GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Barnt Green Circular Walk

4 miles (6.4 km)

This 4 mile circular walk takes you around the village of Barnt Green in Worcestershire. You'll visit the popular Lickey Hills Country Park and the prety Bittell Reservoirs, with lovely countryside views to enjoy on the way.
The walk starts in the centre of Barnt Green, close to the train station. From here you pick up footpaths heading north west into Lickey Hills. There's miles of woodland trails, hill climbs and wildlife to see in the park. Keep your eyes peeled for deer, badgers and a variety of birdlife.
Near the visitor centre you follow a footpath east past Cofton Hackett to the reservoirs which are a great place for birdwatching. Follow the trails south along the water before turning south west to return to Barnt Green.
The village is in a great location for further walking. You can pick up the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal on the eastern side of the Lower Bittell Reservoir. Following it south will take you through Alvechurch to Tardebigge Locks and Bromsgrove.
The North Worcestershire Path runs along the northern edge of the Upper Bittell Reservoir and through Lickey Hills. You could pick it up and head east through the countryside or head west and climb to Beacon Hill for splendid views over the city of Birmingham.

Barnt Green Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Barnt Green Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In the village there's the Barnt Green Inn for some post walk refreshment. The Tudor roadhouse inn dates to 1651 with refurbishment in the 19th century. They have a good menu and an outdoor seating area for warmer days. You can find them at 22 Kendal End Road with postcode B45 8PZ for your sat navs.


Junction of tracks, Lickey Hills Country Park - - 127418

Junction of tracks, Lickey Hills Country Park

Local footpath - - 703659

Local footpath

Cofton Hackett Church - - 670453

Cofton Hackett Church

Barnt Green Sailing Club, Upper Bittell Reservoir - - 127307

Barnt Green Sailing Club, Upper Bittell Reservoir

Barnt Green Inn

Barnt Green Inn. The Grade II listed inn is a good choice for a pit stop on the walk.

Worcester ^ Birmingham Canal - Lower Bittel Moorings - - 2115285

Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Lower Bittel Mooring. This section of the canal is located just east of the Lower Bittel Reservoir.

GPS Files

GPX File

Barnt Green Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Barnt Green Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)