- 23rd September 2017
On Sunday 1st October we are leading a walk in Rochford as part of the Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project.
The Teme Valley was an important area for orchards, and Rochford was once heavily covered in them. There are still some today, and some are being restored, and the walk will take in some of these. We’ll also explore some of the history and folklore of orchards, and point out other sites of interest on the route.
The walk will be around 3-4 miles on public footpaths across fields and includes climbing over a number of stiles. We’ll start at 2pm and should finish around 4:30pm when we’ll have a cup of tea in the village hall, where you can park.
The walk is free but spaces are limited so need to be booked in advance at https://e-services.Worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=407
The Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project has been working with local volunteers and orchard owners to raise awareness of the heritage of orchards and help people look after them. New trees have been planted too. Some volunteers have been researching the history of some of these orchards, and we will be incorporating some of this information into the walk.