A 3-Mile Walk for a View of Honeybourne from the Airfield
- Pets should be kept on leads at all times.
- Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended.
- Secateurs are useful for occasional brambles
Start at the Village Hall and head west to the High Street. Turn left and walk up to The Thatched Tavern where you will turn left into China Corner and walk straight on until you pass through the narrow gap between the houses. This leads up to the Fair Acres estate.
Turn right and follow the edge of the field (headland) until you come to a bridge. Cross over the bridge into the next field and walk straight-ahead along the headland until you come to a stile. Cross over this stile and you are now in The Leys.
Walk straight-ahead to reach the hedgerow on the other side of the playing field. Turn left and follow the path down the hill to the bridge. You are now entering the old Honeybourne airfield (RAF Honeybourne).
Walk straight-ahead across the field towards the large buildings (old aircraft hangers) looking for the waymarker post at the gap in the mound on the opposite side of the field. Continue straight-ahead across the old runway, and straight-ahead again to the waymarker post located on a track leading to the skid-pan on your left. Follow the directions on the waymarker post towards the next post that can be seen to the right of the perimeter hedge surrounding the old hangers. You are now passing the site of Honeybourne Grounds Farmhouse that was demolished in 1940 to make way for the airfield.
Continue across the fields in the direction of the two large conifer trees and electricity poles on the horizon, passing over the old runway (with the agricultural silos to your right) until you reach a stile that leads onto the Bretforton/Weston-sub-Edge road. DO NOT cross the stile. This point marks the boundary of Honeybourne Parish.
Turn around to face the direction you have just come from to view Honeybourne in the distance. Now enjoy the open aspect as you retrace your steps back to the village.
We hope you have enjoyed your walk today, and that we have whetted your appetite for a variety of future walks using the Public Rights of Way (PROWs) in the Parish of Honeybourne.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Steve Bullen for providing the very detailed route instructions and look forward to the next walk in Honeybourne. If you have any pictures taken along this route that you feel would be suitable for this walks gallery, then please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
A full list of walks is available on the Sport Honeybourne website sporthoneybourne.org.uk along with other Sporting events and activities.