|Bredon Hill from Elmley
|Estimated net time||1½-2 hours|
|Difficulty||No technical difficulties.|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (January 2015).|
|Parking||Room for many cars around trail head.|
|Start height||73 metres|
|Vertical metres||230 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||6.2 km|
From the round about on road A46 just south of Evesham drive 1.5 km (0.9 mi) south on A46. Turn right where signed for "Elmley Castle", and make sure you fork right in the junction after a few metres. Drive 5.2 km (3.2 mi) to the village Elmley Caste, and turn left in the T-junction. Drive another 270 metres and park outside the pub called Queen Elizabeth pub.
Start your hike by walking past the pub and then turn right onto the road Hill Lane. Walk 330 metres and turn left up a narrow road, which will take you to a path after 720 metres. Follow this path 220 metres through the small forest, and up to a 5-way junction of mountain roads and paths. In this junction turn a little left and follow the path uphill. Follow this path south-west and then west all the way up to the summit, which is marked by a large stone with a metal plate.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
13. January 2015
Both colleague Trond and I were in Warwick for work this week, and this Tuesday night there was an opportunity for a hike. I was keen on hiking a PF>100 top which I hadn't visited before, so a long-ish drive was required. We agreed to visit Bredon Hill, and this time I was well prepared both in terms of driving directions and had loaded way-points to my GPS.
We found the trail head without any issues, but messed around a little in the beginning of the hike. And higher up we were a little quick to conclude where we should walk and ended up on a de-tour which was only corrected when I finally took a look at my GPS. For the rest of the hike I checked my GPS fairly frequently and we avoided more navigational issues.
By the time we got to the summit it was snowing quite heavily, and a bit windy, so the summit stop was no longer than what was needed to take a couple of photos. Then continuous running all the way back down to the car.
When driving out of the village we managed to miss the right turn in the junction after a couple of hundred metres and ended up driving in the wrong direction. After having messed a round a little we got to a village where we asked for directions, but this didn't help us much (we probably misunderstood the instructions we got), and we ended up driving much longer than necessary in order to get back to Leamington Spa. And this in turn resulted in us getting back too late to get dinner at the hotel and had to settle for a Chinese take-away.