Area: Worcestershire

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Malvern-Hills/

Category:Malvern Hills
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Redditch/

Category:Redditch
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Worcester/

Category:Worcester
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wychavon/

Category:Wychavon
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wyre-Forest/

Category:Wyre Forest
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www.arleyarboretum.co.uk

Category:Wyre Forest
Size (acreage)30
Overview

'Go back in time and watch the Severn Valley Railway trains steam across the hill from one of the magnificent signposted walks. The garden provides the ideal day out for you and your family, a dream escape from the bustle of everyday life ...'

See also

Upper Arley Circular Walk [Worcestershire County Council]

www.redditchbc.gov.uk/things-to-do/parks-and-outdoors/arrow-valley-cou...

Category:Redditch
Size (acreage)900
Overview

'The largest area of open space in Redditch, 900 acres in size. The park was created in the 1970's by the Redditch Development Corporation and has become one of Redditch's greatest green assets. The park extends over 2.5 miles from Bordesley Abbey in the north of Washford Mill in the south. The River Arrow meanders through the park providing excellent wildlife habitats and interesting walks for visitors.'

 

Description from

Redditch Borough Council

www.avcg.co.uk

Category:Redditch
Overview

'We are a lively, local, independent walking club, founded in 1953, based in the Arrow Valley, Worcestershire, with a membership of around 100, mainly from The Redditch, Bromsgrove and South Birmingham areas.'

www.bodenham-arboretum.co.uk

Category:Wyre Forest
Size (acreage)156
Overview

'Walks will take you through a patchwork quilt of pools, plantations, dells and glades which provide habitats for flora, fauna, insect life and numerous species of resident and migrating birds.'

www.bsoc.co.uk/cemetery-walk.html

Category:Bromsgrove
Size (acreage)6
Overview

'Follow the heritage trail to discover the people of Bromsgrove, their lives and their deaths.'

Description from

The Bromsgrove Society

www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/things-to-do/parks-and-outdoors.aspx

Category:Bromsgrove
Overview

'Bromsgrove has over 70 parks and open spaces, these range from small pretty gardens for sitting and relaxing, woodland areas for long walks and rambling to formal town parks ...'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clent-hills

Category:Bromsgrove
Size (acreage)440
Overview

'A stunning countryside haven in the heart of the busy Midlands. Explore the miles of footpaths, bridleways and easy access trails offering breathtaking panoramic views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders ... The North Worcestershire Path goes through Clent Hill and Walton Hill and connects the Waseley Hills on one side and Hagley on the other. There are also footpaths connecting local villages such as Romsley, Clent, Lower Clent and Hagley.'

Description from

National Trust

hagleyvillage.org

Category:Bromsgrove
Overview

'Hagley is a large village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England. It is on the boundary of the West Midlands and Worcestershire counties between the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley and Kidderminster. As of December 2016 it had an estimated population of 6,097.' [Wikipedia]

www.birmingham.gov.uk/lickeyhills

Category:Bromsgrove
Size (acreage)524
Overview

'Lickey Hills Country Park is one of Birmingham’s most varied and treasured parks ... located just 10 miles south west of Birmingham. The park offers different things to different people - it’s a place for family days out, to spot wildlife, for sport, school trips, or maybe just for the views and a cup of tea. Lickey Hills has a complex and interesting geology which has created a variety of habitats. These include woodlands, heathland and grassland, which are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife ... Beacon Hill is the most famous viewpoint at the Lickey Hills. The hill rises to 297m (975 feet) above sea level, giving expansive views of the surrounding countryside.'

Description from

Birmingham City Council

www.visitthemalverns.org/things-to-do/walking/

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

'Malvern has been given "Walkers are Welcome" status due to the fantastic countryside in and around the Malvern Hills, the wide range of walks for all abilities and our commitment to welcoming walkers.'

www.malvernhillsaonb.org.uk/exploring-the-aonb/walks-in-the-aonb/disco...

