows. An early steep section precedes a long, gradual climb to the top. Although somewhat challenging the rewards are a sustained high-level walk and an exhilarating descent with spectacular views in some of the quietest parts of the Beacons. Very few stiles

Thursday
8 August
Grade: 3
Miles: 8.5
Leave: 9.15
RTVD: £2.10

Lunch: Picnic

Eastnor

Park: Car parking on left opposite Eastnor castle entrance. (Exp 190) 733372

Woodland tracks and paths, fields to Bromsberrow Heath. Lovely views of Malverns and May Hill. Undulating, about 10 stiles.

Tuesday
13 August
Grade: 2
Miles: 7
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £0.50

Lunch: Picnic

Sellack & Hoarwithy

Park: Pengethly Garden Centre (LR162) 542 255

Bridle path to Sellack Boat, cross the Wye on the suspension bridge. King's Caple, Hoarwithy, Hentland. Optional cafe at end for refreshments. 4 stiles, 2 steady ascents.

Thursday
15 August
Grade: 2
Miles: 8
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £3.20

Lunch: Picnic

Three Ancient Civil Parishes

Park: St. Mary Church, Marden HR1 3EL (202) 511470

An easy pace and interesting walk taking in a variety of fields and lanes within the Civil Parishes of Moreton-on-Lugg, Pipe and Lyde and Sutton St. Nicholas. Some stiles.

Tuesday
20 August
Grade: 3
Miles: 6.5
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £4.20

Lunch: Picnic

Bredon Hill, Cotswolds

Park: Park on road outside St Nicholas Church, Kemerton. (179)  GR SO 946 368

Bredon Hill approached from the south side which is believed to be new walking country for our club.  Bredon Hill provides enormous views in all directions.  At the summit there are remains of earthworks from an Iron Age hill fort known as Kemerton Camp and a small stone tower called Parsons Folly, built in the mid-18th century for John Parsons, squire of Kemerton Court.

Bredon Hill is one of the most important wildlife sites in England, providing a range of habitats including ancient woodland, calcareous grassland and scrub.

The walk passes through the beautiful Cotswold villages of Kemerton and Overbury.

The 900ft ascent onto Bredon Hill is not particularly steep being spread out over 3 miles of the route.  3 stiles.

Tuesday
27 August
Grade: 3
Miles: 6
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £2.10

Lunch: Picnic

Whitecastle

Park: Roadside parking in Lower Green. (OL13) 385192

Lower Green to Brynderi, through fields to join the Three Castles Walk to White Castle and to return to Lower Green. Very good views. 28 stiles and a few not too challenging climbs.

Thursday
29 August
Grade: 3
Miles: 6.5
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £1.50

Lunch: Picnic

Skenfrith

Park: Skenfrith Castle. (189) 457204

Skenfrith, Crossway, Lower Grove Cottage, St Maughan's Green, Blackmore Farm, Clapper's Wood, Skenfrith. Many stiles, but all in good condition, two climbs, one of 100m and one of 135 m.

Tuesday
3 September
Grade: 3
Miles: 7.2
Leave: 9.00
RTVD: £5.90

Lunch: Picnic

Llangorse Lake, Allt yr Esgair
Park: Llangasty Church. LD3 7PX (OL13) 133262

Llangasty Church to Treberfydd House, Allt Yr Esgair, Pennorth and Llangorse Lake. Very good views. A long steady climb up the Allt. Four stiles.

 

Thursday
5 September
Grade: 1
Miles: 5.5
Leave: 10.00
RTVD: £Nil

Morning Walk

A Leafy Tour of Ross - Ross-on-Wye

Park: 10.00 am from Hom Road Free Car Park (OL14) 598246

As per the title, a leafy walk.

Tuesday
10 September
Grade: 2
Miles: 6.5
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £4.90

Lunch: Picnic

Dumbleton

Park: Dumbleton Hall Hotel (OL45) 013357

Mostly lower level slopes round Dumbleton Hill on farm tracks and field paths to Alderton village. Wide-ranging views of the Cotswolds, Malverns and Bredon Hill. Optional tea at hotel on return. Two or three stiles. One or two slopes at top of grade.

Thursday
12 September
Grade: Walk 1 - 3. Walk 2 - 2
Miles: W1 - 7.2. W2 - 3
Leave: W1 -Meet at Weston Village Hall, 10.30am. W2- Meet at Fernbank Car Park, 1pm
RTVD: W1 - £0.40

Lunch: Picnic

1. Weston under Penyard and Tea
2. Fernbank to Weston and Tea

Park: W1 - Weston Village Hall, HR9 7PA. (OL14) W1 - 633232.
Park: W2 - Fernbank Car Park. (OL14) W2 - 598232

W1 - Paths, tracks and quiet roads, through fields and woods to Hope Mansell, Bailey Lane End and Pontshill. Bring a light lunch.  W1 - 2 longish steady climbs and 11 stiles

W2 - afternoon walk along cycle track, through woods to Lawns Farm, Weston Church then village hall. Homemade scones and cakes at Weston village hall. Or just join us for tea at 3pm. W2 - 2 stiles and 2 steady ascents.

Tuesday
17 September
Grade: 3
Miles: 7.5
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £2.80

Lunch: Picnic

Black Mountains

Park: Lay-by Pandy (OL 13) SO 334219

To Trewyn Lodge, Oldcastle and Penywyrlod up on to Haterall Ridge return via Upper Pentwyn and Trawellwyd. One steep climb plus stiles.

Thursday
19 September
Grade: 3
Miles: 8
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £0.30

Lunch: Picnic

"A local favourite, close to Ross, Brampton Abbots to How Caple
Park: Brampton Abbotts Village Hall HR9 7JD (189) 601264

A popular area close to Ross, this walk takes in the three local communities of Brampton Abbotts, Hole in the Wall and How Caple and at one point runs close to the River Wye popular with fishermen as well as wildlife. We return via Yatton Woods and Perrystone giving us the opportunity to look back at Ross and to the distant Welsh Mountains. Minor roads, tracks and field paths. Three Ancient Churches, Brampton Abbots being mentioned in the Domesday Book. 6 stiles. 3 steady ascents.

Tuesday
24 September
Grade: 3
Miles: 6
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £3.20

Lunch: Picnic

Dorstone and Merbach Hill
Park: Car park in Dorstone next to the Post Office and opposite The Pandy Inn. (OL13)  SO 314 417
Up to Merbach Hill and then around the north side of the hill before returning via Arthur’s Stone. Wonderful views all around to the Black Mountains, Wye Valley and north into Shropshire.  About 12 stiles.

Thursday
26 September
Grade: 3
Miles: 5.6
Leave: 9.00
RTVD: £3.00

Lunch: Picnic

West & East Malverns

Park: Brockhill Road, West Malvern. (Exp.190) 763451
From West Malvern - Sugar Loaf Hill, Lady Howard De Walden Drive, St Ann's Well (cafe - V, VN. GF, & WF), & Worcs. Beacon. Hilly.