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August Walks

Sunday 5th August


Easy 9 miles

The theme of this walk is water! Rivers, lakes and waterfalls, and if this hot weather continues we may be pleased to have rain too. This scenic riverside walk alongside the route of the Severn Valley Railway, starts near the Severn Valley Country Park, where there are toilets. We visit the Nature Reserve, then walk via Hampton Loade through the woodlands of Dudmaston Estate to our lunch stop at Dudmaston Lake.


Saturday 11th August

Evening Walk,

Clent Hills

Easy/Moderate 5 miles

An undulating walk with some hills and some fantastic views across Worcestershire, into Shropshire and Birmingham. All to build up an appetite for a meal at the Fountain Inn in Clent. The signature dish is the Lamb that ‘melts in yer mouth’. It really is fantastic and the rest of the menu is just as good.


Sunday 12th August

Burton Dassett

Moderate 9 miles

A lovely walk from the top of the Dassett Hills, going through the villages of Northend, Fenny Compton, Farnborough, Avon Dassett and Burton Dassett. The walk passes by the National Trust 18th Century Farnborough Hall and there are good views from Windmill Hill and from the ridge on the return to the Country Park. The Country Park is a dramatic mix of rugged grassy hills with open grazing and a small beacon on the highest point.


Friday 17th August

Evening Walk,

Clifford Chambers

Easy 4½ miles

This evening walk start approximately 2 miles south-east of Stratford-on-Avon, in the delightful village of Clifford Chambers. The route then follows fields and tracks to Preston-on-Stour and then to Atherstone-on-Stour and the final part will pass by the Shire Horse Centre, before returning tp the start. The walk features a rebuilt 16th century Manor House and views across South Warwickshire to Meon Hill.


Sunday 19th August

Bryn Arw, Deri and Gaer, nr Abergavenny

Moderate/Strenuous 12 miles (750m ascent)

This is a fantastic walk over three beautiful hills on the south-eastern edge of the Black Mountains near Abergavenny, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Panoramic views on a clear day. There are three ascents with a total ascent of about 750m. Water, sun hat, boots & usual hill walking gear essential. Walking poles recommended.


Sunday 26th August


Easy 8½ miles

Hopefully the weather will stay kind to us for a walk beginning in the lovely small town of Winchcombe. Taking in the ruins of Hailes Abbey; past Hailes Fruit Farm; and on through the hamlet of Farmcote, where ice cream can often be bought from the farm shop. The walk continues up and around to the west, where at its highest point there are lovely views of the valley in which Winchcombe sits. Before coming to the end of our walk, we pass through the grounds of Sudeley Castle, home to Catherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII and where she is buried in the nearby church.

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