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RAMADA RAMBLE ORGANISED BY THE BWF NATIONAL COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Roger Baker, 12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9DS
Tel: 02392 462005 E-mail: trails@bwf-ivv.org.uk

DISTANCE: 10km
ENTRY FEE: £1.00 per walker(Cheques payable to BWF)
AWARD: Embroidered Badge at £2.00 each
START VENUE: Mercure Hotel, Habberley Road, Bewdley DY12 ILJ (Map 138 GR SO801763) Sat Nav Code DY12 1LJ
CAR PARKING: At the start
REFRESHMENTS: At the start and on route.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION (Updated 2nd December 2014)

Facing the entrance door to the Feel Good Health Club turn left then fork right and follow an old narrow tree lined tarmac drive (not the main hotel entrance drive) to the main road. Turn right and continue on footpath to pass traffic island on left and houses on right. Pass New Road and the Rising Sun pub to the pedestrian crossing. Cross road with care, turn right and continue passing “Chippy”. In 25m at footpath sign turn left on Abi Lane to pass white cottage on right, continue on footpath to descend to railway viaduct. Turn right under viaduct and follow wide track to main road. Cross road with care, turn right to pass The Bewdley School & Sixth Form Centre

Q1 - What bird is featured on the School Logo?

Continue ahead passing Bewdley Community Primary School and in 80m turn left on Acacia Ave. to River Severn. Turn right, with river on left. Follow river footpath to road, turn left on road in 130m turn left through metal gate and follow footpath to go under Bewdley Bridge. At road turn left, and then bear right on footpath, with Bowling Club on left to a wooden gate. At the caravan site bear left on gravel footpath, maintain direction to diagonally cross open green to caravan site entrance.

Q2 - What is the speed limit?

Turn left on lane, and in 200m at house No 23, turn right on footpath under railway bridge. Go over stile and bear left ascending field to way-marked gatepost. Continue forward with hedge on left, to go over a stile by a gate. Maintain direction to a gate and another stile in field corner. Pass over stile and bear right to wooden fence, bear left to fence corner. Turn right and follow fence to footpath sign and stile. With barn conversions on right continue to lane. Turn left on lane passing cottage and farm buildings to eventually pass Bewdley Wood on right.

At the end of the lane, sign “The Riddings” bear right on track, at Martindale bear left on bridleway to gate. Bear right on track (blue way-markers) to Halls Farm. Go through farm buildings to Halls Lane. Ignore side footpath and remain on lane with big houses to reach crossroads.

Q3 - On the brown tourist sign what is the name of the reservoir?

Continue ahead on road signposted Kidderminster to descend to the Horse-Riding road sign. Turn right on footpath through coppice to cross a house drive and continue ahead on another footpath. Follow this to reach a kissing gate and open field. Descend field to another kissing gate. Through coppice and turn right on footpath that descends on wooden steps to a fence on the right. Continue on footpath to reach a house drive. Turn left on drive to reach an open area (Habberley Valley). Turn right and follow main track through Habberley Valley to tarmac drive. With Golf Course on right continue on tarmac drive to main road (B4190).Turn right and follow road to the Mercure Hotel entrance. Cross road with care and follow driveway to Health Club and finish.

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.  

This trail is registered until 31 December 2017