New circular walk launched in Romsley

Official opening of the walk Published Tuesday, 4th August 2015

On Saturday 18th July, the Countryside Service Access Team launched a 2.25 mile circular walk in Romsley as part of the Walk Worcestershire series of circulars.

Walk Worcestershire is a series of short easy to follow waymarked circulars, aimed at encouraging local people to use their network of public rights of way.

The Romsley Penny Field circular attracted 65 participants of all ages. The opening ribbon was cut by Eve Palmer, a 7 year old local child who goes to St Kenelms Primary School in Romsley.

The route starts at the Swallows Nest pub in Romsley village, providing an ideal finish for refreshments there or at other places within the village.

The Parish Council supported the walk with tea and cakes in the church hall and this was enjoyed by all. The circular walk has seen lots of improvements thanks to the co-operation of local landowners and the hard work of Parish Paths Warden Stuart Smith, who has been instrumental in the development of the walk.

Amanda Hill, Countryside Access Volunteers Officer, said: "The 2.25 mile circular was enjoyed by the 65 participants on the walk launch. It was pleasing to see such local enthusiasm for a walking event and hear that it will be used locally for other events in the future."

For more information about Walk Worcestershire and to view or download the routes of the walks, go to www.worcestershire.gov.uk/countryside