Geocaches - 10
Previous Walks - Walk 1, Walk 2, Walk 3, Walk 4
Pub - The Pickled Plum, Pershore, Butty Bach
An unexpected free Saturday. A chance to knock off Stage 5 of this epic journey that is taking me from the Wye in Hereford to the Thames in Oxford.
Today, we can throw the Severn into the River Mix.
Its a lengthy one - 15 Miles. It would have been 14, if Pershore Station was actually in Pershore. I could have taken a short cut to miss out the town, but there is a Good Beer Guide Pub to tick off.
Train timetables indicate that the drivers have a afternoon Siesta. If I don't leave early, I will be waiting two hours for the 15:30 to return.
7:30am and I am alighting at Worcester Foregate Street, pounding the streets as the City prepares for a busy Saturday.
The first part of the walk is easy walking along the River - from the bridge to Kempsey.
|Worcester Bridge in the pre dawn light|
The route provides the chance to add a few geocaches to the total, including one previous fail. I'm sure it wasn't there last time.
Kempsey sees me leave the River. Cruelly, I pass the yet to open for the day Walter de Catelupe. I'll be back to get the GBG tick.
|Doesn't look much but I hear it has Timothy Taylor Landlord|
Mr Alpaca was far more angry than a man with poor signage had any right to be.
|Gloomy View from Kempsey Common|
With weary legs, I enter the Pickled Plum in Pershore. A tongue twister of a Good Beer Guide Entry.
It's received a makeover, mainly been aimed at diners, with 2/3's of the pub set for dining.
But drinkers are equally well looked after - six real ales on - with the clips for six real ciders (it's that part of the world) sharing the same beer pumps.
I can remember seeing Purity Ubu, Brakspear but no more perusal was required when my eyes locked on the Butty Bach.
My local is a Wye Valley tied house. Whisper it quietly, but it may have been in even better condition here.
|Butty Bach in the Pershore's Pickled Plum|