Waseley and Lickey Hills Circular Walk

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Our circular walk begins at a large free car park at Beacon Hill, part of Lickey Hills Country Park. We leave, head across fields and then down through Beacon Wood. Crossing the busy A38 the route goes past Chadwick Manor Farm Pottery and Craft Gallery, which is worth a stop for the chickens and great choices of ice cream alone.

From here we head through the woods of the estate and continue along a wide bridleway until we get to Chapman's Farm. At this point you can if you wish cross the motorway and get food and beverages at the well-priced Manchester Inn (see Walk 5166 which could be linked up for a longer walk). From Chapman's Farm we turn right then back on ourselves to enter Waseley Hills Country Park. This popular park offers great views and walks as well as a visitors' centre. Through the park we drop onto the Monarch Way, then join the North Worcestershire Way to return to the Lickey Hills.

England - Central England - West Midlands - Woodland or Forest


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
6/17/2021 - William Taylor

Forgot to say it is Sheet 219 not 220.

6/17/2021 - William Taylor

I have done this walk twice recently as reconnaissance for a third attempt leading a u3a group. The weather and views were spectacular in the bright blue skies. A couple of points, at point 3 rather than attempting to cross the racetrack that is the A38 I took the adjacent road under which has a pavement. At point 4 the stile is unstable so I took the farm entrance 25 metres along -it has a cattle grid but isn't problematic as it is a public footpath. A lovely walk.

12/11/2020 - Bill Simmons

The Manchester Inn is now closed and has been converted into a private house.

3/17/2019 - Ian Hutchinson

This is the third time we have done this walk as we like it so much. It is very easy to follow. I would agree with the moderate walk rating as there are some steepish climbs. It was a bit muddy in places but there has been a lot of rain recently. We did it last year when the bluebells were out and there was some amazing areas of woodland. There are a couple of decent cafes on route. Thank you for publishing this walk

3/17/2013 - Dave and Sam Asbury

Stuart is correct. The country park is undergoing stewardship changes. We have amended wp6 text accordingly. We have also made some changes to wp7 and 8 for clarity reasons.

2/17/2013 - Stuart Farrell

Not sure if it was just us but we couldn't find the post marked 3 in step 6. However, we went the way we thought it was from the next part of the description and did arrive at waypoint 7 okay. There were some new looking kissing gates around that area so maybe it had been removed?

2/17/2013 - Stuart Farrell

Thanks Dave and Sam for another of your great walks with varied terrain and some stunning views, although very muddy yesterday!!!

10/15/2011 - Ian Mapp

Walked on a lovely sunny autumn day. Easy to follow route, great paths and some stunning views of Englands 2nd city. Photos and story at http://mappiman.blogspot.com/2011/10/151011-lickey-all-day-long.html

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