A Short Walk from Goodleigh Hill CL

After a couple of weeks walking on and around the Brecon Beacons we have moved site and are now located at Goodleigh Hill CL on the outskirts of Pershore.  We visited this site for the first time last November, it was a very cold spell and we decided to return in warmer weather.  

Our journey from Llangadog was straightforward and we were warmly greeted by Emily, the site owner.  It is always useful to arrive at a site and meet someone happy to share their local knowledge with you.  Goodleigh Hill is a relatively new CL and it has been developed well.  All pitches are fully serviced on a large hardstanding and on arrival there is a comprehensive information folder which you can peruse at your leisure during your stay.

As soon as we are pitched up it is time for a quick walk from the site.  We aim to walk into Pershore to pick up some shopping later so decide to do the walk that formed my morning circuit when we last stayed here.  

Leaving the site by the pedestrian access we walk down to the road and the turn left heading uphill into Pensham Hill.  As the road levels out we take a footpath on the right beside a post box.  The path follows a driveway and then goes through a gate to enter a field.

This is the route of the Wychavon Way, a forty mile long distance route between Droitwich Spa and Broadway.  We go through the field with the hedge to our right to reach a kissing gate.

We now follow a clear path across fields heading towards Home Farm in Pensham.

On reaching a road in the village we turn left and soon reach a junction of minor roads where we turn left to head back to Pensham Hill.  This is a long straight road with very little traffic so easy walking.  

As we leave the village we pass the entrance to the village field, apparently in 2000 local residents raised funds to purchase a couple of acres of land for planting with trees and an Orchard creating a recreation area.  Such initiatives are great for supporting wildlife habitat and developing communities.

At the entrance to the field is a notice saying that the Bonfire is permanently closed.  I am not a fan of bonfires or those that light them on sunny afternoons when folk are trying to relax in their gardens.  

A little further along the lane is another sign.  Whilst I concur with the sentiments it leads us to wonder why folk would feel the need to use the field as a toilet, presumably it is a frequent occurrence otherwise why put up such a notice.  But equally concerning is that someone is lurking behind a tree with a camera just on the off chance that someone might have a desperate call of nature!

We now stay with the road returning back to Pensham Hill and continue straight on going steadily downhill to reach the entrance to the CL.  This little route is just over two miles, enough for Crosby to stretch his legs after being in the car for a few hours.  Now it is time to pop into Pershore and get some supplies before planning our walks for the next few days.

You can view this 2 mile walk on OS Maps and download the GPX File Here

To follow my walk, you will need Ordnance Survey Maps: OS Explorer Map – 190 – Malvern Hills & Bredon Hill

3rd May 2022

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