In search of giant pumpkins, sweet chestnuts and the elusive circular walk
Today we went to Weobley because giant pumpkins had been spotted outside The Green Bean. Since we were going I did a quick search on the web and turned up the Weobley Circular Walk. However, having mooched around the village we had no idea where it began, partly my fault because I didn’t print out the leaflet. Asking a local sent us heading off up Mill Bank (B4230) and here we took the first footpath on our left (permissive access). There were two options here, either bear left or go straight. Bearing left appeared to head back towards the village so we carried straight on. After crossing a few fields we came to a hard surfaced track and following this we eventually came to another track to our right which had the circular walk symbol. We followed these markers until we reached the Hereford Road and turned left back towards Weobley, expecting to find more circular walk markers but did not. Re-entering Weobley we took another footpath to our left and a short distance later reconnected with the circular walk leading us back to Broad Street.
All in all it was a very pleasant walk, meeting and chatting with friendly locals, with lovely views and autumn colours even on such a grey day, plus we even managed to collect some sweet chestnuts. Unfortunately the markers for the circular walk, which is 3 miles as opposed to our 4, were intermittent, so if you intend doing that I would highly recommend printing out the leaflet.
On our way home we noticed an interesting antique shop, Utter Clutter, which is well worth a browse and was home to a cheeky robin (see photos).