WorcesterDroitwich Spa

Wordro one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Worcester and Droitwich Spa.

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Grid Ref SO8494555222
Lat / Lon 52.19504° / -2.22166°
Easting / Northing 384,945E / 255,222N
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Droitwich Spa
Grid Ref SO8980663233
Lat / Lon 52.26717° / -2.15079°
Easting / Northing 389,806E / 263,233N
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Wordro One's land is

Arable 19.4%
Green urban 0.3%
Pasture 15.0%
Urban 65.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



06 May 2021 Spring

Wordro one 05-05-2021
Walked from Worcester to Droitwich

I recommend this route as part of Slow Ways as a starting route. But it's I think it can be improved.

This route is not suitable for wheelchairs as it uses a footbridge to cross a rail line in Fernhill Heath to the north of Worcester. There are also styles and rough tracks.

I would suggest it to others that are prepared to use the GPX track as a rough guide only.

It is reasonably safe and direct. However there is a few sections of the track that are on road without pavements. 250 meters of this heads west on Hindlip Lane, it's a busy narrow road with cars that pass close by. Some people will be uncomfortable with this.

There is a field that this route crosses that starts with a style that has a large unavoidable puddle, it had been raining before my walk. Water nearly came over my boots that are about 15cm tall. The field can be avoided by continuing on the road.

The the Droitwich half of the route isn't well drawn. It's not obvious which side of the canal should be used at some points.

I will attempt to upload a more tidy version of this route and upload to Slow Ways as a slightly better alternative.

  • JxD


    06 May 2021

    Having walked this today (06/05/21) I totally agree with D's comments. I'll give my review to the improved Wordro two instead.

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06 May 2021 Spring

Walked 06/05/21
This is a much improved version of Wordro one which in my opinion should now be quietly retired.
It includes the short but necessary deviation along Hindlip Lane to access the underpass under the A449 (good Monarch's Way signing here).
I agree that the field crossing off Kennels Lane starts off in a stream and I suspect is little used because of that - simply continuing along the lane is wht most people will end up doing.
Good work improving the routing at the Droitwich end which was poorly done on Wordro one.

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