A ‘Walking History’ of Linton near Ross on Wye. The attraction of this walk for me is not only that Linton was where my family lived but also this is a chance to share some of Linton’s story -past & present with you. Linton can be reached by travelling down the M50 and exiting at Junction 3. Allow between 35 and 40 minutes for your journey to Linton from Malvern.
Date: Thursday, 21 April.10.30am.
Where to Meet. We meet in the car park of the Alma Inn. HR9 7RY. OS 660255 Please use the lower car park which has space for 10 cars. The landlord will be expecting you.
This is a circular walk through countryside, of about 3 miles. Part of the walk is across fields (perhaps muddy) and there are two steep hills. You will need to wear walking boots or stout shoes. Walking Poles might help as well. There are 3 stiles. An easy/moderately easy walk. Part of the walk is on minor roads.
Distance The approximate distance is 3 miles and the likely time needed to complete the walk is about one and a half hours. This includes a look inside Linton church described as ‘a church, on a ridge, at the center of an important, probably royal, Anglo-Saxon estate’.
Lunch will be available in the Alma Inn after the walk. The pub can be contacted on: 01989 720355 or by looking on their website: www.almainnlinton.co.uk. The Landlord suggests that you book your lunch online or once you have parked up on the day of the walk.
Dogs are not welcome on this walk because of the amount of livestock, in particular cattle, in a number of the fields.
Points of interest. Linton appears a rather undistinguished village adjacent to the M50. But for me, there is historic interest as there is in almost any village. I always get excited walking along ‘Cut Throat’ lane, now little more than a track, which was the ‘King’s Highway’ in 1270 and the main road from Ross on Wye to Gloucester.