Walking through the fields of Lower Broadheath you can immerse yourself in Elgar’s time. Whatever the season the surrounding countryside is full of life, be it hedgerows bursting with berries or birds feeding off the fields.
Using The Firs visitor centre as your base for refreshments and facilities you can explore the lesser known side of Worcester whilst knowing there is a warm and friendly welcome on your return from your stroll into the ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.
Being outdoors in the country was incredibly important to Sir Edward Elgar throughout his lifetime. The famous ‘Enigma Variations’ was created at Forli one of his Malvern homes within view of the idyllic hills. He was often seen by the riverside or on the hills as well as the Worcestershire fields either on foot or on his trusty bike Mr Phoebus. In fact he once said “If ever after I’m dead you hear someone whistling this tune on the Malvern Hills, don’t be alarmed. It’s only me.”
At The Firs: Elgar’s Birthplace health and wellbeing are incredibly important to our vision and we want people to see it as a centre of natural wellness. Our small but perfectly formed outdoor space is separated into zones for play and fun as well as peace and contemplation. But beyond our boundaries lie wonderful adventures along the bridle path and further afield.
When you’re choosing your next walk why not step into Elgar’s shoes and see what you can discover?
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Find out more about the Elgar Route – re-launched in May 2019!