Walking

Walking trail

Summer walk with picnic spots at Croome near Worcester

Walking trail

Make the most of the summer days with a chance to enjoy a picnic or relax in one of our many deckchairs on your stroll around Croome.

Map

croome summer walk map

Start:

National Trust Croome, Visitor Centre, near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW

1

Leave the RAF visitor centre and follow the path through the Wilderness Walk to the Church.

2

Turn right at the church and follow the gravel path down through the gate into the Evergreen Shrubbery.

3

Continue along the path passing the flower beds.

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4

Just after the flowers beds turn left off the path onto the grass and follow the mown route to see the statue of Pan.

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5

Continue on and turn left to re-join the gravel path passing the Temple Greenhouse, this is great spot to picnic or just relax in the deckchairs.

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6

Continue along the path passing the statue of a Druid on your right.

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7

Follow the path under the Dry Arch Bridge then turn right and follow the path around the lakeside passing Sabrina and the grotto; this is great shady spot to rest.

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8

Remain on the path and just before going over first bridge by the Island Pavilion head right onto a smaller path in the bushes. This takes you to the back of the lake and the derelict remains of the boat house.

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Continue past the remains of the derelict boat house and turn left to re-join the gravel path returning towards the lake. At the fork either turn left to picnic at the Island Pavilion or right to continue on around lakeside.

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After continuing along the lakeside, to the right of the wooden rope handled bridge there is a gate into the parkland, go through the gate (dogs off lead here) with river on your left and head towards house.

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You will reach the Chinese bridge, where there are many shady spots under trees to enjoy a picnic.

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Cross the bridge and walk to the house, follow the path to the left and return up the hill to the church then back through the wild walk to the visitor centre.

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If you prefer you can walk to the house and follow the path to the right passing the house, through the gate into the home shrubbery and up to the Rotunda from where to the left there is a flat walk passing the entrance to the walled garden and the bird hide back to the church then back through the wild walk to the visitor centre.

End:

National Trust Croome, Visitor Centre, near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW

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Summer walk with picnic spots at Croome near Worcester

Terrain

Along gravel paths and open fields with some uneven ground.  Mostly flat including gates, bridges and stiles. Ground will be muddy in wet weather.  Dogs are welcome.

Summer walk with picnic spots at Croome near Worcester

How to get here

Address
National Trust Croome, Visitor Centre, near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW
By train

Nearest train station is Pershore, 7 miles away.

By road

Signposted from junction 7 of M5, A38 and B4084.

By bus

Aston's 382  Worcester-Pershore, alight Ladywood/Rebecca road crossroads, 2 mile walk to National Trust Croome.

By bicycle

2 miles from route 46 (Pershore-Worcester), Quiet on-road route.

Summer walk with picnic spots at Croome near Worcester

Facilities and access

  • Visitor centre:
  • toilets including accessible toilets
  • 1940s style restaurant
  • dog tether points and water bowls
  • Croome Court:
  • toilets in house with temporary accessible toilets outside
  • Kitty Fisher's tea-room in basement
  • dog tether points and water bowls