The River Teme flows from the Kerry Hills in Powys, Wales, through the borderlands of Shropshire and Herefordshire into Worcestershire where it joins the mighty River Severn just south of the City of Worcester. Volunteers taking part in the Go West Teme Valley project have created a series of seven circular car journeys that criss-cross the 73 mile river course from its source to its confluence with the Severn. Each section includes a map and information about what to see and do in this beautiful and remote part of England. The tours take you to tiny villages and hamlets, they are quiet and peaceful now but it hasn't always been so. This is border country, a region of ruined castles and ancient churches. In fact there are over 70 ancient churches along the length of the Teme, many date from Norman times and are open for you to visit today. Use the Churches Gazetteer to discover more about these building. Look for the blue listening posts in six of the Worcestershire churches. When you find one switch it on and listen to the Stories from the Stones.
Pershore sits by the River Avon, a river which rises near the village of Naseby in Northamptonshire and travels through Warwickshire and Worcestershire before joining the River Severn at Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. Pershore was the focus of the Pershore Big Heritage Quest (PBHQ) a quest, by local school children, for information about the story of the area. The information was used to start a Time Traveller's Guide to the area. and the quest for information is ongoing. It will be of interest to anyone interested in the history and heritage of the area and particularly useful to schools and families playing heritage detectives. Of course anyone can be a heritage detective and everyone will find something of interest in the Time Traveller's Guide!
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