Walking Festival

WORCESTERSHIRE MILLENNIUM WAY WALKING FESTIVAL

The Millennium Way team from 41 Club, in association with Worcestershire County Council, organised its first 4 day Walking Festival in September 2018. It featured 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 was also a walk specially set up on the Sunday afternoon for the less able, which is known as the Easy Access Walk. This was for cross country wheelchairs and those with physical restrictions.

Booking in was easy and free, although we asked for a donation at the start of each route to cover some of our expenses. Just click 
https://www.eventstop.co.uk/event/2729/walking_festival  give a few details and you are booked. If you do not book and then turn up, we may not be able to include you.

To cater for numbers, we had two starts for each walk, leaving 30 minutes apart. 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 2018 -( 2019 will likely be similar)

Friday 7th September at 9.00 and 9.30am: Circular Walk 39 Inkberrow East 6 miles starting at Inkberrow Green 

Friday 7th September at 1.30 and 2.00pm: Circular Walk 9 Inkberrow West 5.5 miles starting at Inkberrow Green

Saturday 8th September at 9.00 and 9.30am: Circular Walk 7 Flyford Flavell 4.5 miles starting at The Boot Inn

Saturday 8th September at 1.00 and 1.30pm: Circular Walk 38 Upton Snodsbury 7.5 miles starting at The Oak Pub

Sunday 9th September at 10.00 and 10.30am: Circular Walk 1 Broughton Hackett 3 miles starting at The Oak Pub

Sunday 9th September at 2.00 and 2.30pm: Circular Walk 20 White Ladies Aston 5.5 miles starting at The March Hare

Sunday 9th September only at 2.00pm: Easy Access Circular 3.5 miles starting at The March Hare

Monday 10th September at 9.00 and 9.30am: Circular Walk 16 Egdon 6.5 miles starting at the Berkley Arms, Egdon

Monday 10th September at 2.00 and 2.30pm: Circular Walk 41 Pershore 6 miles starting at Pershore Bridge
 

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 first, then which time (e.g. 9am or 9.30am) 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 first 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 There will be 2 start times for each walk, so you must turn up 15 minutes before your booked 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