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Worcestershire Walks: 8 hikes you need to try!

Worcestershire offers some of the country’s best walking routes. We've placed together some of the best!

There are miles and miles of glorious English countryside on our doorstep and we can’t wait to share our favourite Worcestershire walks with you!

1. Malvern Hills – Worcestershire Beacon

A Worcestershire landmark which needs no introduction. The Malvern Hills offer fine vantage points across the county and excellent walking trails. A hike up towards the Worcestershire Beacon is one of our preferred routes.

Starting at Beacon Road Car Park the walk is a moderate level of difficulty which takes around 1.5 hours. The trail will start around the western slopes of the Beacon and will pass through exciting landmarks such as St Anne’s Well and Earnslaw Pool.

Starting Location:

Beacon Road Car Park

WR14 4EH

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Malvern Hills

2. Broadway Tower

Experience panoramic views, English heritage and explore 200 acres of parkland. Broadway Tower is the ideal destination for a Worcestershire walk.

The Broadway Tower Circular Walk allows visitors to explore all of the grounds which includes a deer park, a nuclear bunker and the 18th-century tower.

The walk takes around 20 minutes but this doesn’t include the time spent viewing the fascinating attractions. Hikers can also stop for refreshments at the Tower Barn café. Please note that admission tickets and car parking fees do apply.

Starting Location:

Broadway Tower Car Park

WR12 7LB

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Broadway Tower

3. Stourport Basins

For a more leisurely, shorter walk Stourport Basins is the ideal spot alongside the waterways.

A walk around the canal systems can be an enjoyable but fascinating visit with plenty to do and see. See if you can spot some of the native wildlife which call the basin their home, which includes wildfowl, bats and if you are super lucky an otter!

The Canal & River Trust have downloadable maps free of charge for visitors, helping to plan your route. Guided tours and boat trips are available from Stourport Heritage Rooms.

Starting Location:

Stourport Wharf, Severnside, Stourport Basins, Stourport, Worcestershire, DY13 9EN

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Stourport Basins

4. Bredon Hill Circular Walk

This walk incorporates Visit Worcestershire’s Pub of the Year. Who doesn’t love a walk followed by a pub visit?

The Bredon Hill Circular Walk rises steeply from the village of Elmley Castle and showcases Worcestershire’s elegant countryside. A full route can be found here - https://www.elmleycastle.com/w...

The route starts and ends at The Queen Elizabeth Inn so be sure to pop in for a pint and a bite to eat!

Starting Location:

The Queen Elizabeth Inn
WR10 3HS

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The Queen Elizabeth Inn

5. Croome Court

Discover the many historic buildings that are located within the parkland and the wider estate at Croome. Paired with wonderful walking routes and acres of gardens/parkland.

The walking routes take you through 'Capability' Brown-designed landscapes, spring flora and historic woodland. A wonderful family day out.

The Conservation Walk throughout the grounds highlights the estate in all its glory.

Please note admission fees do apply.

Starting Location:

Croome Visitor Centre

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Croome Court

6. Wyre Forest

The UK’s largest native woodland, the Wyre Forest is ready to be discovered. Accessible walking routes, family trails and an impressive visitor centre are some of the key features of this attraction.

Take in the sensory experience of the forest which includes bird song, running streams and floral displays.

For a scenic forest walk, we would recommend the Dowles Brook route which allows you to find a historic National Trust property, Knowles Mill. We would mention that this route is a moderate walking trail with uneven surfaces.

Starting Location:

Dry Mill Lane Car Park

DY12 2LT

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Wyre Forest

7. Clent Hills

Located at the tip of North Worcestershire sits the Clent Hills, where displays of bluebells can be found during the Spring months. The hills offer views to explore looking out towards Shropshire, Mid Wales, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

From Nimmings Wood Car Park a walk towards the four stones offers incredible views on a clear day and is a must when visiting! There are also a number of excellent country pubs in walking distance.

Make sure to grab a snap by the four stones!

Starting Location:

Nimmings Wood Car Park


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Clent Hills

8. Diglis Loop

Explore Worcester at its riverside from Worcester Bridge to Diglis Bridge!

This easy walking route allows you to appreciate the River Severn’s riverside landscape as well as some famous Worcester landmarks. Calculating around 2.4 miles, this walk takes around 1hr 10 minutes.

You can encounter the sights of Worcester Cathedral and the Swan Sanctuary all by the riverside which makes this walk perfect for young children.

Starting Location:

Worcester Bridge (Head towards Worcester Cathedral)


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Diglis Loop

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Wyre Forest

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