Walking

Walking trail

Winter welly walk at Croome near Worcester

Walking trail

A moderately challenging walk through the outer parkland to visit one of our eye catchers, Pirton Castle with fantastic views across the Worcestershire countryside.

Map

Croome winter welly walk map

Start:

Croome Visitor Centre, grid ref: SO886451

1

Follow the path through the Wilderness Walk towards the church, go through the gate into the parkland and turn immediately right. Go through the kissing gate into the field and turn left following the footpath down the hill.

Croome child walking in the snow

2

Just after the pond on your right, walk diagonally right aiming for the gate in the corner of the field. Go over the stile, cross the road and over the stile into the next field.

Croome Court in a winter landscape

3

Walk diagonally left across the field keeping the ‘Lickmoor Wetland’ on your right and the Manley Grove woodland to your left until you reach the kissing gate.

4

Go through the gate and turn right. Keep walking with the woodland on your right. Follow the footpath across a wooden bridge and across a further two fields until you emerge onto the road through a large opening.

5

Turn right and walk along the road past the ‘Pirton’ sign. Follow the road around to the left.

Croome Church in the snow

6

Enter the field on your left at the Public Footpath sign and walk across two field to reach the top of the ridge. Go through the gate and walk along to Pirton Castle. You can walk round the back and into the tower.

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7

Retrace your steps to the gate. Head diagonally to the right and down the field until you see Pirton Pool. Keeping the pool on your left head for the metal gate in the woodland straight ahead of you.

8

Go through the kissing gate and along the track. Go through a second kissing gate to the road.

9

Turn right on the road and walk back to the junction, turn left passing Pirton Court and continue up to the T junction. Turn right and continue along the road back to Croome.

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End:

RAF Visitor Centre, grid ref: SO886451

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Winter welly walk at Croome near Worcester

Terrain

The walk takes in paths, roads, gates, stiles, arable fields and farmland.  There is one moderate up and down hill.

Winter welly walk at Croome near Worcester

Contact us

Winter welly walk at Croome near Worcester

How to get here

Address
Croome, Near High Green, Worcester, WR8 9DW
By train

Pershore railway station is 7 miles (11.3 km) away. From there, or from Worcester, you can get the 382 bus, alighting at Ladywood Road/Rebecca Road crossroads, from where it is a 2 mile (3.2 km) walk to Croome.

By road

From M5 take Junction 7. Follow brown signs off B4084 from Pershore or off A38 from Worcester/Upton.

By bus

From Worcester to Pershore, alight Ladywood Road/Rebecca Road crossroads, 2 miles (3.2km). From Worcester to Malvern, alight Kinnersley, 2 miles (3.2km).
 

Winter welly walk at Croome near Worcester

Facilities and access

  • Free parking, toilets, shop and canteen available at Croome