GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bretforton Walks

5 miles (7.8 km)

This attractive rural village is located in Worcestershire, near the villages of Honeybourne and Badsey, the town of Evesham and the beautiful Cotswolds.
The historic settlement includes a Jacobean manor house, a Gothic halland the noteworthy Fleece Inn, a medieval English pub owned by the National Trust.
This circular walk takes you into the surrounding countryside, first heading north to Sheen Hill before picking up a footpath along the Gate Inn Brook. This will take you to neighbouring Honeybourne where you can visit the 13th century Thatched Tavern pub and admire a series of ancient timber framed properties.

Postcode

WR11 7JE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bretforton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bretforton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bretforton

  • Honeybourne - This rural Worcestershire based village is located near the Vale of Evesham, the Cotswolds and the village of Mickleton
  • Mickleton - This pretty Cotswolds village is the northernmost village inthe county of Gloucestershire
  • Hidcote Manor Garden - Explore these stunning National Trust owned gardens on this short walk in the Cotswolds
  • Chipping Campden to Dover's Hill - This walk climbs to Dover's Hill from the lovely market town of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds
  • Ebrington and the Foxcote Estate - This circular walk takes you around some beautiful countryside on the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border in the Cotswolds AONB
  • Upper Quinton - This pretty Warwickshire village sits on the edge of the Cotswolds, just south of Stratford Upon Avon
  • Chipping Campden to Dover's Hill - This walk climbs to Dover's Hill from the lovely market town of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds
  • Evesham Country Park - Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty country park located just to the north of Evesham
  • Elmley Castle - This little village is generally agreed to be one of the prettiest in Worcestershire
  • Stratford Upon Avon - The Warwickshire town of Stratford Upon Avon is famously associated with William Shakespeare
  • Bredon Hill - Climb to the 299m (981ft) summit of this hill in the Cotswolds and enjoy fine views over the surrounding countryside
  • Pershore - This circular walk from the market town of Pershore visits some of the highlights of the area
  • Ashton Under Hill - This attractive Worcestershire based village is in a great location for countryside walking
  • Evesham - This historic market town is located in Worcestershire, on the River Avon.

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the excellent Fleece Inn for some local history and refreshment after your exercise. The 15th century inn retains many of its original features. There's roaring open fires for the winter months, open garden and apple orchard for the summer sun. They serve high quality food and can be found at a postcode of WR11 7JE for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly
There are also several festivals held here celebrating all things traditionally English. The most famous is the British Asparagus Festival Day at the end of May. Thousands visit the grounds of the property to sample some of the local produce and enjoy family entertainment and traditional rural activities.

Photos

Cricket field, Bretforton - geograph.org.uk - 2003130

Cricket field, Bretforton. Bretforton has a cricket club which runs two teams on a Saturday in theCotswold Hills Cricket League(The Cotswold Hills League covers a wide area ofWarwickshire,GloucestershireandWorcestershire) and one team on a Sunday in the Fearnley Worcestershire Sunday Cricket League. Bretforton Cricket Club won the Cotswold Hills League Premier in 2009.

Cottages in Bretforton - geograph.org.uk - 2003125

Cottages in Bretforton

Thatched cottages, Bretforton - geograph.org.uk - 2004412

Thatched cottages, Bretforton

Cotswold stone cottage, Bretforton - geograph.org.uk - 2004408

Cotswold stone cottage, Bretforton

Over Gate Inn Brook - geograph.org.uk - 2757964

Over Gate Inn Brook

Gateway and field track, Bretforton - geograph.org.uk - 2002903

Gateway and field track, Bretforton

Fleece Inn, Bretforton - geograph.org.uk - 2002905

Fleece Inn, Bretforton. Owned by theNational Trust,the Fleece Innwas originally built in the early 15th century as a longhouse by a prosperous yeoman farmer called Byrd. Oliver Cromwell's pewter dinner service was reputedly exchanged on the way to theBattle of Worcesterand this is on display at the pub. Even if this account is not true, it is an example of 17th century JacobeanEnglish Pewterware.

Honeybourne cottages - geograph.org.uk - 2356695

Honeybourne cottages. Historically, Honeybourne was made up of two villages:Church Honeybournewas in Worcestershire whileCow Honeybournewas inGloucestershire. Their names are derived fromOld Englishhunig, "honey", andburna, "stream", the whole meaning "(places on) the stream by which honey is found". Boundary changes in 1931 moved Cow Honeybourne into Worcestershire and the two parishes were united in 1958.

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