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Brief reports of walks and activities will be posted here after the events

On Sunday 13th January seven members visited Kilpeck where we were given a fascinating guided tour of the church by Diana Thomas.
She explained some of the symbolism of the amazing carved corbels and other architectural features of this beautiful Norman church.
Afterwards we climbed the motte of the adjacent castle to see the remaining stonework of the keep, and to admire the views.

Visit our Flickr site for pictures of the visit.

On 10th February Thirteen members and two dogs paid a return visit to the recently restored castle at Snodhill.
We were expertly guided by Edward Milford. Visit our Flickr site for pictures.
March 10th planned walk cancelled due to bad weather. We hope to reschedule later in the year.
April 14th Walk in Moccas park.
May 8th Study Group AGM in the "Hub" at Peterchurch, followed by a fascinating talk on the Restoration of the Fish Pools at Croft Castle, by John Parsons from the National Trust.
May 19th We were treated to a guided tour of Clodock Watermill, recently restored to working order by the owner Martin Cook. His wife Gill provided welcome tea and cakes to round off the visit.
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June 9th A group of members, with dogs on leads, had a guided tour of the Croft Castle fish pools project, led by John Parsons as a follow up to his talk on 8th May. Visit our Flickr site for pictures and also the project's own website.
July 14th Five members  met at Almeley village, following a circular route past Newport House, with its magnificent walled garden, then on to Almeley Wooton for the Quaker meeting house of 1672. We returned to base via the "Vaughan Way" footpath through an enchanting dingle. Visit our Flickr site for pictures.
Sept 15th Five members made a visit to Llwyn Celyn in the Llanthony Valley, recently restored by the Landmark Trust.
Link to website for a description and pictures.
October 3rd: Talk on the progress of restoration at Hay Castle, by Marie fforde.
Click here to see photos of our earlier visit in 2017.
October 13th: visit to Arthur's stone (stone age burial chamber) and walk on Merbach Hill.
November 9th: A chilly Saturday afternoon saw seven of us heading into Widemarsh Street in Hereford, where we were given a fascinating guided tour of the Coningsby hospital and museum, plus the ruins of the adjacent Blackfriars Priory with its medieval preaching cross. Click this link to view pictures.