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The Martley Circular Walk

The Martley Circular Walk

Image of Martley Church 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 country.

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.

Route Information

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 Maps

OS Explorer Map 204 Worcester and Droitwich Spa. Download Martley Circular Walk leaflet (PDF)

Further Information

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More Information

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External websites

  • Defra
    Department for environmental food and rural affairs.
  • British Waterways
    Creating sustainable waterways for the future.
  • English Heritage
    Looking after the historical environment in England for future generations.
  • Environmental Agency
    The government agency responsible for protecting and improving the environment, water, land and air.
  • Natural England
    The Government advisor on the natural environment.

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This page was last reviewed 7 August 2013 at 15:34.
The page is next due for review 3 February 2015.