Great Witley and Abberley Clock Tower Walk

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In 1642, England imploded into civil war. In 1645, after many years of land seizure and forcible recruitment to both King and Government, the men of the Midlands created the 'Clubmen'. Locals joined together in 'clubs' to resist further plundering. Under the leadership of Charles Nott, 1,000 clubmen signed a declaration protesting at the outrages and violence of soldiers from both sides, amongst other things.

This declaration was made on Wednesday 5th March 1645 on Woodbury Hill. Our walk will take you up Woodbury Hill, where you can read the history and full declaration on an information board and take in great views before heading on to a hill-fort. Then make your way to the clock tower, with plenty of places to stop and admire fantastic views in all directions. Finally we head up to a trig point where you can look across to the three hills you have climbed before walking more woodland down to the walk start.

There are just over ten stiles, many of which have dog hatches etc.

England - Central England - Worcestershire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
23/06/2018 - David Harrington

The hotel is now shut and is being converted into apartments. There is a small lay-by at the start of the walk that can take 2-3 cars. Great walk brilliant views of the Malvern hills, surrounding hills and the clock tower

20/09/2015 - Dave and Sam Asbury

Walked today to see how this walk has held up. I enjoyed it as much as the day I wrote it up! Please note most stiles are now galvanised kissing gates. A gps track of the walk can be found at http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/1176665897

14/08/2009 - Michael Corfield

Excellent compact but demanding walk. Quite a lot of walking in tree cover - nice and cool on a warm summers day and still allows for many fine views.

17/02/2009 - MICHAEL FELLOWS

Lovely walk with great views, but probably better in spring or summer. Beware - there are three ascents, so the height gain is much more than 17 metres!

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