A bracing circular walk on Bredon Hill.

Eleven members met in the beautiful village of Overbury for a circular walk on Bredon Hill. There was competition for parking as some of the streets had been “coned off” because the Overbury Court Gardens were open to the public.

To start with, the weather threatened rain with dark clouds flying across the sky. In the event, all we suffered was a short spell of drizzle.

During a coffee break on reaching the top of the hill, Adrian provided coffee cakes to mark “National Coffee Cake Day” (though which nation, we weren’t sure, but a good excuse to indulge).

From this point we were buffeted about with strong gusting winds, but were able to enjoy some of the amazing views in all directions: Pershore; the Malvern Hills; Croome Court.

We had a further break for lunch at Parsons Folly, where some of the party sought shelter from the wind behind the folly, while others climbed down into a gully.

The walk back was a gentle descent of the hill into the village of Kemerton and then back to Overton. Those seeking sustenance after the walk were able to choose between tea and cakes in the Village Hall or the pub in Kemerton.

Note from Chris T (GC) - Thanks Giles and Adrian for a great and enjoyable walk, also Storm Kathleen for blowing any cobwebs away!


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