25 Years, 25 Miles, 25 Weeks
To celebrate 25 years, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust are organising a choice of sponsored walks from July to September to boost mood, get everyone out in the fresh air and help to support the Trust’s dedicated work to protect, conserve and improve earth heritage across the two counties.
Everyone can choose how they take part:
- Join a guided walk with a walk leader, choosing your destination from a range of timetabled trails.
- Walk at your own pace at a time to suit you, choosing your own route from our 26 Explore guide routes or one of the 17 sections of the Geopark Way, our landscape and heritage trail.
- Walk 25 miles in 25 weeks. Choose when your 25 weeks begin and where you walk
from the Explore guide trails or sections of the Geopark Way. If 25 miles is a bit much, try 25 kilometres instead.
Everyone is welcome!
The first celebratory guided walk was at 1.30 pm on Saturday 17th July 2021 in Ross on Wye when participants enjoyed the fascinating local buildings, beautiful landscape and River Wye and learnt about the geology of the area. The next walk will be on Friday 6th August with the remaining guided walks will taking place across Herefordshire and Worcestershire until the end of September.
Anyone wanting to take part will receive a sponsorship pack:
- A list of timetabled walks
- All information required
- Sponsorship forms
- How to donate
- How to receive 25% off any Explore Trail Guides or the Geopark Way Guidebook
Anyone who completes the 25 miles (or 25 kilometre) challenge in 25 weeks will receive a £25 donation to their sponsorship fund from one of the Trust’s Friends.
Alternatively, if you would like to take part in the walks but have no sponsorship you can join for a £4 fee per walk, to include a trail guide
To register an interest in taking part or for further details:
Contact Allison or David at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01905 855184.
Working to record, protect and promote geology and landscape
The Dates of the 12 walks are as follows:
Walk 1: Saturday 17th July: Landscape and Geology in Ross on Wye
Walk 2: Sunday 25th July: Landscape and Geology in the Lickey Hills
Walk 3: Tuesday 27th July: Landscape and Rocks in Colwall
Walk 4: Friday 6th August: Geology and Heritage Trail in Bromyard
Walk 5: Wednesday 11th August: Geology and Heritage Trail in Ledbury
Walk 6: Tuesday 17th August: Landscape and Rocks at Little / Great Doward
Walk 7: Sunday 22nd August: Landscape and Rocks at The Darens & The Cats Back
Walk 8: Wednesday 25th August: Geology of Swardon Quarry in the Frome Valley
Walk 9: Saturday 4th September: Ice Age Ponds Trail Staunton on Wye and Almeley
Walk 10: Tuesday 21st September: Landscape and Rocks of North Hill, Malvern
Walk 11: Monday 27th September: Geology and Heritage Walk Hereford Cathedral & City
Walk 12: Thursday 30th September: Explore Worcester City Centre