Worcestershire on Wheels: Worcester City
Worcestershire is a beautiful place to explore on two wheels and there are many cycle routes to take you through the prettiest spots, getting you exercising and touring all at the same time.
This week we are taking a cycle ride round the city of Worcester squeezing in all the sights in one day. Make sure you check out the full cycle route here.
The Worcester circular route will take you close to our beautiful waterways with both the river and the canal a feature on this cycle route.
You will also see, Worcester Cathedral, Historic Worcester Churches and Spires , Battle sites from the English Civil War , The Swan Sanctuary, Worcester Woods and Worcester’s beautiful parks.
The famous Lea & Perrins Factory is also a feature on this route, so you can make sure to get your selfie in front of those big orange doors – The Worcestershire must have photo! Just around the corner from the factory is Fort Royal Park where you can take in panoramic views across the entire city.
If you are feeling thirsty, there are plenty of great pubs to be enjoyed on the route. Why not visit the historic Mug House – a pub within a churchyard, or the Farriers Arms known as the city centre pub with a country pub feel or maybe the Swan at Whittington for a delicious restoring meal
Also on the route are some great cafes and restaurants. The Pump House in Barbourne is an eco-centre located in a disused waterworks building. The café follows this eco theme and uses lots of local produce to feed hungry visitors. There are gluten free and vegan options too!
Brought the family along? Hickory’s Smokehouse is a fantastic family restaurant located in Cripplegate park.
If you fancy views of the river as you enjoy a drink and something to eat, try the beautiful grade II listed Diglis House Hotel with it’s large riverside garden.
If you are thinking of extending your stay in Worcester whilst planning your bike ride across the city, Mill House Caravan & Camping site is a family owned campsite close to the canal and offers a good basic base for you to cycle from. But if you are after a bit more comfort than camping can provide, why not check out Church House B&B a comfy and cosy B&B at a working farm.
Need somewhere to park? There are plenty of carparks around the city to choose from.
The route can also be extended to take in the beautiful spa town of Droitwich with its beautiful canal network and historic town centre.