With colder air upon us, it’s time to dig out the boots, thick socks and fluffy jumpers and seek out some leaves to crunch under our toes.
Worcestershire is a haven of outdoor space with many different options for the perfect Autumn day stroll, whether you want to be near the riverside, surrounded by colourful leaves, or warmed up with a hike up the hills.
The Wyre Forest offers an active day with an ever-changing backdrop to enjoy any time of year. There are 3 walking routes of varying lengths to choose from, clearly marked throughout the forest.
There is also cycle hire available from Bewdley Outdoors, horses are welcome, and Go Ape is also located within the forest, so no matter how you want to get moving, the Wyre Forest can accommodate you.
No autumn walk would be complete without a tasty hot chocolate to warm your hands on, so visit The Forest Café afterwards for cosy treat!
If you are looking for something a little more urban, the Diglis Loop is a refreshing and easy close to the city centre. With views to take in of the River Severn, Worcester’s stunning cathedral and Diglis Basin.
This route is a nice easy stroll and with so many Worcester landmarks to spot it’s a fun one for the family.
Croome Court is a National Trust owned site with stunning walks around the stately home’s grounds. During Autumn you can visit the Court’s Autumn Colour Walk to experience the best of those warm autumn oranges, yellows and reds!
There’s plenty to experience during this walk from the reflections of the trees in the lake, the beautiful Chinese bridge and Croome’s island grotto.
The walk ends back at the visitor centre where you can get refreshments at the 1940’s style restaurant or the basement tearooms.
Where better to spend an autumn day than an arboretum surrounded by trees? With over 3000 different species of trees and shrubs, Bodenham has plenty of leaves to change colour with the season.
Explore Bodenham’s beautiful scenery complete with thousands of ornamental and rare trees, many pools and islands, and working farm.
Known as Worcestershire’s hidden garden, the arboretum also provides a home for a wealth of wildlife, perfect for any nature lover to spend an afternoon watching.
For the hungry, there is a popular restaurant on site but there are also multiple picnic spots around the arboretum for you to bring your own, or order in advance for a picnic box to collect there!
When there’s a chill in the air, what is better to warm you up than a walk uphill to experience unrivalled views across Worcestershire and beyond? Our famous Malverns have inspired Tolkien, C.S Lewis and Elgar and they are ready for you next.
There are plenty of different options for walks up the Malvern Hills to blow the cobwebs away.