Clifton upon Teme - Ham Bridge - Shelsley Walsh

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This picturesque walk starts in the village of Clifton upon Teme, which is a remarkable village overlooking the Teme Valley in one of the most beautiful parts of Worcestershire. Its picturesque buildings are steeped in history, from the 12th Century Lion Inn opposite the village green. The walk takes in some wonderful views of the Malvern Hills and follows the River Teme for a while until reaching Shelsley Walsh.

This is the home of Britain's oldest motor sporting event. The event was first held in 1905, before racing on public roads was banned. The hill climb was originally leased to the Midland Automobile Club by Montague Taylor, who lived in the 16th Century Court House, once the home of the Walsh family at the time of the Gunpowder Plot. Each hill climb begins with a service in the tiny church of St Andrew's, which dates back to the 12th Century.

England - Central England - Worcestershire - Countryside


Birds, Church, Great Views, River, Wildlife, Woodland
8/31/2020 - Sally Williams

Fabulous walk today... Really ticked all the boxes... Field at the top of the race track had lots of frisky cows with calves. So had to divert across another field. Picked up the path.. The start of the walk at the farm has no footpath sign at the gate. So carry on across past lots of farm machinery to the right.


We did this walk on perfect summers day and thoroughly enjoyed it. A suprisingly quiet area (we hardly saw a soul all day). Yes, some of the paths are a little tricky to locate, but you can't go wrong really if you follow the OS map provided with the walk.

11/30/2008 - Susan Waring

A good walk, but take a map as tricky to navigate! At the beginning turn into a farmyard and it is very difficult to find the path to the right due to new earthworks. If you can't find it, take track ahead past the farmhouse, then an alternative path right, along left field edge then small wood, next on open high ground take stile on right and rejoin walk by turning left along field edge then edge of small wood. Later on, if you take alternative path to the race track, it is right of church, other side of yard, between 2 buildings, not sign posted. When you get to top of hill, bear right and rejoin walk at the race end which is on far side of barn. Good luck!!

7/20/2008 - patricia dodd

the alternative route when the hill climb is closed is very difficult to find

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