Bromyard Downs - Bringsty Common - Bromyard Downs

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This walk starts on the Bromyard Downs, which are signposted off the A44 Worcester to Bromyard road, approximately two miles outside Bromyard. The car park can be found on the right as you approach the junction with the B4203 next to The Royal Oak pub.

The walk passes the NT Brockhampton Estate with toilets and a cafe, to reach the trig point on Bringsty Common. It then continues around the common, passing the recently renovated and now open 16th Century thatched pub called The Live and Let Live.

On a clear day the views are excellent, especially by the trig point at Bringsty; there is a topographic pillar there indicating the local landmarks. The north end of the Malvern Hills is in clear view. The Titterstone Clee Hill and the Woodbury Hills, Abberley Clock Tower, May Hill, Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains, Whitbourne and Lower Brockhampton Halls and Clater can also be seen at different stages of the walk and are pointed out during the waymark instructions.

The walk offers a contrast between the meandering, well-kept grasslands of the estate and the ruggedness of the common and the downs. This is an all-year-round walk. It makes good use of the contours to avoid any steep hills. There are several stiles, but none very difficult. The two main road crossings need to be treated with care.

This walk links with the Knightwick - Bringsty Common Walk 4701, which if combined with this walk will make a moderate, fifteen-mile figure-of-eight walk for the more energetic.

England - Central England - Worcestershire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
08/08/2018 - Michael Corfield

It's been six years since I last did this walk and this time I feel I can't rate it as highly as before. It was in July but with such a dry summer (2018) I didn't think the overgrown bit would be too bad - how wrong I was ! The whole section from Little Common (waypoint 20) to waypoint 23 proved difficult to follow and finally impassable. This section is clearly not used very much and I would suggest turning right down the track (marked 'access to orchards only' between 18 and 19 and following it round and down to rejoin the route between 23 and 24. Most of the walk is still super, but many of the 'landmarks' have disappeared (such as the two silver birch trees at 17). Maybe time to re-write the walk with a fresh pair of eyes ?

26/03/2016 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

A very enjoyable walk on good paths, stunning views and plenty of interest all the way. We made 1100ft of height gain, so certainly not flat! Spot on guide details.

10/06/2014 - Brian Foster

A good walk with great views and excellent directions. My GPS clocked it at 8.6 miles and 1,400ft of ascent. If necessary, it could be shortened by going from point 16 to point 35 and missing out the circuit of Bringsty Common. The path at point 22 was very overgrown and difficult to negotiate.

14/03/2012 - Michael Corfield

March 2012 - superb walk on a sunny spring day. Directions were very accurate. Great views for almost the whole route, and the beer at the Live and Let Live was excellent. Good length and easy terrain - perfect for loosening up after winter !

21/04/2011 - Sue Brown

21/04/2011 - Susan Brown

Absolutely loved this walk. I was a little wary about attempting it with 3 dogs on my own but we managed it with ease. I chose to keep the dogs on their leads most of the way although there were places they could be let off. Also there was only 1 place near the end where we encountered 3 stiles in a row between fields of cows and sheep. The cows showed a particular interest in the 3 dogs and followed us at a trot to the field perimeter, but I think they were being inquisitive rather than feeling threatened. A lovely walk - highly recommend and very dog friendly (I haven't figured out how to rate the dog friendliness but I'd give it a 4 taking account of the stiles) which might be difficult for older dogs that need lifting over. Thank you

11/03/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Roger Thomas for his full update of this walk. March 2011. Adrian (Admin)

13/11/2010 - Graham Bennett

A beautiful walk with clear instructions.

12/11/2010 - Colin Moore

We did this walk during half term week in October.The track which led from point two to Warren Farm was really muddy and wet.We followed the instruction for point 21 and then there was no waymark post to be seen and we subsequently lost our way.We walked until we came to a road and then managed to pick the walk up again at point 29.

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