A 3-mile Walk

A 3-Mile Walk for a View of Honeybourne from the Airfield

 

Pets should be kept on leads at all times.

Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended.

 

Start at The Gate Inn, cross the Weston Road (TAKE GREAT CARE) and walk up High Street to the Thatched Tavern. Turn left alongside the Thatched Tavern into China Corner and walk straight on until you pass through the narrow gap between the houses. This leads up to the Fair Acres estate.

 

Turn right and follow the edge of the field (headland) until you come to a bridge. Cross over the bridge into the next field and walk straight-ahead along the headland until you come to a stile. Cross over this stile and you are now in The Leys.

 

Walk straight-ahead to reach the hedgerow on the other side of the playing field. Turn left and follow the path down the hill to the bridge. You are now entering the old Honeybourne airfield (RAF Honeybourne).

 

Walk straight-ahead across the field towards the large buildings (old aircraft hangers) looking for the waymarker post at the gap in the mound on the opposite side of the field. Continue straight-ahead across the old runway, and straight-ahead again to the waymarker post located on a track leading to the skid-pan on your left. Follow the directions on the waymarker post towards the next post that can be seen to the right of the perimeter hedge surrounding the old hangers. You are now passing the site of Honeybourne Grounds Farmhouse that was demolished in 1940 to make way for the airfield.

 

Continue across the fields in the direction of the two large conifer trees and electricity poles on the horizon, passing over the old runway (with the agricultural silos to your right) until you reach a stile that leads onto the Bretforton/Weston-sub-Edge road. DO NOT cross the stile. This point marks the boundary of Honeybourne Parish.

 

Turn around to face the direction you have just come from to view Honeybourne in the distance. Now enjoy the open aspect as you retrace your steps back to the village.

 

We hope you have enjoyed your walk today, and that we have whetted your appetite for a variety of future walks during 2017* using the Public Rights of Way (PROWs) in the Parish of Honeybourne.

 

 

Email steve@stephenbullen.com for copies of any walks, to express concerns, or seek advice on how to best enjoy Honeybourne’s PROWs.

 

* A great way to gently improve your fitness and wellbeing, whilst

appreciating the beautiful countryside in which we live.

 

July 2017