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

'An excellent destination for walkers of all ages and abilities, whether you are interested in a gentle stroll along a tree-lined path or an energetic trek along the ridge of the Malvern Hills. '

www.mhdfs.org.uk

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

'Welcome to the home of dedicated Malvern Hills District walkers, who enjoy everything to do with walking over, around, and across the Malvern Hills and surrounding countryside and bordering Counties ... '

www.martley.org.uk/?page_id=2805

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

'Martley was the 13th community in the country to be accredited and the first in Worcestershire. We are proud of this achievement, continuing as it did our ongoing work on rights of way through the Path-or-Nones Group (30 years old in 2015) and the publishing of ten circular walks leaflets by Audrey and Keith Trumper in the 80s and 90s.'

worcestershireramblers.org.uk

Category:Worcestershire
Overview

'This section of the Worcestershire Ramblers is the executive comittee that liaises with head office, our local groups and other agencies to enhance the walking experience for everyone ... Currently there are over one thousand members in the Area.'

www.redditchramblers.org.uk

Category:Redditch
Overview

Organize weekly Sunday rambles of about 7 miles length plus fortnightly 4-5 mile walks on Saturdays.

www.stoke-pc-worcs.gov.uk/?q=node/13

Category:Bromsgrove
Overview

'Welcome to the website for the North Worcestershire communities of Stoke Heath, Stoke Pound, Stoke Prior and Stoke Works ... There are a number of walks in the Parish that enable visitors to experience all aspects of life in our Parish. The parish has the services of a Footpaths Officer who is responsible for the management of footpaths in the Parish.'

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/witley-court-and-gardens/

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

'Explore the winding woodland paths of Witley's vast parkland and wonder at the many different species of trees and shrubs from all over the world. The rhododendron collection is particularly impressive. Follow the path beside the lake and look out for the rustic Victorian boathouse.  If you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a great crested grebe fishing for his supper. Just one of the many beautiful birds which make up Witley's varied wildlife.'

Description from

English Heritage

www.worcesterramblers.org.uk

Category:Worcester
Overview

'A friendly sociable group of walkers, we have lots of social events and a varied programme of walks, some local and others involving coach travel further afield. Come along and try a few walks ... '

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/3312/worcester_woods_countr...

Category:Worcester
Overview

'Two nature reserves, a huge open field, busy Countryside Centre with cafe facilities, adventure play area and easy access from the city or the motorway, make this site very popular with a variety of visitors ... '

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory/37/walks_in_worcestershire

Category:Worcestershire
Overview

'Worcestershire has some fantastic walking routes within the county, from short urban routes around the towns, to long way-marked trails through the beautiful countryside. The County Council is interested in ideas from members of the public to improve the walking network in Worcestershire. We currently operate a scoring system for prioritising future projects, which includes assessments based on value for money, deliverability, support and demand ... '

www.worcestershiretouristguides.com/Articles/Article_169.asp

Category:Worcestershire
Overview

Worcestershire Walks and Countryside  'Worcestershire has more than 3000 miles of footpaths and bridleways through spectacular countryside, including the Malvern Hills which has 100 miles for walking, cycling and horse riding. The county of Worcestershire has one of the most varied and panoramic landscapes to be found anywhere in England ... countryside just waiting to be explored.'

www.forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest

Category:Wyre Forest
Overview

'Wyre and its surrounding woodlands are fantastic places to enjoy the fresh air and and have fun outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to Go Ape, learning and adventure play.'

Description from

Forestry England

www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/things-to-see-do-and-visit/cycling-walking-and...

Category:Wyre Forest
Overview

'We are fortunate to have some beautifully picturesque areas in Wyre Forest in which to walk. Whether you walk to get somewhere or just to enjoy your surroundings, prefer to walk with a guide or do your own thing we have brought together a selection of links and information for you to explore.'

www.wythall-parish-council.org.uk/local-groups-information/countryside...

Category:Bromsgrove
Overview

'Wythall is situated in the north east corner of Worcestershire, within the District of Bromsgrove and the County of Worcestershire. The village shares borders with Solihull and Birmingham and has a population of over 12,000 spread amongst several areas which includes Majors Green and parts of Walkers Heath.'

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2559/the_abberley_circular_...

Category:Malvern Hills
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A delightful walk through a delightful part of the county, The Abberley Circular Walk is a fantastic way of experiencing spectacular countryside. There is so much to see on this walk at any time of year.'

