The Martley Circular Walk
Martley is a busy rural village of some 1200 inhabitants.
It is clear that there has been a settlement in this area for
thousands of years.
This Circular Walk starts and finishes at St. Peter's Church, a
Norman church situated at the heart of the village and is home to
some unique wall frescos and the oldest set of six bells in the
From here the walk follows several lanes and tracks crossing
fields and farmland before joining the Worcestershire Way to reach
the spectacular Rodge Hill. The walk wends its way up onto the
scarp of the hill, the highest part of the walk, which offers
marvellous views over the Worcestershire countryside.
The walk also takes in part of the River Teme with its steep
sides and wooded dingle valleys. It is a haven for many types of
wildlife including otters and migrating salmon.
The walk is indicated by the wheeling 'Buzzard' waymark, simply
follow these and the direction arrows and you won't get lost.
Start and finish at St. Peter's Church car park.
6.25 miles or 10 kilometres, approx 3 to 4 hours. Grid
reference: SO 756597.
Additional Facilities and Information
- Limited car park
- Information boards
- 24 gates and 7 stiles
- A challenging walk with level and sloping ground
- Includes some steep sections
- GPS ref: WR66QA
OS Explorer Map 204 Worcester and Droitwich
Martley Circular Walk leaflet (PDF).
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This page was last reviewed 7 August 2013 at 15:34.
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