Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve

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The walk starts and finishes at the car park for The Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve, which is home to a wide range of animals, including kingfishers and otters, not to mention the variety of flowers you will see passing through.

The route starts by exploring the countryside to the south of the nature reserve, following tracks, paths and bridleways up and along the hillside, through woodland and open areas and the orchards of Norbury's Fruit Farm. There are fine views across to Bredon Hill and the Malverns from the highest parts of the walk. The route then returns to the nature reserve, heading alongside the river with snowdrops and daffodils in spring and a picturesque weir, which powered a mill for nearly 200 years. Information about the reserve can be obtained at an information centre at the end of the walk.

The walk could be extended by exploring other paths through the nature reserve. Details are available at the information centre, which you can visit before starting the walk.

England - Central England - Worcestershire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Nature Trail, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
04/09/2021 - Bryony Pearson

Completed this walk today without any problems, would recommend avoiding wearing shorts however as the first section had a fair few nettles and brambles but was passable. The walk was so enjoyable with lovely views and good instructions along with the WW app making it easy to follow. The orchards were beautiful at this time of the year with ripe fruit which made the walk all the more enjoyable. We met the man who owns the land at waypoint 15 who advised us to look in the field shelter as he had put up several photos of local wildlife, it was good advice as they were marvellous! He also said to look behind us at the top of the hill so as not to miss the view, including Worcester Cathedral in the distance! The final section through the nature reserve was a lovely way to end a great walk!

07/10/2020 - Sally Williams

Bit of a disaster... 1st stile we came to after turning off the road. Massive blockage at the stile. Tree was down. Looked like a jungle. No way could you even contemplate getting through it all..... Ended up doing the Knapp. Nature reserve. Although lovely very, disappointing regards the walk.

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