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A 5 mile walk from the village of Upton Warren, Bromsgrove.

I did this walk on the 9th May 20011. A 5 mile walk from Upton Warren, a small village in the Wychavon district, in Worcestershire. The village is situated just off the A38 between Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa, and on the River Salwarpe. The walk starts from the Church and takes you through farmland, along the river and canal, onto public footpaths and also some minor and main roads.

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

2.6 mile walk just off the M5 motorway J4 near Bromsgrove.

I did this walk on the on the 9th May 2011. A 2.6 mile walk which starts on an old now closed part of the A38 near Bromsgrove. A short rural walk in sight of the busy M5 motorway which takes 1 hour + to do and takes you on some main roads but also nice quiet footpaths and farmland.

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

Staffordshire town of Eccleshall 6.5 mile walk.

I did this walk on the 6th May 2011. A 6.5 mile walk near the Staffordshire town of Eccleshall which is located seven miles north west of Stafford, and six miles west of Stone. Eccleshall is twinned with Sancerre in France. The walk takes you down quiet lanes, public footpaths and bridle ways. Mostly flat easy walking in the Staffordshire countryside.

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

Shropshire village of Shifnal 4 mile walk

I did this walk on the 4th May 2011. A 4 mile circular walk from Shifnal, a small market town in Shropshire, about 3 miles east of Telford. Once an important staging post on the road from London to Holyhead. The town still boasts many good quality hotels, inns and pubs. Charles Dickens stayed here and featured some of the town's buildings in 'The Old Curiosity Shop'. Little Nell is buried in the graveyard of Tong Church closeby. Shifnal widened its grand main street in the 13th century after the

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

Cotswolds RAF Little Rissington 4.5 mile walk

I did this walk on the 30th April 2011. The route is near and around the Cotswolds RAF Little Rissington and is about 4.5 miles long on public footpaths, bridleways and fields some with livestock. There is plenty of wildlife to keep an eye out for including: hares, deer, foxes, red kite, buzzards and kestrels. RAF Little Rissington is an RAF Aerodrome and former RAF station in Gloucestershire, England. It was once home to the Central Flying School, the Vintage Pair and the Red Arrows. Built dur

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

Cotswolds village of Long Compton 4 mile walk.

I did this walk on the 29th April 2011. A 4 mile walk from the Cotswolds village of Long Compton. The walk starts at the Village Hall, through rural farmland with some livestock. Not a flat walk but there is a steady climb as you leave the village. Great views at the highest point, then a nice gradual decent through fields back down into the village. Long Compton is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England near the extreme southern tip of Warwickshire, and close to the border with Ox

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

Cotswolds village of Charlbury 5 mile walk.

I did this walk on the 29th April 2011, a 5 mile circular walk from Charlbury town centre follows the well-signposted Oxfordshire Way in an anti-clockwise direction. Charlbury is situated north-west of Oxford in the Evenlode Valley, surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside. Nearby are the historic towns of Woodstock, Burford and Chipping Norton. Charlbury is a small market town, typical of the Cotswolds, with colourful cottage gardens and houses built of local materials. The walk parallels t

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

Cotswolds village of Bledington 8 mile walk.

I did this walk on the 28th April 2011. An 8 mile walk in and around the Cotswolds village of Bledington. This walk also skirts the edges of Foscot, Bould and Foxholes. Whilst there are small sections of tarmac footpaths, the majority of the walk is set on rural public footpaths, bridleways and woodland. At times you will pass through fields containing livestock. The walk through Foxholes Nature Reserve is very nice in April and May when the Bluebells are out.

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

Cotswold village of Church Westcote 5 mile walk.

I did this walk on the 27th April 2011 - A 5 mile walk that begins in the charming, picturesque Cotswold village of Church Westcote. The first part of the walk will take you past the village church, and through some fields with stunning views of Cotswold countryside! Next, you will descend downhill into lush valley bottoms and some lovely woodland which opens out into farmland, which will take you round to the village of Icomb, and then an upward stroll through young woodland back to Church West

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

 

Rural Walking...

My other main hobby away from carnivorous plants is walking in the UK countryside. I try and get out at least once a week for a 5 or 6 mile walk. It's taken me to some brilliant places around Britain. I haven't really recorded where I've walked before so will use this Blog to show the places I get to. This may or may not be of interest to anyone but please read if you want to. I take the odd photo while out walking so will post a few here when I get something half decent.

Andy Collins

Andy Collins

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