5 Day Challenge

Take the "5 Day Challenge"

Andy Ventress is doing the 5 day challenge in September 2020 - watch this space

David and Helen Webley have gone one better than our 5 day challenge and done a 4 day challenge. They did this over the August Bank Holiday Weekend 2020 to celebrate their 1st Wedding Anniversary and to raise money for the Cleft Palate Association. They finished almost in the dark each day and actually did 109 miles in total.  Well done to the "Walking Webleys"!

Jon Meadows from Shirley 41 Club and his son Ben completed the 5 Day Challenge in March 2020 just before lockdown.  It was wet underfoot but they managed it raising £1600 for the RNLI - well done to you both.

5 Day Challenge Map

Each Shire County has its own unique characteristics:

 

Worcestershire with its rolling countryside, rivers and views of the Malvern Hills

Warwickshire boasts the Forest of Arden and some historic towns with castles and country houses galore. There are two canals to explore.

Solihull has several lovely villages and National Trust locations such as Packwood and Chaddesley Clinton

Northamptonshire is shrouded in history and has many villages with their typical brown stone walls and beautiful churches. Get away from it all!

Truly a walk of a lifetime and all yours in 5 days!


 

Legs

Walking a touch over 20 miles a day would suggest the following legs (see map above):

  • Middleton Cheney to Napton 20 miles
  • Napton to Kenilworth 22 miles
  • Kenilworth to Hockley Heath 24 miles - (or Packwood plus taxi to even mileage out)
  • Hockley Heath to Inkberrow 20 miles 
  • Inkberrow to Pershore 17 miles

Our "accommodation" page suggests some overnight stops near these 6 places and we have listed some taxi companies to help getting you to and from the accommodation. Our "pubs" page has many more pubs and accommodation suggestions, but quite a few are on our circulars, not the linear trail.

Both ends of the Millennium Way are served by bus/rail connections

Best of luck and when you have finished be sure to ask for your certificate and your place on our Roll of Honour