Worcestershire Way

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The Wocestershire Way passes Abberley

The Worcestershire Way is a waymarked walking trail in south-western Worcestershire, and which runs for 31 miles north to south from Bewdley to Great Malvern.[1]


When launched in 1989, the Worcestershire Way was 48 miles long and ran partly into Herefordshire. The route and its length were modified in 2004 and it now runs wholly within Worcestershire.[2]

The route

From Abberley Hill
Green Valley, Malvern Hills

The Worcestershire Way begins in the Georgian town of Bewdley running south to Ribbesford; the route then heads to Heightington before passing through woodland on narrow winding lanes down to Abberley Hill. From Abberley Hill the route goes south and up the steep Walsgrove Hill with views over the Teme Valley before continuing south to Ankerdine Hill and the Suckley Hills. From the Suckely Hills the Worcestershire Way heads south-east finishing in Great Malvern.[1]

The route over the northern Malvern Hills is waymarked with stone direction markers which can be difficult to find.[3]

Places of interest

The Worcestershire Way passes numerous places of interest, including St Leonard's church in Ribbesford, Abberley Clock Tower, Birchwood Common (where Sir Edward Elgar composed much of his music), the Malvern Hills[4] and St Ann's Well.[3]

Circular walks

Circular walks published alongside the Worcestershire Way include:

Connecting trails

The Way links with the North Worcestershire Path in the north—which in turn links to the Staffordshire Way.

St Ann's Well and Café

Outside links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Worcestershire Way". Worcestershire County Council. http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/countryside/explore-the-countryside/long-distance-trails/the-worcestershire-way.aspx. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  2. "Worcestershire Way". Ramblers Association. http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/paths/name/w/worcestershire.htm. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Malvern - The Worcestershire Way". Worcester News. 23 December 2008. http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/leisure/walks/3999111.Malvern___The_Worcestershire_Way/. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  4. ' Worcestershire Way Walker’s Guide. Hereford & Worcester County Council. ISBN 1-85301-019-7.