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Tuesday
16 April

Grade: 4
Miles: 9
Leave: 9.10am
RTVD: £2.80

Lunch: Picnic

Black Mountains Valleys and Dykes

Park: On minor road just off A465, Pandy (by Lancaster Arms)(OL13) SO333217

Contouring above the Llanthony Valley and a side valley, field paths lead on to Cross Dyke and Hatterrall Hill, with wide-ranging views. The return is by Offa's Dyke Path and Beacons Way. Hilly in places until Cross Dyke with a short steep section, level along the tops, then a long gradual descent by wide hill paths and a minor road. Several easy stiles.

Thursday
18 April

Grade: 2
Miles: 7.3
Leave: 9.15
RTVD: £2.90

Lunch: Picnic

Buckbury

Park: Long Green 1st turning on left after leaving A438 travelling north towards Buckbury. Park in the no through road lane, by former police house. (190) SO849335

A lovely walk in a new area for us. Open field and pasture land with interesting hamlets and a pleasant walk along the banks of the River Severn. One moderate climb and not many stiles.

Tuesday
23 April

Grade: 2
Miles: 4 (walking)
or 14 (cycling)
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £1.50

Lunch: Pub

Forest cycle or walk

Park: FC car park at Cannop Ponds GL15 4JS (162) 610 107

It's that time again! 14-mile cycle ride around the Forest stopping for lunch at the Rising Sun. Alternatively, a 4-mile walk stopping at the Rising Sun for lunch. Please let leaders know if you intend to come or if you need to hire a bicycle.

Thursday
25 April

Grade: 3
Miles: 8
Leave: 9.00am
RTVD: £2.80

Lunch: Picnic

Wellington

Park: Behind School, Opposite Church  (202) 497481. 

Wellington, Cotts Farm & Westhope. Undulating, gentle hills, a few stiles & probably an awkward gate to climb over (if it hasnt been seen to!).

Tuesday
30 April

Grade: 3
Miles: 6.27
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £2.50

Lunch: Picnic

Bosbury

Park: Bosbury Village Hall (202) SO 695434. 

Herford Trail to Fox Hill -Colliers Bridge up to Hill Farm returning via Beacon Hill and Noverings Farm. Several stiles. Lovely undulating Hereford countryside with some steady ascents and good views to Black Mountains, Malverns, and May Hill. For the OS "mappers" look for Bosbury RWG.

Thursday
2 May
Grade: 2
Miles: 6.5
Leave: 9.15am
RTVD: £3.50

Lunch: Picnic

Weobley - The Jewel of Herefordshire

Park: Bell Square car park, adjacent to telephone exchange (202) 401517

An easy walk around one of the best kept villages in the UK. Open farmland and parkland on well used paths and tracks. From Weobley to Gamstone Park, Ledgemoore, gentle climb to Windmill Knapp to enjoy must-be-seen 360 degree panoramic view before returning to the village. After the walk there is an opportunity to visit the church which has the second highest spire in Herefordshire! A few stiles but mostly kissing gates

Tuesday
7 May

Grade: 3
Miles: 6.7
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £2.50

Lunch: Picnic

St Briavels

Park: Cadora Wood Car Park.  Free. (OL14) GR SO 543 055.  Follow the A466 down the Wye Valley towards Chepstow and just before Bigsweir Bridge turn sharp left onto Stowe Road.  After 0.3 ml Cadora Wood CP is on the left.

Through Quicken Tree Wood and then up the Slade Brook* valley to St Briavels Village with its Norman Castle.  Back down passing through the wonderful Bigsweir Woodland with its ancient Sweet Chestnut and Beech trees. Some steep sections.  About 12 stiles.

*Slade Bottom is a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) – with its unusual ‘Tufa’ formations.  The system of Tufa Dams and Plunge Pools forms the longest series of such structure in Britain.

Thursday
9 May

Grade: 3
Miles: 6
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £2.50

Lunch: Picnic

Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham

Park: Quarry Car Park, south of Golf Club House (OL45)  SO 990271

A clockwise walk around the top of Cleeve Hill Common, which is one of the country’s most fascinating and precious limestone grassland habitats. In the early stages there are views to the NE including a wonderful view of Winchcombe nestled in its valley. The last quarter of the walk follows the top of the escarpment with huge views as far as Sugar Loaf about 45 miles away. The walk leads through variable countryside including woodlands and grasslands. The Golf Club House near the car park offers drinks and light meals. No stiles. This is an upper end grade 3 walk and there is one short but steep section.

Tuesday
14 May

Grade: 3
Miles: 10
Leave: 9.15
RTVD: £0.70

Lunch: Picnic

Llangarron - (by popular demand to see the bluebells)

Park: St Deinstalled Church. Llangarron (189) 530212

Fields,meadows and lanes. Beautiful views. Visiting Welsh Newton and Llangrove. One long steep climb and good number of stiles.

Thursday
16 May

Grade: 3
Miles: 6.5
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £2.80

Lunch: Picnic

Peterchurch

Park: Church Road Car Park (149) SO 344385

Walk up on the eastern side of the valley, past St Peter’s Well and along past Rough Lea Wood and Goughs Wood before crossing the valley to the remains of Snodhill Castle before returning to Peterchurch. Some stiles.

Tuesday
21 May

Grade: 3
Miles: 9.5
Leave: 9.00am
RTVD: £5.00

Lunch: Picnic

Canal & Tor Y Foel

Park: Car park on B4558, Llangynidr (OL13) SO156195

The canal towpath is followed past the locks, then field paths gradually climb above the Usk Valley to the Brinore Tramway. A traverse of Tor y Foel leads back to the canal. Wide-ranging views include the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons and extend well into Mid-Wales on a clear day. Several stiles.

Thursday
23 May

Grade: 3
Miles: 7.5
Leave: 9.15am
RTVD: £5.00

Lunch: Picnic

Winchcombe

Park: Long stay car park in Winchcombe off Back Lane. (OL45)  SP 023 284

Initially through the old parts of Winchcombe and then up the Winchcombe Way through fields and paths to The Salt Way and Little Farmcote.  Returning past Hailes Fruit farm and Hailes Abbey (English Heritage).  Opportunity to enjoy the town of Winchcombe after the walk. A few short steep sections.  7 stiles. Can be muddy in the lower areas after rain.

The Salt Way is thought to have been used for transporting salt during the Iron Ages and through the Roman period

Thursday
30 May
Grade: 3
Miles: 8
Leave: 9.15am
RTVD: £3.00

Lunch: Picnic

"Hopping" around the Fromes

Park: Large free car park in centre of Bishops Frome WR6 5AP (202) 662484

Across fields and along country lanes with a couple of steady ascents our route takes us to Cheyney Court Wood, Fromes Hill and Fishpool Wood, returning via Castle Frome and then alongside the River Frome. About 14 stiles.