GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Evesham Walks - Evesham Circular River Walk

1 miles (2 km)

This historic market town is located in Worcestershire, on the River Avon.
It's a fine place to explore on foot with several medieval timber framed buildings, riverside parks and an ancient abbey to see. The town also sits close to the edge of the Cotswolds where there are numerous walking opportunities.
This circular riverside walk in the town takes you around Abbey Park before crossing to the other side to explore Workman Gardens. It uses part of Shakespeare's Avon Way, a waymarked long distance trail which passes through the town.
You can start the walk from the car park in Abbey Park on the northern side of the river. The park includes a natural terrace, picturesque lily pond and lovely gardens. At the northern end of the park you can cross the river on Workman Bridge to explore Workman Gardens.
To continue your walking in the town head north along the river to visit Evesham Country Park. There's wide lawns, orchards, and a lake in this lovely local park.
Scroll down for a full list of walks near and around Evesham.

Postcode

WR11 4SL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Evesham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Evesham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Evesham

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Honeybourne - This rural Worcestershire based village is located near the Vale of Evesham, the Cotswolds and the village of Mickleton
  • Shakespeare's Avon Way - This terrific waterside walk follows the River Avon from its source near Naseby to its confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury
  • Bretforton - This attractive rural village is located in Worcestershire, near the village of Honeybourne, the town of Evesham and the beautiful Cotswolds.

Pubs/Cafes

Abbey Park has a nice little cafe where you can pick up a range of refreshments.

Dog Walking

The park is dog friendly and a popular place for dog walkers. Dog bins are dotted around the site.

Photos

Lily Ponds - Evesham - geograph.org.uk - 2591805

Lily Ponds. The water supply for the ponds comes from a natural spring which rises nearby. In medieval times the monks from Evesham Abbey used this spring water to form fish ponds so creating an all year round fresh food supply.

Abbey Park - geograph.org.uk - 432849

Abbey Park. The abbey was founded in 700AD but only one section of walling survives from the actualabbey. Fragments of thechapter house, thebell towerand the gateway remain, which were added later: thechapter housein the 13th century and thebell towerin the 16th century.

Workman Bridge, Evesham (geograph 1645239)

Workman Bridge, Evesham. This mid 19th century bridge is Grade II listed. It will take you over the river to Workman Gardens.

Riverside Walk Evesham - geograph.org.uk - 2228562

Riverside Walk in Workman Gardens. The park hosts various events in the year including a Churches Together event and the main river festival in July. At the bridge end of the park the avenue of mature lime trees is lit at night with purple and green up-lighters which give a very romantic Mediterraneanfeel to the river frontage.

Almonry, Evesham - geograph.org.uk - 3493518

Almonry Museum. The focus of the museum is on the history of the town and Vale of Evesham. The museum derives its name from the original use of the building as thealmonryof the 14th-centuryEvesham Abbey

The Round House, Evesham (geograph 273661, cropped)

The Round House. A medieval black and white building, now a Nat West bank.

Evesham-Bridge Street - geograph.org.uk - 1825943

Bridge Street

Paved Square, Evesham - geograph.org.uk - 2312081

Paved Square

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Evesham.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)