Walk to shed light on historic orchards

Published Friday, 22nd September 2017

Fans of local history are invited to Rochford walkpast - a guided historic and archaeological walk.

The walk is part of the Three Counties traditional Orchard Project, which is raising awareness of the heritage of orchards and helping local people to restore them.

One of the focus areas is Rochford, and volunteers have been researching historic orchards in the parish. The walk will share some of this research and some of the history and folklore of orchards.

Guided historic walks are always popular and this is a chance to enjoy a walk and find out about local history and orchards.

Paul Hudson, Learning & Outreach Manager, Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, said: "Orchards have been an important part of the Worcestershire landscape, especially in Rochford and the Teme Valley, but often overlooked. This is a great opportunity to combine a walk with finding out about orchards and local history."

The walk will take place on Saturday 1 October from 2-4.30pm, at Rochford, near Tenbury Wells.

Places are free but limited and need to be booked.

They can be booked online through http://www.thehiveworcester.org/explore-the-past-events.html. For more details ring 01905 766352 or email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk