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Sunday Walks - September 24th 2017

The Walton Wobbler Cycle Event

 

Sponsor: Red Kite Fostering

It is with regret we have been forced to cancel the Walton Wobbler cycling event. The additional insurance cost for this event has made it unviable.

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Packed Lunch No
£7.50
Walk Code: Su1
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Delights of the Arrow Valley, Pembridge to Kington

 

Sponsor: Old Chapel Gallery

Meet at Mill Street car park, Kington at 9.45am to take the mini bus to Pembridge. We will have a short tour through the centre of this ancient village, then head north west over the river Arrow to Staunton on Arrow. We pass the Motte and Bailey, then meander over gentle hills and valleys to Titley Junction. Following a well-defined path through woodland and onto meadows we return to Kington. The walk is mainly on field paths and involves crossing a number of stiles.

Bring a packed lunch.

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su2
  • Grade 3
  • Length 9 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 09:45am
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 295 565
  • Total Places 14
  • Packed Lunch Yes you need to bring one
  • Price £10.50 including transport
£10.50
Walk Code: Su2
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Birches Farm Nature Walk

 

Sponsor: The Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT)

This walk explores the past, present and future of Birches Farm, the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust's reserve (at time of press not yet open to the public). The Farm is now recognised as a nationally significant site by DEFRA and Natural England, and has been designated England’s newest Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The walk leader will talk about the flora and fauna found on the farm and describe how the traditional farming techniques led to such biodiversity. Birches Farm is a fantastic example of a landscape influenced by man and nature. Birches Farm is 2.5 miles south of Kington on the A4111.

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su3
  • Leader To be confirmed
  • Grade 1
  • Length 2 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 10:00am
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 296 538
  • Total Places 20
  • Packed Lunch No
  • Price £5.50
£5.50
Walk Code: Su3
In Stock: 3
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The Historic Radnor Valley

 

Sponsor: The Harp Inn

The walk begins and ends at Old Radnor Church which possesses a superb late medieval rood screen. Due to its elevated position, it enjoys an excellent view over the historically important Walton Basin, an area of Radnorshire which has been continuously settled since prehistoric times. A sketch map will be provided and archaeologist Bill Britnell will accompany the walk to explain the layers and chronology of the settlement of the valley. Refreshments will be provided at the start of the walk by The Harp Inn.

If you are intending to eat at The Harp at the end of the walk, booking is advisable.

 

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su4
  • Grade 2
  • Length 5 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 10:00am
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 250 591
  • Total Places 20
  • Packed Lunch No
  • Price £5.50 including refreshments at start
£5.50
Walk Code: Su4
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Ramble around Huntington Parish to meet the Alpacas

 

Sponsor: Ashtoledo Alpacas

After leaving Huntington Village Hall we will briefly explore the remains of Huntington Castle, then head off along a delightful bridleway to eventually join a section of Offa’s Dyke as it heads up to Dysgwylfa, an area of common land overlooking Huntington. Here, weather permitting, we will enjoy a magnificent 360 degree panorama that takes in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Radnor Forest, and the Shropshire and Malvern Hills. We will then head off to meet Dee and her herd of Alpacas, where we will also stop for a welcome cup of tea and eat our packed lunches. (Hand knitted Alpaca wool items will be available for purchase). When it is time to leave, we head back across fields to Huntington Village and the charming St Thomas a Becket Church before returning to the cars.

alpacas

Bring a packed lunch.

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su5
  • Grade 2
  • Length 6 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 10:00am
  • Duration 4-5hrs depending on time spent with Alpacas
  • Meeting Point SO 248 537
  • Total Places 20
  • Packed Lunch Yes you need to bring one
  • Price £7.50
£7.50
Walk Code: Su5
In Stock: 5
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Wylfre - a Hidden Gem

 

We take the footpath opposite the Hundred House Inn, which runs initially alongside the River Edw, then a former streambed, through to a road. Then, following an unfenced lane, bridleways and paths, we emerge on the open slopes of Wylfre. Here there are stunning views and when we reach the trig point at 410 metres, we are treated to a 360° panorama of the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Continuing on high ground, we pass two hill-top pools, one of which will be our lunch stop, from there we descend back to the lane and eventually through the fields to the banks of the River Edw.

Bring a packed lunch.

Additional Info

£7.50
Walk Code: Su6
In Stock: 3
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The Land Beyond Hergest

 

Many people are familiar with the walk up onto Hergest Ridge, but what happens beyond? Starting in Kington, this walk follows the Offa’s Dyke Trail up onto the ridge and down to Gladestry with wonderful views on a clear day across to the Brecon Beacons, and over to the Radnorshire hills. We then take an old droving trail to the small village of Huntington with its ancient castle mound, and make our way through field tracks to Lower Hergest road, returning to Kington via the beautiful Park Wood, known for its specimen trees and shrubs. A varied walk involving some climbing and fairly gentle descents, with panoramic views, a bit of history, and some fascinating trees.

Bring a packed lunch.

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su7
  • Grade 3
  • Length 11 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 10:00am
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 292 567
  • Total Places 20
  • Packed Lunch Yes you need to bring one
  • Price £7.50
£7.50
Walk Code: Su7
In Stock: 15
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Knill – A Thankful Village

 

This walk starts and finishes at St Michael's Church where a plaque records the gratitude of the village for the safe return of all its servicemen from duty in WWI, a rare occurrence even in sparsely populated areas. The walk starts with a steep ascent through Knill Garroway Wood to Knill Garroway and Rushock hills, and returns to Knill on the Offa's Dyke path via a steepish descent where the views over the Knill valley are sensational.

