Malvern Civic Society

Country Walks

There will be six Country Walks during 2021 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 further information please contact Clive Rayment on

Booking a place on a walk

No booking is required, just turn up for a walk at the meeting point and time given on the website and in the Society’s monthly email of events. There is no charge. If you need any information about the walks, contact Clive Rayment on e-mail:

This year’s walks

Country Walk : “Around Stephen Ballard” @ Downs School
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will meet up at the end of Brockhill Road by the Downs School (Post Code WR13 6EY). From the school we will make our way through the Purlieu, past some notable sites and onto the Wyche Free Church, walking above Jubilee Drive, to the Chase Inn for lunch (subject to any prevailing Covid19 restrictions) Telephone 01684 540276 for details. Downhill through “tree heaven” and the smoke vents from the railway tunnel to Stephen Ballard’s house and then back to the garden at the Downs school. Lunch will be taken mid walk. Dogs would need to be on leads. There are four stiles and some steep paths where a stick would be handy. Stout boots will be essential as we will be walking mainly on footpaths. The walk is approximately 4 miles and with a stop for lunch, will take about 3 hours and is rated as moderate. The walk is being led by Diana and Dick Stockford.