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A Circular walk around the grounds of the National Trust property; Croome Park, following the Croome River in places. This walk is being led by John Chugg who has some great stories to tell of life at Croome Park. This walk affords some great views which include Croome Court itself and the “outer eye catchers” built by the 6th Earl of Coventry. There is plenty of car parking on site.
Date and time of Walk: Saturday 15th October 2022 starting at 10am.
Where to meet. We meet at the Church in Croome Park and immediately take in the views of the Malvern Hill and surrounding countryside. This means you will pass through reception first before starting the walk. National Trust members will need to show their membership cards and non-members will have to pay the entry fee of £13 per adult.
Where does the walk go, estimate of difficulty and recommended footwear? This is a circular walk of Capability Brown’s landscaped park, following the river Croome in places and climbing onto higher ground to take in the views. The walk is rated moderate to easy with just one significant hill to climb. The ground will be undulating in places and we will be walking across fairly long grass in places which is likely to be wet. Walking boots are recommended. At the end of the walk and a lunch break there will be an opportunity to have a guided tour of The Court and the chance to see some of the treasured items, not normally seen by the public.
Approximate distance and estimate of time needed to complete walk. The walk will take a minimum of two hours and this will depend on the number of stops we make. The walk will cover about four miles.
Arrangements of Lunch. There is a 1940’s style canteen serving a choice of both hot and cold meals. There is no need to book.
Whether dogs would be welcome. Dogs are allowed but they must be kept on a lead at all times. They will not be allowed into the canteen, The Court, Church or RAF Museum.
Details of possible hazards/difficulties: There are no stiles or gates to climb over on this walk. Footpaths could be wet and slippery if it has been raining. Take care on uneven surfaces.
How do I join the walk? If you would like to join the walk please use this link to go to TicketSource to register your place on the walk. There is no charge for participating in our walks but you do need to book a place on the walk. However, non-members of the National Trust will be charged an entry fee of £13 per adult. For further information, contact Clive Rayment on: firstname.lastname@example.org