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory/37/walks_in_worcestershire/categor...

Category:Wychavon
Overview

'Riverside walks never fail to be interesting, as rivers are havens for wildlife of all sorts and anything could drift past. Colourful narrowboats, shy waterbirds, the splash of a fish, eerie reeds as they sway in the breeze, if you stay alert all sorts of sights and sounds will delight you. These two fully waymarked walks along the River Avon will not disappoint, whatever time of year you visit. There are no stiles to negotiate on either walk.' Note that the URL originally used here has been replaced by another.

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2557/bewdley_river_and_rail...

Category:Wyre Forest
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Gives you the opportunity to explore the Severn Valley by following the route of the river Severn four miles upstream from Bewdley to the hidden gem that is Upper Arley village. The return leg offers the opportunity to return to Bewdley; either under your own steam by walking back along the opposite bank of the river or by steam power utilising the historic Severn Valley Railway.'

www.stourporttown.co.uk/Discovery_Trail2.pdf

Category:Wyre Forest
Distance (miles)1
Overview

'Much of Stourport-on-Severn's Georgian architecture has survived from the late 1700s wile other towns have been much altered by redevelopment. The reason was simple: Stourport's key role in linking the Black Country with the River Severn navigation was stolen by a newer canal, the Worcester & Birmingham, which provided a shorter route less affexted by vagaries in the Severn's summer water level ...'

www.clpg.org.uk/page/what-we-do/

Category:Worcestershire
Overview

'In 1995, the Group published a book detailing 14 station to station walks all the way from Hereford to Oxford. 2000 copies of the fully illustrated book were printed and, almost all have now been sold. A second book, featuring walks in the opposite direction, was published in September 2009. This is available from local stations or, post free, from the Membership Secretary, to CLPG members, at a reduced price of £6.00.' ALERT At the time of Review, I could not find these books any longer listed on the CLPG Website.

elgarroute.org.uk

Category:Worcestershire
Distance (miles)1
Overview

'Two fascinating routes that take you around what is often referred to as "Elgar Country".  The Elgar Walk and Elgar Drive both give a fascinating insight into the streets and countryside that Elgar knew so well.' 

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2568/far_forest_circular_wa...

Category:Wyre Forest
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Guides visitors through areas of the Forest less trodden by the majority of day trippers and thus the opportunity to indulge in the oak woodlands outstanding beauty.'

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2563/hanbury_circular_walk/...

Category:Wychavon
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Nestling in the heart of agricultural Worcestershire is the picturesque parish of Hanbury. To help you explore all that this parish has to offer, Worcestershire County Council have recently developed a 6 ¾ mile circular walk.  This varied walk combines canal-side walking, hedge-line fields, historic buildings and parkland.'

www.jumadesign.co.uk/milestonesite/Malvern.html

Category:Malvern Hills
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Malvern is situated in the scenic Worcestershire countryside beloved of the composer Edward Elgar. Popular in Victorian times for its therapeutic spa waters and numbering Florence Nightingale amongst its patients, the town retains a quiet charm with many fascinating roadside heritage features, including milestones and estate boundary markers.'

Description from

The Milestone Society

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2561/the_martley_circular_w...

Category:Malvern Hills
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'A lovely circular walk in the Teme Valley through traditional orchards, pastures and ancient woodlands with spectacular views across some of the best countryside in Worcestershire taking in part of the Worcestershire Way.'

walking.41club.org

Category:Wychavon
Distance (miles)100
Overview

'The unique Millennium Way is a gem of a long-distance path, taking in 100 miles of the diverse, delightful and historic heart of England. The route extends from Pershore, Worcestershire, in the west to Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire in the east.'

Description from

Solihull 41 Club

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch's_Way

Category:Worcester
Distance (miles)615
Overview

'Long-distance footpath in England that approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. From its starting point at Worcester the route travels north to Boscobel and then south to Stratford upon Avon. It then continues south to Stow on the Wold before turning south west towards Bristol via Cirencester. South of Bristol the route is almost directly south across the Mendip Hills to Wells and then on through Somerset almost to Yeovil and then south west to Charmouth.There is then a short section along the Dorset coast before turning north again to Yeovil, before turning east across the Downs to Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

The Monarch's Way [The Monarch's Way Association]

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2586/north_worcestershire_p...

