TUESDAY WALKS 10.00 start
Details of all walks to be finalised via email and website 7 days before due date
Tuesday 21st August 10am
(M) 8 miles. A scenic walk with stunning views over the Worcestershire/Herefordshire borders and more, to include the villages of Broadheath, Hanley Child and Eastham.
Start 10am at The Tally Ho Inn, Bell Lane, Broadheath. Post Code WR15 8QX. Grid Ref 6625-6545. Sat Nav will direct you straight to the pub! We have permission to park in the pub car park. We would appreciate members purchasing a drink in the pub at the end of the walk, to show our thanks for the use of the parking space.
Anyone wishing to car share from Crabbs Cross, we suggest leaving from there at 8.50am. The leaders will not be at Crabbs Cross. The journey is approximately 25 miles and travelling time is about 45 minutes. The easiest route from Crabbs Cross is via Hanbury, Droitwich, Ombersley, Holt Fleet, Great Witley turn left here opposite the petrol garage onto the Bromyard Road (B4203). Follow the road until you arrive at the crossroads (signposted Tenbury) turn right onto the B4204. Continue along this road past the 1st pub (The Fox) and park at the 2nd pub The Tally Ho.
The walk is in open countryside, woodlands, meadows and gardens with some road walking and 6/8 stiles. It involves steep descents and ascents to include some challenging steep banks and a few rarely used paths. We suggest you do not wear shorts!
Your main challenge on this walk will be to find Jayne’s lost purse that jumped from her pocket during the recce! There will be a prize for the person who is successful in retrieving it !
Leaders: Paul Boon and Jayne Simmons
Tuesday 28th August 10am
(M) Cleobury Mortimer, 9 miles
Start at Childe Road West, Cleobury Mortimer, Post Code DY14 8PA. For anyone wishing to car share the leaders will be at Crabbs Cross Car Park leaving at 8.30am. Travelling time is approximately 55 minutes.
The walk has several stiles and some hills with views of the Teme Valley and Rhea valleys
Leaders Katherine and Andy Datson
Tuesday Walk September 4th Grade ‘D’
Depart Redditch at 8.00am and drive to Kington, Herefordshire, where we should be able to park in the Mill Street car park at post code HR5 3DP, a pay and display costing £1.60 for all day parking.
We depart Kington heading south down the Herefordshire Trail which we leave about three miles later and 200ft higher at Chickward, this should form a gentle start to our day. From Chickward we head west via quiet roads and paths through Huntington to Gladestry. We will now be past halfway and have climbed a further 400ft. There are shown on my map pubs at both Huntington and Gladestry (given how many have closed over the years not sure if these remain open but in the event of damp weather we may perhaps find some shelter!). At Gladestry we join the Offa’s Dyke path (another section of this border route not recently walked by AVCG) and head back to Kington with an ascent and descent of the Hergest Ridge, this is the hardest climb of the day peaking at 417m and with Gladestry at 225m it means a climb of 630ft over 1.5 miles. This is probably the easiest grade ‘D’ walk of the year!
In total the walk is about 11.5 miles and I would expect to be back in Kington by 5.00pm. My route to Kington will probably be via Tenbury Wells and Leominster but my route home will be via the Beefeater near J6 of the M5 at Worcester which will be a drive along the A44 from Leominster. The AA route finder suggested this route initially but given the road works around Worcester I think I prefer Tenbury Wells as my route in the morning!
Let’s hope for a dry day.
Tuesday 4th September 10am, Walk 2
Details to follow via email
Leader Jayne Simmons
Tuesday 11th September 10am
(M) 10 miles Callow End
Start/Parking: Old Hills, off B4424 on right hand side, south of Callow End
Grid Ref: SO829487
Anyone wishing to car share from Crabbs Cross depart at 9am. Leader will not be present.
Leader Tessa Smallwood
Tuesday 18th September
(M) Cherington and Whichford Warwickshire 8 Miles and undulating.
GR. SP292365, Nearest Post Code CV36 5HY
Parking by Cherington Church in Wood Lane. Meet at the Church to start walk.
Anyone car sharing from Crabbs Cross leave at 8.40am. The leader will not be going to Crabbs Cross.
Leader Jean Field
Tuesday 25th September 10am
Details to follow via email
Leaders Mike and Margaret McNicholas
Tuesday 16th October 10am
8 miles: Belbroughton, Drayton, Broome.
Start: 10.00 - The lay-by on the wooded side of the A491 Bromsgrove - Hagley Road, between the Clent turning and the Holly Bush Inn. GR: 929781
Please note the leaders will not be at Crabbs Cross but recommend a departing time of 09.10
This will entail for most drivers from Redditch driving up to the Hagley roundabout and returning back along the dual carriageway to the long lay-by just pass The Walton Pool turn off.
Leader: Sean and Helen O’Gorman