Programme

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Walks

Around Colwall

Around Colwall

Thursday 21 Jun 2018 @ 10:00

9.5 km (6 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Wyre Forest And Arley

Wyre Forest And Arley

Saturday 23 Jun 2018 @ 10:00

14.5 km (9 miles), Loop, Moderate.

The Childhood Playground Of J R R Tolkien

The Childhood Playground Of J R R Tolkien

Late start. Thursday 28 Jun 2018 @ 11:15

8 km (5 miles), Loop, Easy.

Wyche Way 4 -  Bishops Frome to Malvern

Wyche Way 4 - Bishops Frome to Malvern

Early start. Saturday 30 Jun 2018 @ 09:00

16 km (10 miles), Point To Point, Strenuous.

(Hols) Sleights & Falling Foss Recce

(Hols) Sleights & Falling Foss Recce

Early start. Saturday 07 Jul 2018 @ 08:35

20 km (12.5 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

Brilley.

Brilley.

Saturday 07 Jul 2018 @ 10:00

17.5 km (11 miles), Loop, Moderate.

(Hols) Esk Valley

(Hols) Esk Valley

Sunday 08 Jul 2018 @ 10:10

18 km (11 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Staintondale To Whitby

(Hols) Staintondale To Whitby

Early start. Monday 09 Jul 2018 @ 09:06

23 km (14.5 miles), Point To Point, Strenuous.

(Hols) Goathland to Grosmont

(Hols) Goathland to Grosmont

Tuesday 10 Jul 2018 @ 10:00

6.5 km (4 miles), Point To Point, Leisurely.

(Hols) Staithes To Whitby

(Hols) Staithes To Whitby

Early start. Wednesday 11 Jul 2018 @ 09:30

21 km (13 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Hole Of Horcum

(Hols) Hole Of Horcum

Thursday 12 Jul 2018 @ 10:00

16 km (10 miles), Loop, Moderate.

The Northern Hills

The Northern Hills

Thursday 12 Jul 2018 @ 10:00

11.5 km (7 miles), Loop, Moderate.

(Hols) Sleights & Falling Foss

(Hols) Sleights & Falling Foss

Early start. Friday 13 Jul 2018 @ 08:45

20 km (12.5 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

Wyche Way 5 - Malvern to Upton upon Severn

Wyche Way 5 - Malvern to Upton upon Severn

Early start. Saturday 28 Jul 2018 @ 09:00

17 km (10.5 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

The Length Of The Malvern Hills 1: The Southern Hills

The Length Of The Malvern Hills 1: The Southern Hills

Saturday 04 Aug 2018 @ 10:00

16 km (10 miles), Loop, Moderate.

The Length Of The Malvern Hills 2: The Northern Hills

The Length Of The Malvern Hills 2: The Northern Hills

Saturday 11 Aug 2018 @ 10:00

16 km (10 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Kingsford And Wolverley

Kingsford And Wolverley

Saturday 18 Aug 2018 @ 10:00

14.5 km (9 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Wyche Way 6 -  Upton upon Severn to Ashton under Hill

Wyche Way 6 - Upton upon Severn to Ashton under Hill

Early start. Saturday 25 Aug 2018 @ 08:30

22 km (14 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Winchester To Exton

(Hols) Winchester To Exton

Early start. Tuesday 11 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

21 km (13 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Exton To Buriton

(Hols) Exton To Buriton

Early start. Wednesday 12 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

19.5 km (12 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Buriton To Cocking

(Hols) Buriton To Cocking

Early start. Thursday 13 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

17.5 km (11 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Cocking To Amberley

(Hols) Cocking To Amberley

Early start. Friday 14 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

23.5 km (14.5 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Amberley To Botolphs

(Hols) Amberley To Botolphs

Early start. Saturday 15 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

16 km (10 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Botolphs To Housedean

(Hols) Botolphs To Housedean

Early start. Sunday 16 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

25 km (15.5 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

(Hols) Housedean To Alfriston

(Hols) Housedean To Alfriston

Early start. Monday 17 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

22.5 km (14 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

The Wyche Way - Booking For Coach Now Open

Sunday 27 May 2018 - Saturday 29 Sep 2018

Our chosen trail for 2018 is the Wyche Way; almost 80 miles between Kington and Broadway which happens to link the Herefordshire trail with the Cotswold Way thereby forming a continuity with the trails we have completed in 2015, 2016 and 2017. There are 7 sections, each of between 10-12 miles with one section at almost 14 miles. As before, the bus transport meeting point will be the Countryside Centre for 5 of the 7 sections but with Malvern being the meeting point for sections 4 and 5. These walks will take place on the last Saturday in the months March to September 2018.

