GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Castlemorton Common Walks

4 miles (6.6 km)

This walk explores Castlemorton Common near the village of Castlemorton in Worcestershire.
The common is a popular place for a walk with miles of trails and fine views towards the Malvern Hills which lie just to the west of the site. There's also grazing cattle, lots of wildflowers in the summer, ponds, woodland and wildlife to enjoy.
This circular walk starts from the Swinyard Hill public car park on the south western side of the common. From here you can pick up the trails heading north and then east across the expansive common.
The Worcestershire Way Link runs through the common. You could pick up the trail and follow it west to climb to Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp. Here you will find an Iron Age Hillfort and some glorious views over the common and the surrounding countryside.

Postcode

HR8 1EU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

Ruffzcafe is located near the car park. The small cafe serves a good range of refreshments and has a pretty garden with fine views.
If you fancy a pub lunch the Robin Hood Inn is located towards the eastern side of the common. The black and white countrypub has a fine olde worlde interior with a large real fire and genuine beams bedecked with brass and paraphernalia.They serve a fine Sunday lunch and also have a garden and a car parking area. You can find them on the Gloucester Road at a postcode of WR13 6BS for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The common's wide and long trails are ideal for a dog walk. The Robin Hood Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north east you'll find the worthy village of Hanley Swan. The picturesque settlement includes a pretty village green, a pond, a 17th century pub and walking trails to neighbouring Hanley Castle where you can see the remains of the ancient fort. The river trails and historic 16th century pub at Upton Upon Severn are also located in this area.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Castlemorton Common - geograph.org.uk - 568785

Castlemorton Common in late summer. One of the best viewpoints for the Malvern Hills. Here looking north-west from the lane which crosses the common.

Cattle on Castlemorton Common - geograph.org.uk - 2417739

Cattle on the common.

View over the car park from Swinyard Hill - geograph.org.uk - 479467

View over the car park from Swinyard Hill. The Malvern Hills Conservators car park at the end of the Gullet Quarry lane is below, with Castlemorton Common on the left. Large areas of Rosebay Willowherb can be found on the Malverns in the summer.

Castlemorton Common - geograph.org.uk - 3572602

Castlemorton Common

Pond, Castlemorton Common - geograph.org.uk - 3934662

Pond

Track across Castlemorton Common - geograph.org.uk - 2426851

An autumn view with sheep.

The edge of Castlemorton Common at Welland - geograph.org.uk - 3822294

The edge of Castlemorton Common at Welland

Swinyard Hill - geograph.org.uk - 3197032

Swinyard Hill. Near the car park on the western side of the common you'll find this fine viewpoint.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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