Category:Wyre Forest
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'The walk will allow you to discover ancient royal hunting grounds, sites of special scientific interest, dense woodlands, a river valley, reservoirs and farmland, with fantastic views across the contrasting landscapes of the Birmingham Plateau and the Black Country in the north, to the rural beauty of the Worcestershire countryside in the south.'

See also

North Worcestershire Path [Walking Englishman]

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2554/northwick_manor_herita...

Category:Worcester
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'A circular walk through Northwick and Bevere, along existing rights of way, has been way-marked and illustrated with interpretation panels and reconstruction drawings, bringing the fascinating story of this historic landscape to life.'

www.redditchwalks.org.uk

Category:Redditch
Overview

'The aim of the site is to develop walks related to Redditch history and existing historical artefacts and buildings and I have created a range of walks in the Redditch area which I am steadily extending ...'

Description from

Anthony Green

sites.google.com/site/familyfriendlycycling/river-rea-trail

Category:Birmingham
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'The River Rea travels through the many diverse communities of south west Birmingham. Rising on the Waseley Hills the river heads across the city towards its confluence with the River Tame near Spaghetti Junction (The Gravelly Hill interchange).'

Description from

West Midlands Cycling

www.redditchbc.gov.uk/things-to-do/parks-and-outdoors/fun-in-parks-and...

Category:Redditch
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Explore our special Roadway Arts outdoor trail for a treasure hunt through vibrant bus shelter artwork in Winyates and Matchborough! ... Roadway Arts uses artwork inspired by the local community to help make underpasses and bus shelters places that we can enjoy using, where we can feel safe and stay connected to our community.'

Description from

Redditch Borough Council

www.visitthemalverns.org/things-to-do/towns/malvern/route-to-the-hills...

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

'Designed to promote Great Malvern's rich historical and cultural offer, this partnership project will see the installation of a new walking route that connects the town with the hills. It will also celebrate this unique history through a 3 year program of events and activities ...'

Description from

Malvern Hills District Council

www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/things-to-do/parks-and-outdoors/parks-and-play-a...

Category:Bromsgrove
Overview

'Walking these routes is a great way to experience the area as our ancestors did. The great hunting forest of Feckenham covered 190 square miles of Oak forest. Although there are only patches of forest left here, you can explore the ancient woodlands, local legends, flower rich meadows and nature reserves, as you wander through the gentle rolling hills of North Worcestershire. There are three walks to choose from ...

Description from

Bromsgrove District Council

www.john-price.me.uk/Kenelm/StKintro.html

Category:Bromsgrove
Overview

'Gives a detailed guide to a newly developed long distance walk across Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, linking the two places most connected with the life of the ninth century Mercian Saint ... The trail is documented in a 60 page pocket-sized guide which gives clear directions, notes about historic sites on the route, an account of the legend of St Kenelm and tourist information ... St Kenelm's Way is a walk with the same starting and finishing points, but using a different route.'

Description from

John Price

www.visitworcestershire.org/place/villages-and-ancient-churches-go-wes...

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

'The countryside is full of footprints: every generation has left them behind. Some are obvious, most are not, they quickly fade and soon completely disappear. On a Parish Heritage Walk you will walk in the surviving footprints and discover the stories that go with them ... Each Parish Heritage Walk comes with an accompanying audio.' ALERT Unfortunately, the Website formerly referenced here seems no longer to be online.

Description from

Go West in the Teme Valley

www.geo-village.eu/?page_id=1258

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

Details of three local geology trails in the Teme Valley. Also: 'A 109 mile long distance trail, the GeoPark Way, runs partly through the Teme Valley'.

'By some series of terrestrial incidents, the rock types to be found in the parish of Martley, and in particular at one small site, enable an examination of samples from different periods probably without equal in the country.'

