Walking Festival

WORCESTERSHIRE MILLENNIUM WAY WALKING FESTIVAL

2020 Festival is cancelled due to uncertainty with Coronavirus pandemic

The Millennium Way team from 41 Club, in association with Worcestershire County Council, is organising its second 4 day Walking Festival in September 2019. It features 8 of our fabulous circular walks through the lovely Worcestershire countryside, one each morning and one each afternoon. You can see all the routes from our home page. They are between 3 and 8 miles in length. There is also a walk specially set up for the less able, which is known as the Easy Access Walk. This is for cross country wheelchairs and those with physical restrictions.

Booking in is easy and free, although we ask for a donation at the start of each route to cover some of our expenses. Just click "here for the booking page"   and give a few details and you are booked. If you do not book and then turn up, you take the risk the walk will be full.

Starting times are below and on the booking form. We will depart promptly so please arrive 15 minutes before your booked time. There will be guides to help with advice and the route, but walkers need to come prepared with suitable clothing for the expected weather, decent footware and some snacks and drink. We will take as much care as we can to point out any hazards, but we are walking in the countryside, which has fences, gates, bridges, barbed wire, stiles, uneven ground, farm animals etc to contend with. The terrain is mostly gently undulating.  Children can be accommodated as long as they have a supervising adult and can keep up with adult walkers. Dogs are not permitted on festival guided walks, but are usually welcome on the Millennium Way, subject to observance of the Countryside Code. If you have an Assistance dog please contact us to discuss how we can help. 

In order to run the event and communicate with you now and in the future, we hold your name, contact details and town of residence. These details will not be shared with anyone.

THE PROGRAM FOR 2019 will go east from Pershore, rather than west towards Pershore as we did last year. In addition we have started on Thursday and will finish on Sunday.

Thursday 5th September at 9.15am: Circular Walk 41 - 8 miles (or 6!) starting at Pershore Bridge - 7 stiles 

Thursday 5th September at 1.30pm: Circular Walk 37 - 7 miles starting at Feli's Bar WR7 4RJ - 11 stiles

Friday 6th September at 9.15am: Circular Walk 16 - 6.5 miles starting at The Berkeley WR7 4QL - 9 stiles

Friday 6th September at 1.30pm: Circular Walk 20 - 5.5 miles starting at the March Hare WR7 4BE - 9 stiles

Saturday 7th September at 10.00am: Circular Walk 1 - 3.0 miles starting at The Oak WR7 4BE - 2 stiles

Saturday7th September at 1.00pm: Circular Walk 38 - 7.5 miles starting at The Oak WR7 4NW - 15 stiles

Sunday 8th September at 10.00am: Circular Walk 7 - 4.5 miles starting at The Boot Inn WR7 4BS - 16 stiles

Sunday 8th September at 1.00pm: Circular Walk 9 - 5.5 miles starting at The Bull Inkberrow WR7 4DZ - 9 stiles

 

Note that each "booking" on the site can take two walkers and you will need to input the "organiser" and the "walkers" details separately, even if there is just one of you! You will need to choose which walk on the following page. You can of course choose to do all 8 sessions. You will not be asked to pay on booking.

So put the dates in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you at our festival. In the meantime, keep walking. Please tell your friends about us!

We need to advise you of a few things:

1 Booking is free, but you will be asked for a donation at the start of each walk.

2 If you do not book but turn up, we reserve the right to refuse to take you.

3 You must turn up 15 minutes before the start time.

4 Our guides will show the way and give advice, so please be courteous to them.

5 We reserve the right to change routes and timing should circumstances dictate.

6 Please come prepared with suitable clothing, footware and some drinks and snacks.

7 We cannot accept responsibility for personal accidents or injury you might suffer.

8 Be careful of normal hazards i.e. animals, fences, barbed wire, uneven ground and stiles.

9 Guides will show the way, but why not print the route off on www.millenniumway.org.uk

10 Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, regrettably dogs cannot be allowed.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND PUBLIC HOUSES ALONG THE "WAY"

If you want to have a pub lunch, please book in advance. *Please do not to use these pubs car parks unless using the pub for lunch or drinks.

 

Inkberrow

         *The Old Bull Inn with parking 01386 792428

         *The Bulls Head with parking www.bullsheadinkberrow.com 

Flyford Flavell

         *The Boot Inn with parking www.thebootinn.com

         *Nearby the Flyford Arms with parking  01905 381900

Upton Snodsbury

         The Oak with parking www.theoakuptonsnodsbury.co.uk/contactus.php

Broughton Hackett

         *The March Hare Inn with parking (a lay-by is close and alternative parking has been arranged) www.marchhareinn.co.uk

Egdon

         The Berkeley with parking e-mail theberkleyworcestershire@gmail.com

Pershore Bridge

         Free Parking plus the town has many pubs and restaurants - 400-600m away

Accommodation

Inkberrow

         The Bulls Head    http://bullsheadinkberrow.com

Flyford Flavell

         The Boot Inn    http://www.thebootinn.com

Upton Snodsbury

         The Oak     http://www.theoakuptonsnodsbury.co.uk/contactus.php