Crewe And Nantwich Ramblers Conquer Malvern Ridge

Sunday June 23rd saw 42 members of various ages including Ken our over 80 member setting off early on a wet and windy day for a long trip to the Malvern Hills.

Malvern Hills British FortAfter traversing the M6 and a pile up delay Gordon our trusty driver delivered the members safely to Little Malvern where the A and B parties were dropped off to start their walks along the longest natural ridge in England. First away were the A walkers on their 13 mile jomp to cover the full length of the Malvern Hills in one day.

Next where the more relaxed B party who were walking a 9 mile route at a more leisurely pace allowing them to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

The C party continued by coach to Great Malvern where they would walk the 6 mile route to the to the Worcestershire Beacon (425m) and return to Great Malvern

The Hills divide the Counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire with the rolling hills and fields of Herefordshire to the West and the flatter plains of the Severn Valley to the East. The drama and beauty of the Hills arises from the way they dramatically rise out of this landscape.

Worcestershire BeaconA wild and windy day was experienced by the walkers but as is said the sun shines on the faithful and no rain fell on the walkers despite rain showers being see over the surrounding country side.

After an exhilarating walk all repaired to the Great Malvern Hotel where Malvern Hills Black Pear beverage was sampled and pronounced excellent.

The weary walkers then returned to their coach where Gordon was waiting to shepherd then home safely after another excellent day

On Sunday June 23rd the Crewe and Nantwich Rambling Club will be heading for AMBLESIDE in the LAKE DISTRICT

Ambleside is blessed with beautiful scenery and is one of the jewels of the Lakes. It is set in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere with easy access to the surrounding fells and breathtaking mountains

There will be three walks to choose from of six, nine and twelve miles.

Travel will be by coach, departing from Nantwich Bus Station with pick-ups at Wells Green, the former Earl of Crewe pub and Crewe Library.

Rambles are held fortnightly on Sundays throughout the year and there are also evening rambles on alternate Thursdays during the summer months. New members of all ages are very welcome.

For further information please contact Marie Leeke (Membership Secretary) on 01270 842661
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Information & Photos supplied by ©Bryan Clydesdale