To avoid disappointment BOOK and PAY early to guarantee your place on the coach. 

Booking is currently open for sections 4 & 5, on 30th June and 28th July

The meeting point for the coach for these sections is the Priory Road South Long stay car park (£3 all day) - opposite Malvern Splash. We will depart promptly at 09:00am.

Please send your name, which walk when you are booking to Heather Fraser and pay £5 per person, per walk to Worcester Ramblers Bank Account. 

Please quote reference - surname/Wyche when paying directly into the Worcester Ramblers Bank Account. 

If you do not have the bank details please contact the Treasurer (Marian Carr). 

The arrangements for sections 6 & 7 will follow in due course.

The Wyche Way

Whitby Walking Week

Saturday 07 Jul 2018 - Saturday 14 Jul 2018

 

**** Fully Booked! ****

 

 

A chance to walk the coast, valleys and moors of North Yorkshire. The proposed programme will be linear walks and one circular walk. All walks are hilly and range from a tough 14.5 miles down to an easy 4 miles downhill. All the walks I am planning to do may be found by clicking on Details, then the links. Note the start times and dates may change when the summer bus and train time tables are published.

For those wishing to make their own arrangements and not walk every day here are a few suggestions. In Whitby bucket & spade on the beach, fossil hunting, Whitby Abbey, Dracula and the museum. Further afield Rievaulx Abbey & Terrace, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Pickering Castle, Scarborough Castle and York.

Transport

Make your own way to Whitby. Once there, except for the Hole of Horcum all walks will use either buses, trains or the steam railway. The day we do the Hole of Horcum we will drive out to Saltergate which is about 14 miles (30 mins) from Whitby. All the linear walks start from either Station Square (trains) or Victoria Square (buses).

Accommodation

Make your own arrangements at one of Whitby’s many holiday cottages, campsites, B&B and hotels. Please do your research as some cottage owners have an elastic view of location and on street parking in Whitby means no parking!

 

Whitby

Monday Pie & Quiz Night

Monday 09 Jul 2018 - Tuesday 10 Jul 2018

Come along at 1930 on Monday July 9th to the Kings Charles Pub at 29 New Street Worcester for a Meal & Fun quiz night, the quiz's will be a true & false & a picture quiz with Prizes for the winners.

The Pies are Pieminister very tasty, Delicious & Full.

Please confirm to Alan T if you would like to join in & confirm your Pie Choice, Mash Type & Pea Type or anything from the Menu either at  http://www.thekingcharleshouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/KC2-Menu-10.1.pdf or click on the side bar.

Please Pay on the Night or order your Discounted Groupon from https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/king-charles-restaurant-8 

King Charles Pie

Worcester Ramblers Committee Meeting

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018

Location: Tudor Room, Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club, Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 7SN

South Downs Way

Monday 10 Sep 2018 - Wednesday 19 Sep 2018

A number of us have decided to undertake a seventh long distance linear walk, this year along the South Downs Way.

The 100 miles long South Downs Way national trail begins at Winchester following the old routes and drove ways along the chalk escarpments and ridges of the South Downs to Eastbourne, running entirely within the new South Downs National Park

Its elevated position ensures the rewards of breath taking views across the English Channel and Isle of Wight to the south and over the wooded Weald and heathland ridges to the north.

It passes through a varied landscape of protected habitats including internationally important chalk rivers, internationally rare species of rich chalk grasslands and beautiful ancient woodland. The trail passes through or passes by five National Nature Reserves and dozens of Sites of Special Scientific Interest where stunning wildlife can be enjoyed at close hand.

We would greatly welcome other participants for all, individual or combinations of individual stages of the walk.  

Provisional Schedule

 

  1. Monday 10th September: Travel to accommodation
  2. Tuesday 11th September: Winchester to Exton (13 miles)
  3. Wednesday 12th September: Exton to Buriton (12 miles)
  4. Thursday 13th September: Buriton to Cocking (11 miles)
  5. Friday 14th September: Cocking to Amberley (14.5 miles)
  6. Saturday 15th September: Amberley to Botolphs (10 miles)
  7. Sunday 16th September: Botolphs to Housedean (15.5 miles)
  8. Monday 17th September: Housedean to Alfriston (14 miles)
  9. Tuesday 18th September: Alfriston to Eastbourne via Severn Sisters (10.5 miles) - [plus option to travel back home]
  10. Wednesday 19th September: travel back home (alternative option)

 

Logistics

Transport: The core group will be taking cars to handle the linear nature of the route and to access accommodation.  All additional participants must also be prepared to contribute their own car for transport.

