WFLP Exhibition organised in association with Bewdley Museum 25th July to 6th September.

Click here  for more information about the exhibition.

Saturday 1st August, 11.00.am.

Wyre Forest and Ruskin Walk

Meet at Bewdley Museum entrance, sorry no dogs. Booking essential, via Bewdley Museum. Charge £4 per person. Contact: Sue Duffield at Bewdley Museum 0845 603 5699 for more information.

A 6 mile circular walk starting from the Museum, heading into the heart of the Wyre Forest. Find out about the Forest’s connection to John Ruskin and explore the geological, natural and historical features of the Wyre Forest and Dowles Brook. We are hoping to take a short break at the Ruskin Studio at Uncllys Farm.

Sunday 2nd August, 11.00.am.

Butterfly Walk

Meet at Earnwood Copse, on the Bewdley to Kinlet road B4194. No limit to numbers. Donations to Butterfly Conservation.

Contact:www.westmidlands-butterflies.org.uk

A 2-3 mile family circular walk starting from the Earnwood Copse car park exploring part of the Elan Valley pipeline and Longdon Orchard. A chance to catch, examine and then release some of the butterflies found within the Forest and learn more about their conservation. The event is part of the 2015 Big Butterfly Count and information will be available on how to take part. Wear suitable clothing and bring something to eat and drink.

Thursday 6th August, 11.00.am.

Archaeology of Ribbesford and Snuffmill

Meet at Bewdley Museum entrance, sorry no dogs. Booking essential, via Bewdley Museum. Charge £4 per person. Contact: Sue Duffield at Bewdley Museum 0845 603 5699 for more information.

A 3 - 4 mile circular walk starting from the Museum, following the path to Ribbesford and its historic church. On route, there will be an opportunity to learn about important archaeological and historical features from local experts.

Friday 7th August, 11.00.am.

Basic introduction to Wyre Forest and its Management

Meet at Wyre Forest Community Discovery Centre, off the A456 at Callow Hill, sorry no dogs. Booking essential, via Wyre Forest Discovery Centre. Charge £4 per person. Numbers limited to 25. Contact: Liz Bunney on 0300 067 4855

A general interest walk following a circular route of 2 - 3 miles through the Forest along good paths. On route there will be opportunities to observe and learn about the plants, trees and wildlife of the Wyre Forest. There will also be an opportunity to consider the current and future management of the Forest. Whilst the subject content is aimed at adult visitors, accompanying older children are very welcome. Younger children in sturdy pushchairs could also be accommodated.

Sunday 9th August, 10.30.am.

Simon Evans Way Festival Walk, Cleobury

Meet Cleobury Country Centre, Childe Road, DY14 8PE at 10.30am. Booking essential. Charge £5 per person. Numbers limited. Contact: Val Simpson 01299 270655

Walk No. 5 of Shropshire’s four year walks remembering WW1. Called 'Walking in the footsteps of a survivor', it is a 6 mile circular walk from Cleobury to Detton. Participants will be given the booklet of the Simon Evans Way so they can walk the whole route when they want.  It will end with a visit to the exhibitions in the library. It will

take about 4 hours (including a short coach ride at Detton). The terrain is moderate and can be muddy on the bridleway section, few stiles.

Monday 10th August, 11.00.am.

Disabled Ramblers Association Ramble in Wyre Forest

Meet at Forestry Commission car park off the A456 at Callow Hill. Booking essential. Contact: Malcolm Garner 07811 333373

TheDisabled Ramblersis a national charity which exists to help mobility-challenged people get back out into the countryside. Rambles go ahead in all weathers, cover a wide variety of terrain, and are graded according to difficulty. Some are suitable for shopping buggies and power chairs whilst others need large scooters capable of travelling over rough ground. Many of the rambles are accompanied by staff from the area and this adds to the enjoyment through their local knowledge and the extra security they can often provide. Able-bodied helpers are also welcome to support members and to help with loading scooters and other jobs.

Some special off-road mobility scooters (Trampers) will be available on loan for each occasion but must be booked in advance. They are equipped with stick holders and also have a bag on the back to carry lunch, spare coats etc. A donation for the use of a Tramper is very welcome to help cover the cost of maintaining and transporting them.

A disabled access toilet and facilities will be available at the start and finish point.

Tuesday 11th August, 2.00.am.

Basic introduction to Wyre Forest and its Management

Details as for walk of Friday 7th August.

Thursday 13th August, 11.00.am.

Archaeology of Wassell Wood

Meet at Bewdley Museum entrance, sorry no dogs. Booking essential, via Bewdley Museum. Charge £4 per person. Contact: Sue Duffield at Bewdley Museum 0845 603 5699 for more information.

A 4 – 5 mile circular walk starting from the Museum, following footpaths and tracks to the ancient site of Wassell Wood Camp. On route, there will be an opportunity to learn about important archaeological and historical features from local experts.

Friday 14th August, 19.45.

Wyre Forest Dusk walk

Booking essential. Charge £5 per person. Numbers limited to 15 Adults only. Meet at the Forestry Commission car park, off the A456, at Callow Hill. We will then car-share to drive into the middle of the forest to start the walk which will last approximately 2 hours. Wear warm clothes & bring a torch. Contact: Chris Doncaster 0300 067 4855

Experience the forest as the light fades, listening for birds as they settle down for the night, and maybe owls calling. We will use detectors to hear bats as they hunt for insects.  As night falls, let your eyes adjust to seeing in the dark and your other senses sharpen, as the animals do.

Saturday 22nd August, 19.45.

Wyre Forest Dusk walk

Details as for the walk on 14th August

Wednesday 26th August, 11.00.am.

Basic introduction to Wyre Forest and its Management

Details as for walk of Friday 7th August.

Thursday 27th August, 11.00.am.

Disabled Ramblers Association Ramble in Wyre Forest

Details as for ramble of Monday 10th August

Friday 28th August, 11.00.am.

Bewdley and Wyre Forest Orchards Walk

Meet at Bewdley Museum entrance, sorry no dogs. Booking essential, via Bewdley Museum. Charge £4 per person. Contact: Sue Duffield at Bewdley Museum 0845 603 5699 for more information.

A 6 mile circular walk starting from the Museum, heading into the heart of the Wyre Forest on a trail which takes you through some of Bewdley’s oldest and newest orchards. Other areas of historic and natural interest will be passed through on route, so there will be a chance to find out information about them.

Saturday 29th August 9.30.am.

Bewdley to Cleobury - A walk through the forest

Booking essential. Charge £5 per person. Numbers limited. Contact: Susan Sharp

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Meet at Cleobury Mortimer Golf Course (Free parking) at 9:30.am. A coach will take walkers to the start point to walk back to the golf course through the forest. There will be a choice of two distances, 10 or 6 miles. Booking, by 12 noon on Thursday 27th August to guarantee a place on the coach.

Saturday 5th September

Food and Ale Trail Cleobury Mortimer

Contact: Carole Franklin 07870 930562

Registration is at Cleobury Country Centre, Love Lane, between 10.30.am and 11.00.am.

Tickets £15 available from Cleobury Country, online at www.cmfa.co.uk or in person.

A 7 mile walk with 3 food/ale stops as you go. At registration you will be given directions for the walk together with a map. The route has a lot of stiles which may be a problem for dog owners and several inclines both up and down.

For information on organised rides on horseback in the Wyre Forest go to the Worcestershire Bridleways and Riders Association website at www.wbra.co.uk