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Green symbol representing Bredon Hill over blue of River AvonWychavon Way

64 km / 40 miles

The Wychavon Way was relaunched in 2012 to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, with substantial route changes and a new guidebook. Now starting in the Spa town of Droitwich with historical canals and finishing in the traditional Cotswold village of Broadway, the Wychavon Way goes through meadows, woodlands, orchards and riverside pastures, from hidden hollows to towering hilltops with extensive views over the famous Vale of Evesham and beyond.

Developed as a partnership between Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire County Council, the new route now stays in the district of Wychavon, following much of the original route until north east of Fladbury, but now taking in Wyre Piddle, Pershore and Bredon Hill summit (an optional detour on the original route). It includes the Lenches and Ashton under Hill.

The Way originally opened to commemorate the Royal Silver Jubilee in 1977 and extended outside Wychavon: it started at Holt Fleet and took in Ombersley and later Fladbury and Netherton and after Ashton, Gretton, to finish at Winchcombe. The original route was shown on OS maps.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Green symbol representing Bredon Hill over blue of River Avon
Green symbol representing Bredon Hill over blue of River Avon
Average Gradients; Downland/Wolds; River
SO902634 - Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire
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SP094375 - Broadway, Worcestershire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Wychavon Way walkers' guide (Worcestershire County Council - 2012)
Badge for Wychavon Way (Worcestershire County Council)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Black Pear Walking Tours)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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St Andrews Town Hotel  (bookable online)
1 Km
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New Inn Lane Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
23 Km
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Eckington Manor  (bookable online)
3 Km
44 Km

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GPX Route File
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Route Profile:

63.9 Km (39.7 miles)
916 m (3,005 ft) ascent
287 m (942 ft)  maximum height