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Droitwich Spa

Worcestershire


Slow Ways linking Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove, Inkberrow, Redditch, Stourport, Worcester

England / Worcestershire / Droitwich Spa

Droitwich Spa’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 3/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Walk to Droitwich Spa from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Droitwich Spa—Bromsgrove
Drobro one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 75m Descent 125m
Droitwich Spa—Bromsgrove
Drobro two Survey me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 68m Descent 118m
Droitwich Spa—Inkberrow
Droink one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 149m Descent 104m
Droitwich Spa—Redditch
Drored one Enjoy me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 278m Descent 203m
Droitwich Spa—Redditch
Drored two Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Stourport—Droitwich Spa
Stodro one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 171m Descent 182m
Worcester—Droitwich Spa
Wordro one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 110m Descent 95m
Worcester—Droitwich Spa
Wordro two Enjoy me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 199m Descent 184m

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Collective progress

56% of Droitwich Spa’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

5/8

reviewed

2/8

surveyed

3/8

verified

11 people have contributed to Droitwich Spa’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Droitwich Spa

70km out of 122km have been walked and reviewed

198km of reviews have been shared in Droitwich Spa

Latest Updates

Worcester—Droitwich Spa

Slow Ways x Railwalks Workshop pledged to walk Wordro one

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Droitwich Spa—Redditch

Ken added Drored two, a new walk from Droitwich Spa to Redditch

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A good reasonably direct route,with some sections of parkland(Hanbury Hall n/t)canal towpath and fields of both grass and crops some being sprayed out but not all ,some walkers appear to being walking field edges to avoid this.Walked this route from Droitwich to Redditch,the first section being mainly canal towpath and then soon mature parkland passing Hanbury church to Hanbury there is small section of pavement walking passing a craft centre which is safe but with care (large lorries use this road)A small section at Forest farm is very overgrown but usable.Approaching the edge of Redditch the Pitcher oak wood area was difficult to establish the correct route.This route route uses both bridleways and public rights of ways and some muddy areas will be experienced but generally it’s a good walk plenty of views and unspoiled countryside....

J w ollid

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It has a good quantity of paths through pasture so there could be cattle, sheep and horses. There are also crops where the path crosses the field and at the time of my walk the route was not apparent on the ground. Meeting the road the plot isn't clear about using the road or footpath so I head for the church which is very hospitable, providing a perfect lunch location out of the unpleasant weather. The well used path was very evident across the cropped fields but again the plot fails to confirm the route I should take. There may be a permissive path direct to the Jinney Ring but I stayed on the footpath to the road where a pavement offers some protection from the heavy traffic. The plot yet again suggests a permissive path to avoid the road but the pavement continues with evidence of incursion by unfriendly large tyre tracks. Back onto the safety of field paths the countryside remains pleasant with a mix of pasture and arable but the paths show less signs of use so the now good plot is essential. Another short section of road then a bridleway, initially with a good surface to serve an isolated house. After a major struggle along what is now the course of a shallow stoney stream I spotted a footpath in the adjacent field, a far superior route for the Slow Way....

Ken

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An enjoyable and easy to follow route. The route continues along a main road before a series of footpaths take you through a residential area....

David Sanderson

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The walk along the Droitwich Canal was new to me and it's a peaceful pleasant way to walk. The diversion passes two pubs which wouldn't have been our choice as a walk, but is good Slow Ways methodology as it is at 6km, which is roughly half way in this 13km walk. The least enjoyable part of the walk was the walk along Hindlip Lane, which has no pavement, and which is quite busy with fast traffic. Overall it's a good walk, slightly spoilt by a couple of bits of poor plotting....

David Sanderson

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We follow the B road to the Worcester and Birmingham canal. Turning right onto the canal towpath, we follow the canal for about 4 km until just after it crosses the railway, then cross a bridge and a few fields to the marina....

Hugh Hudson

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From here we use the pavement to cross the railway (this is a little unclear on the GPX file but there is no alternative), then follow the surfaced path across Salwarpe Road to Ledwych Road. We then follow the canal past Salwarpe to emerge onto the road near Porter Mill. At the bottom of the field we follow the hedge right to find an underpass under the main road to the left, then turn left again, then right at Holy Claines farm, along a lane which passes through a lorry park and eventually leads us to the Worcester & Birmingham canal, which we follow into Worcester, crossing to the West bank about halfway, then using pavements with pelican crossings to reach the meeting point at Foregate Station....

Hugh Hudson

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A pleasant walk, took a similar diversion to R Bradley...

Max

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The field just south of Fernhill Heath should have a footpath cut across it (according to the map) but its just full of crops. I ended up walking round the edge on the west side of the field, as presumably the owner of the field watched me from a distance. However, the rest was very pleasant....

Max

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Walked this early May (lovely weather) a nice rural walk particularly enjoyable section walking past Hanbury Hall and the Jenny Ring shops/cafe is lovely if open. There was two fields I decided to circumvent due to cows (you can see in the Strava below and here: https://www.strava.com/activities/7103127350) a steep hill before the church can be tough but I believe the road to the left can get around that but worth the climb for the views. The park area as you leave Redditch can be confusing but I believe most paths head in the right direction and a GPX on your watch will help....

mxh989

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grifftinfoilhat surveyed Wordro two

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Lovely peaceful Canalside (for the most part) route. Well plotted and easy to follow. Would definitely do again....

grifftinfoilhat

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We walked this route from the Railway Station having caught the train to Bromsgrove rather than starting from Bromsgrove Centre. You then follow the John Corbett Way which is very well signposted to the Chateau Impney hotel and then crossing the railway bridge to bring us back onto the Slow ways route into Droitwich....

R Bradley

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Droitwich Spa

Mcmannus surveyed Droitwich Spa

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

D

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It includes the short but necessary deviation along Hindlip Lane to access the underpass under the A449 (good Monarch's Way signing here)....

JxD

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Worcester—Droitwich Spa

D added Wordro two, a new walk from Worcester to Droitwich Spa

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Much of the route is along an attractive stretch of the Worcester and Birmingham canal....

salty

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Droitwich Spa—Bromsgrove

Slow Ways added Drobro one, a new walk from Droitwich Spa to Bromsgrove

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Droitwich Spa—Bromsgrove

Slow Ways added Drobro two, a new walk from Droitwich Spa to Bromsgrove

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Droitwich Spa—Inkberrow

Slow Ways added Droink one, a new walk from Droitwich Spa to Inkberrow

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Droitwich Spa—Redditch

Slow Ways added Drored one, a new walk from Droitwich Spa to Redditch

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Stourport—Droitwich Spa

Slow Ways added Stodro one, a new walk from Stourport to Droitwich Spa

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Worcester—Droitwich Spa

Slow Ways added Wordro one, a new walk from Worcester to Droitwich Spa

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Droitwich Spa, Wed 19 June

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Droitwich Spa’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SO8980663233

Lat / Lon

52.26717° / -2.15079°

Easting / Northing

389,806E / 263,233N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Droitwich Spa's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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