North Worcestershire Path
Crossing the north of the County, the North Worcestershire Path
is surprisingly diverse. 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.
North Worcestershire has often been referred to as the lungs of
the West Midlands. From the mid 18th Century
onwards years of industrial growth and increasing urbanisation
changed the character of the working landscape. North
Worcestershire though an important manufacturing centre managed to
retain its agricultural heritage and nowhere can this be seen more
clearly than on this trail.
Starting in Bewdley you get the chance to explore the valley of
the River Severn, Britain's longest river and once the main
transport network inland from the sea at Bristol. Walking
through dense woodland you get a real feel for the historical
character of the landscape. After visiting Kingsford Forest Park,
managed by Worcestershire County Council the land use starts to
change as the dense forests give way to arable land.
On over the Clent Hills, where on a clear day the panorama opens
up and you will be treated to views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire
Hills and Welsh borders.
After Clent you will come to The Waseley Hills Country Park,
another site managed by Worcestershire County Council, this one
with Car Park, Café and Toilets.
The next stop is The Lickey Hills, owned and managed by
Birmingham City Council, offering facilities to the visitor and
just a stones throw away from the Bittell Reservoirs.
The North Worcestershire Path continues through Forhill Picnic
Place and onto its termination at the County boundary at Majors
Explores the rolling countryside of North Worcestershire from
Bewdley to Majors Green.
PLEASE NOTE: For health and safety reasons the route has been
changed at Alvechurch. A
map of the route changes and the official
notice are available to download.
Explorer 218, 219, 220 Landranger 138, 139.
Price: £3.95 (not including postage).
Outlets: Can be purchased from Worcester Woods Countryside
Centre café, Waseley Hills Country Park café, all good book shops
or from our online shop.
Buy North Worcestershire Path Walkers' Guide.
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This page was last reviewed 26 July 2013 at 16:03.
The page is next due for review 22 January 2015.