Malvern Civic Society

Country Walks

There will be eight Country Walks during 2022 taking place on the dates shown below, including a Post-Christmas walk. There will be a mix of demanding, moderate and relatively easy walks. There is no charge for participating in our walks and details of each walk will be given in the Society’s regular e-mail and on this site. For more details contact Clive Rayment at countrywalks@malverncivicsociety.org.uk

Booking a place on a walk

Please book each walk on TicketSource and do not simply arrive on the day! There is no charge if booked online.

This year’s walks

May
21
Sat
Country Walk: Ragged Stone Hill and Chase End @ Malvern Hills Trust Car Park
May 21 @ 12:00 pm

Starting at Hollybush a walk through the woods skirting Ragged Stone Hill and Chase End to the east and emerging onto Chase End – where, hopefully, there will be a stunning display of bluebells.

Date and time of Walk and where to meet. Saturday 21st May 2022 at 10am. We meet at the Malvern Hills Trust Car park at Hollybush – GR 759369 – if the car park gets full, there is an overflow car park at the top of golden valley – GR 767368 (1KM away). There is a charge of £4.60 for parking, payable by credit or debit card, unless you hold a valid pass.

Where does the walk go and estimate of difficulty? From Hollybush we walk south to Chase End Hill and return. The difficulty of the walk is estimated as moderate. Walking boots are recommended – especially if it has been raining.

Approximate distance and estimate of time needed to complete walk. The distance is estimated at 6KM – 2 hrs plus “wandering” time to complete the walk.

Any arrangements for lunch (where and how to book if needed). Please make your own arrangements for lunch. One suggestion is The Farmers Arms, Birts Street, Birtsmorton WR13 6AP.  Phone 01684 833308 or view their website: www.farmersarmsbirtsmorton.co.uk . Please check with the pub about dogs.

Dogs. Dogs would be welcome on the walk but always subject to control by their owners.

Points of interest. Birds, wild flowers and plenty of interesting trees. Lots of photo opportunities.

Details of possible hazards/difficulties: stiles (how many) steep paths, possibly muddy/slippery paths, livestock, ditches/small streams to be crossed, walking on roads, charges for parking, entry to grounds etc, others?

One low stile, possible to avoid but adds 250m to the walk. Short uphill and downhill sections.

Walk Leader, Philip Robinson can be contacted on 01684 893490 or 07870 329959 if you have any questions.

How to book a place on this walk? If you would like to join us on this walk please book a place on the walk with TicketSource.

Enjoy your walk.

Jun
18
Sat
Country Walk : A walk to enjoy the glorious wild flowers at the Knapp & Papermill Nature Reserve @ Knapp & Papermill Nature Reserve
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meeting Point: We meet at the Reserve; Bridges Stone, Nr. Alfrick, Worcester WR6 5HR. Parking is limited at the reserve but we have permission to use a nearby field for this. There are toilets and a disabled toilet available on site.

Distance: A leisurely stroll of about 3 miles taking approx. 2 hours.

Route/ Terrain: The reserve consists of old valley meadows, woodland and orchard. However, paths will be uneven and steep with steps in places which can be slippery and muddy when wet. We will be walking along the edge of the Leigh Brook. Apart from the main entrance, most access points have kissing gates so there are few if any stiles. Stout walking shoes or walking boots, if wet, are recommended. The walk is rated as relatively easy.

Main Features: We are being taken on a tour of the reserve and have chosen the month of June for this walk because we hope the wild flowers will be at their best, particularly the wild orchards. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead.

Lunch: No arrangements have been made for lunch but there is a small picnic area at the reserve that could be used. The nearest pub looks to be The Nelson Inn, Longley Green, Suckley. WR6 5EF. Phone; 01886 884530.

Leader: Brian Iles

         If you would like to join us on this walk please book via TicketSource. There is no charge for participating in our walks but you do need to book a place rather than just show up on the day. For further information, contact Clive Rayment on: countrywalks@malverncivicsociety.org.uk

Jul
16
Sat
Country Walk
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am

Details of this walk, the start time and location will be provided in due course.

Sep
15
Thu
Heritage Open Days Country Walk
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm

Details of this walk, the start time and location will be provided in due course.

Oct
15
Sat
Country Walk
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am

Details of this walk, the start time and location will be provided in due course.

Dec
29
Thu
Christmas / New Year Walk
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm

Details of this walk, the start time and location will be provided in due course.