T03B Three Choirs Way, Day 2, Friday 2 June
Links between the three cathedral cities and county towns of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester date to the early 18th century with music festivals being held. This more recently established Three Choirs Way links the three cities passing through some of the landscapes that inspired some of England’s most famous classical music composers.
This walk will follow the 33-mile section between the cathedrals at Worcester and Gloucester. We will travel by coach to / from the start / finish for each day’s walk.
On Day 2 we walk from the car park to the Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point in the county at 425 metres. Assuming good weather we shall have a well earned rest and a chance to admire the view. The River Severn and the Cotswold ridge are to the east; Herefordshire and the Black Mountains to the west. We then walk south and down to the Wyche Cutting where a minor road crosses the ridge. We then start the climb up Perseverance Hill, followed by many more lesser hills to British Camp. The Way continues below the summit of Herefordshire Beacon with its Iron age hill fort, to Clutter’s Cave and then Swinyard Hill with good views across the Eastnor estate. We descend through Gullet Wood and bypassing the summit of Midsummer Hill we reach the end of Day 2 at Hollybush.
There are many hills on this walk, some steep, some long, some steep and long. There are also lots of stiles and some sections of road walking. We will have time to stop and look at points of interest, the wildlife – flora and fauna and time to admire the views.
Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink each day. Bring plenty of sun cream and suitable clothing. Remember it can be much cooler on the tops of the Malvern Hills compared to the valley below.
|Date:||2nd June 2023|
|Start time:||9:00 am|
|Walk leader:||Tim Lawrence|
Park and meet at Malvern Link Station
|Grid reference:||SO 774470|
Free car park in Newtown Road close to the junction with Worcester Road