GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chaddesley Wood

2 miles (4 km)

This circular walk takes you to the Chaddesley Wood nature reserve from the village of Chaddesley Corbett in the Wyre Forest District of Worcestershire. The attractive coniferous woodland is covered in pretty bluebells in the spring. There's also streams, ponds and a variety of wildflowersin the summer. Look out for wildlife including woodcock, chiffchaff, crossbilland blackcap.
You can park in the village of Chaddesley Corbett to start your walk. Then follow footpaths east through the countryside to the woods. It's about a one mile walk from the village. You can continue your walk in the adjacent Nutnells Wood at Woodcote Green along the waymarked Royal Hunters Forest Walks.
The Monarch's Way long distance footpath runs right through Chaddesley Corbett so you could pick this up to continue your walk. If you follow it west you will pass the moated medieval and Elizabethan manor house of Harvington Hall.
If you head a few miles north you can visit a number of excellent country parks with good walking trails. These include Lickey Hills Country Park, Clent Hills Country Park and Waseley Hills Country Park. They all have climbs to viewpoints with great views over the surrounding countryside and hills.

Postcode

DY10 4NX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chaddesley Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chaddesley Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head west into Chaddesley Corbett and you could visit The Swan Inn for post walk refreshment. The inn has a good menu and a lovely large garden area to relax. You can find them at Briar Hill, Chaddesley Corbett, DY10 4SD.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woods are ideal for dog walks. You are asked to please keep them on leads. The Swan mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north there's the pretty village of Belbroughton with its attractive High Street and picturesque village green. Our circular walk visits the nearby village of Drayton with its scenic lake.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Worcestershire Walks page.

Photos

Chaddesley Wood - geograph.org.uk - 472031

Chaddesley Wood in summer. This wood is managed by Natural England (ex English Nature) and it is a designated National Nature Reserve. It was once part of the Royal Hunting Forest of Feckenham and there are many interesting walks.

Path junction in Chaddesley Wood - geograph.org.uk - 472035

Path junction.

View from the edge of Chaddesley Wood - geograph.org.uk - 472024

A countryside view from the edge of the wood.

An entrance to Chaddesley Wood - geograph.org.uk - 2050048

An entrance to the wood.

Main street at Chaddesley Corbett - geograph.org.uk - 472270

Main street at Chaddesley Corbett. Attractive black and white cottage on a road which is quite difficult to drive along because of a large amount of parked cars.

Chaddesley Corbett - geograph.org.uk - 553868

Chaddesley Corbett. Looking along the main street of this delightful village of half-timbered buildings.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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