GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Clent Hills Walks

3 miles (4.5 km)

This country park in Clent has miles of footpaths and bridleways with breathtaking panoramic views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders. The park is run by the National Trust who have devised several excellent walking trails through the park. There are also cycling trails that are best suited to mountain bikers.
The park is located 10 miles south-west of Birmingham city centre, not far from Stourbridge. The North Worcestershire Path walking route runs through the park if you would like to continue your walk. Hagley Park and hall are also adjacent to the park - here you will find some great footpaths through landscaped parkland.
Just a mile to the east you'll find Uffmoor Wood where there are waymarked walking trails in shady bluebell woods.

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Pubs/Cafes

Head into Clent village and you could enjoy some post walk refreshment at The Fountain. The pub has a nice Olde Worlde feel with a charming interior and an outdoor area for warmer days. They serve excellent food and can be found at Adam’s Hill with postcode DY9 9PU for your sat navs.
At the site there's a good National Trust Cafe as well.

Dog Walking

The woodland trails in the park are ideal for dog walking so expect to see other owners on your visit. They can run around off lead in most of the park.
The Fountain pub mentioned above is also dog friendly in the outdoor area.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north there's the climb to Wychbury Hill to try. Here you'll find an Iron Age hillfort and the noteworthy Wychbury Obelisk. The Grade II listed structure stands at a height of 84 feet (26m) and is something of a local landmark. It was commissioned as a family memorial and completed in 1758 at the same time asHagley Parkwas being redeveloped in the fashionableneoclassicalstyle.
Just to the south east there's more fine trails around Waseley Hills Country Park. The park is also home to the source of the River Rea which runs through the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Worcestershire Walks page.

Photos

Toposcope on the Clent Hills - geograph.org.uk - 672203

Toposcope. The summit of the Clent Hills provides wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. This toposcope indicates distance hills as far away as the Sugarloaf near Abergavenny in South Wales.

Path on the Clent Hills - geograph.org.uk - 850397

A dog on one of the hill's footpaths. A view over Adams Hill from here.

View to the west from the Clent Hills - geograph.org.uk - 674123

View to the west. View from just west of the toposcope on the Hills. Titterstone Clee Hill (centre) and Brown Clee Hill (right) can be seen on the horizon. Both these hills are a prominent feature of south Shropshire, with Brown Hill Clee at 540m the highest point in the county.

Footpath through trees, Clent Hills - geograph.org.uk - 672215

Footpath through trees. Being on the southern edge of the West Midlands conurbation the hills are a popular area for recreation and walking, the footpath pictured here passes to Beech trees near the summit ridge.

Adams Hill - Clent - geograph.org.uk - 273336

Adams Hill. This hill is situated at the foot of the Clent Hills. This side of Clent village is the 'Tourist' side where visitors can stop at one of the pubs or restaurants. The photo has been taken looking south to the 'Hill Tavern' and village. The road still has evidence of the past in the form of an old gas lantern street light (unfortunately not in working condition) that can be found towards the top of the road just below the Four Stones restaurant.

St Kenelm's Spring, Clent - geograph.org.uk - 673180

St Kenelm's Spring, Clent. Behind St Kenelm's church in the Clent Hills is a spring and well near where Kenelm, a Mercia king was allegedly murdered around 820AD. 'Now, take St Kenelm's life which I've been reading; He was Kenulph's son, the nobel king Of Mercia. Now St Kenelm dreamt a thing Shortly before they murdered him one day. He saw his murder in a dream, I say...' - Chaucer, The Nun's Priest's Tale

Clent Sham Castle

Clent Castle is a sham ruin castellated folly in the grounds of Clent Grove (the site of Sunfield Children's Home) that is situated opposite the Fountain Inn on Adams Hill in Clent England. It was built in the late 18th century and it has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.

Four Stones Folly - geograph.org.uk - 672193

Four Stones Folly. Standing on the summit of the hills, Four Stone Folly was created for a Victorian owner of nearby Hagley Hall.

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