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After a festive break filled with overindulgence and one too many mince pies…
What better way to start the new year by discovering some of Worcestershire’s hidden natural beauty.
Nothing beats a frosty morning over the Wyre Forest or the breathtaking winter sunset of the Clent Hills.
The Visit Worcestershire team has created a guide with the best places to see this winter.
PS. Be prepared for muddy boots!
Located on the edge of Stourport-on-Severn, Hartlebury Common is a large nature reserve with a variety of different paths and routes.
Rich with wildlife, young and old explorers can come closer to nature. There are plenty of parking spaces with a large car park at Wilden Top.
We would recommend the Heather Trail during the winter period. This one-mile walk includes stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Perfect for those frosty mornings!
Photo credit – @callaghan_works_photography
Full route details can be found here…
Ancient woodland near the district of Bromsgrove. This area of woodland is the second largest in Worcestershire with an extensive network of paths.
With the Chaddesley Chase circular route passing through the woods, it’s the perfect destination for those more experienced hikers looking for a longer passage.
Our top tip…
We would recommend that wheelchair and buggy users stick to the main stoned path.
Photo credit – @debsharkins
For further information head over to our friends at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.
Escape to the forest and enjoy some great Worcestershire fresh air!
With a selection of walking, cycling, running and horse routes there is something to suit everyone’s needs.
Not forgetting GoApe! where kids (and adults!) can climb to the top of the treetops with their interactive high ropes course.
For adventurers, we would suggest the Dowles Brook path. Follow the stream as it snakes through the heart of the forest. Whilst walking you will discover, Knowles Mill, which is an 18th-century historic watermill operated by the National Trust.
There are plenty of free car parks including Hawkbatch and Earnwood Copse but spaces are limited. A large pay and display car park is located at the visitor centre.
Check out the Forestry England website which is filled with all the information you need! – https://www.forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest
Photo credit – @worcestershirewalkies
A perfect setting for winter walks with the icey crunchy ground under your feet!
The 16th-century estate showcases Worcestershire’s pure elegance. Take in the views of the rolling Malvern Hills and the designed garden landscapes.
If you are ready for a muddy adventure then wrap up warm and take part in the Winter Welly Walk!
This challenging walk will certainly blow away those January blues, whilst taking in the scenic sights of Pirton Castle.
Click here to start planning your visit to Croome! – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome
Photo credit – @dave_snaps_stuff
Make sure to share your winter walk experiences with us by tagging @vistworcestershire and using the hashtag #VisitWorcs
Why not combine your winter walk with a warm visit to one of the best pubs in the county!