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|Millennium Way: Flyford Flavell and Dormston|
|Author: Millennium Way, Published: 02 Feb 2017||Walk Rating:|
|A 4.5 mile circular walk from the village of Flyford Flavell in Worcestershire. The walk takes in attractive countryside and open farmland. The second half of the walk incorporates a section of the Millennium Way, where you will be guided by the distinctive green Millennium Way waymarkers. |
The route is mostly flat easy walking, with just some gentle gradients. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and 16 stiles (some of which are enclosed so dogs will need a lift over). You are likely to come across livestock in some of the fields. Allow 2 hours.
The Millennium Way is a beautiful 100 mile walk in the heart of England, from Pershore in Worcestershire to Middleton Cheney in Northamptonshire. The route was created by the 41 Club as a community project, with something to offer every walker or rambler across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. This is one of 44 circular walks, each of which incorporates a section of the Millennium Way and is published in partnership with 41 Club.
Flyford Flavell is located about 9 miles east of Worcester in Worcestershire. The walk starts and finishes outside The Boot Inn, at the T-junction between Radford Road and Bishampton Road. The pub has its own car park if you are having refreshments there, otherwise roadside parking is available. Approximate post code WR7 4BS.
|Start to Plank Bridge|
Start point: 52.1925 lat, -2.0292 long
Directly opposite the T-junction alongside the pub, you will find a public footpath sign and a stile. Take this stile and go diagonally left up the field to take a gate into a grassed area in front of two houses. Go diagonally across this grassed area to reach a corner metal gate. Take the gate into a small field and continue ahead with a hedge on your left. Take the gap ahead on the left, then continue gently down the field keeping more or less in line with the power lines, eventually curving around the lower left hedge and passing through a metal gate (at the rear of a car dealership) to reach the main road.
|Plank Bridge to Bridleway|
Start point: 52.2032 lat, -2.0307 long
Do NOT take this gate, instead turn sharp left up the field edge (keeping the hedge on your right) to take a metal kissing gate at the top. Once through this gate stay gently up the edge of the field (keeping a tall hedge and trees on your right). Quite soon these trees merge into a large wood on your right. Stay along the edge of the field following the edge of the wood. Eventually you will reach the field corner where there is a metal kissing gate. Do NOT go through this gate, instead walk away from the gate to proceed with a hedge on the right to the next corner of the field. Turn left (keeping the hedge on your right) and walk 25 yards to take a kissing gate right into a large grazing field.
|Bridleway to A422|
Start point: 52.2106 lat, -2.0372 long
Go through the gate and continue along the bridleway, ignoring a footpath on the right, until you reach a surfaced drive. Stay forward on the drive past houses to reach a road. Turn right on the road then almost immediately turn left down Dormston Lane. Continue along the lane ignoring the first two footpaths on the right. Go past a red post box for approximately 100 metres to take a bridleway on the right (just after Moat Cottage). Enter a field through a double metal gate.
|A422 to End|
Start point: 52.2049 lat, -2.0094 long
Go diagonally right across the field (the path across this field is sometimes badly maintained, overgrown and poorly delineated) towards the right of the buildings on the horizon, to find a double-gated bridge over a stream. Cross the bridge, go right up the field under a low single power line to find a stile. Cross the stile and go across the narrow field to take a double stile and plank bridge. Go ahead to take a further double stile and plank bridge then head diagonally left to take a large metal gate in the hedge. Proceed directly ahead, keeping to the right side of the field (with a fence enclosing a tree growing area on your right) to find a stile. Cross the stile and continue diagonally left (with a house to the left) to exit by the far left corner metal fence stile onto the road.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author 41club and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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