Distance - 6.5 Miles
Geocaches - 1
Walk Inspiration - Country Walking Magazine, Spring 2022, Walk 9
There's not much at Rushock, Worcestershire. A village hall - all closed up. A manor house. A church, where the graveyard is the final resting place of John Bonham, Led Zeppelin's original drummer.
This location provides the main point of interest in an otherwise dull walk in the Worcestershire countryside - plagued by overgrown paths and illegally obstructed public rights of way. It's surprisingly easy to report this with Worcestershire County Council.
|A less overgrown, more pleasant part of the walk|
I start off at the Chequers pub in Cutnall Green - always planning ahead and take a route through the abandoned medieval village of Elmley Lovett. Vague earthworks under knee length grass do not make for good photographs.
Its not long before I've reached the high ground of Rushock and its church. With such a small graveyard and such a well visited spot, it's not hard to find John.
|Easy to find the target|
|John Bonham's Grave|
|International visitors now have a walking route, if they want to make a day of it|
The Monarch's Way is a decent enough return to Cutnall Green and refreshement.
The Chequers is the most gastro of pubs - the sort of place that has every interior table setup for dining but no menus on the tables. A specials board contains so many ingredients, I am unsure where one meal ends and the next starts. Fortunately, the drinkers are well catered for with Wye Valley HPA, Butty Bach and the becoming more ubiquitous than Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord.
|Imposing "Country Pub and Dining"|
|Timmy and me felt more comfortable in the Beach Hut|