Clent Hills Walks
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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Clent Hills Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Clent Hills Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
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.
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 (26 m) and is something of a local landmark. It was commissioned as a family memorial and completed in 1758 at the same time as Hagley Park was being redeveloped in the fashionable neoclassical style.
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.