These delightful gardens near Kidderminster are perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll. There's well laid out footpaths taking you around the compact site. Highlights include the towering Crimean Pines, a Magnolia Garden and an Italian Garden with water features and a pretty fountain. There's also lovely tree lined paths and nice views of the River Severn and the Severn Valley Railway steam trains.
It's easy to extend your walking in this lovely area if you have time. You can pick up the Severn Way and follow the riverside footpath north to Severn Valley Country Park and the village of Hampton Loade. Also nearby is the pretty Trimpley Reservoir and Eymore Wood with nice trails to follow around the water and through the adjacent woodland. You can visit these locations on our Severn Valley Railway Walk which starts from Bewdley and offer great views of the wonderful old heritage railway. The Upper Arley Circular Walk also visits the arboretum and the reservoir and is a shorter alternative.
The Worcestershire Way long distance footpath passes nearby Upper Arley so this is another good option. Following it north east will take you to Kingsford Country Park and Kinver Edge.
PostcodeDY12 1XG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Arley Arboretum Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Arley Arboretum Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Arley Arboretum OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Arley Arboretum Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south there's the expansive Wyre Forest where you can visit the woodland trails at the Button Oak Meadow Nature Reserve and enjoy a variety of interesting flora and fauna.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Worcestershire Walks page.