A walk in Elgar country

Walking trail

Take a walk in Elgar country, an easy circular walk of approx. 2 miles

A walk with a stunning view of the Malverns


The Firs a walk in Elgar country map


The Firs Visitor Centre


From the Visitor Centre, follow the path to the cottage, at the gate turn left onto the bridleway.


Follow the bridleway for about 700 metres, as you approach the farm (Oldbury farm) you will see a yellow footpath sign on the left next to an electricity pylon.

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The Firs a walk in elgar country step 2


Turn left and follow the path across the field to the hedge.


When you reach the hedge turn left and continue to the end. Turn right and follow the footpath up through the field until you reach a stile.

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ponds near the walk


Go over the stile into the field, bear left to follow the footpath across the field.

View across the fields


Two thirds of the way across the field (app 250 metres) take the path to the right and follow it through the gap in the trees into a residential lane.


Turn left and follow the lane until you reach the T junction with Bell Lane.


Turn left and follow the footpath along Bell Lane until reach the junction with Sling Lane.


Turn left and then immediately right to walk across the field. Follow the public bridleway sign diagonally left across the field. As you reach the end of the field bear left to enter Laycocks Lane. You will join Laycocks Lane at the junction with Crown East Lane.


Turn left into Crown East Lane and follow the road back to the Firs Visitor Centre which will be on your left.

view of the malverns


The Firs Visitor Centre

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A walk in Elgar country

How to get here

Elgar’s Birthplace, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire, WR2 6RH
By road

From the north or south via the M5, exit at Junc 7 and follow A44 Worcester South. Follow A4440 around the south of Worcester then A44 towards Bromyard, turn off right after 0.4 mile. Follow the brown signs for Elgar Birthplace. From the west follow A44 towards Worcester and turn left into Crown East Lane at the brown signs for Elgar Birthplace.