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    Country Park

    Worcester Woods Walk

    Worcester Woods Walk

    Worcester Woods Walk
     
     

    Contact

    Ms Laura Pitt

    01905 766493

    Address

    Worcester Countryside Centre,
    Wildwood Drive,
    Worcester,
    Worcestershire,
    WR5 2LG

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    Details

    The first accredited Country Park in England, Worcester Woods has 100 acres of ancient Oak woodland where you can stroll through carpets of Bluebells or listen to woodland birds. Or maybe you would prefer to wander through romantic wildflower meadows, alive with bees and butterflies feeding on the sweet nectar in early summer. Or perhaps you just want some wide open space to let off steam, fly a kite, kick a ball or exercise the dog.

    This green flag country park is a popular place just to bring the children to play or to have a cup of tea from the café. If you want to venture further afield but are not sure where to start, there are two way-marked walks that help you explore the woods and the meadows. Both are fairly flat with plenty of benches and no stiles, so you can relax and enjoy the wildlife at your own pace.

    Many Ancient trees can be found in Nunnery Wood, an indication of its ancient standing. The ancient Oak on the edge of the woods is well over 500 years old. It has been left to mark the boundary of the wood. The wood is home to many varieties of birds and it comes alive in spring with carpets of Bluebells covering the floor.

    Even in winter the woods are full of life. Birds find food in the seeds and fruits and may be easier to see with the bare trees. Winter is also the time when the site's officers are working in the woods.

    The woodland pond also attracts a wide variety of wildlife. Dragonflies, frogs, Great-Crested Newts and many other plants and insects thrive in and around the water.

    Hornhill Meadows have been meadows since Medieval times making them particularly valuable for their wild flowers. The meadows attract clouds of butterflies in the summer months like Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Small Copper and Gatekeeper.

    The meadows are mown later than modern hay crops to allow flowers to spread their seeds for next year. They are also lightly grazed some winters, most recently by rare breeds of long horn cattle, to help remove nutrients and keep the grasses from taking over. Look too for the fruit of the old pear trees in the hedges, a traditional symbol of Worcestershire.

    An area of orchard has recently been restored. They are the remains of Horn Hill Farm, dating back to the early 19th century. The farm buildings are no longer around, but the orchards are important historic features in Worcestershire. They may contain rare old varieties of fruit tree and the old trees provide havens for many types of wildlife.

    There is a regular bus service from the City Centre to get to Worcester Woods Country Park, and the facilities once you are there ensure a comfortable visit, whether you are staying for half an hour or all day, with BBQ hire, a fun orienteering course, regular special events and walks, dog training classes, café with a range of gifts and cards, children's play area and so much more.

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Dogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

    Parking, cycle parking, picnic area, wheelchair friendly, waymarked walks, BBQ, Childrens play area, orienteering, information, toilets, Visitor Centre and Cafe, baby change facility, meeting and conference facilities.

    Opening details

    Open all year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Cafe closed Christmas Day.

    Directions

    By Road:
    Follow directions for Worcester from either J6 or J7 of the M5 or leave Worcester city centre on the A44 towards Evesham.

    By Public Transport:
    Local city bus 44 service from city centre

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

    Parking, cycle parking, picnic area, wheelchair friendly, waymarked walks, BBQ, Childrens play area, orienteering, information, toilets, Visitor Centre and Cafe, baby change facility, meeting and conference facilities.