• Photo of winter scene at Hartlebury Common

The Great Outdoors

Winter Walks in Worcestershire

What better way to start the festive break by discovering some of Worcestershire’s hidden natural beauty?

Nothing beats a frosty morning over the Wyre Forest or the breathtaking winter sunset of the Clent Hills.

The Visit Worcestershire team has created a guide with the best places to see this winter.

PS. Be prepared for muddy boots!

Clent Hills

Broadway Tower

This iconic landmark is the perfect setting for a winter walk, with stunning English countryside throughout the grounds.

There is a 4-mile walk available, which starts in the heart of the picturesque High Street. There are plenty of points of interest to view including Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, St Eadburgha's Church and Broadway Tower.

Once you have completed the walk, you are rewarded with some of the best views Worcestershire has to offer.

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Broadway Tower

Chaddesley Woods

Ancient woodland near the district of Bromsgrove. This area of woodland is the second largest in Worcestershire with an extensive network of paths.

With the Chaddesley Chase circular route passing through the woods, it’s the perfect destination for those more experienced hikers looking for a longer passage.

Our top tip…

We would recommend that wheelchair and buggy users stick to the main stoned path.

Photo credit – @debsharkins

For further information head over to our friends at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

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Chaddesley Woods

Wyre Forest

Escape to the forest and enjoy some great Worcestershire fresh air!

With a selection of walking, cycling, running and horse routes there is something to suit everyone's needs.

Not forgetting GoApe! where kids (and adults!) can climb to the top of the treetops with their interactive high ropes course.

For adventurers, we would suggest the Dowles Brook path. Follow the stream as it snakes through the heart of the forest. Whilst walking you will discover, Knowles Mill, which is an 18th-century historic watermill operated by the National Trust.

There are plenty of free car parks including Hawkbatch and Earnwood Copse but spaces are limited. A large pay and display car park is located at the visitor centre.

Check out the Forestry England website which is filled with all the information you need! – https://www.forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest

Photo credit - @worcestershirewalkies

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Wyre Forest

Croome Court

A perfect setting for winter walks with the icey crunchy ground under your feet!

The 16th-century estate showcases Worcestershire's pure elegance. Take in the views of the rolling Malvern Hills and the designed garden landscapes.

If you are ready for a muddy adventure then wrap up warm and take part in the Winter Welly Walk!

This challenging walk will certainly blow away those January blues, whilst taking in the scenic sights of Pirton Castle.

Click here to start planning your visit to Croome! - https://www.nationaltrust.org....

Photo credit - @dave_snaps_stuff

Croome Court

The Malvern Hills

Climb to the highest point in Worcestershire and take in the beautiful views!

The Malverns have a variety of walks to cater for all abilities. Expect to find hidden pools, views across to Wales (when the weather is good!) and make sure to take plenty of photos when you reach the top!

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Make sure to share your winter walk experiences with us by tagging @vistworcestershire and using the hashtag #VisitWorcestershire

Why not combine your winter walk with a warm visit to one of the best pubs in the county!