Three Choirs Way

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Start: Gloucester Cathedral
Grid Ref: SO829187
Distance: 95 miles (153 km)
Climbing: 2,468 metres
Walk time: 40-48 hours
Days: 7-9

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Three Choirs Way is a long distance footpath route between three cathedral cities and county towns; Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, and between their cathedrals. It cements the association the respective choirs of each Cathedral has with each other which is celebrated annually in the Three Choirs Festival (see link, above) As well as linking the Cathedrals the path also links the two rivers of these three counties, the Severn, by stand the cathedrals of Gloucester and Worcester, and the Wye which runs by Hereford Cathedral. The path has a distinctive badge on its waymarkers: a music stave and treble clef, and the motto 'Blessed is the eye between Severn and Wye'. Places on note on the route, which begins and ends in Gloucester, include Highnam, Tibberton, Clifford's Mesne, Kilcot, Four Oaks, Kempley Green, Much Marcle, Woolhope, Mordiford, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, Lugwardine, Withington, Ocle Pychard, Much Cowarne, Stoke Cross, Munderfield Row, Stanford Bishop, Suckley Knowl, Suckley Green, Knightwick, Ankerdine Hill, Doddenhan, Broad Green, Atchen Hill, Worcester, Callow End, Old Hills, Great Malvern, Malvern Wells, Hollybush, Chase End Street, Kings Green, Staunton, Corse, Wickridge Street, Ashleworth and Maisemore.

Useful Links:
Black Pear Walking Tours
Notes from Camelid Country
Long Distance Walkers Association

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