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 Networksigned routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on cycle routes in Worcestershire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here
|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. 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. This 5 mile circular walk takes you up to the focal point of the park at 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. From the top of the tower, on a clear day, as many as 16 English counties can be identified. The park is also home to a herd of Red Deer and includes several peaceful woodland trails.|
The circular trail starts from the Fish Hill car park, just to the north east of the tower, at a postcode of WR12 7LD for your sat navs. From here you can pick up the Cotswolds Way National Trail to take you south up to the tower before exploring the woodland and country trail around the wider park.
The Cotswold Way provides and opportunity for continuing your walking in the area. The nearby Chipping Campden is a good option or you could visit the delightful Snowshill village and manor house. Our 10 mile Cotswold Way Circular Walk from Chipping Campden uses a lovely section of the national trail to visit the tower and nearby Dover's Hill. 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.|
The park is located 10 miles south-west of Birmingham city centre, not far from Stourbridge. The North Worcestershire Path walking route runs through the park if you would like to continue your walk. Hagley Park and hall are also adjacent to the park - here you will find some great footpaths through landscaped parkland.
Just a mile to the east you'll find Uffmoor Wood where there are waymarked walking trails in shady bluebell woods. View Full Details>>
|Cotswold Line||68 miles (109 km)||This cycle route runs from Worcester to Long Hanborough, just outside Oxford. View Full Details>>|
|Kidderminster to Bridgnorth||28 miles (45 km)||This route follows National Cycle routes 54 and 45 from Worcestershire into Shropshire. You start in Kidderminster near the train station and then head south along National Cycle route 54 and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal to Stourport-on-Severn. The route then turns north west along National Cycle Route 45 to Bewdley where you will cross the River Severn. A lovely off road stretch through the Wyre Forest follows before heading into the beautiful Severn Valley Country Park with a pleasant stretch along the River Severn to enjoy. View Full Details>>|
|National Cycle Route 46||117 miles (188 km)||This signed Sustrans cycle route runs between Bromsgrove in Worcestershire to Neath in Wales. View Full Details>>|
|National Cycle Route 54||101 miles (162 km)||This Sustrans cycle route runs from Worcestershire based Stourport on Severn to Parsley Hay. 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.|
Waterside runs along the River Rea and Birmingham canal take you through King's Norton and the lovely Cannon Hill Park on your way to the centre of Birmingham finishing near New Street station. 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. |
From Bromsgrove you continue west towards Kidderminster with a pleasant spell through Chaddesley Wood 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. 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.|
The next section takes you through Wolverhampton, passing the National Trust owned Wightwick Manor Gardens and the wildlife rich Smestow Valley Nature Reserve.
You continue to Stafford before the final stretch to Great Haywood Junction, passing the beautiful Shugborough Park on the way. The 900 acre estate is well worth visiting with its expansive parkland and stunning gardens. At Great Haywood the canal links with the Trent and Mersey Canal. 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 National Cycle Route 45 from Worcester to Droitwich Spa. The route follows the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal for the first half before heading into Droitwich Spa on quiet country roads. View Full Details>>|
|Worcester to Great Malvern||9 miles (15 km)||This short route takes you along National Cycle 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. |
From Droitwich Spa you join National Cycle route 46 taking you into the countryside and on to Stourport on Severn via Leapgate Country Park and Hartlebury Castle. You then follow the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal into Kidderminster finishing by the train station. View Full Details>>
|Wyre Forest||7 miles (11 km)||This large forest near Bewdley has miles of super cycling and walking trails to enjoy. View Full Details>>|