celebrate the Society's 60th anniversary, the country walks in 2018
will be based on Roy Woodcock's compendium of walks for every month of
This was prepared by Roy 10 years ago as a contribution towards the
fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Society. Roy was a prolific
and renowned writer of country walks and drives, and produced several
guides devoted to the Malverns, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire and
was an active Society member until his death in 2015.
Roy's idea was to encourage walkers to visit the full variety of the
Malvern range with 12 walks starting from different locations, and
attempting to visit every hill on the ridge as well as including a walk
from 3 of the commons which are an essential ingredient of the local
The spread of walks through the 12 months of the year will enable
reference to be made to much of the flora, fauna and wildlife of the
Hills and visit many of the springs and spouts.
It is the intention to complement Roy's text by adding additional
interesting facts, fables, history, folklore etc of the area, sights ,
and buildings relevant to the walk collected from the leader and
participants. This will recorded by a volunteer on each walk for future
writing up and editing and inclusion in a reissue of the book.
Any Society member completing more than 2 of the walks will receive a free copy of the reissued book.