Accommodation: The core group will be staying overnight from Monday 10th September through to Monday 17th / Tuesday 18th September inclusive at local pubs or rented accommodation. However, participants could base themselves anywhere convenient (B&B; camping; pub; hotel; youth hostel; rented accommodation etc.). 

We will head home on Tuesday 18th or Wednesday 19th September (depending upon preference) having completed the final stage.

Participants

The walk should suit individuals / couples who relish moderately strenuous terrain, flexible arrangements, convivial company and who have a well-developed sense of humour (although the route should be well marked, we will not have recce’d it in advance and stage parking might be challenging!)

Arrangements

All transport, accommodation and meal arrangements will be the responsibility of the individual participants. Members of the core group will lead each stage. I can provide more detailed information for anyone who is interested and co-ordinate matching car loads (for the linear logistics). We are still fine-tuning parking locations so start and end points for some of the individual stages may yet vary slightly.

Further Information

If you are interested in joining us for all or part of the Way, or would like any further information, please contact Cliff D. by clicking on my photo (or talk to me when you next see me). It is essential that we know well in advance if somebody is planning to join us in order to plan car sharing or in case there are any last-minute adjustments.

Maps: Ordnance Survey Explorer 121, 122 ande 123.

There is loads of information on the South Downs Way via Google. Click on the route link to see the whole route.

 

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Newquay

Sunday 28 Oct 2018 - Thursday 01 Nov 2018

We were lucky enough to get into the Group Holiday Show at the NEC on Thursday & make some good contacts for future Group Holidays, we had just come back on Tuesday from a Coach Holiday to Newquay & met the Groups Director of the Company at the show, I have been able to negotiate a Group deal with him for Next Oct to Newquay:   5 Days 4 Nights En suite Room. Full Breakfast of your choice including Fruit Juice, Cereals, Yogurt, Fruit, Evening Meal ( 3 Course plus Tea & Coffee) & Return Coach transfer from Worcester.   Hotel is the Barrowfield Newquay: See Website Photos   80 Rooms, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool with Hot Tub, Bar & Dance Floor, Coffee Shop, Lounge, Lift, Snooker & Games Rooms plus TV Lounge, Free Wi Fi in Public Areas 2 Mins from Sea, Tesco's & Bus Stops 8 Mins from Town Centre, 7 Mins to Wetherspoons   The Holiday will include:   At least 3 Led walks suitable for All, Possibly a Harder walk or 2 Coach Travel to & From Newquay & to & from the Walks (where applicable) Live Entertainment Each Night  A treat or 2!!   Total Cost is £159 pp - Single Supplement £10 pp (PLEASE NOTE I ONLY HAVE A FEW SINGLE ROOMS - Book early to be allocated a Single - Please share where possible.   NON Walkers/Partners are Very welcome as there is plenty to see & do & the Buses run very regularly.   DEPOSIT £30 pp Balance to be paid June 2018 - Please pay to Worcester Ramblers Account with your Ref Surname/Newq - Cheques made out to Worcester Ramblers & sent to  Alan Terry. Please e-mail me to book your place & I will confirm your Booking.   CLOSING DATE IS FRIDAY NOV 3rd 2017     PLEASE NOTE ALL DEPOSITS & BALANCES ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN PAID OUT.

 

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H F Holiday

Provisional Dates Friday 16 Nov 2018 - Monday 19 Nov 2018

Location to be Advised

North Island New Zealand

Provisional Dates Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 - Tuesday 19 Mar 2019

FEB/MARCH 2019 - CIRCA 4 WEEKS - NORTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND With STOP OVER ON RETURN (poss Langkwai)

Gower Peninsula

Provisional Dates Friday 26 Apr 2019 - Friday 03 May 2019

Please send expressions of interest to Jane 

A week on Gower (Friday to Friday)

Designated the UK's first Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) in 1956. As a peninsula located to the West of Swansea, Gower is blessed with award-winning beaches (one of them regularly features in the top 10 best beaches in the world). Clean, clear waters, hills, bridle paths, walkways, woodlands, castles, restaurants, country pubs and much more. 