Bring a mid morning snack.

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su8
  • Grade 3
  • Length 5 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 10:00am
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 291 605
  • Total Places 20
  • Packed Lunch No
  • Price £5.50
£5.50
Walk Code: Su8
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Circular from Hay Bluff car park with Longtown Mountain Rescue

 

Sponsor: Longtown Mountain Rescue

The walk starts at Hay Bluff car park, climbs to the trig on Hay Bluff before continuing down the Offa's Dyke path as far as the crash site of an Airspeed Oxford. From this point we follow a path into the steep sided head of the Olchon Valley and down the valley.  At the foot of this path there is a short section on a very quiet road before breaking out onto the hill again at the foot of the Cat's Back Ridge.  We climb this to reach a ridge of slabby pavement rock, with great views into the Brecon Beacons on one side and Herefordshire and Shropshire on the other.  At the end of the ridge we reach the trig point of Blackhill before following the escarpment round back to the Offa's Dyke path, which we descend back to the Hay Bluff car park.

Bring a packed lunch.

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su9
  • Grade 4
  • Length 9 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 10:00am
  • Duration 7 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 239 373
  • Total Places 20
  • Packed Lunch Yes you need to bring one
  • Price £7.50
£7.50
Walk Code: Su9
In Stock: 18
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The Nature, History and Future of an Obscure Rural Parish

 

A gentle wander through the life of Almeley Parish through the ages. The amazing facts and stories surrounding a small village no one has heard of, and some imaginary visions of life in a rural future. The walk includes the gardens and grounds of Newport House open with the kind permission of the owner. The route involves some steep slopes, ten stiles and possibly muddy conditions depending on the weather. Good, strong footwear required. Drinks and lunches will be available at the Almeley Market and Deli at the Bells Inn at mid-day, though a packed lunch is accepted.

Either bring money for food or alternatively a packed lunch.

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su10
  • Grade 2
  • Length 6 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 10:30am
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 312 514
  • Total Places 20
  • Packed Lunch No
  • Price £7.50 Either bring money for food or a packed lunch
£7.50
Walk Code: Su10
In Stock: 13
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Don't Stop Me Now, an event for the less able bodied. (Including Scooter hire)

 

Sponsor: Red Kite Fostering and Freedom Wizard

A walk designed for the less able bodied. This is a guided walk to the summit of Hergest Ridge that passes Hergest Croft, The Whet Stone, The Monkey Puzzle Trees and Hergest Trig Point. This will be a fantastic opportunity for those less mobile to enjoy the amazing sights, smells and sounds of the countryside that overlooks Kington. Those who have their own off road mobility scooters are welcome to join us . All scooters must be capable of travelling across difficult terrain and have enough power for a 10km journey. Freedom Wizard will be assisting Red Kite Fostering in this event by making available a limited number of off road scooter, details of the scooters used can be seen on their website www.freedomwizard.co.uk This expedition starts at Red Kite HQ at 11am and will return by 3pm. 

The start and finish is at Red Kite HQ and all those who complete the course will receive a medal and free refreshments.

There will be three off-road scooters available.  Participants are expected to visit Red Kite the day before to familiarise themselves with the scooters.

Supporters are welcome to join the walk free of charge, there is no need to book.

Book Su11a only if you require the use of a Freedom Wizard Scooter. If using your own Scooter or walking please use Su11b below

 

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su11a
  • Grade 2
  • Length 5 miles
  • Date Friday, 21 September 2012
  • Start Time 11:00am
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 300 568
  • Total Places 3
  • Packed Lunch No
  • Price £5.50
£5.50
Walk Code: SU11a
In Stock: 2
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Don't Stop Me Now, an event for the less able bodied. (With your own Scooter)

 

Sponsor: Red Kite Fostering and Freedow Wizard

A walk designed for the less able bodied. This is a guided walk to the summit of Hergest Ridge that passes Hergest Croft, The Whet Stone, The Monkey Puzzle Trees and Hergest Trig Point. This will be a fantastic opportunity for those less mobile to enjoy the amazing sights, smells and sounds of the countryside that overlooks Kington. Able bodied walkers are welcome to join us as are those who have their own off road mobility scooters. All scooters must be capable of travelling across difficult terrain and have enough power for a 10km journey. This expedition starts at Red Kite HQ at 11am and will return by 3pm.

The start and finish is at Red Kite HQ and all those who complete the course will receive a medal and free refreshments.

Supporters are welcome to join the walk free of charge, there is no need to book.

If you require the use of a Freedom Wizard scooter please use Su11a above

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su11b
  • Grade 2
  • Length 5 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 11:00am
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 300 568
  • Total Places 7
  • Packed Lunch No
  • Price £5.50
£5.50
Walk Code: Su11b
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A talk and walk on Dolyhir and Strinds Quarries

 

Meet at Dolyhir quarry (off the B4594) for a talk on its geology, production and recent history. There will be a safety briefing and issuing of safety equipment before we set off for a walk inside the quarry.

Additional Info

  • Walk Number Su12
  • Grade 1
  • Length 3 miles
  • Date Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • Start Time 2:30pm
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Meeting Point SO 245 581
  • Total Places 20
  • Packed Lunch No
  • Price £5.50
£5.50
Walk Code: Su12
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