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Hanbury Hall historic walk


Starting and finishing at Hanbury Hall's gardens, this leisurely walk takes you around Hanbury Park, where you'll find a variety of trees and wildlife.

Visitors walking down the grass slope towards the gates in the parkland
Explore the gardens and the wider park to see the historic features Bob Sweet


Map route for Hanbury Hall historic walk
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Hanbury Hall gardens, next to the mirror pool, grid ref: SO943637


The walk begins at the Cedar Walk within the garden, which is best approached from the far end of the Wilderness by the mirror pool.

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Follow the pathway and walk through the gate, over the ditch (known as a ha-ha) and down the slope. On your left you'll pass the ice-house, which was used to store ice, collected during the winter months before the use of refrigerators was widespread.

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Follow the track down the hill until you reach a gate by a black poplar tree. Black poplars were common in the Middle Ages, but due to modern agricultural and woodland management practices, they're now very rare. Follow the worn path to your right, straight across the field. Pass the remains of an old oak plantation (containing a monument to one of the Vernons horses, Pulpit) to your left until you reach an iron gate.


You are now next to Brick Kiln Pond. Once through the gate continue uphill, keeping the plantation on the right, known as The Semicircle. This rare landscape feature originally had vista lines cut through to provide views to places of interest in the surrounding landscape. It's currently being restored and has been planted with oak, field maple and hazel trees.


Keep the fence to your left and pass the ancient oak trees until you reach Lime Tree Walk; a newly planted avenue of trees. Continue straight ahead, up the incline, through an avenue of oaks until you reach a gate.

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At this point turn right and walk down another avenue of oaks (Church Avenue). Follow this until you meet the road.


Follow the road in the direction of the house. At the cattle-grid, pass through the kissing gate to reach your journeys end.


Hanbury Hall gardens

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Hanbury Hall historic walk


Uneven ground with some sections containing steps. Keep an eye out for ponds and ditches. Dogs not permitted due to the presence of lvestock.

Hanbury Hall historic walk

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Hanbury Hall historic walk

How to get here

School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 7EA
By train

Droitwich Spa, 4 miles (6.4km)

By road

From M5 exit 5, follow A38 to Droitwich. From Droitwich,  4.5 miles (7km) along B4090

By foot

Wychavon Way passes within 1.5 miles (2.4km)

By bus

144, Worcester to Birmingham, alight Wychbold, 2.5 miles (4km). Follow Astwood Lane (off A38) to Hanbury

By bicycle

From Droitwich, 4.5 miles (7km) along B4090

Hanbury Hall historic walk

Facilities and access

  • Free parking, 150 yards
  • Toilet
  • Shop
  • Tea-room