Amy Walks: Pershore Bridges Circular Trail
Following on the theme from this post, Saturday saw another instalment of preparation walks for Snowdon. Although Jodie, Nikki and I have postponed the Welsh hike until next year, the training is being kicked up a notch. And next on the walking schedule was the Pershore Bridges Circular Trail.
We’d originally planned to do the National Trust’s Winter Welly Walk at Croome, but were informed that we had to pay entrance fee. All trying to save pennies for various reasons, we opted to do a free trail around Pershore instead.
As we were putting on our walking boots, Jodie was trying to signal something to Nikki and me from her car. It turned out that a Robin was perched on Nikki’s wing mirror – see Nikki’s great photo here. The Robin then flitted over to a pole and stayed there, inquisitively watching us. It was ever so sweet!
After the Robin flew off, we were ready to get going. Starting from the Pershore Bridges’ car park, the three of us set off on our 5 mile trek.
As we walked, we chatted away, stopping occasionally to take some photos. We also met another curious bird along the way. This time, a Mute Swan; which climbed up the river bank and started following us. Just call us Ace Ventura!
The trail took us along the River Avon, up through Tiddeseley Woods, before looping back to join up with the river again.
Luckily, the weather turned out to be rather nice. It was cold and bright, with a slight breeze. Although, most of the pathways were extremely muddy!
During the walk, I made a comment about how amazing it was that none of us slipped over on the mud. Not 10 minutes later and I was slipping down on some steps and on to my bottom, smacking my arm on the way down. Talk about jinxing myself. All I’d wanted to do was take a photo of the bridge!
My friends, who’d been changing shoes in their cars at the time, were so lovely afterwards; making sure I had water, checking injuries and what not. If I hadn’t needed cake beforehand, I definitely needed it after my tumble! Therefore, once I’d recovered from my shock/embarrassment, we wandered our way in to the peaceful town.
We stopped at Coffee #1 for a Deluxe Hot Chocolate and a slice of cake. I opted for Chocolate Cake, which was delicious! But I probably should have gone for a different drink, as the chocolate on chocolate was a bit much. Still mouth-wateringly good though…
All in all, the Pershore Bridges Circular was a great walk! It would have been even better if there wasn’t as much mud, an ideal summer trail perhaps?