Tenbury Wells Loop to Historic Hamlets And Villages

Tenbury Wells Loop – Historic Hamlets and Villages

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A 26 mile cycle route which takes you from Tenbury Wells on a circular tour through the
surrounding historic hamlets and villages in the scenic Worcestershire countryside. The route is mainly along rural country lanes and some ‘B’ roads on a tarmac surface throughout the route. You will encounter some hills along but the route is mainly through some gentle rolling hills.

Tenbury Wells is a market town in the north-western extremity of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. In the town you will find shops, pubs, hotels, restaurants and a wide variety of historical buildings to explore including the famous Tenbury Wells Pump Rooms which where built in 1862.

Starting from the Museum in the centre of Tenbury Wells cycle out of the town along Berrington Road and follow the road for about one and a half miles until you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT along the country lane and cycle along the lane for about half a mile where you come to a ‘T’ junction.

At the junction TURN RIGHT and after 200 yards TURN LEFT along Field Lane. You are now cycling up hill out in the lovely Worcestershire countryside. Continue along Field Lane for one and three quarters of a mile where you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT and cycle for one and a half miles again up hill along the lane to the small village of Middleton on The Hill.

Middleton on the Hill is one of the 51 ‘Thankful Villages’ in England and Wales that suffered no fatalities during the Great War of 1914 to 1918. The village church is Saint Mary’s church and is built in the Norman and Early English styles and has a large tower which contained three bells.

As you pass through the village you TURN LEFT by the big house on your left and cycle half a mile to the end of the lane where you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT towards Leysters, and cycle up the hill and after half a mile you come to a cross road with the A4112. Go STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION to the village of Leysters.

Continue along the lane through Leysters and after about one and a half miles you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT and cycle up the lane for three quarters of a mile to the end of the lane where you TURN RIGHT along Bockleton Road which takes you the half a mile to the hamlet of Bockleton.
As you leave Bockleton there is a fork in the road. At the fork BEAR LEFT past Sailings Common and after 1 mile you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT and cycle up hill for 2 miles to the small village of Kyre, where you will find a cycle shop ‘Epic Cycles’ .

As you pass through Kyre you come to a ‘T’ junction with Bromyard Road B4214. At the junction TURN RIGHT on to Bromyard Road and cycle 1 mile to the village of Bank Street. At Bank Street keep to Bromyard Road as TURNS LEFT and after 1 mile, by the telephone box, TURN LEFT up a small country lane to the village of Stoke Bliss.

At Stoke Bliss follow the road as it bears to the left and takes you out of the village and up a Stoke Hill and after cycling along the lane for about one and a quarter miles you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT and after half a mile you come to a junction with the B4204 at the village of Broad Heath.
Broadheath is the birth place of Sir Edward Elgar, one of England’s greatest composers and in the village you will find some shops, a post office and a village pub ‘The Tally Ho Inn’.

Cycle along the B4204 for half a mile where you TURN LEFT down New Road, opposite ‘The Fox Inn’. You now cycle down hill for half a mile to the village of Hanley William. Continue through Hanley William and cycle down hill along the lane for approximately one and a half miles to Eastham. At Eastham you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT On to Orieton Lane and cycle along the lane for 2 miles to Rochford.

At Rochford carry on along Rhyse Lane past the church and the old manor house cycling along a level stretch of road and then up a short hill to a ‘T’ junction which is 2 miles past Rochford. At the ‘T’ junction TURN RIGHT along the B4204 towards Tenbury Wells.

Cycle along the B4204 for a quarter of a mile where it meets with Cross Street in Tenbury Wells. At the junction with Cross Street TURN LEFT and cycle 200 yards to the Museum. The Start finish of your cycle ride.

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