Can you lead a Walk?
This year we had 255 walkers who completed 916 walks and many of our walks were fully booked . Next year we want the festival to be bigger than ever with five walks each day along with three multi-day walks.
We already have many loyal walk leaders but always need more. We're hoping that we can persuade some of the excellent Worcester Ramblers walk leaders to put a walk into the festival programme. These don't have to be new walks, they can be recycled from your Rambler repertoire as our walkers won't have seen them before. Walks can be any length but probably (although not essentially) Malvern side of the river.
It's always good to promote walking but with over 50% of this years walkers from 'WR' post codes you'll have a chance of telling them all the benefits of joining Worcester Ramblers.
Next years festival will be from Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June. Although it seems a long way off we publish our brochure at the start of the new year so that means we need walk descriptions by early November.
For further information please contact Brian Pitts
Time to get creative. Worcester Ramblers have the opportunity to promote the group at Powick Church, Christmas Tree Festival (free event). Can you make Ramblers themed decorations for our tree? Eg. walking socks, maps, compass, boots, finger posts, fence and stile, rucksack, way markers, etc. using any craft material and technique. The size should be = minimum 6cm maximum 10cm. All decorations to be presented for display at Worcester Ramblers AGM on 11 Nov 17. Please contact Felicity Williams for further details .
Trail Walk 2018 - The Wyche Way
Following the successful trail walks of the Herefordshire Trail and the Cotswold Way which ran in 2015, 2016 and 2017, Heather & Derek have been planning the chosen Trail walk for 2018 - The Wyche Way.
This 80 mile trail commences at Kington and finishes at Broadway Tower. There will be 7 sections, one a month, between March and September/October. Each walk will be between 10-12 miles with one section of 14miles.
To support the organisation of these walks bus transports will be provided. The meeting point will be the Worcester Countryside Centre for sections 1-3 & 6-7. For sections 4&5 it will be Malvern. All start times will be 09:00 and the estimated return time will be 17:00-17:30.
We are trying to gauge the level of interest to determine the size of coach. If you are interested we would appreciate if you could forward your details to Heather Fraser (details on contact list) by 30th November 2017
Trail Walk 2019 - voting options.
In additional to the 2018 trail you have the opportunity to determine the Trail for 2019
For the following choices.
Please identify your preference 1st,2nd, 3rd or not interested (NI)
Gloucester Way - 100 miles
8 sections of between 11-14 miles
The walk starts from Chepstow Castle in Wales and finishes at Tewkesbury. We visit the Forest of Dean, May Hill, Gloucester, the Severn Plain and the Cotswold villages of Stow on the Wold and Winchcombe.
Heart of England Way - 101 miles
8 sections of between 10-13 miles with one short section of 8 miles and one long section of 15 miles.
Walk through the Midlands of England, the walk starts from Milford Common on Cannock Chase and finishes at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds. We pass through the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire visiting Chipping Campden, Bidford on Avon, Henley in Arden, Kingbury Water Park and Lichfield.
Three Choirs Way - 100 miles
10 sections of between 9-11 miles
A route between Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester through the countryside of hop yards, vineyards and orchards with a theme linking the walk to the ancient music festival still celebrated annually in the three cathedrals. The rivers Severn, Wye, Teme and Lugg are crossed as are the Marcle, Malvern Ridges and Suckley Hills.
A voting form is shown in the documents section. Once you have chosen your preference please email Heather Fraser (details on contact list) by 30th November 2017
Get your gear here.
Hoodie and t shirts with Worcester Ramblers logo - now available
Full zip hoodie - £22 No zip hoodie - £18
Polo shirts - £12.75
Round neck t shirts - £10
Next order - 20th November Just in time for CHRISTMAS