Broadway Tower Walk
Enjoy fabulous views of the Cotswolds AONB in this beautiful park in Broadway, Worcestershire. This 5 mile circular walk takes you up to the focal point of the park at the 65ft high Broadway Tower. The tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794 in the form of a Saxon castle. It is the second highest point in the Cotswolds so there are wonderful views as far as the Welsh Mountains in one direction and Buckinghamshire in the other. From the top of the tower, on a clear day, as many as 16 English counties can be identified. The park is also home to a herd of Red Deer and includes several peaceful woodland trails.
The circular trail starts from the Fish Hill car park, just to the north east of the tower, at a postcode of WR12 7LD for your sat navs. From here you can pick up the Cotswolds Way National Trail to take you south up to the tower before exploring the woodland and country trail around the wider park.
The Cotswold Way provides and opportunity for continuing your walking in the area. The nearby Chipping Campden is a good option or you could visit the delightful Snowshill village and manor house. Our 10 mile Cotswold Way Circular Walk from Chipping Campden uses a lovely section of the national trail to visit the tower and nearby Dover's Hill.
PostcodeWR12 7LD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Broadway Tower Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Broadway Tower Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Broadway Tower Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Broadway Tower Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the Morris & Brown cafe for some refreshments on the walk. Inside there's a cosy log fire or you can relax outside on the terrace and enjoy great views with your meal. You can find the cafe at postcode WR12 7LB. It also provides an alternative start point for the walk.
You could also head into the village and visit The Broadway Hotel. The hotel is in a lovely spot on the quaint village green, alongside beautiful boutiques and honey-coloured cottages. It includes a brasserie and a racing themed bar, inspired by the nearby Cheltenham Racecourse and its famous Gold Cup. The Broadway dates all the way back to 1575 and also has a fine garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find it in the village at a postcode of WR12 7AA.
The tower park is a good place for a dog walk. You are requested to keep them on leads because of the deer. The cafe mentioned above and the Broadway Hotel are also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Donnington Way - Cotswolds Pub Walk passes through the village. The long circular walk visits 15 fine old Donnington Brewery pubs in the Cotswolds.
Less than a mile to the south of Chipping Campden there's the neighbouring village of Broad Campden where you'll find the 18th century pub known as the 'local' of Father Brown, the crime-solving priest who stars in the BBC drama filmed in the Cotswolds.