GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hartlebury Common

2 miles (3 km)

Hartlebury Common and Hillditch Coppice cover 229 acres of lowland heath in Stourport-on-Severn. The area is criss crossed with a number of lovely waymarked walking paths where you can see many varieties of wild plants and insects, especiallybutterfliesandmoths. There are a number of habitats to enjoy including woodlands, heather covered hills, an acid bog, a pool and brook.
Hartlebury Castle is located right next to the common so you could easily visit this interesting Grade I listed building on your walk. It was originally built in the mid-13th century as a fortifiedmanor house. It now houses the Worcestershire County Museum where you can find out about the history of the area. Inside there are period room displaysincluding a schoolroom,a nurseryanda scullery, while outside in the grounds there is a cider mill and transport display with a fire engine,hansom cab,bicycles,cartsand Gypsy caravans.
If you'd like to continue your walk then you could easily pick up the Severn Way and enjoy some lovely riverside walking. Our Stourport Circular Walk also visits the common, the River Severn and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.

Hartlebury Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hartlebury Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Bay Horse pub is located right next to the common and a fine place for some post walk refreshments. They serve good quality food with an attractive interior including a dining area with beamed ceilings. Outside there's a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find them at postcode DY13 9JA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The wide tracks on the common are ideal for a dog walk. You'll probably meet other owners on your visit. The Bay Horse mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Hartlebury Common - geograph.org.uk - 1173539

This is a local Nature Reserve comprising sandy heathland, a rare habitat in the Midlands.

Hartlebury Common - geograph.org.uk - 1173548

Hartlebury Common. Looking SW from the higher terrace of Hartlebury Common. The A4025 runs across the centre of the picture with the entrance to the Sandy Lane Industrial Estate on the left. Abberley Hills on the distant skyline.

The edge of Hartlebury Common - geograph.org.uk - 1708530

The edge of Hartlebury Common. Once you pass through the space ahead, where a gate once hung, you have left the common, but there is a public footpath over the track on the other side of the hedge

Triangulation pillar, Hartlebury Common - geograph.org.uk - 1708505

Triangulation pillar, Hartlebury Common These triangulation structures, used for surveying, have increasingly been overtaken by modern technology. This one remains on the edge of Hartlebury Common, by the side of a footpath.

Hartlebury Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2550720

Hartlebury Castle

Rectory Lane, Hartlebury - geograph.org.uk - 3614965

Rectory Lane in the village.

Information board on Hartlebury Common, near Hartlebury, Worcs - geograph.org.uk - 3638535

Information board and map for the common and the Leapgate Old Railway Line.

Track on Hartlebury Common, near Hartlebury, Worcs - geograph.org.uk - 3638504

A track in mid summer.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

Hartlebury Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)