GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ribbesford Circular Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This waymarked circular trail explores the countryside and river paths to south of Bewdley. On the trail you'll visit the Blackstone Riverside Park and the Blackstone Rock, where a hermit once lived in the middle ages. You'll also pass the 19th century Ribbesford Hall and the Norman St Leonard's church on this historical trail.
You can start the walk from the Gardner's Meadow car park just south of Bewdley. Alternatively there is more parking in the Blackstone Riverside Park on the trail. The trail runs for about 2 miles on fairly flat paths with a small climb on the way.


DY12 2DG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Ribbesford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ribbesford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Just north of Bewdley Bridge you'll find the Mug House Inn. This riverside inn has a sun terrace and restaurant overlooking the River Severn. It's a fine place to enjoy a meal on a pleasant summer day. You can find the pub at 12-13 Severn Side N with a postcode of DY12 2EE for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area makes for a pleasant dog walk with more good woodland trails in Ribbesford woods just to the south of the park and the Button Oak Meadow Nature Reserve in the expansive Wyre Forest just to the north. The Mug House mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To extend your walking in the area you could follow the Severn Way south along the river to visit nearby Stourport.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Worcestershire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ribbesford church - - 749635

Ribbesford church. The church and churchyard is nestled below spring ploughing on the hillsides above.

Edge of Ribbesford Woods - - 1727646

Edge of Ribbesford Woods. The forestry road shortly ends at the junction with Heightington Road.

Entrance To Ribbesford Woods - - 1400762

Entrance To Ribbesford Woods

Start of riverside walk from Bewdley to Blackstone Riverside Park - - 962624

Start of riverside walk from Bewdley to Blackstone Riverside Park. These impressive pillars by the public car park at Gardners Meadow lead to a riverside path, alongside the River Severn, to Blackstone Riverside Park. This also forms part of the Ribbesford Circular Trail. Another part of that trail goes off to the right immediately in front of the brick wall.

The Ribbesford Circular Trail Signboard - - 962630

The Ribbesford Circular Trail Signboard. This signboard for the trail is near the public car park in Gardners Meadow.

Signpost on the Ribbesford Circular Trail - - 962649

Signpost on the Ribbesford Circular Trail. This signpost is near the public car park at Gardners Meadow. The circular trail passes this point. To the left it goes alongside the River Severn on the footpath to Blackstone Riverside Park. Ahead the trail goes along the path which is leading towards Red Hill. To the right takes you to Bewdley's town centre and the well-known bridge.

Blackstone Riverside Park, looking north - - 870711

Blackstone Riverside Park, looking north. The park is accessed by road from the B4194 Bewdley to Stourport-on-Severn road. There is a car park, picnic tables and walks. In this view the Bewdley Bypass Bridge can be seen in the distance. The riverside footpath to Bewdley begins just before the bridge. The River Severn is on the right but hidden behind the trees. The red object in the distance is a lifeline to throw to anyone who falls into the river.

Blackstone Riverside Park entrance - - 870701

Blackstone Riverside Park entrance. Although Blackstone Rock is actually on the other side of the River Severn, the countryside park known as Blackstone Riverside Park is on this side of the river. The riverside footpath from Bewdley enters the Park here by the welcome noticeboard. The river is on the left, but hidden by the vegetation. Just behind the camera is the Bewdley Bypass Bridge.

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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