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5 mile Circular Walk West of Inkberrow

  

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This short circular walk starts from the green in delightful village of Inkberrow. The walk is mostly flat and crosses some delightful farmland with an opportunity to visit Inkberrow Church dating from the 13th century, and take refreshments at a choice of pubs in the village.

For part of the walk, you will enjoy the delights of The Millennium Way  where you will be guided by the distinctive green Millennium Way waymarkers

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   From the village green turn left down the main A422 road past Lilac Cottage & Oak Tree Cottage turning right into Stonepit Lane, continuing gently uphill past Greens Croft Way and after approx 100 yds turn right to take a public footpath immediately after house number 22. Keep ahead on partially grassed path soon to walk with hedge left and houses right, eventually crossing a stile where you will see a green Millennium Way waymarker. Go with hedge left for 70 paces, then immediately turn sharp left where the hedge ends   ( there is a waymarker post here ) - (here we leave the Millennium Way for a while) and continue along edge of field with hedge left. The headland here is often overgrown.  ( Ahead you have a good view of the Malvern Hills.) Continue around two sides of the field with hedge left looking carefully on the second side to  take narrow gap, with way post left, to road. Take kissing gate on opposite side of road, then immediately take gap right with missing gate.

  Go  diagonally across field to take a damaged / rudimentary stile in far corner or go through adjacent gated gap. Continue 1/2 right on the same heading to cross the next field diagonally passing under power lines to find corner stile. Take stile and also the one immediately opposite to next field to continue along field edge on an ill-defined path with hedge right to pass under power cables. Approx 200 paces after passing under the power cables look out for a wide hedge gap on right. ( This gap is about 40 paces after the second lone tree .)  Take gap then go left to continue on same line but now with hedge left passing under power cables to reach vehicle track at the field corner gap. Cross track and continue down field with hedge left to eventually cross double stile footbridge.  Continue around next field keeping hedge left. After approximately 250 yds ( just past a group of trees ) you come to a hedge gap on left with a narrow path coming in from the right. Ignore the gap and turn right here to take this narrow path across the field to reach hedge corner, then bear left keeping hedge left to find corner double fence stiles. Take stiles into next field then bear diagonally half right towards small barn behind which you will find a waymarked gate. Take gate and go forward to the T-junction and turn left along the track.

  Continue down this farm access track to reach road then turn left. Pass by entrance to Stockwood Lodge Farm, ( ignore wooden bridge left ) and continue past farm buildings and green railings to enter a very large field. Stay on same heading directly across the field towards the line of trees and a visible waypost at hedge gap. Continue through this wide gap into next field, cross the field between two lone trees to reach edge of wood where there is another waypost at the corner. Turn left here following the bridleway keeping wood on your right. Coming to another waypost follow waymarker slightly left cutting off the corner of the field to meet up with edge of wood directly ahead.  On reaching the wood bear left to follow around to a gap where you will see another waypost. Turn right at the waypost keeping wood right. At the corner of field turn right for a few paces then left to find track. Go down track keeping house on right eventually reaching an attractive church in Dormston. Go past the church to T-junction and turn left onto Dormston Lane.

   Continue along the road  for 1/2 mile passing the entrance to Dormston Manor and crossing stream to stay gently uphill to reach Hill Farm House on right and Hill Farm on left.

    Next to Hill Farm we turn left through fence by metal gate where you have now rejoined The Millennium    Way and will again see the green Millennium Way waymarker.  At the end of the outbuildings continue ahead with hedge left to field edge gap. Continue ahead with hedge left and at the end of the hedge, find waypost and bear slightly left across field, to find a barely visible yellow topped waypost 15 paces in from corner of field. Enter small coppice veering slightly left to exit by gate into right hand field.  Go diagonally across centre of field towards another barely visible yellow topped waymarker post at top of field just to left of copse of trees. Go ahead through gap on partially grassed corridor initially with hedge left then cross field diagonally under two lines of power cables to reach wide gated gap with visible waypost.

   Go through gated gap following green Millennium Way waymarker then go forward to cross narrow track towards fence. Stay with fence right to reach and take a large metal gate, then pass between barns (L) and farmhouse (R). After passing between barns and farmhouse go left for 20 paces to find metal gate right with waymarker. Take gate and go with fence right to take double stile and wooden bridge ( often overgrown ) into next field.  Go directly across field to take stile and ditch bridge.  Go 1/4 left across field to take wooden gate and then for a few paces to take stile in  hedge gap to next field. Stay with hedge left to take wooden gate in corner of field then stay ahead on rough track past houses  to take further small wooden gate to left of 5 bar gate. Continue on track to the road then go slightly left to cross road to take steps up to alleyway between properties and continue past recently built housing until the walkway ends at the first public footpath previously walked at the start of Section A. Turn right, then turn left down Stonepit Lane to reach the main road. Turn left to arrive back at the village green

Archers fans will recognize the half timbered black and white Old Bull near the village green as the well known fictional Ambridge pub. It is said that William Shakespeare stayed here whilst on his way to Worcester to collect his marriage certificate.

All the paths, bridleways and roads we have used in these instructions are public rights of way as designated on Ordnance Survey maps. Following the instructions and walking tips on this web site in no way constitutes any liability on 41 Club that such routes or tips are safe or suitable. 

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