Sunday 5th January
Caer Caradoc & Lawley
Moderate 12 miles
Come join us on this pleasant outing onto the beautiful Shropshire hills to refresh body and mind after the Christmas break. On a clear day, there are great views across to Stiperstones and the Long Mynd. All this and the option to partake of some real ale at the Royal Oak pub with its wonderful welcoming open fires for an afternoon beer. Remember to bring torches as the last section may be at dusk or in the dark.
Sunday 12th January
Easy 9 miles
We will start at the southern edge of town and then walk north through what can only be described as an urban landscape until we reach open countryside. During the walk we will cover a number of local topics including Tolkien, Housman, the 'Magnificent' M5/M42 intersection, The Archers, an exploding boiler, Buckingham Palace gates and The Liver Birds.
Sunday 19th January
Heart of England Forest, Spernal
Easy 10 miles
The first of a series of walks in this amazing young forest. “The Heart of England Forest is a charity committed to helping reverse centuries of woodland decline by planting a 30,000 acre joined-up forest of entirely native broadleaf trees. At 12% of their planting goal, they have already planted England’s largest new native forest”.
Explore at https://www.heartofenglandforest.com/ Members of this walking group have been helping to plant and nurture this forest and in this walk we will be able to admire their handiwork.
Sunday 26th January
Ledbury to Malvern Linear Walk
Moderate 12 miles
A beautiful, hilly and probably muddy, walk starting at Ledbury train station and returning to Great Malvern via Oyster Hill, Colwall and the Malvern Hills. The leader is a conservation volunteer with the Malvern Hills Trust and the walk will visit some of the sites where we they have been working recently, including Perseverance Hill, Park Wood and North Hill. Gaiters and walking poles recommended.
These details are intended to give a flavour of upcoming walks organised by members of Single Boots and which are available to all members including temporary ones. There may be further walks, events or walking weekends this month which are only available to full members - please check the calendar in the Members' Area for details. Precise details of where and when walks start and/or end are also available on the Members' Area calendar