Worcester to The Worcester Wander Loop

Worcester – ‘The Worcester Wander Loop’

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A 25 mile cycle route which takes you from Worcester on a looped circuit around the
small villages on the eastern side of Worcester. You will encounter some hills along the route but nothing too severe. The route is along ‘B’ roads and country lanes.
The letters marked in brackets refer to turning points marked on the route map.

Worcester is situated on The River Severn which runs through the middle of the city, overlooked by the magnificent twelfth-century Worcester Cathedral. The site of the final battle of the Civil War, Worcester was where Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army defeated King Charles II’s Cavaliers, Worcester was the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and the birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar. It also houses the Lea and Perrins factory where the traditional Worcestershire Sauce is made. There is an abundance of shops, bars and café’s in Worcester and has lots of historical buildings in the city centre.

Starting from North Parade on the river bank go along North Parade and TURN LEFT
along New Road A44, across the river. On the other side of the river cycle straight on past Worcester Cricket Club on your left and after 300 yards you come to a roundabout. At the roundabout GO STRAIGHT across and along St Jon’s A44 and after 50 yards TURN RIGHT along Henwick Road B4206.

Continue for about a quarter of a mile to the end of Henwick Road and at the end of the road TURN LEFT on to the A443 and the after5 after 50 yards TURN LEFT along Himbleton Road (D). Cycle for a few hundred yards to the end of the road and then TURN RIGHT along Fern Road (E).

After 50 yards at the end of the road TURN LEFT on to Martley Road (E) and cycle out of Worcester towards Broadheath and cycle approximately 1 mile to Broadheath which was the birth place of Sir Edward Elgar, one of England’s greatest composers. At Broadheath TURN LEFT down Bell Lane (G) and after about 1 mile along Bell Lane TURN RIGHT along Ankerdine Road (H).

Continue along Ankerdine Road for about 1 mile and then TAKE THE FIRST TURNING ON YOUR RIGHT along the country lane (I). Cycle along the lane for about a mile and a half where you come to a ‘T’ junction.

At the junction TURN RIGHT on to Willow Road (J)and then after 300 yards you come to a ‘T’ junction with the B4204 (K). At the junction TURN LEFT and then after 300 yards TURN RIGHT up Venn Lane (L) and cycle along the lane for one and a half miles to the end of the lane at Wichenford (M).

At the end of the lane TURN LEFT out of Wichenford and follow the lane up and round as it bends to the right after the village and after about one and a half miles past Wichenford you come to a small cross roads.

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At the junction TURN LEFT along Hockham’s Lane (N) and cycle for approximately 2 miles to the end of Hockham’s Lane where you come to a ‘T’ junction with the B4197 (O). At the junction TURN LEFT and cycle along the B4197. Continue through the villages of Martley with its Norman church and Berrow Green and after about one and three quarters of a mile you reach the small village of Hipplecote. Continue straight through Hipplecote and about a quarter of a mile past Hipplecote TURN LEFT along Easinghope Lane (which takes you back on yourself) and cycle along the lane through the village of Doddenham and just after Doddenham you come to a ‘T’ junction (Q).

At the junction TURN LEFT along the country lane and after 1 mile TAKE THE SECOND TURNING ON YOUR RIGHT (R) along another country lane heading in the direction of Upper Broadheath. Cycle along the lane for about 2 miles until you reach the small village of Upper Broadheath (S).

At Upper Broadheath YOU TURN LEFT along Bell Lane and you now return via the same route as your outward journey back to North Parade, Worcester which is about 3 miles from Upper Broadheath.

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