Northwick Manor Heritage Trail

Easy level walking along riverside from Northwick to Bevere Island for 2 km, short steepish wooded bank up from river to Bevere hamlet, quiet roadside walking mostly sloping gently down hill from Bevere to Northwick, along roadside paths easy, across recreation ground very at and easy. Walk down Old Northwick Lane level and easy and down track to car park easy but sometimes uneven and muddy.

Technical sheet
No. 4160758
A Worcestershire walk posted on 09/10/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 09/10/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h40[?]
Distance Distance : 3.53mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 56ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 56ft
Highest point Highest point : 105ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 46ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Worcestershire
Starting point Starting point : N 52.217296° / W 2.240704°
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(D/A) From Board 1 - Walk diagonally across the eld to the right-hand corner by the river. Go through the gate to find Board 2 on the edge of the Site of Special Scientic Interest (SSSI). The Heritage Trail is waymarked with the Swan Logo. From Board 2 - Follow the footpath along the river bank for about 700m to Board 3, to nd out about the history of the River Severn and the legend of Sabrina.

(1) From Board 3 - Continue along the riverbank following the right of way for about 1km until you can see the locks and weir alongside Bevere Island and Board 4.

(2) From Board 4 - Carry on along the river bank past Bevere Island until you reach a stile and wooded slope. Turn right and go up the slope through the trees to the top. Keep to your right and walk along the footpath past a high brick wall and out onto the lane. Turn right here. You are now in Bevere, continue down the lane and past the white lodge and on to Bevere Green to Board 5 under the trees.

(3) From Board 5 - If you would like to visit the Gallery at Bevere and Café, take the left hand route and follow lane for 500 metres (you will need to return to the Green afterwards to carry on with the Trail). To continue the Trail route to Northwick stay on the lane on your right and follow it up the slope around a bend and then down Northwick Road for about 1km walking through the start of residential area to Board 6.
From Board 6 - You are now in Northwick standing by the remains of a medieval shpond. Follow the lane around and up to the triangular Green with its bus stop, bench and trees where you will find Board 7.

(4) From Board 7 - You now have a choice of route. If you want to shorten the walk, you can miss out Board 8 by turning right down Old Northwick Lane and carrying on down to Board 9, then straight to the Slip and Car park. Or to carry on with the Trail route to Board 8 continue along the main Northwick Road towards Worcester. Look out for the Lodge recreation ground on the right and go in through the first entrance to find Board 8.

(5) From Board 8 - Cross the Lodge recreation ground and down the eld to the right hand corner. Walk out between the houses into Constance Road and turn left, then out onto Old Northwick Road. Turn left again and keep going straight on down the lane and trackway to Board 9.

(6) From Board 9 - Continue down the trackway until you reach The Slip at the Northwick Lido Nature Reserve and the car park. You have now completed the Northwick Manor Heritage Trail. We hope you enjoyed the walk and that you will do the Trail again many more times.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 49ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.48 - alt. 49ft - Board 3
2 : mi 1.03 - alt. 56ft - Board 4
3 : mi 1.83 - alt. 102ft - Northwick Road
4 : mi 2.65 - alt. 85ft - Northwick Road
5 : mi 2.97 - alt. 85ft - Lodge recreation ground
6 : mi 3.33 - alt. 62ft - Constance Road
D/A : mi 3.53 - alt. 49ft - Car park

Useful Information

Access and Parking : Good area of parking at start of Trail, access by trackway (sometimes muddy). No parking available at Bevere.

Type of Walk : Circular Heritage Trail, part river and countryside walk, part country lane, part quiet residential area, part trackway (sometimes uneven and muddy).

Walk Content : 7 gates and only 1 stile at the very end of the riverside section of trail.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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