Hiking Group

Walk on the wild sideUsually on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9.30am

The group sets out on a variety of walks for the moderately active, enjoying some of the beautiful countryside whilst deepening friendships.

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The walks are open to all who enjoy a reasonable degree of fitness.  Some walks are planned deliberately on relatively level terrain for easier walking, others are a bit more up and down and the details announced in advance should indicate what to expect.

For further information contact Mike Coleman


Coming Events

To be announced



Past Events

Saturday, 18th March 2017


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 Our intrepid band set off from King's Pyon Church and walked around 6 miles via Westhope and Bush Bank over varied terrain including hills, open farmland, woodland, orchard and quiet country lanes.




Saturday, 18th February 2017


 Once again there was a good turnout for a 6 mile walk from West Malvern to Mathon over varied terrain, including hills, valleys, woods and quiet  lanes, led by David P.




Saturday, 21st January 2017

hike jan2017It was a beautiful crisp and sunny morning, -2oC when we first gathered in Bartestree, well wrapped up, a wide range of ages from 5 upwards.  The rolling farmland around Bartestree and Lugwardine was well frosted and stunningly beautiful and we covered about 5.5 miles, ending with a welcome warm drink at the home of Mike and Dorothy C, to whom we express our thanks for leading the walk and for their hospitality.

Saturday, 19th November 2016

hikeA large group of HBC walkers of all ages started at Bredwardine and explored Merbach Hill, a circular walk of about 5.5 miles, mainly in open countryside with short stretches of woodland and lanes.  All enjoyed a lovely dry, crisp November day.



Saturday, 15th October 2016

The day had started with a shower but the sun came out for 10 HBC walkers led by David P.  We started at Redbrook car park, just south of Monmouth and crossed by footbridge to the west side of the Wye by the Boat Inn, thence uphill to Penalt hike161016Church and southwards via Pentwyn and downhill through beautiful deciduous woodland back to the river, about 7.5 miles in all.  The picture shows us lunching at Babington Common, adjacent to the church in Pentwyn.


Saturday, 17th September 2016



 The Group enjoyed lovely weather on their short walk up Ysgyryd Fawr (The Skirrid), an eastern outlier of the Black Mountains at the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.




Saturday, 23rd July 2016

A warm and beautiful morning.  5 of us set off from Redbrook by the River Wye just south of Monmouth and enjoyed a relaxed stroll for about 6 miles, initially up a modest hill through thhike160723e forest, then looping back to Redbrook through varied valley farmland.  We explored the fascinating village of Newland, visiting the beautiful Church of All Saints, known as the "Cathedral of the Forest" and resisting the temptation of the Ostrich pub, which apparently does serve ostrich.




Saturday, 18th June 2016


 5 intrepid HBC walkers (as pictured plus Nick T) set off from Fownhope on a 6 mile circular walk, along the river and then northwards to Lea & Paget's woods, returning westwards to the villlage.



Saturday, 28th May 2016

This walk had been deferred from 21st May because the weather forecast had been rather poor for that date.  About 14 walkers, including Rev Ian and Alison Greig, set off along the Cat's Back Ridge in the Black Mountains, passing through the village of Longhope and along some narrow winding lanes on the way to the starting point.  The weather was dry but still a little misty, with the sun attempting to break through later on.  We walked about 6 miles, enscountering a young DofE group plus occasional pseudomilitary walkers on a training exercise.  Despite rain overnight, the ground was only a little muddy in places.  We all had a wonderful walk and there was much cheerful banter and even some conversation along the way.  Many thanks to David P for leading.

Saturday, 16th April 2016

This 6.5 mile hike started in Monmouth and followed the River Wye before climbing to join the Offa's Dyke path to reach "The Kymin" where there are spectacular views across the Wye Valley.

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            Happy Wanderers                                What a View!

Saturday, 19th March 2016

Eight HBC walkemarcle hikers plus Beano walked near Much Marcle, about 6 miles including part of Marcle Ridge Hill and passing Westons' Cider Mill, with views over Ledbury, Malvern and beyond. 



Saturday, 16th January 2016

AconburyThe first HBC hike of 2016 enjoyed beautiful weather as four of us walked about 6 miles through fields and woodland around Little Birch, starting from Kings Thorn.  The photo was taken at the trig point at the top of Aconbury Hill, overlooking Dinedor and Hereford.