Programme

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Walks

Kingsford And Wolverley

Kingsford And Wolverley

Saturday 18 Aug 2018 @ 10:00

14.5 km (9 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Bishampton

Bishampton

Early start. Thursday 23 Aug 2018 @ 09:45

11.5 km (7 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.

Cradley

Cradley

Early start. Thursday 30 Aug 2018 @ 09:30

13 km (8 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Mamble Amble

Mamble Amble

Saturday 01 Sep 2018 @ 10:00

13 km (8 miles), Loop, 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.

(Hols) Alfriston To Eastbourne

(Hols) Alfriston To Eastbourne

Early start. Tuesday 18 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

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

Knightwick And Suckley Hills

Knightwick And Suckley Hills

Saturday 22 Sep 2018 @ 10:00

14.5 km (9 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Wyche Way 7 - Ashton Under Hill To Broadway

Wyche Way 7 - Ashton Under Hill To Broadway

Early start. Saturday 29 Sep 2018 @ 08:30

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

Hampton Loade And Dudmaston Estate

Hampton Loade And Dudmaston Estate

Saturday 13 Oct 2018 @ 10:00

17.5 km (11 miles), Loop, Moderate.

AGM - Abberley (Waiting Review)

Saturday 03 Nov 2018

Bromyard Downs

Bromyard Downs

Saturday 10 Nov 2018 @ 10:00

14.5 km (9 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Christmas Lunch Walk

Christmas Lunch Walk

Saturday 08 Dec 2018 @ 10:00

14.5 km (9 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Christmas Lunch Walk (Waiting Review)

Saturday 08 Dec 2018

The Wyche Way - Booking For Coach Now Open

Saturday 25 Aug 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 6 & 7, on 25th August  and 29th September

The meeting point for the coach for these sections is back at the Countryside Centre. We will depart promptly at 08:30am.

Please send your name, which walk when you are booking to Heather Fraser and pay £10 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 Wyche Way

Worcester Ramblers Committee Meeting

Wednesday 05 Sep 2018

Location: Oak 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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Christmas Dinner Galton Arms Himbleton

Saturday 08 Dec 2018

The Galton Arms Himbleton - Details to Follow

Gower Peninsula

Friday 26 Apr 2019 - Friday 03 May 2019

These dates are now confirmed

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. 

Thank you to all those who have confirmed their attendance and wish the holiday to go ahead. Please note it is now fully booked.  However, anyone else interested can go onto a reserve list.

More information will follow. 

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