GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Geopark Way --Submitted by SrBrook

111 miles (179 km)

Meandering its way for 109 miles through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark from Bridgnorth to Gloucester, the Geopark Way passes through stunning countryside as it explores 700 million years of geological history. The trail offers varied walking alongside rivers, through forests, along ridges and across valley floors; all with majestic views to match. Passing through an assortment of habitats there is a plethora of wildlife adding to the occasion. Quaint villages and towns dot the route bringing further elements of exploration and enchantment.
Highlights on the route includes a stretch through the lovely Eastnor Deer Park next to the 19th century mock castle. The climb through the Malvern Hills is also wonderful with splendid views over the countryside of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

Geopark Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Geopark Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Waymark for The Geopark Way , by River Severn - geograph.org.uk - 1304315

Waymark for The Geopark Way, by River Severn. The Geopark Way opened in 2009. It is described on the site of The Long Distance Walkers Association as: "A route devised to highlight geology, landscape and associated heritage by linking geological sites in the Abberley and Malvern Hills Global Geopark". This particular marker is on a stile by the River Severn.

Near Lower Astley Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1490181

Near Lower Astley Wood. After leaving Shrawley Woods by the footbridge over the Dick Brook, this open grassed area is on the left. On the right is part of Lower Astley Wood. There is a fence just in front of the wood and behind this runs a public bridleway. This also forms part of the recently opened long distance path known as The Geopark Way.

Stile on The Geopark Way, by River Severn - geograph.org.uk - 1304300

Stile on the trail by the River Severn, near Hampton Loade. The public footpath on this side of the river forms part of The Geopark Way. After crossing this stile, the footpath immediately crosses a small watercourse. It then takes a small detour to avoid the local water company's bridge and premises.

Dudmaston Hall in Spring - geograph.org.uk - 465500

Dudmaston Hall. The trail passes this 17th-centurycountry house in the Severn Valley, just north of Hampton Loade. The grounds are full of daffodils and magnolias during the spring months. The area also includes the adjacent Comer Woods. The tranquil woods have their own car park and entrance and are free to access. There's a number of picturesque pools and lots of woodland birds to see in this area.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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