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PLEASE NOTE: When you RSVP, we will send details to register for the walk on Eventbrite. DO NOT JUST TURN UP, as numbers are strictly limited. (Bookings also come via our group website and newsletter). Eventbrite bookings close for this walk at 6.00 pm Monday 18th October.
North Worcestershire Path 1: Bewdley to Kingsford. Coach Ramble. Map EX218.
A walk: 11.8 miles, 1350 ft total ascent. C walk 7 miles.
A walk description: We begin the walk in the Kingsford Forest Park woodland, initially walking north below the sandstone cliffs of Kinver Edge before turning back south along the ridge top, where we soon join the North Worcestershire Path. This winds through the attractive woodland, before emerging onto fields by Solcum Farm. Here we descend a gully, walk a short distance along a minor road and cross a caravan park, before ascending through fields with fine views back towards the Clent Hills. After crossing the A442 there is another short section along lanes, before a largely downhill walk through pleasant mixed woodland (Eymore Wood), to the east bank of the River Severn. We cross the river at Upper Arley, then the remainder of the walk follows the west bank of the River Severn all the way to Bewdley, passing through fields and the edge of Seckley Wood (Wyre Forest). There may be time to sample the pubs in Bewdley. Picnic lunch.
B walk description: 10 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing. Linear starting at Kingsford. Going up then gently down to Blakeshall, then Wolverley where we have a morning stop by the canal and cafe. Climbing from Wolverley to Trimpley, then dropping down to finish in Bewdley where there are pubs and cafes. This route does not follow the North Worcester Path. Picnic lunch.
C walk description: Starting at Shatterford, we walk a short distance up a minor road, with an optional 150 yd detour to a viewpoint towards the Clent Hills, before joining the North Worcestershire Path. We descend through woodland with only one short ascent in Eymore Wood, until we reach the River Severn. We cross the river at Upper Arley, where there is a tea shop, a pub and a station on the Severn Valley steam railway. After lunch, we follow the river downstream, by fields and woodland, to Bewdley with its selection of pubs and cafes.
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PLEASE NOTE: When you RSVP, we will send details to register for the walk on Eventbrite. DO NOT JUST TURN UP, as numbers are strictly limited. (Bookings also come via our group website and newsletter). Eventbrite bookings close for this walk at 6.00 pm Monday 8th November. We will have three levels of walk, approx. 12, 10 and 7 miles.
Here's the A walk description: The walk starts at the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre. Soon leaving the crowds behind, we pick up a very quiet path north through the forest to reach the picturesque Knowle Mill and Dowles Brook. The path alongside Dowles Brook brings us to the River Severn from where we follow the riverside path south into Bewdley. At Bewdley we take an early lunch/refreshment stop by the river with pubs, tea shops and ice cream shops nearby. We continue the walk initially passing by some of Bewdley’s attractive buildings and then on into the countryside where we follow good rural paths affording some good views and hopefully late autumn colours to eventually finish back at the visitor centre. Distance 11 miles, Total ascent: modest. Lunch stop in Bewdley, pubs and tea shops close by.
B walk description: After a short pavement walk the route enters Habberley nature reserve and continues through the reserve before exiting via Jacob’s ladder. Following we join a bridleway and then footpaths , which takes us passed a rock house, before reaching the hamlet of Trimpley. The route then heads NE before dropping to Trimpley reservoir and continues north alongside the River Severn to Upper Arley. Lunch break in Upper Arley, which for those interested (and not already aware) has a pub, cafe, village shop and attractive station. …After lunch the route follows the path on the opposite (west) side of the river mainly through or alongside meadows and woodland to its end in Bewdley. Approx 11 miles.