Gower is one of the country's most popular walking destinations. A mix of awe inspiring coastal path with a complex geology influenced by past ice ages. Feast your eyes on the south coast's superb limestone scenery at Worm's Head and Oxwich Bay with salt marshes, dune systems and the Whiteford Lighthouse in the north. 

The proposed walking programme will be a mixture of circular and linear walk. 

Transport 

Make your own way to Gower with an opportunity to share a lift once we have the list of names. 

Accommodation 

We are in the process of block booking a number of self catering properties, therefore numbers will be limited and sharing would be appreciated.

However for those who like the outdoors, camping is an option situated across the road from the accommodation. 

More information will follow. 

Daish's Hotel Shanklin I O W

Saturday 08 Jun 2019

A 5 day 4 Night HB Coach break to Daish's Hotel Shanklin I-O-W - £134pp - POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR

The Daish's Hotel (https://www.daishs.com/isle-of-wight/daishs-hotel) offers an 18th Century Coaching Inn, in the High Street of Shanklin Town close to Shops Bars & a Bus stop outside the Hotel with the beach a 10 - 15  minute walk away and a variety of visitor attractions to explore, it's the perfect choice for a winter break. Price to Include: Coach Travel To & From Worcester & the Walks, HB En Suite Accommodation with Tea & Coffee Making facilities & Led Walks, We have not done any of the planned walks before & they are suitable for bad weather. 1 Suitcase each max weight 18 Kgs (Give to Coach Driver & it will be delivered to your room, On leaving put your case outside your room & it will be given to you when you disembark in Worcester). Live Nightly Entertainment, Lounges, Lift, Free WiFi in Lounge Areas  I do have a few Single Rooms at a £10 Supplement & Superior Rooms £30 per room.  Please feel free to bring your partners even if you or they do not want to walk. Please confirm to Alan T for details to transfer the full amount  or a £40 non refundable Deposit (Balance to be paid by Nov 30th 18)  to Alan Terry Holiday Account or send a cheque to Alan Terry   PLEASE NOTE ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE I HAVE PAID THEM OUT & YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN INSURANCE & SUPPLIER FAILURE COVER.

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Bulgaria

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 - Tuesday 01 Oct 2019

2 Weeks - BULGARIA - HOTEL -The price is circa £1050 Plus admission charges to Churches, Museums, Wine Tasting & Chair Lift Tickets approx 25 Euros, This includes UK Airport transfers, Sofia Airport Transfers 14 Nights en Suite Twin/Double Full Board Including including Afternoon Tea/Coffee with Cake & Unlimited Wine with Dinner, 13 days Guided and/or Sightseeing & all Transport 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IS AN EXTRA 150 EUROS

 

SEE PDF FILE FOR ITINERARY

Elan Valley

Friday 18 Oct 2019 - Sunday 20 Oct 2019

3 days 2 Nights Full Board with Led Walks: Fully inclusive weekend rate £159 per person

The Lodge is a Victorian building that has been extensively adapted and renovated to offer excellent en-suite accommodation for 36 people, fantastic food and a warm welcome at the end of your walks with afternoon tea and homemade cakes.  The Elan Estate was formed over 100 years ago with the building of a series of spectacular reservoirs. Most of the 73 square miles is protected by EC and UK conservation directives and much of it is designated as sites of special scientific interest. This creates an unrivalled walkers paradise, a haven for wildlife in a beautiful setting away from the crowds. The terrain is very varied with lakes, woodland, mountain and moors, the Elan Valley has it all. See the link for details.  

Your weekend break will include:

  • 2 nights’ bed and full breakfast in 12 twin en-suite, 2 single en-suite and 10 single rooms with shared en-suite facilities (2 bedrooms share 1 shower room) - NO SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
  • Two days packed lunches with a wide selection of sandwich fillings.
  • Three course evening meals Friday and Saturday.
  • Tea and coffee throughout your stay with home made cake Friday and Saturday afternoon. Licensed honesty bar with selection of wines and beers.

Local guides who will plan the walks to suit our party and the weather conditions.

Please feel free to bring your partners even if you or they do not want to walk.

Please confirm to Alan T if you would like a place reserved

PLEASE NOTE ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE I HAVE PAID THEM OUT & YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SUPPLIER FAILURE COVER.

 

 

 

 

Elan Lodge

Poland

Provisional Dates Sunday 20 Sep 2020 - Sunday 04 Oct 2020

Postponed due to requiring official Government approved Guides who are fully booked for Sept 17 

 

DETAILS & DATES TO FOLLOW

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