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Clent Hills nature's harvest walk


Sitting only 8 miles (12.8km) outside Birmingham, the hills offer a haven of peace and tranquillity, with beautiful woodland and plenty of wildlife, perfect to blow away the cobwebs with an autumn ramble.

Enjoy a spectacular myriad of autumn colours in the woodland

Join the many day-trippers who have travelled to the Clent Hills from nearby towns and cities for more than 200 years.

Find some peace in the woodland at Clent Hills
Find some peace in the woodland at Clent Hills National Trust Images / Megan Taylor


Map route for Clent Hills nature's harvest walk
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Nimmings Wood car park, grid ref: SO938807


From Nimmings café, climb up a gentle zig-zag slope into the woodland. Turn right and follow the lower path leading down into woodland. At the next crossroad, again stick to the lower path taking you around the boundary fence of Hagley Hall Estate.

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Continue to follow the same path round the boundary fence, which becomes a red brick wall. Parts of this path can get very muddy, but if you've got your wellies it's a great place to see the beautiful autumn colours and is a more peaceful area of the hillside. You may be lucky enough to spot deer around here too.

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The path will take you to New Pool, a natural pond awash with autumn colour from the surrounding mixed deciduous woodland. Leave the path that you have been following and take the smaller path to your left. Follow this path up to the open grassland, where you will be able to see the Hill Tavern pub down to your right.

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Walk towards the pub and when you get to the wooden gate, before the road, take the lower path which runs alongside the fence. This takes you up to a bench, have a seat and admire the great views of the Adam's Hill side of Clent village. Follow this path round and look out for a wealth of blackberry bushes to your right. After you've collected a great stash of berries to take home with you, continue along the path as it takes you back up to the top of Clent. Continue to walk along the top, past the Scots Pine Plantations and back toward the topograph.

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At the topograph, you might like to take a look at the different hills and towns you can see from here. There are amazing views of the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders. Always changing depending on the weather, one visit is never the same and never enough to take it all in. Take the lower path below the topograph and to your right you will see areas of dry acid grassland, with bilberry bushes full of fruit. This path will take you back towards the car park and café, which is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, and serves hot food and drinks, including luxury hot chocolate.


Nimmings Wood car park, grid ref: SO938807

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Clent Hills nature's harvest walk


Some steep climbs and uneven paths that run through woodland and can be very muddy. There are tree roots and other obstacles in places. These paths are also used by horse riders and cyclists.

Dogs welcome.

Clent Hills nature's harvest walk

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Clent Hills nature's harvest walk

How to get here

Romsley, Worcestershire
By train

Hagley, 3.5 miles (5.5km); Stourbridge Town, 5 miles (8km) and Bromsgrove 10 miles (16km).

By road

South-west of Birmingham, between villages of Clent and Romsley. South-east of Hagley and 6 miles (9.6km) from M5 (J4), signposted off A491.

By foot

On North Worcestershire Way; North Worcestershire Path also goes through Clent Hills and Walton Hill. Other footpaths connecting local villages.

By bus

Route 192, Birmingham, Halesowen, Hagley and Kidderminster. Alight Hagley, then 20 minute walk from Nimmings Wood car park, up a steep hill; 318, Stourbridge, Hagley and Bromsgrove, ½ mile (0.8km) from Clent village.

By bicycle

No clear cycle path to the property, but cycle paths and bridleways in surrounding hills. Cycle parking in Nimmings Wood car park.

Clent Hills nature's harvest walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs are welcome, please keep them on a lead in the car parks and under close control in areas grazed by livestock
  • Fully accessible café with parking, picnic area and toilets (open Tuesday - Sunday)