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Thursday
27 June
Grade: 3
Miles: 6.25
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £4.90

Lunch: Picnic

Llandegfedd Reservoir, Near Usk

Park: Visitor Centre (OL14) 328985

This walk takes us around the Reservoir, completed in 1966 on unmade tracks or paths passing through a variety of wooded areas as well as open fields where a variety of orchids (Common Spotted and Southern Marsh) as well as hay meadow species (Yellow Rattle and Red Bartsia) may be seen. Some steps and gentle ascents enable us to take in all that this area has to offer. Binoculars are a must. An easy grade 3. Just under an hour's drive from WCP part of the walk passes through a Conservation Area and Sites of Special Scientific interest and the journey is rewarded with scones, jam and cream available from the Cafe at the Visitor Centre! Some steps.

Thursday
27 June
Grade: 3
Miles: 5.6
Leave: 9.00
RTVD: £3.00

Lunch: Picnic

West & East Malverns - Postponed until 26th September

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.

Thursday
4 July
Grade: 4
Miles: 10
Leave: 8.30
RTVD: £8.00

Lunch: Picnic

Waterfall Walk. Ystradfellte

Park: Near Pen-y-Porth. CP 1 mile south of Ystradfellte. Please share CP Fee. (OL12) 928123
Rivers Mellte & Hepste with numerous waterfalls leading to Sgwd-yr-Eira (walk behind). Pontneddfechan & more waterfalls Walking poles useful. Some rocky bits underfoot, but lots of easy walking. A fantastic walk along 2 valleys. Don’t forget your camera.

Monday
8 July
Grade: 2
Miles: 1.5
Leave: Fernbank Road Town Trail Car Park 9.30am
RTVD: £0.00

Morning Walk

Ross-on-Wye Map Reading Walk

(alternatively Wednesday July 10 if wet weather on 8th)

Park: Fernbank Road Town Trail Car Park (OS 189) 598232

"Cartotherapy" walk for practising OS paper map reading skills. Maps provided. Please bring compasses if available. Two stiles.

Tuesday
9 July
Grade: 3
Miles: 8
Leave: Cantilupe Road (Stand 2) Bus 32 leaves 9.50
RTVD: £0.90

Lunch: Picnic

Gorsley

Park: (OL14) 673262

Catch 32 bus from Ross to Gorsley - Linton -Burton Court - Weston-Under-Penyard - Ross via Merrivale Wood. Steep climb out of Weston.

Thursday
11 July
Grade: 3
Miles: 8.5
Leave: 9.00
RTVD: £3.00

Lunch: Picnic

Cradley

Park: Cradley Church CP (Exp.190) 735470
Cradley, Mathon, Cockshot Hill. Stiles, 1 short steep hill.

Tuesday
16 July
Grade: 3
Miles: 7
Leave: 9.30 (Fernbank Rd Car Park
RTVD: £0.00

Lunch: Picnic

Ross-on-Wye

Park: Fernbank Rd car park (162) 598232

Climb through Chase wood to hill fort. Loop through Penyard Park. Very steep climb to hill fort. 6 stiles.

Thursday
18 July
Grade: 3
Miles: 7
Leave: 9.15
RTVD: £4.30

Lunch: Picnic

Eckington

Park: Eckington bridge, car park by the river. (190) 922432

Along the river to a weir and some locks on the Shakespeare Way. Joining the Wychaven Way with lovely views of the Malverns and back through a Deer park. One moderate climb and one stile!

Tuesday
23 July
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
25 July
Grade: 3
Miles: 6
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £4.30

Lunch: Picnic

Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham

Park: Quarry Car Park, opposite Cleeve Hill Golf Club House. (179)  SO990271

An anti-clockwise walk around the top of Cleeve Hill Common, which is one of the country’s most fascinating and precious limestone grassland habitats.
The walk leads through variable countryside including woodlands and grasslands. The first quarter of the walk follows the top of the escarpment with huge views as far as Sugar Loaf about 45 miles away.  Towards the end there are wonderful view views to the NE. No stiles.

Tuesday
30 July
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.