TUESDAY WALKS 10.00 start

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

 

May 18th – 25th Lake District Holiday, leader Tony Dixon

If anybody will be visiting the Lakes at the same time there may be the opportunity for them to join them for some of the walking.  

Further information to follow from Tony.

 

 

2018 

April

Tuesday 24th April 10am

 

(M) Hampton Lovett to Ombersley 8.4 miles

For car share meet at Crabbs Cross car park for a 9.15am departure. 

Please note the leader will not be in attendance at Crabbs Cross.

Start point Doverdale Lane, Hampton Lovett just off the A442, WR9 0NX for a 10am start.
Walk covers some paths and country lanes, but mainly fields. Only about a dozen styles and no hills.

Leader Terry Dean   07802320779

 

 

 

May

Please note there are two Walks on the 1st May Details below

Tuesday 1st May Derbyshire 12.25 miles

Tuesday 1st May Dormston 8.5 miles 10.00am Start

 

Assemble at Heather Drifts, Poolhead Lane B94 5ED for a prompt 8.00am departure on to the M42 and a drive to Derbyshire. The route will be M42 to J9 then A446 towards Lichfield before picking up the A38 which we follow towards Derby. Turning west along the A50 towards Uttoxeter we then take the A515 to just north of Ashbourne before picking up the B5056 via Longcliffe, Grangemill, and Winster to start our walk close to Birchover at map ref:-Nat Grid SK229618 (Nearest Post Code DE4 2LZ, This is 300 Yards before Lay-by) about half mile south west of Birchover.

 

The Walk.

From our lay-by car park close to the road junction due east of Dud Wood we ascend north west past Harthill Moor farm before descending to Youlgreave, from where we steadily climb, passing Calling Low before again dropping down into Cales Dale, ascending via One Ash Grange farm before finally reaching Lathkill Dale where we turn east and follow the river all the way down to Alport. The perfect spot on a sunny(?) afternoon for a tea stop and ice cream etc. The final leg of this walk takes a minor road south from Alport again close to Harthill Moor farm which we passed in the morning to reach our cars on the B 5056.

 

Total distance estimated from the map is 12.25 miles, and total ascent less than that on the recent walk which commenced from British Camp. The pace of these longer walks, as for all walks, is that of the back marker, and I include an afternoon stop in my calculations. I would expect to finish the walk between 4.30pm  and 5.30pm. I intend to break my journey home at the Beefeater eatery in Tamworth where we enjoyed a good meal on our last foray into Derbyshire but such a bar meal is entirely optional.

 

The AA route finder suggests a travelling time of 1hour 50 minutes so I hope to start walking about 10.00am. With a break for a meal on our route home I expect to be back in Redditch between 9.00pm and 10.00pm. This journey is slightly further than those we had when completing the Shropshire Way circle last year but being circular walks there is no requirement for a bus shuffle.

 

Hope to see some new faces on this the first ‘away’ walk of 2018.

 

Leader Tony Dixon Tel 07927 479860.

 

 

Tuesday 1 May Dormston 8.5 miles 10.00am Start

10.00am 8.5 miles OS Map 204   E/M  with one short noticeable ascent up Ballom Hill and approximately 16 stiles

Walk from Dormston taking in Stock Green and Flyford Flavell, adding to the section of the Wychavon Way we walked in March and using a short section of the Millenium Way.

Park in the Kington & Dormston Village Hall car park, Cockshot Lane, Dormston  WR7 4LB  SO981563

Car sharing:  Journey time from Crabbs Cross car park is 20 minutes so meet in car park in time to leave at 09.20.  Leaders will not be at Crabbs Cross.

 

Note:  It was still quite wet with a couple of muddy fields when it was reccied on 14 April.  Assuming the long range weather forecast is correct, by 1 May the going should be very pleasant, if not positively benign!

 

Contact on the day 07941 188652

Leaders Barbara & Brian Palmer 

 

Tuesday 8th May 10am

(E/M) Aston Cantlow/Wootton Wawen choice of 8, 6, or 4 Miles

Details to follow

Leader Davina White Tel 07985 916228

 

Tuesday 15th May 10am

(M) Broadway/ Snowshill 8.5 Miles

Details to follow

Leader Mary Tyson Tel 01527 455287 Tel 07905 792111 

 

Tuesday 22nd May 10am

(E/M) Ombersley 8 Miles

Details to follow

Leaders: Lesley Stone and Sue Pearse Tel: 07866 666252

 

Tuesday 29th May 10am

Details to follow

Leaders: Paul and Gill lngram Tel 07581 237244

 

June

Tuesday 5th June  Walk 1  Whole day long distance

Details to follow

Leader Tony Dixon Tel 07927 479860

 

Tuesday 5th June 10am Walk 2  Local

(E/M) Upton Warren

Park on motorway bridge on Swan Lane. 

SO 927675 nearest Post Code, the church B61 7EW

Circular via Stoke Works and Wychbold. Approx 7 miles, easy walking but several stiles, muddy in places. Mixed terrain, including some tarmac sections. Views of the nature reserve and canal side.

Leaders Katherine & Andy Datson Tel 07799 511545

 

Tuesday 12th June 10am

(M) Bredon Hill 8 Miles

Details to follow 

Leader Jackie Hardy Tel 01527 502084 or Mob 07929 278774

 

Tuesday 19th June 10am

(E/M) Dodford Chartists Walk 8 Miles

I have obtained permission from the Council to use Sanders Park Car Park along Kidderminster Road in Bromsgrove for the start of the walk. Free car park. Grid Ref SO954707

Probably best if we park at the far end of the car park (turn right into the entrance and follow the road off to the right where it says 5mph)

Horses in 3 fields which have poached areas around the gateways.

Route is through fields, woodland and on road with some undulations.

Leader Jackie Hardy contact mobile 07929 278774 Home 01527 502084

 

Tuesday 26th June 10am

Details to Follow  

Leaders Pete and Chris Reynolds Tel 07443 522926