GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Stourport Circular Walk

8 miles (12.8 km)

This walk around Stourport on Severn makes use of the Severn Way and the Geopark Way to create a lovely circular route around the town. It runs for about 8 miles on mostly flat paths with a couple of moderate climbs. On the way you'll enjoy waterside sections along the River Severn and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. There's also a visit to Hartlebury Common and Leapgate Country Park.
The walk starts on Stourport Bridge where you can pick up the Severn Way and follow it north west, past the riverside gardens towards Bewdley. There's some woodland trails and views over to Ribbesford Woods on this section.
At the Bewdley By-Pass you pick up the Geopark Way and head south east to Blackstone and Burlish Top. Here you'll find a pretty nature reserve comprising ofacid grassland, surrounded by oak and birch scrub. The site is in an elevated position providing great views over the surounding countryside.
The route then descends to the canal where you follow the towpath to Upper Mitton Bridge. Here you turn east and then south to explore Leapgate Country Park and Hartlebury Common. The 229 acre common is criss crossed with a number of lovely waymarked walking paths where you can see many varieties of wild plants and insects, especiallybutterfliesandmoths. You could also take a short detour here to visit Hartlebury Castle. The Grade I listed building dates from the 13th century and includes a fascinating museum.
After leaving the common the route picks up the riverside path again, passing the River Stour and the canal basin before returning to Stourport Bridge.
To continue your walking around Stourport head to Shrawley Woods. The woods are located just to the south of the town and can be reached by following the Severn Way south for a couple of miles. There's miles of nice trails here and lots of bluebells to see in the spring.
Witley Court is also located near here. There's some nice trails to follow around the grounds of the 19th century mansion which include a spectacular lake, a French parterre and a vast fountain of Perseus and Andromeda carved from Portland stone.

Stourport OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stourport Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

"River King" moored on River Severn at Stourport-on-Severn - geograph.org.uk - 1479002

"River King" moored on River Severn at Stourport-on-Severn

River Severn seen from Stourport Bridge, Stourport-on-Severn - geograph.org.uk - 1479014

River Severn seen from Stourport Bridge, Stourport-on-Severn

Severn Way approaching Severn Bank Park - geograph.org.uk - 1400722

Severn Way approaching Severn Bank Park

View from Burlish Top - geograph.org.uk - 90035

View from Burlish Top

Burlish Top - geograph.org.uk - 892926

Burlish Top

Ice sheets on Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1634689

Ice sheets on Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

Hartlebury Common - geograph.org.uk - 1173539

Hartlebury Common

"Water's Edge" new housing development at re-opened canal basin - geograph.org.uk - 1638397

"Water's Edge" new housing development at re-opened canal basin

GPS Files

GPX File

Stourport.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Stourport.mmo (right click - 'Save As')