Sunday 1st April
Easy/Moderate 11 miles
A springtime walk taking in the lovely villages of Great Comberton and Elmley Castle with its historic church. There will be wonderful views from the top of Bredon Hill. It is likely to be very wet/muddy in places so poles and waterproof boots are recommended. At the end of the walk it is a short drive to The Bell in Eckington for refreshments.
Sunday 8th April
Hergest Ridge, Herefordshire
Moderate 10½ miles
Starting from Kington, the walk very soon ascends steeply to Hergest Ridge (386m) on the Offa’s Dyke Path. The ridge has evidence of an old racecourse on top. The path then descends to the village of Gladestry. After this we pass by the remains of Huntington Castle, then past the village of Huntington, over the fields beyond and back to Kington. The Ewe & Lamb pub in the High Street should prove to be a useful watering hole at the end.
Sunday 15th April
Welland & Castlemorton – Walk & AGM
Easy 9 miles
It is unusual to have a Cliff walk without any serious climbs; this exception hopefully proves the rule. Following a walk out over Castlemorton Common, we plan to take coffee in the gardens of the Farmers Arms (my favourite pub in the Malvern area). Weather permitting we will lunch with views to The Cotswolds, The Malverns, May and Bredon Hills at the unique Hill End Court trig point. Our return to Welland Village Hall for the AGM (full members only) will be via the lake and picturesque grounds of Eastington Hall.
Sunday 22nd April
Moderate 11-12 miles
A varied walk, steeped in history, with hidden valleys, ancient woodland, cherry orchards and lovely views across the Teme Valley. We pay a visit to an early 13th century church with its timber bell turret and Crusader door.
Poles recommended if the weather has been wet. Moderate because of tricky stiles. Excellent real ale pub at the end of the walk (tea and coffee available).
Sunday 29th April
Moderate 11 miles
The walk follows sections of the Mortimer Trail & is centred around the valleys of the river Lugg & its tributaries. The walk includes woodland tracks, riverside paths and three ascents (around 180m each). There are 360° views from the toposcope on Cole's Hill looking over to the Black Mountains, Hay Bluff & on a clear day to Snowdonia in the far distance.