Tags: Kington Walking Festival, The Wyche Way book
I’m delighted to announce that The Wyche Way book is now available to buy for £7.95 (P&P included in the price). I promise to sign all copies ordered via this site. Simply click on the Buy Now button below.
The book is 80 pages long. It’s spiral bound and printed in landscape format to enable easy use whilst walking the trail. It’s packed with full colour maps, photos and illustrations of accommodation and other facilities along the route.
Kate Ashbrook, President of The Ramblers and General Secretary of The Open Spaces Society, will be officially opening the trail on Friday the 18th September at 10.00AM at The Kington Walking Festival. I am leading Stages 1&2 of the trail as part of the festival on the Friday and Saturday.
Hopefully see you there or send you a book soon!
Tags: Cotswold Way, Offa's Dyke, Wyche Way
The Wyche Way is a new long distance path that links two national trails – The Offa’s Dyke Path and The Cotswold Way. It will open in September 2015.
Note from Guy: The Wyche Way is now open and the book is available for sale. Read more here.
The 79 mile trail commences from Kington in Herefordshire (close to the Welsh border) and crosses superb countryside, including the spectacular Malvern Hills, to meet The Cotswold Way at Broadway Tower.
Guy first heard of the name from a fellow member of The Cheltenham Rambling Club, who had walked much of the same route in a number of circular walks at the end of the 1970’s. The idea had lain dormant since that time but Guy immediately saw the potential for a great new linear trail.
The name is best known from an old ‘Saltway’ crossing of the Malvern Hills known as The Wyche Cutting,but there is also the connotation of Which Way (to go) and there is also an area in the original settlement of Kington close to the church known as the Wych where one can find several buildings bearing the name.
Guy has been greatly assisted by Jim Mason, who is a councillor in Winchcombe, near to the end of the trail. Jim has been much involved in the new Walkers are Welcome initiative (WAW) which is so strong in Winchcombe, and many other towns and villages throughout Britain.
Coincidently Kington is also a WAW town and will now have seven long distance trails passing through this small but atmospheric town. The lovely spa town of Malvern is likewise a stronghold for walkers, and is an ideal halfway point on the trail with all possible services available.
There will be an official opening of the trail on Friday 18th September as part of the Kington Walking Festival. Please contact Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend or find out more.
More details of the trail are available at www.guysrambles.co.uk. An affordable guide book of The Wyche Way will be be on sale on the same site from September 2015. Please let Guy know if you would like to pre-order.