Walking 1004.9 miles from John O'Groats to Lands end in aid of Accommodation Concern! (starts august 3rd 2014)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Worcester to Bewdley

Today was a great day, at the start all of yesterdays problems were behind us (sorry!) And as the sun shone down we headed into Worcester, we lost our way slightly navigating the docks but as it had all been modernised sympathetically it was a pleasant maze to fathom.

Stopping near the catherdral a cappuccino and baguette was purchased at a posh cafe where I mentioned what we were doing (to explain our less than normal appearance) to a waitress who explained that she had just completed the Three peaks challenge of snowden,Ben Nevis and Scafell pike , she seemed impressed that I mentioned that I thought it was beyond my capability, nice to leave a smile on a strangers face !.
Back on the banks of the river we left Worcester behind on what is my favourite part of the Severn way I'm sure the sunshine had a lot to do with it but the whole section was untainted by constructions and even had a field set aside as a retreat for contemplation and rest , following this we walked through the grounds of the Camp house pub with its collection of chickens of various breeds and peacocks and peahens, a most charmingly eclectic pub which if I had known of its existence I would have enjoyed stopping at !

Further on we past an archeological survey taking place on an island in the middle of the river, other advocates of time team would've also recognized a geo phys survey. sadly didn't find out what they were looking for as the survey was at too early a stage.
Away from the river at Grimley and cross country for refreshment at the Holt Fleet pub, the river here and for sometime onwards has cute little wooden homes/shacks which I found charming in an isolated way, the path enters Stourport through more dockyards and small fairground.

Our way headed out of town towards Ribbesford woods where we met two fellow  lejogers this time cyclists Paul and Dan nice to add a pair of new faces to the nutters gallery.

The path into the woods had been obliterated by a motorcross course luckily shut down for the day, then on into the woods over steep hill and finally to Hoppleys campsite for a two day stop to meet up with Ruth my better half.
Back on the blog Monday.


  1. Sorry may be completly off track but is 'Ruth Lejog sporty 40's' your Ruth or is it just a massive coincidendce

  2. Yes, Zoe, they're one and the same :) (speaking here as Andy's big sister)

    Andy - the Camp at Grimley to which you refer was a regular haunt on Sunday afternoons when I was a student at Worcester :) See what you missed by not being a student?!

    Glad you're still getting on ok, and long may that continue.

    Our original plans to try to catch up with you next weekend are, I'm afraid, impossible to fulfil cos I have two other commitments on Friday evening, leaving not much time on Saturday to get up to Edale and see you :o( So sorry :o( Even the kids had been hoping to come and see you

    Good luck with the forthcoming week/s - and pleaaaase try to post regularly cos we all worry when you don't!

    Lots of love,

    Judy and family xxx