Long Distance Walks

 

 

For more photos on or near Wyche Way, click here (link to Geograph)

 

Large scale OS maps can be found at Streetmap here.

 

The latest successful programme of walks along the Leicestershire Round comes to a succesful conclusion in 2019.

 

Our next challenge will be the Wyche Way.  The Wyche Way is a long distance path, created in 2015, that links two national trails, Offa's Dyke Path and the Cotswold Way.

 

The name is best known from an old 'Saltway' crossing of the Malvern Hills known as The Wyche Cutting, used by packhorse transport in the middle ages for salt from Droitwich to South Wales.

 

The walks programme for 2019 is as follows:

  • Launde Abbey to Thorpe Satchville (LR)
  • Thorpe Satchville to Rearsby (LR) - 
  • Rearsby to Woodhouse Eaves (LR)
  • Woodhouse Eaves to Markfield (LR)

 

  • Kington to Weobley (WW)
  • Weobley to Bodenham (WW)
  • Bodenham to Nr. Bishops Frome (WW)
  • Nr Bishops Frome to Cradley (WW)

 

The walks are between 8 and 11 miles each.  Details of how to join up for the programme can be found below.

 

For dates and details of other Sunday walks, click here.

 

 

The anticipated cost of coach travel for 8 trips, payable in advance, is currently being calculated, as is the cost of a single one off trip (when available).

 

The Johnsons coach leaves Brueton Park, Solihull at 8.00am prompt on the respective dates, and usually arrives back at Solihull between 17.00-18.30 hours.

 

Each Sunday walk is generally between 9 and 11 miles, and arrangements are usually planned for a pub stop at the end of day's walk, enabling us to socialise, which has proved to be very popular with existing participants.

 

On each walk we pause for a morning coffee break, followed later by a pre packed lunch break

 

All COMMUNICATION to our group members HAS TO BE VIA EMAIL & MOBILE TELEPHONE.

 

During the walking season, a monthly email is sent to all walkers, approximately a week before the walk, updating details for the forthcoming Sunday and advice on how to contact if unable to walk at the last minute for some reason or other. 


As we normally book a 40+ seater coach, there is spare capacity for newcomers, who would be most welcome. The number of people signed up determines the number and cost of one-off attendancesm (payable on the day) when there are spaces.

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For further information, please contact David White on 01789 470051 or 07773 292558 or mail to whitesquinag@gmail.com.

 

If you would like to volunteer leading a walk of any kind, please contact Dave Higgins at walks@heartofenglandway.org .

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