Home > The top five summer walks in and around Droitwich Spa
Our busy lives mean we don’t often take the time to appreciate our surroundings and notice little details – many of which we miss whilst whizzing around in our cars. That’s why walking can provide a whole new perspective on the place we live in and the chance to discover places completely new to us.
You don’t have to wander far to find places to explore in and around Droitwich Spa, offering a range of distances and terrains to suit everyone – whether you have toddlers or the family dog in tow, fancy a leisurely stroll or are looking for a full day’s walking.
Discover more of Droitwich Spa with this 1.5-mile walk beginning at St Richard’s Heritage Centre in Victoria Square. Make sure you visit the Salt Museum housed here before setting off on your stroll.
The walk will take in churches, Lido Park, various reminders of Droitwich Spa’s salt heritage as well as a peaceful stretch of the canal. Friar Street is also part of your route giving lovers of architecture a chance to take in its ancient buildings.
Once you’ve finished the walk, head back to Lido Parks’ Little Al’s Kitchen for a well-deserved coffee and a delicious slice of cake.
Learn more about Droitwich Spa’s history with a guided walk led by knowledgeable local guides. The walks will run on the second Saturday of every month until 12 November. Each walk lasts around 1 & 1/2 hours and costs £3 per person (under 16s are free when accompanied by an adult). Please book in advance by calling 01905 774312.
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2. Hadzor Circular Walk
Starting from Vine Park in Droitwich Spa, the Hadzor Circular links the town with the small rural village of Hadzor – a small, picturesque village which in 1533 Henry VIII gave to Catherine of Aragon as part of their divorce settlement.
The 4.5 mile walk takes you along quiet waterways and through the surrounding countryside via flat terrain that is a pleasant outing for walkers of all abilities. If you need to stock up on supplies at either the start or end of your walk, the Sandwich Station is close to Vine Park. Download the accompanying leaflet to the walk.
3. Hanbury Circular Walk
At just under 7 miles, this circular walk combines stretches of the canal with picturesque countryside and the pretty village of Hanbury. If you have the time, Hanbury Hall is a delightful William and Mary house and well worth a visit. Once the seat of the Vernon family for over 300 years, it is now run by the National Trust and is set in 400 acres of gardens and parkland. You can also visit the Hall’s Stable Cafe for a quick pitstop as it marks the perfect halfway point in your walk. Download your route.
4. Droitwich Spa & Diamond Jubilee Circular Walk
It’s fitting this year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to feature a circular walk created in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee. Just over 8 miles in length, this walk is another with canal-side stretches and also begins in Vine Park, skirting Droitwich Spa and offering several pubs en route. If you’re more of a fan of two wheels, you’re also welcome to cycle the Diamond Jubilee track. Dog walkers are welcome too on the understanding they’re kept on a lead. Read more about this walk.
5. Droitwich Spa to Diglis Basin
If you’re looking for an all-day challenge, this walk from Droitwich Spa to Diglis Basin in the heart of Worcester will take around 11 hours to complete. In total, it’s 23 miles there and back. Considered challenging, you’ll experience breath-taking scenery, fields and woodlands as well as stretches of paths running along towpaths, riversides and busy roads. There are plenty of cafes, bars and shops on this route as well as the historical Diglis Basin to meander around before heading back to Droitwich Spa. Find out more.
We hope you enjoy your time discovering the beautiful countryside around Droitwich Spa as well as the town itself. If you would like to try out more walks, go to Visit Droitwich’s website.