A Worcestershire Wander
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Join us for a ramble around the varied countryside of Worcestershire.
Whether you enjoy geology, natural history or just a good stroll with great views, this little walk has it all!
Walking along well maintained footpaths and the occasional road section, we'll explore what Worcestershire has to offer. From the managed woodland of popular Lickey Hills Country Park, we'll pass into the peace and quiet of open countryside, with its reservoirs, rare breed farms and pretty villages.
The route will vary to suit the group on the day but expect to walk around 12km on easy paths (with the occasional Slope of Opportunity thrown in!).
Sorry - this walk is not dog friendly.
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking NOT trainers. We will be passing by several natural springs where the ground will most likely be muddy.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: The café should be open but it may be worth bringing lunch, just in case.
Food & drink
The visitor centre has a café which serves a cheap and cheerful selection of food, drinks and ice cream. We have the option of stopping off at another café along the way but our planned lunch stop has no facilities close by so feel free to bring a packed lunch and plenty of snacks and water for along the walk.