Walking

Walking trail

Hanbury black walk

Walking trail

If you want to explore further than the Hanbury estate, this trail offers walkers the option of detouring slightly to the Hanbury village church.

A sun dappled path leads towards the church with trees hanging over the path

Map

Map route for Hanbury Black walk

Start:

Hanbury Hall and Gardens car park

1

From the car park, follow the hard path up towards the house. Enter the forecourt and pass to the right hand side of the house. The curved path leads to the shop and toilets. Go past these facilities and continue through a kissing gate to the right of a cattle grid.

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2

Follow the gravelly path across the parkland and look to your left to see a large cedar tree. The path leads to a kissing gate and to the left is the ice house. Follow the path downhill along the avenue of oak trees until you reach a small pond.

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3

Turn your back to the pond and take the left hand fork. As you walk up the slope, on your left you will see a small monument. Feel free to leave the path to get a closer look. Returning to the path, continue straight and on your right you'll see a fenced, semicircular feature of trees and shortly after, an avenue of young limes framing a view of the house.

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4

Continue along the path, which soon runs along a line of trees, up to a wide gate and a kissing gate. From here you can take an optional walk up the hill, and leaving the Hanbury Hall estate through another kissing gate, cross the road and continue up the hill to the church, which is not National Trust owned. There are good views from the church yard. Come back to the wide gate the way you came.

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5

Turn a sharp right at the gates and walk down the avenue of oak trees. Continue straight, cross a small road and walk along the side of a newly-planted orchard until you pass through a kissing gate and meet Hanbury Hall's front drive. You can then turn left to return to the car park.

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End:

Hanbury Hall and Gardens car park

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Hanbury black walk

Terrain

An easy going walk, with some kissing gates and muddy patches. Generally flat with some fairly gentle slopes.

Hanbury black walk

Contact us

Hanbury black walk

How to get here

Address
Hanbury Hall, School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 7EA
By train

Droitwich Spa 4 miles

By road

From M5 exit 5 follow A38 to Droitwich; from Droitwich 4 miles along B4090. Parking: free, 150 yards

By foot

Public footpaths cross the park

By bus

Worcester to Birmingham (passing close Droitwich Spa train station), alight Wychbold, 2 miles

Hanbury black walk

Facilities and access

  • Tea-rooms serving light lunches, hot and cold drinks and cake
  • Toilets including baby change unit and disabled access
  • Shop
  • Some dog access - ask in visitor reception for further information
  • Water bowls and dog waste bins
  • Free car park
  • House, garden and park entry free for NT members, £10.60 for adult, £5.30 for children
  • Car park open 10.30am - 5pm in summer, 11am - 4pm in winter