Kilpeck and Cole’s Tump

The HBC Hiking Group, having given prior permission for the Royal Wedding and the Cup Final to take place on the same day, set off from Kilpeck in warm sunshine on the morning of 19th May, 2018. We started from the lovely little Norman church in Kilpeck and inspected a fine oak tree on the village green, planted shortly after the Battle of Trafalgar to celebrate Nelson’s victory.
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Central Story Easter Hunt

The weather meant that things didn’t quite go to plan and with the park a washout, Central Story relocated to the HBC buildings, the rain certainly wasn’t going to stop the fun and intrigue of the Easter Hunt!

With the building bursting with activities and people, families were encouraged to Hunt for a puzzle which pieced together the Easter story. They were rewarded with a science experiment and Central Story explanation. (plus of course the obligatory chocolate egg!)

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Malvern Sunshine

HBC hikers met on Saturday 21st April and walked and chatted in lovely sunshine around the south-eastern edge of the Malvern hills from Hollybush to the A449 just below British Camp. There, we lingered at the cafe for ice cream before a short steep climb up to the Herefordshire Beacon (for our group photo) and thence to lunch and back to Hollybush.
Please note that the next walk will start from Kilpeck on Saturday 19th May, coinciding with a certain wedding. But you can record the wedding …

Brisk Breinton

Brisk in the windchill sense that is, for a well-insulated HBC Hiking group maintained a fairly relaxed pace on a chilly but dry Saturday, 17th March.
We followed a figure of eight course of about 5.5 miles, starting and finishing at Breinton Church. The undulating farmland was varied and interesting and did not test us with any steep climbs.
We finished down by the Wye with a fine view of Belmont Abbey and then an inspection of Breinton Springs. Beano the dog wouldn’t stop for the photo because he was busy running about 5 miles for each one of ours.
A most enjoyable walk and we look forward to our next outing scheduled for Saturday, 21st April.

HBC Hike Saturday, 17th February 2018

A lovely clear February morning saw 11 of us set off from Priors Frome, between Dormington and Mordiford, for a walk of about 6 miles on good tracks around Haugh Wood, set in rolling farmland. The weather was good and the chatter was constant so we barely noticed the miles passing and we arrived back at lunch time. Many thanks to Mike C for leading us. Watch out for details of the next HBC hike due on Saturday, 17th March 2018.

HBC Hike 18th November 2017

It was a slightly drizzly morning but seven of us set off from the beautiful Italianate church at Hoarwithy on a circular 6 mile route on both sides of the Wye. The terrain was varied and fairly level and the chatter more than compensated for the weather and a few stiles to surmount. Lunch was enjoyed in the shelter of the church cloister at the end of the walk. Many thanks to Mike C for leading us.

Bonfire Night

As the winter was approaching and the nights drew in on 2017, the Price family invited the HBC youth band to light up their lovely country home with a BBQ, bonfire and some acoustic worship.

We played a few of our favourite songs in the cold Autumn air, which was really chilly but a great adventure, and then spent the rest of the evening chatting and laughing around the bonfire.

One of our friends from the youth group said:

“I really enjoyed having the opportunity to spend time with other young people who love and want to know Jesus. The bonfire gave a social aspect to the evening and the outdoor worship was fun and intimate. It was great to experience something different.”