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A view over a field with sprouting crops, a bare-branched tree to the right, and rounded hills in the distance, near The Firs, Worcestershire
Savour the views of the Worcestershire countryside | © National Trust / Kirsty Bothma
Worcestershire & Herefordshire

A walk in Elgar country

Explore the Worcestershire countryside around the village of Lower Broadheath, Elgar's birthplace, where the composer loved to roam, on an easy circular walk.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

The Firs visitor centre, Elgar's Birthplace, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire WR2 6RH. Grid ref: SO807556

Step 1

From the visitor centre, follow the path to the cottage. At the gate turn left onto the bridleway.

Step 2

Follow the bridleway for about 700 metres. As you approach Oldbury Farm you will see a yellow footpath sign on the left next to an electricity pylon.

A grassy bridleway between a hedge and a grassy bank, on a walk near The Firs, Worcs.jpg
Follow the bridleway | © National Trust / Mark Grimshaw

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

A pond with bulrushes next to the path on the near bank and trees on the far bank, near The Firs, Worcs
One of the ponds along the way is named after Elgar | © National Trust / Mark Grimshaw

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

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.

Step 10

Turn left into Crown East Lane and follow the road back to The Firs visitor centre, which will be on your left.

A view of the Malvern Hills beyond hedges and trees, near The Firs, Worcs
A view of the Malvern Hills along the way | © National Trust / Kirsty Bothma

End point

The Firs visitor centre, Elgar's Birthplace, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire WR2 6RH. Grid ref: SO807556.

Trail map

Elgar country walk map
Elgar country walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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