Walk No: MWF91
City, Teme and Severn
12 miles; allow 7 hours
This walk explores the countryside to the West of Worcester, with fine views of the Malvern Hills over much of the way.
From the Hive we cross Sabrina Bridge over the River Severn, and then walk upstream to find paths leading to Lower Broadheath, the birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar. We follow a bridleway towards Bransford Bridge and the River Teme, leaving it again to find the attractive hamlet of Upper Wick. A path takes us to Powick Hams, site of the 1651 Battle of Worcester, and Powick Mills with its tall chimney. The final part of the walk follows the Teme to the point where it flows into the Severn, which we follow, with fine views of the Cathedral on the opposite bank, crossing Worcester Bridge, again affording a fine view of the Cathedral and returning to the Hive.
This walk is predominantly flat but long, with approx. 6 stiles.
Packed lunch required and drinks for the day as there are no cafés on this walk. There are toilets at the start of the walk and at Laylocks Garden Centre (approx. half way).
Start: 10.00 am
Meet: in café inside The Hive complex, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester
Grid reference: SO 846550
Post Code: WR1 3PD
Nearest car park: Cattle Market Car Park, Croft Road, Worcester WR1 3NZ
Walk Leader: William Whiting (Stourbridge HF Rambling Club)