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Teme+Valley+Way

Category:3: 51-100 Miles
Distance (miles)96
Overview

'The River Teme flows from its source just inside the Welsh border on Cilfaesty Hill, four miles south of Newtown, Powys for approximately 75 miles to its confluence with the River Severn on the southern extremity of the boundary of the loyal city of Worcester. The Way described in this book is a route of just under one hundred miles following the river from its mouth, by a modem midland city with a troubled historic background, to its source high on the side of a lonely mystic welsh hillside; a journey twisting through some of the most beautiful, quiet and unspoilt countryside in our lovely country. The views, the countryside and the villages along the route will delight followers on the Way.'

Description from

The Teme Valley Way: Sauce to Source Bob Charteris (Exposure Publishing, 2006)

www.visitevesham.co.uk/about-vale/walking-vale/

Category:Wychavon
Overview

'Circular walks that have been designed to help you explore the Vale on foot. The walks are of varying distance and take in some of the Vale’s most spectacular views, interesting buildings and beautiful flora and fauna.'

'The walks are taken from Circular Walks in Worcestershire’s Heritage Garden published by Wychavon District Council.'

ALERT Link changed at Review.

Description from

Wychavon District Council

www.malverntrail.co.uk/wp/walks-around-the-malverns/

Category:Malvern Hills
Overview

'Ideas, groups and resources for walking on the Malvern Hills and around the local area.'

Description from

John Howes

See also

Malvern Trail

www.worcesterwalks.co.uk

Category:Worcester
Overview

'Come with us on a journey of discovery along the ancient historic highways & byways of Worcester, taking in the Riverside, Cathedral, Friar Street etc. Our qualified Green Badge Guides will be delighted to entertain you with amazing Tales of Triumphs & Tragedies, the escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester, of Hannah Snell the girl soldier, of Worcestershire Sauce & the Royal Worcester Porcelain ... We start our walks from early April and continue until the end of September.'

www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/worcest...

Category:Wychavon
Distance (miles)10
Overview

‘This fantastic cycling and walking route takes you from the historic city of Worcester which is famous for its cathedral to Droitwich which is known for its spa, medieval churches, and half-timbered buildings.’

Description from

Sustrans

www.worcestershirebats.org.uk

Category:Worcestershire
Overview

'Each year members of the Worcestershire Bat Group host a number of public bat walks, but just what is a bat walk, and what can you expect if you come along to one, and what should you bring to help you enjoy the evening? ...'

www.actlocalworcestershire.org/actlocal/info/9/volunteering/8/voluntee...

Category:Worcestershire
Overview

'The Countryside Service has opportunities for people to volunteer as: [1] Tree Wardens - - - : [2] Parish Paths Wardens - - - : [3] Countryside Site Work Party Volunteers - - - : [4] Health Walks Leaders - - - : [5] Worcestershire Wardens Partnership - - - : [6] Parish Paths Partnership (P3) Scheme - - - : [7] Countryside Access Volunteers Scheme - - - : [8] Community Greenspace Team Advice and Support to Local Communities.'

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2584/the_worcestershire_way

Category:Wyre Forest
Distance (miles)31
Overview

'Hugging the western edge of the County as it borders Herefordshire, the Worcestershire Way really is an opportunity to explore outstanding rural landscapes.  At 31 miles, the route passes through beautiful sleepy villages and verdant steep sided valleys between the Georgian town of Bewdley and the grand spa town of Malvern.'

www.malvernhillsaonb.org.uk/exploring-the-aonb/themed-guides/3reserves...

Category:Malvern Hills
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'A circular walking route including three of Worcestershire WildlifeTrust Nature Reserves.'

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2585/the_wychavon_way

Category:Wychavon
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'You will be guided  by the Wychavon Way logo through a variety of landscapes. From meadows, woodlands, orchards and riverside pastures, through hidden hollows and towering hilltops with stunning views over the famous Vale of Evesham and beyond.'

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20151/walking_in_worcestershire/947/cou...

Category:Wyre Forest
Overview

'Four new Audio Trails have been developed in the Wyre Forest area. Each downloadable audio trail acts as your very own personal tour guide ensuring you follow the correct path. The audio tours offer much more than just a simple guide to the route as the description covers interesting heritage and wildlife characteristics that you can discover while on the walk.'

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