Worcestershire Woods & Wildlife Walk

View from Blackhouse Wood (c) Paul LaneView from Blackhouse Wood (c) Paul Lane

Take a journey through beautiful Worcestershire countryside and take in four woodlands, lots of wildlife and breathtaking views.

The Worcestershire Woods and Wildlife Walk has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of their grant to help us purchase Blackhouse Wood nature reserve.

Brett Westwod (c) Julia LettsJoin Worcestershire naturalist, author and radio presenter, Brett Westwood, on an eight mile walk on the edge of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The walk takes you through a diverse landscape created by complex geology and geomorphology, through ancient woodland, traditional orchard, meadows, pasture and farmland.  As well as nodding flowers and dancing butterflies, keep a lookout for geological and historical evidence as you walk.  You'll pass old houses and farmsteads and walk down old holloways, through hand-dug quarries and along ancient boundaries.

The audio tracks (mp3) to accompany your walk are available to download below.  Please also download the map and directions to help you on your way.

Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - map and directions
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - Welcome
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 1, The orchard
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 2, Pivany Bridge
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 3, Papermill Cottage
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 4, Treehouse
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 5, Lime pollard
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 6, Tundridge
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 7, Roadside verge
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 8, Blackhouse Wood
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 9, Turning circle
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 10, Ride intersection
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 11, Quarry
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 12, Holloway
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 13, Ravenshill 
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 14, Ghost hedge
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 15, Green Street
Worcs Woodlands and Wildlife Walk - stop 16, Alfrick

If you'd prefer to also have a booklet to take with you, you can buy the Worcestershire Woodlands and Wildlife Walk publication from our online shop, Lower Smite Farm or the information centre at The Knapp and Papermill nature reserve, the start of the walk.  The booklet costs just £1.00.