Worcestershire

Droitwich Loop

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Overview

Leave Morton Hall Gardens and aim for the Needle Hill Forge Museum and Bordesley Abbey ruins on your journey to The Transport Museum, Wythall. Enjoy the peace of Lickey Hills Country Park and Waseley Country Park before visiting the historic buildings at Avoncroft. Pass through Droitwich Spa to finish up at Hanbury Hall and Gardens.

Morton Hall

In the Worcester countryside you will find Morton Hall Gardens, looking out over the Vale of Evesham. The house dates back to 18th century and is surrounded by a variety of formal “gardens rooms”, walks and informal parkland.

Needle Mill Lane

Explore the history of the needle and fishing tackle industries at the Forge Mill Needle Museum. Did you know that Redditch once produced 90% of the world’s needles?! Take time to explore the Bordesley Abbey ruins which date from the 12th century.

Wythall

Just 7 miles south of Birmingham, Wythall is a quiet village home to the Transport Museum, Wythall, an extensive collection of over 90 buses and 30 electric vehicles ranging from milk floats to bread vans. Take some time and enjoy the vehicles from yesteryear.

Lickey Hills

Over 500 acres make up Lickey Hills Country Park. Relax and enjoy the open spaces, get some fresh air and take a walk – may be the sculpture or geology trail, cycle or horse ride – you may see some of the local wildlife. It’s worth climbing Beacon Hill – on a clear day you can see landmarks in numerous surrounding counties.

Waseley Hills Country Park

Enjoy the great outdoors at Waseley Hills Country Park – take a walk, may be enjoy a picnic whilst you enjoy the views across the hills.

Avoncroft Museum

A museum with a difference, Avoncroft is a 19 acre site that is home to a string of historic buildings. From telephone boxes, dovecotes and mission churches to toll houses, cottages and chimneys you can walk around the collection of buildings that have been relocated to this site.

Droitwich

The spa town of Droitwich is on the River Salwarpe. See “Saltworkers” the town centre sculpture, visit the heritage centre, relax at Droitwich Spa or may be time your visit to see the spectacle that is the Droitwich Spa Salt Festival.

Hanbury

The National Trust’s Hanbury Hall and Gardens is set in acres of parkland in the Worcester countryside. Visit the house to see the striking rooms and collections of paintings. Explore the gardens with their rolling programme of colour, the walled garden and trail walks.

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Overview

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Morton Hall

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7.7 miles

Needle Mill Lane

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8.1 miles

Wythall

4
7.4 miles

Lickey Hills

5
3.6 miles

Waseley Hills Country Park

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7.4 miles

Avoncroft Museum

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5.8 miles

Droitwich

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5.1 miles

Hanbury

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Witley Court & Gardens

Worcester Road, Great Witley, Worcestershire, West Midlands, WR6 6JT

Travelodge Worcester

Cathedral Plaza, 3 High Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2QS

About the Droitwich Loop Trail

Distance:45 miles
Cities / Towns:8
Number Of Businesses:2

Leave the views over the Vale of Evesham and depart the splendour of Morton Hall Gardens as you head for the Needle Hill Forge Museum and Bordesley Abbey ruins. Wind your way up to The Transport Museum, Wythall to enjoy the vehicles of bygone days. Head on to Lickey Hills Country Park and Waseley Country Park to relax and enjoy the open spaces. Drop down to Avoncroft to see a collection of historic buildings. Spend some time at the spa town of Droitwich before finally arriving at Hanbury Hall and Gardens.

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Outdoor Spaces

Head for the open spaces of Lickey Hills Country Park and Waseley Country Park to relax and get some fresh air. Whether you are enjoying a walk, ride or a peaceful picnic there are plenty of places to get away from it all and enjoy the views.

Houses & Gardens

The trail holds two delightful gardens for visitors. Morton Hall Gardens enjoys stunning views across the Vale of Evesham. The parkland setting of Hanbury Hall is complemented by a series of formal gardens and woodland walks.

Spa Delights

Droitwich – or Droitwich Spa is an historic town and great base spot from which to explore the surrounding area. Enjoy walking along the Droitwich Canal or may be join in one of the many festivals in the town throughout the year.

Also Nearby

Witley Court & Gardens

Worcester Road, Great Witley, Worcestershire, West Midlands, WR6 6JT

Travelodge Worcester

Cathedral Plaza, 3 High Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2QS