GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Circular Walk around Bromsgrove

9 miles (14.5 km)

This circular walk around Bromsgrove makes use of waymarked trails to visit the canal and countryside surrounding the town. You'll follow a section of the long distance Monarch's Way to visit the popular Tardebigge Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
The route starts on the western side of the town where you can pick up the waymarked Monarch's Way footpath. Follow it south and then east through Charford to Aston Fields and then out into the countryside. The trail follows a country lane east to Cherry Trees Farm where you can pick up the canal. Follow the towpath west and you will pass Tardebigge Reservoir before coming to the impressive Tardebigge Locks flight. Here you will find the largest flight of locks in Britan, comprising 30 narrow locks on a 2.25 mile (3.6 km) stretch along the canal. At nearby Stoke Pound there is a nice canalside pub where you can sit out and enjoy refreshments.
The route continues west past Stoke Pound Bridge to Stoke Wharf where you leave the towpath. Head north towards Stoke Heath, crossing the River Salwarpe before returning to Charford and the town centre.
To continue your walking in the area follow the canal north east to Barnt Green and try our Barnt Green Circular Walk which visits Lickey Hills Country Park and the prety Bittell Reservoirs.

Bromsgrove OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bromsgrove Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bromsgrove


The Old Post Office - Bromsgrove’s former post office was turned into a stunning ground floor pub in 2019. They have kept the traditional frontage of the post office, complete with clock. There is a lovely roof terrace to sit out on during warmer days. You can find them on the High Street at postcode B61 8AA.
There's also the Crabmill Inn with its pleasant decor and U-shaped area divided into distinct sections. You can find them at postcode B61 0DF. They are dog friendly.
On the route you could you could enjoy a pit stop at the canalside Queens Head in Stoke Pound. There's a charming interior including Victorian floor tiles with beaten copper and the natural textures of wood and stone. Outside there is an attractive landscaped garden with a tepee which can be booked for private parties. You can find them at postcode B60 3AU for your sat navs. The inn includes car parking and is also dog friendly.


Northern end of Tardebigge Reservoir - - 1373535

Northern end of Tardebigge Reservoir

Tardebigge Flight and Reservoir - - 314169

Tardebigge Flight & Reservoir. Reservoir serving the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, towards the top the Tardebigge Flight of 30 locks raising the canal up 220’ just South East of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Stoke Pound Bridge - - 1347838

Stoke Pound Bridge. View north-east to the bridge and behind it the Queen's Head Inn.

Worcester and Birmingham Canal south of Stoke Pound - - 1347819

Worcester and Birmingham Canal south of Stoke Pound. Looking north along a frosted towpath to Thompson's Bridge (bridge 47) in the distance.

Stoke Pound The Crown Inn - - 2781809

Stoke Pound The Crown Inn

Thomson's Bridge near Stoke Pound, Worcestershire - - 2245135

Thomson's Bridge near Stoke Pound, Worcestershire

The Crabmill Inn, Bromsgrove - - 2494167

The Crabmill Inn, Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove High Street Motor World, Bujon ^ Start of Worcester Road - - 2831439

Bromsgrove High Street Motor World


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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