TUESDAY WALKS 10.00 start

Details of all walks to be finalised via email and website 7 days before due date

 

 

2019 

Tuesday 15th October - Walk 1

An exploration of Abdon Burf grade ‘D’ walk.

Starting point

Brown Clee picnic area (There are no picnic benches just a sign saying  Brown Clee picnic area), this is on your left, with road side parking on your right.

Nearest postcode: WV16 6TA (this is about 280 yards past the start point).  

Depart from Redditch at 8.30am and drive to picnic site near Park House a mile (approx) west of Cleobury North for a hilly walk up and around Brown Clee. AA route finder suggests a drive of 45 miles via Kidderminster and Bridgnorth which should take about 70 minutes and enable a walk to start at 10.00am. Map ref SO606872 for the picnic site.

The walk ascends Brown Clee from the east and we then circumvent the hill, initially north then around the western flanks before once again climbing from Prospect House, via Monkey’s Fold to join the Shropshire Way where we head south down to Mill Farm. A short section of road walking towards the east will bring us to Chapelwood Farm where we head north and then up for a last climb to Burwarton Pole from whence we head for the car down through the Big Wood and Harewood to the picnic site.

Total walking distance about 11 miles, total ascent in three good climbs adds up to about 2000ft.

This area selected to enable us to get back in good time to the Beefeater at Redditch where we should be able to spend our points and all enjoy a free pudding or the small pudding and coffee option which I know several members quite like! This is another reason why I have moved the day back by two weeks to enable those on holiday earlier in the month not to miss out on the pudding as this is the last Grade ‘D’ walk of this season.

Let’s hope for a dry walk, but in the event of inclement weather the walk can be shortened.

 

Leader Tony Dixon

 

Tuesday 15th October –Walk 2

A wander through Wyre Forest, a different variation of one of our favourite walks taking in Longdon Orchard, Dowles Brook, Seckley Wood and Pound Green avoiding the single file trudge by the river.

Moderate approx 7.75 miles with 2 stiles, one gate and a few descents/ascents.  One ascent is sharp but short.

Walk start Button Oak car park off the B4194 from Bewdley 1/3rd mile past the Button Oak Inn. Car sharing advised as car park is not very big.   Nearest Postcode DY12 3AL

It can be slippery in places, particularly alongside the brook so if you are a welly wearer they need good treads.

Leaders will not be at Crabbs Cross car park, allow 50 minutes to get to walk start allowing for little delay through road works on Comberton Hill, Kidderminster so if meeting at car park suggest leaving at 8.50 am.

Leaders Barbara and Brian Palmer

 

Tuesday 22nd October

Abbots Morton – The Lenches – 8.7miles.

Start 10.00am from St Peters Church  Abbots Morton Sat Nav WR7 4NA

Parking is very limited around the village unable to use village hall for parking so please car share where possible.

The walk is fairly level with one climb and passes through several of the picturesque villages of the  Lenches, Yeald Wood, fields and a garden centre.

Anyone wishing to car share suggested departure time from Crabbs Cross car park 9.20am The leaders will not be there.

Leaders on the day Debbie Clarke and Gill Hadley

 

Tuesday 29th October

Details to follow via website and email

Leader Terry Dean

 

Tuesday 5th November (M)

Honeybourne 8 Miles Suggest Depart Crabbs Cross by 9.15am. 

The leaders will not be there Park at The Gate Inn keeping to the rear of the car park. 

Post code WR11 7QJ Share cars if possible

Leaders Sean and Helen O’ Gorman

 

Tuesday 12th November

Details to follow via website and Email

Leader Mary Tyson

 

Tuesday 19th November

Details to follow via website and email

Leader Pete Reynolds

 

Tuesday 26th November

Details to follow via website and email

Leaders Katherine and Andy Datson

 

Tuesday 3rd December

Details to follow via website and email

Leader Mary Tyson

 

Tuesday 10th December

 Christmas Lunch Walk, Cookhill 5.5 Miles Details to follow via website and email

Leaders Davina White and Katherine Rose-Datson

 

Tuesday 17th December

Details to follow via website and email

Leader Tony Dixon

 

Tuesday 24th December

No Walk (Christmas Eve)

 

Tuesday 31st December

No Walk (New Year’s Eve)