Student KSW Himalayan Club

Saturday 24th Oct. (17 miles) Worcestershire Way (1)  Meet at 9.30am at Dog Lane car park, Bewdley from where we will embark on walking the first half of the Worcestershire Way to The Admiral Rodney pub in Berrow Green. I anticipate that we will finish at approximately 5.00pm but parents will always find a warm welcome in the pub if they have to wait for us to finish.

Sunday 25th Oct. (15 miles) Worcestershire Way (2)  Meet at the Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green, at 10.00am for the second leg of the walk, finishing at the Red Lion, just above the main street in the centre of Malvern. The finish time is likely to be nearer to 4.00pm. but not before. Parents can park on the main street and walk up to the Red Lion (signposted St Anne’s Well) and enjoy refreshment while they wait.

Monday 26th Oct. (12 miles) The Long Mynd  Meet at school at 8.00am. Once gathered a minibus will take us to the Long Mynd on Shropshire for a circular walk, returning to school by 6.30pm.

The Skirrid and Sugarloaf with a hint of autumnal colours in the foreground

The Skirrid and Sugarloaf with a hint of autumnal colours in the foreground

Tuesday 27th Oct. (19 miles) Three Castles Way (Skenfrith, White castle & Grosmont)  This could be the most testing day with a 19 mile walk following the route of the Three Castles Way in Herefordshire. Meet at school at 8.00am for the minibus journey to Skenfrith. The challenge will not only be the distance and the terrain but also completing the distance in daylight. We will probably return to school at about 7.00pm

For all days you will need:

Full walking kit – base layers and Fleece type layer

Good boots

Spare socks


Hat and gloves

Spare warm layer

A day sack

Packed lunch



Basic first aid kit (I will be carrying a more comprehensive one)

Mobile phone to give parents more accurate timings for the ending of each day.

By the end of 4 days you will have walked approx. 63 miles with lots of ups and downs.

I hope to be able to organise the Old Chapel four days during the February half term.

Sunday 3rd January 2016 – A Malvern Rambler

Admiring the view on the southern Malvern Hills

Admiring the view on the southern Malvern Hills

Meet at 10.00am at the British Camp car park, opposite the Malvern Hills Hotel for a New Year ramble over the southern third of the Malvern Hills. This will be as much a social occasion as a physical one as there will be no set route. If any parents would like to join us for this walk to work off the excesses of the festive season they are more than welcome. I anticipate that we would be finished by 3.00pm, possibly earlier if the weather is particularly bad, but you will need to bring with you a packed lunch, drink, warm clothing and waterproofs.

Friday 25th March (Good Friday)

Photography Course with Simon Watkinson

9.30am – 4.00pm

To be based in the Keyes Building

Please bring with you

  • your camera(s) and any other photographic equipment
  • a packed lunch, drinks and snacks
  • suitable outdoor clothing (we will be working some of the time outdoors, irrespective of what the weather is doing)

This course is already paid for so we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible

Student trips

Student Trips Overseas

Annual expeditions to a variety of destinations.  In the early days all expeditions went to the Himalaya in the spring, but with changes to the education calendar, trips have latterly been during the summer, when parts of the Himalaya are monsoon affected and not suitable to visit.

All expeditions have a community project, which can last anything from two days to a week according to the nature of the work, the needs of the community and the amount of flexibility within the itinerary.

Before any expedition takes place there is a training programme, which gives group members skills in the outdoors, navigation and camp craft, develops the team and gives each member leadership opportunity and skills.  The team members are also given fundraising challenges, which contribute either to the expedition funds or to the community project.

Past trips:

Future trips:

  • Mustang 2014
  • Indonesia 2016

For details of any of these trips please CONTACT US.

Young and Visually Impaired

Share the Vision – These are joint expeditions with New College, Worcester, the college for blind and visually-impaired young people.  They tend to be shorter in duration, up to a maximum of two weeks, and involve a short trek in mountainous terrain along with a more tactile activity i.e. in Morocco riding camels, in Nepal riding and bathing elephants.

Each NCW student is paired with a King’s student so that they enjoy the experience together, with the guides giving voice to what they see around them.

The training for these expeditions focuses largely on the guides understanding the needs of their partners and coping with the responsibility of their roll, as well as the blind and visually-impaired coping with the physical challenge.  There is also an emphasis on the social development of the group.

Previous trips:

Future trips:

  • Iceland 2015

To discuss trips for young people with special needs please get in touch.