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Worcester

Worcestershire


Slow Ways linking Worcester and Clifton upon Teme, Droitwich Spa, Inkberrow, Knightwick, Malvern, Pershore, Stourport, Upton upon Severn

England / Worcestershire / Worcester

Worcester’s eight Slow Ways are 53% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 6/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 1/8

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Worcester from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Clifton upon Teme—Worcester
Cliwor one Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 326m Descent 156m
Knightwick—Worcester
Kniwor one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 151m Descent 147m
Malvern—Worcester
Malwor one

Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 68m Descent 183m
Malvern—Worcester
Malwor two Survey me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Stourport—Worcester
Stowor one

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 232m Descent 227m
Stourport—Worcester
Stowor two Pioneer me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 226m Descent 220m
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
Worcester—Inkberrow
Worink one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 254m Descent 192m
Worcester—Pershore
Worper one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 155m Descent 158m
Worcester—Upton upon Severn
Worupt one

Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 115m Descent 124m
Worcester—Upton upon Severn
Worupt two Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 109m Descent 117m

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Collective progress

54% of Worcester’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

9/12

reviewed

3/12

surveyed

2/12

verified

18 people have contributed to Worcester’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Worcester

154km out of 208km have been walked and reviewed

381km of reviews have been shared in Worcester

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Steven Moralee took this photo on Malwor two

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Did this walk today (15 July 23) and agree with the previous reviews, it is absolutely lovely and clearly marked for the most part. There were a couple of bits that were a bit overgrown but overall great, I would really recommend it and looking forward to doing it from Worcester as we started in Malvern....

Steven Moralee

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Around Drakes Broughton building work means the footpath is blocked off and has been for at least 2 years now. There are alternatives, either further north through Drakes Broughton or along the footpath by the side of the busy road....

Chris Gooderham

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It didn't start well for me, the first section diverts away from what looks like it would be a really gorgeous section of the Severn Way to follow a route which was poorly plotted, not that easy to follow and gained little in terms of direction and nothing in terms of enjoyment. My only other gripes with the route were the seemingly pointless loop away from the road at Severn Stoke and the extra loop in Worcester to follow the Severn Way....

David Sanderson

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The riverside path is surfaced here, and leads over two dock entrances to Navigation Road, then straight on past Diglis Bridge on another surfaced path. From here the route finding is easy - the clear path leads around a bend in the river into a caravan park, where we go straight on through the A4440 bridge (at this point I was looking for a path up the bank - the path along the top is visible but there is no way up to it before the yacht club access road which is signed Private). We continue on the riverside path around another big bend in the river, beyond which the path gets a little rough and narrow as it passes below the fields. We follow the riverside path along the embankment then turn left up Ham Lane into Severn Stoke....

Hugh Hudson

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Worcester—Upton upon Severn

Hugh Hudson added Worupt two, a new walk from Worcester to Upton upon Severn

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I tried to walk it from Worcester to Upton, but I couldn't find a way up from the riverside path to the one on the top of the bank south of the Worcester bypass bridge, other than the yacht club road which has a private sign so I stayed on the river path to Kempsey, and I have submit that as WORUPT 2. I also fell foul of a path closure south of Diglis for resurfacing work, which meant a detour via Waverley Street, but that should be very short term. For a more detailed review with pictures see WORUPT 2....

Hugh Hudson

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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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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 nice varied route taking in canal, river, fields and connecting a spa town and cathedral city....

Louise Rose

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Hard to walk away from lovely Malvern with its good-looking charity shops, al fresco glasses of wine on offer, and general air of classy olde Englishness....

Hannah

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It's a delightful route that I'd 100% walk again....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Malwor two

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Agree with Dan, that walking from Worcester to Malvern is the to go if you want to enjoy beautiful views of the Hills....

Saira

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Malvern—Worcester

danravenellison added Malwor two, a new walk from Malvern to Worcester

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The walking is easy from Worcester to Malvern but once you get to the outskirts of Malvern the path is a bit overgrown and the marking are either not good or missing. Ideally you would have the gpx file to help guide you. There is only one busy road to cross, just outside Powick....

Brown

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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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A building site has closed a path in Drakes Broughton....

D

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I walked from Great Malvern train station to Worcester Foregate Station and it was well over the suggested 10 miles....

Pam Jordan

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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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grifftinfoilhat surveyed Worupt one

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Worcester

grifftinfoilhat surveyed Worcester

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The path out of Kempsey is a bit muddy and overgrown and there is a diversion while they are working on the bridge and roundabout on Worcester's southern relief road....

grifftinfoilhat

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A group of five walked this route from Worcester to Clifton. Generally the walk was through open countryside along footpaths that were accessible and in accordance with the GPX route although some road walking was required. The route continues to Castle Hill following a busy main road and was considered risky....

PhilP

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Easy to follow and generally keeps to footpaths...

Gavin Lowery

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This route is blocked by heavy plant work at Holt and you can’t get through and instead it’s a ‘make it up yourself’ diversion involving significant road walking....

Arthur

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From Malvern to Worcester it is generally a nice downhill slope, views were pretty good (until after dusk - I ran this route late in the evening)....

davethedude

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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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Worcester

John Cuthbertson surveyed Worcester

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Clifton upon Teme—Worcester

Slow Ways added Cliwor one, a new walk from Clifton upon Teme to Worcester

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Knightwick—Worcester

Slow Ways added Kniwor one, a new walk from Knightwick to Worcester

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Malvern—Worcester

Slow Ways added Malwor one, a new walk from Malvern to Worcester

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Stourport—Worcester

Slow Ways added Stowor one, a new walk from Stourport to Worcester

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Stourport—Worcester

Slow Ways added Stowor two, a new walk from Stourport to Worcester

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Worcester—Droitwich Spa

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

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Worcester—Inkberrow

Slow Ways added Worink one, a new walk from Worcester to Inkberrow

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Worcester—Pershore

Slow Ways added Worper one, a new walk from Worcester to Pershore

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Worcester—Upton upon Severn

Slow Ways added Worupt one, a new walk from Worcester to Upton upon Severn

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Worcester, Wed 29 November

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Worcester’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SO8494555222

Lat / Lon

52.19504° / -2.22166°

Easting / Northing

384,945E / 255,222N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Worcester'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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