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The South Midlands walk over Bredon Hill on 9th September 2018

<2>The Bredon Hill Walk on 9th September 2018

On 9th September 2018, 22 GOC members from the South Midlands and Western Midlands Groups including a visitor from Brazil went for quite a strenuous 10 mile walk over Bredon Hill, just south of Pershore.  After meeting at Eckington Wharf, on the banks of the river Severn, they walked into Eckington village before heading across fields to St Catherine’s Farm and Woollas Hall.  From Woollas Hall their path turned steeply uphill.  After a lot of whinging about the lack of a coffee stop and the steepness of the hill, they finally reached the Banbury Stone Tower by which time they had really earned their lunch.  From there they enjoyed fabulous views westwards to the Malverns, northwards over the Vale of Evesham and southwards to the Cotswolds in the distance.

After that, it was downhill all the way via Cames Wood to Great Comberton where they rested their weary lallies in the churchyard and admired the village church.  Their route then took them over Nafford locks and back to their start point via Lower End Farm and the Grange in Birlingham.  At one point the public footpath took them through somebody’s back garden before taking them back to Eckington Wharf.  They then returned to Eckington village where they enjoyed a well-deserved drink in the Bell Inn.

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