Upton-Upon-Severn - Panorama Tower - Upton-Upon-Severn

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Upton-Upon-Severn is a historic riverside town of great character and charm, with plenty of pubs and restaurants. It is known for being the most flooded town in England, but it is now much better protected with its own flood defences. It is well known for its distinctive copper clad cupola known as the 'Pepper Pot', the remnant of a former church, that you will see right at the start of the walk.

In recent years Upton has been gaining new fame as a centre for the popular arts, and host to several festivals, including the colourful Folk Festival, the Upton International Jazz Festival, and the popular Blues Festival.

The walk crosses over Upton Bridge, which is the only bridge over the Severn that can be crossed on foot between Tewkesbury and Worcester. The riverside path is followed as far as Severn Stoke, and then the walk heads away from the river to climb up to the Panorama Tower, a historic hill folly with wonderful views of the Malverns, Bredon Hill and surrounding countryside. It is part of the National Trust owned Croome Estate, a magnificent, landscaped parkland, which were the first grounds designed by Capability Brown. The Panorama Tower was one of a number of classical buildings built at the edge of the estate, but it has now become separated from the main part of the estate by the M5 motorway.

The walk returns to Upton via Earls Croome, and then back along the riverside path, passing Upton Marina.

England - Central England - Worcestershire - Countryside


Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Museum, National Trust, Pub, Restaurant, River, Toilets

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