Woods & Wildlife Walk

Wildlife

Worcestershire Woods & Wildlife Walk

View from Blackhouse Wood by 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.

Join 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, 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.

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 shopLower Smite Farm or the information centre at The Knapp and Papermill nature reserve, the start of the walk.  The booklet costs just £1.00.

You can stream the audio tracks below or, if you'd prefer, right click on the link to the file and choose 'save audio as' to download for offline listening.

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Welcome

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 1, the orchard

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 2, Pivany Bridge

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 3, Papermill Cottage

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 4, treehouse

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 5, lime pollard

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 6, Tundridge

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 7, roadside verge

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 8, Blackhouse Wood

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 9, turning circle

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 10, ride intersection

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 11, quarry

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 12, holloway

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 13, Ravenshill

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 14, ghost hedge

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 15, Green Street

Woods & Wildlife Walk: Stop 16, Alfrick