The Great Outdoors
If you want to escape and explore the great outdoors, then Worcestershire really is the place for you.
Rural escapes, bracing walks and stunning scenery is kind of our thing…
Whether you enjoy activity pursuits like mountain biking, horse riding or water sports or prefer the more relaxed way of life Worcestershire has something for you. There are numerous places for walking and cycling which will provide hours of entertainment for all abilities – from the Clent Hills to the more gentle Worcester River loop.
You will also find spots for fishing and a large choice of National Trust properties and country gardens. Worcestershire’s rural landscape with its patchwork fields, the majestic Malvern Hills and a vast network of rivers and canals provides an excellent playground for leisure pursuits and a picturesque place for relaxation.
Walking the Malverns
On foot, hitting the trail, rambling…is there any better way to experience the Malverns than heading out for a walk in some of England’s finest countryside? We don’t think so, which is why we’ve put together a fantastic range of downloadable walks and a walking app highlighting some of the best of the area in partnership with Visit Malvern – download here:
Are you up for the Gruffalo challenge? There are 12 Gruffalo markers hidden deep in the Wyre Forest – following the map, you can run, walk or skip the course. Just grab a map from the shop before you head off.
Navigate the River Severn
You can’t visit Worcestershire without coming across one of our many rivers or waterways. Exploring the County by water gives you a really unique experience– relax as the current takes you around the meandering bends, through market towns (and past brilliant water side pubs you can stop off at). There are various boat hire and canoe hire companies along the River Severn – but if you want the full experience which can even include a trip on the Severn Valley Railway – visit Ultimate Canoe hire.
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BewdleyWest Midland Safari Park has a great line up of fantastic family entertainment for the summer season this year.
WorcesterA ‘Capability’ Brown landscape with acres of parkland waiting to be discovered. Explore Croome Court which stands proudly at it’s heart or visit our restored wartime buildings now a RAF museum and Visitor Centre.
DroitwichWebbs, Wychbold is one of the biggest garden centres in the UK and has been awarded Garden Centre of the Year three times! Catering for all your garden and home needs.
Worcester100 acres of ancient woodland, 10 acres of wildflower meadow. 2 waymarked circular walks, children's play area. Visitor Centre and Cafe.
KidderminsterDiscover Worcestershire's story, explore the magnificent grounds, and follow in the footsteps of Royalty as you enjoy a visit to Hartlebury Castle and Worcestershire County Museum.
BewdleyHistoric Wyre Forest offers visitors a range of woodland walks and trails amongst beautiful ancient oaks woods and statuesque fir trees. 6,000 acres is all that survives of a wood that once stretched along the Severn Valley from Worceste
WorcesterWorcester Racecourse, with its picturesque tree-lined track and unique position nestling on the banks of the River Severn, offers a great day out for all the family.
MalvernWith over 250 days of events throughout the year, everyone can enjoy a great day out at the Three Counties Showground.
- Webbs, West Hagley is the perfect local garden centre where you can pick up essentials for your garden. Lovely cafe and good range of concessions on site.
BewdleyWharton Park Golf & Country Club is a quality venue situated on the edge of the historic, riverside town of Bewdley, surrounded by the undulating Wyre Forest and Worcestershire countryside.
KidderminsterFor the perfect day out for all the family, visit our inspirational themed gardens. See our water features, Beutiful Gardens, mysterious cave; labyrinths Play Area enjoy lunch in the Restaurant and browse our large Home ware and Gift shop.
WorcesterBrockhampton Estate is a traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house.
WorcesterWelcome to the Bank House, a unique vision of a classic hotel where traditional meets modern for a unique and memorable experience.
WorcesterGiving people a unique private experience to explore the river, allowing them close access to nature | An opportunity to learn the skills required to handle a boat | Great location and the only business offering such a service in the areaSevern Expeditions is a family run business offering self drive day boat hire and guided fishing trips.
EveshamEducational & Fun Day Out! | Lots of Indoor & Outdoor Activities! | Amazing Animals and Lifesize Dinosaurs!A fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities and animals both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
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The Great Outdoors Articles
This week we have a guest blog from Sarah, otherwise known as @walking_the_hills_ Sarah takes us to the highest point in Worcestershire and tells us why she loves walking – especially on the Malvern Hills!My name is Sarah and I am often found wandering on the Malvern...
Autumnal Walks 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...