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Saturday, 13 August 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
Start time 10:00
7 miles / 11.3 km
This is the first of a series of 6 walks in the Malvern Hills range. We will progress steadily over the coming months, starting in the south, where are situated the lowest hills, but the steepist climbs. Some of the walks will seem relatively short but we will sacrifice distance for height. "What is this world of care, if we don't have time to stand and stare." In other words, if the weather is propitious we can enjoy the incredible views from the summits of these wonderful hills.
The walk visits the charming hamlet of White Leaved Oak, and the summits of Chase End Hill (625 feet), Ragged Stone West (833 feet), and Ragged Stone East (820 feet).
Coffee Break and Picnic.
Travel Fee £3.00
Thursday, 18 August 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
4.8 miles / 7.7 km
From the start heading south through fields to Alstone then continuing uphill to briefly join the Gloucestershire Way. We then pass close to the 16th Century Dixton Manor before skirting Dixton Hill and heading north across fields to Alderton. On the way back to the pub we'll pass Little Washbourne and its redundent 12th Century Church.
Travel Fee £3.30
Saturday, 20 August 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
Start time 10:30
6 miles / 9.7 km
From Leighterton with parking outside The Royal Oak, across open fields to Tresham, along Monarch's Way to Boxwell Court, and back to Leighterton.
Please bring a picnic lunch.
Travel Fee £4.00
Wednesday, 24 August 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
Start time 10:15
5.5 miles / 8.8 km
A lovely walk from Guiting Power through Barton and Naunton. Tracks, lanes & fields which could be muddy after rain. One steep climb from Barton on a track. 2 stiles.
Sunday, 28 August 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
7.5 miles / 12.1 km
This walk will start from central Cirencester passing the Norman Arch before heading north on the Monarch's Way and alongside the River Churn to Braunton and Perrott's Brook. We'll then head east on the Welsh Way before turning south on permissive paths through the Sisters Wood and Shooters Hill before returning to Cirencester via Hare Bushes and the Abbey Grounds.
Travel Fee £3.50
Saturday, 3 September 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
Beginning on the eastern side of the River Wye we soon cross the bridge and walk in a northerly direction along the west bank of the Wye. Leaving river we have a steady climb up to Penalt Church where we stop for a coffee break and witness superb views of the Wye valley and the vast canopy of the Forest of Dean.We continue through the exclusive village of Pen-Twyn and The Argoed, formerly home of Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame. Soon find a spot for lunch with continuing spectacular views. Fingers crossed for good weather.
Travel Fee £5.00
Wednesday, 7 September 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
5 miles / 8.1 km
A walk from St Briavells past the original Offa's Dyke (not the footpath) down to Bigswear Bridge with lovely views. Then across towards Mork and circle back beside a small stream.
Sunday, 11 September 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
Meeting time 8:00
10 miles / 16.1 km
A fairly strenuous walk through woods by rivers & waterfalls, especially visiting Porth yr Ogof River Cave & Sgwd yr Eira Falls. Light wet weather gear advised to go behing Sgwd yr Eira. Can be boggy on the walk out.
Please bring a picnic lunch.
Travel Fee £10 (75 miles from Gloucester)
Wednesday, 14 September 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
A walk from Whittington to Brockhampton via Puckham Woods. Pleasant valleys and open countryside dotted with the sites of vanished medieval villages.
Saturday, 17 September 2022 (Group: Gloucester)
8 miles / 12.9 km
A circular and challenging walk starting at the Bell Lane Car Park.
The route passes south through the town down to Longford Mills then steeply up through Hazel Wood then onward to Shiptons Grave and Ledgenore Bottom. Here the walk begins the return leg north-eastwards along the valley floor to Avening and then the ascent to Steps Lane, Gatcombe and the final path to Minchinhampton.
Please bring a packed lunch.