Worcestershire Cycle Routes
Worcestershire has many attractions for the cyclist with some splendid countryside and woodland to explore. Highlights include the lovely Wyre Forest which is well served by cycling paths. There are also several attractive waterways passing through the county which have provision for cyclists - the River Severn and the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal in particular are ideal for a leisurely ride.
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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Worcestershire Cycle Map>>
There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here
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|Arrow Valley Country Park||4 miles (6 km)||Enjoy waterside cycling and walking in this splendid country park in Redditch. The park includes the large Arrow Valley Lake and the River Arrow with walking and cycling trails running alongside both. With 900 acres to explore on four waymarked trails there is plenty to see and do in the park. The Miller's trail runs up to Forge Mill Needle Museum in the north end of the park, and there is a Woodland Trail going to the south end of the park. There's also an excellent visitor centre and cafe with panoramic views across Arrow Valley Lake. View Full Details>>|
|Broadway Tower Country Park||5 miles (7.5 km)||Enjoy fabulous views of the Cotswolds AONB in this beautiful park in Broadway, Worcestershire. The focal point of the park is the 65ft high Broadway Tower. The tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794 in the form of a Saxon castle. It is the second highest point in the Cotswolds so there are wonderful views as far as the Welsh Mountains in one direction and Buckinghamshire in the other. The park is also home to a herd of Red Deer and includes several peaceful woodland trails. View Full Details>>|
|Clent Hills Country Park||3 miles (4.5 km)||This country park in Clent has miles of footpaths and bridleways with breathtaking panoramic views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders. The park is run by the National Trust who have devised several excellent walking trails through the park. There are also cycling trails that are best suited to mountain bikers. View Full Details>>|
|Kidderminster to Bridgnorth||28 miles (45 km)||This route follows NCN routes 54 and 45 from Worcestershire into Shropshire View Full Details>>|
|Redditch to Birmingham||26 miles (42 km)||This route follows National Cycle route 5 from Redditch in Worcestershire to the metropolis that is Birmingham. The route starts near the centre of Redditch and heads for Bromsgrove on quiet country roads crossing the Worcester and Birmingham Canal near Aston Fields. You then continue to the outskirts of Birmingham on road before an off road stretch starting at Birmingham Great Park. View Full Details>>|
|Redditch to Kidderminster||22 miles (35 km)||This route follows National Cycle route 5 from Redditch to Kidderminster. The route starts near Redditch rail station and heads into the Worcestershire countryside. You then follow a series of quiet roads to Bromsgrove with views of the Worcester and Birmingham canal along the way. View Full Details>>|
|Sabrina Way||203 miles (327 km)||This route is part of the National Bridleroute Network and primarily designed for horse riders but can be used by walkers and cyclists also. The trail starts at the deer park at Great Barrington and heads north to Hartington. The route passes through the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Wyre Forest and Cannock Chase Forest, before finishing in the Derbyshire Peak District. For cyclists a mountain bike or hybrid is advised. View Full Details>>|
|Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal||46 miles (74 km)||Follow the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal from Stourport-on-Severn to Great Haywood on this easy waterside walking and cycling route. The walk starts at Stourport-on-Severn by the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Basin near to the River Severn. You then head north to Kidderminster with views of the River Stour as you go. You continue to Kinver where you could deviate from the path to visit the splendid Kingsford Country Park and Kinver Edge. The large area of woodland and heathland has miles of walking trails with wonderful views across the region. View Full Details>>|
|Stratford-Upon-Avon to Redditch||19 miles (31 km)||This lovely route follows National Cycle route 5 from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Redditch. View Full Details>>|
|Worcester to Droitwich Spa||9 miles (14 km)||This lovely short route follows NCN route 45 from Worcester to Droitwich Spa View Full Details>>|
|Worcester to Great Malvern||9 miles (15 km)||This short route takes you along NCN route 46 from Worcester to Great Malvern View Full Details>>|
|Worcester to Kidderminster||24 miles (38 km)||Follow National Cycle routes 45 and 46 on this lovely route through the Worcestershire countryside. You start near Worcester train station and head north along National Cycle route 46 to Droitwich Spa passing Worcester racecourse as you go. This section has views of the River Severn and a short stretch by Droitwich Canal. View Full Details>>|
|Wyre Forest||7 miles (11 km)||This large forest near Bewdley has miles of super cycling and walking trails to enjoy. Cyclists can enjoy the family mountain bike trail which runs along nice wide paths through the woodland. There is also a section along a disused railway line and through a Nature Reserve. The trail is waymarked with blue markers. Bikes can be hired from Bewdley Outdoors. Walkers can enjoy three waymarked walking trails of varying lengths and difficulty. On the trails you'll pass through coniferous and deciduous forest and visit the lovely Wyre Arboretum. View Full Details>>|
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