Walking

Walking trail

Middle Littleton Tithe Barn walk

Walking trail

This is a level circular walk apart from one descent and a later short but steep ascent of Cleeve Hill. In between there is a leisurely stroll along the River Avon. The route in the main is along field tracks and may be muddy after rain. The Tithe Barn is open 2-5pm every day until 31st October. It reopens on April 1st 2017 until 31st October 2017. Parking available year round.

River Avon near Middle Littleton

Map

Middle Littleton Tithe Barn Walk Map

Start:

National Trust Middle Littleton Tithe Barn, Croft Rd, Middle Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 8LN

1

From the car park at the Tithe barn walk up Croft Road and turn right, go through the gate at the end of the road, bear right across the field to two adjacent gates in the right- hand hedge. (You will have a good view of the back of the tithe barn).

2

Go through the left hand (furthest) gate, and turn left keeping the hedge on the left. Carry on until you reach the road on the edge of North Littleton.

3

Cross the road and follow the track which is signposted to Cleeve Prior without turning off for 1.3 miles until you reach Cleeve Prior. Along this track, after three quarters of a mile you will cross a stile and a wooden bridge and then pass by the Severn Trent water works, eventually entering Quarry Lane into the village of Cleeve Prior.

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4

Go straight across the road to ‘The Green’ and bear right into the churchyard. Bear left, following a faint path to the left past the church to a gap in a row of poplars, go through the gap into the present graveyard, cross to a gate and follow the path past a large old chestnut tree. (On the right is the very fine 16th century Manor House)

5

At the end of the field cross the footbridge go through the gate. About 60 meters further on there is a gate in the left hand hedge. Go through the gate and walk across the field keeping the hedge on your right.

6

After 150 metres, at the end of the hedge go through the gate and turn left continuing until you reach a lane. (Froglands Lane). Cross the lane and continue to a second crossway, keep going straight ahead until you reach the ridge.

7

On reaching the bridleway along the ridge, cross straight over through a set of upright posts to go down and round to the left following a garden fence and past a house, the path goes down through a wooded area to a wide turning area for cars near the river.

8

Here a track (Mill Lane) comes down from Cleeve Prior. Start up the track and after a few meters on the right you will see a path off right towards the river. Follow this path along the river for just over half a mile to the point where a track comes down from the left.

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9

Continue to the right along the riverside passing through the ends of many long narrow fields, crossing the occasional stile. After one mile the path goes to the left of a chalet, opposite the old mill house at Harvington. Continue along the path for 500 metres to a caravan park, walk through the caravan park and out to the road.

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10

From the caravan park entrance bear left across the road to a gap in the hedge. Follow the path to the left across the field, through the gate and up to the gate at very top of the ridge. Turn right along the bridleway.

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11

At the junction turn right and then left to follow the hedge on the left for ½ mile to the church at South Littleton. Cross the main road and turn left. After 70 metres bear right along the front of South House, a fine Georgian building, with the old bakery opposite. Cross the beginning of Farm Lane to a footpath. This path takes you into the field which divides South and Middle Littleton.

12

Go through the gate into the field and walk diagonally across the field to a metal gate, go through the gate to a second wooden gate and pass between the houses to the road (Manor Rd). Turn left and follow the road round to the right to the T junction with School Lane, the Village hall is on your left and a play area to your right

13

Turn right into School Lane, go around the bend to the left and when the road turns right keep straight ahead into Croft road signed to the National Trust Tithe barn and return to the car park.

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End:

National Trust Middle Littleton Tithe Barn, Croft Rd, Middle Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 8LN

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Middle Littleton Tithe Barn walk

Terrain

Along field paths, country lanes and a riverside path with gates, stiles and bridges.  Can me muddy when wet.  Proper walking boots are recommnded.

Middle Littleton Tithe Barn walk

How to get here

Address
National Trust Middle Littleton Tithe Barn, Croft Rd, Middle Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 8LN.
By train

Nearest train station is Evesham, 6.7 miles

By road

The walk starts from Middle Littleton which is just off the B4085 Bidford-on-Avon to Badsey road, two miles north-east of Evesham. 

It is reached from the north and the B439 at Bidford by crossing the Avon and following the signs to Cleeve Prior and on to Middle Littleton or from the south by turning on to the B4035 and turning on to the B4085 just before the ‘Round of Gras’ at Badsey.  Once in Middle Littleton turn into School Lane.

By bus

From Evesham take the 247 or the 552 route buses.

Middle Littleton Tithe Barn walk

Facilities and access

  • Car Park