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Clent Hills winter walk


This short walk in the Clent Hills is perfect for a winter afternoon family stroll and leads through woodland to the top of the hill, where on a clear day the Welsh Black Mountains are visible on the horizon.

A ramble up snow-capped hills with panoramic views

The Clent Hills have been enjoyed by winter ramblers from nearby Midlands towns and cities for over 200 years.

A snowy hill top looking out at a snow covered landscaped and snow-capped hills
Take in snow-capped hills and panoramic views Rob Ledbury


Map route for Clent Hills winter walk
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Nimmings Wood car park, grid ref: SO938807


Climb up a gentle zig-zag slope into the woodland from Nimmings café and information point. Turn right and follow an easy access path through the trees, with some fine views and resting points on the way.

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Emerging from the woods you reach a sweeping panorama looking west towards Wenlock Edge and the Malvern Hills. Return to your start point via the all-ability path you came on or turn left and walk up to what appears to be some prehistoric standing stones... The views from here are some of the best in the Clent Hills. To the west is the Severn Valley and the Welsh border, while to the north is Birmingham and the Black Country.

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Skirt to the left of the clump of trees behind the standing stones and enter through a gate into Horses Mane Woodland. Listen out for, or try to spot, birds like thrush, nuthatch, yellowhammer or perhaps even a greater-spotted woodpecker.

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While taking care not to trip on exposed tree roots, look up through the woodland canopy and you may catch sight of buzzard circling above. Skirt left and return to the car park. Why not stop off at Nimmings Wood café for a hot drink and delicious home-made snack to warm you up after your winter walk?

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Nimmings Wood car park, grid ref: SO938807

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Clent Hills winter walk


A wide all-ability path, with compacted gravel and little gradient, goes to the fantastic viewpoint of the Four Stones. The circular route returns via a steeper and slightly more uneven woodland trail. To extend your walk take the route off to the south west from The Four Stones, towards Adams Hill, for more countryside and Clent village (see dotted line on the map).

Dogs welcome, please keep on a lead around livestock and in the car park.

Clent Hills winter walk

Contact us

Clent Hills winter 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 winter 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)