GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eastnor Deer Park

5 miles (8 km)

This walk follows a section of the Geopark Way long distance trail through the beautiful Eastnor Deer Park. The 300 acre park includes hill climbs, woodland, ponds, lovely countryside and a herd of Red Deer.
Starting in Eastnor village follow the footpath east and you will come to the southern end of the Malvern Hills. The route then climbs to Midsummer Hill and Hollybush Hill where there are fantastic views over the park to Eastnor Castle and lake. This section also visits an unusual Iron Age Hillfort as its ramparts enclose two hills and the intervening valley. It dates from 390 BC and it is thought that the settlement was occupied by 1500 people until it was destroyed by fire in AD 48. You can follow various woodland paths round the hills before picking up a section of the Worcestershire Way and heading north to return to the deer park. Follow the same path back to Eastnor where on certain open days you can visit the 19th century mock castle. For a fee you can explore the grounds where there are nice footpaths taking you to the arboretum and lake. Watch the video below to see the beautiful grounds.
If you wanted to extend your walk you could head north from Misummer Hill to Herefordshire Beacon and further explore the Malvern Hills. Following the Geopark Way south from the hill will take you through the Bromsberrow Estate in the Forest of Dean area of Gloucestershire.

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Eastnor Deer Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eastnor Deer Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Eastnor Park pond - - 649812

Eastnor Park pond. From the footpath looking north-east across the deer park with the Herefordshire Beacon in the distance.

Old oak tree, Eastnor Park - - 1025694

An old oak tree. The rolling countryside of Herefordshire stretches to the horizon and the Black Mountains which are just visible.

Eastnor Deer Park - - 356076

Eastnor Deer Park. Image shows two very shy deer grazing in the park

Western slopes of Midsummer Hill - - 469313

Western slopes of Midsummer Hill. The bank of the hill fort defences just below and the obelisk in the middle distance.

Horse paddock near the Somers Obelisk - - 907177

Horse paddock near the Somers Obelisk. View west to the obelisk from the Midsummer Hill track. Castle Coppice in the dell between the pony and the obelisk.

Ponds in Eastnor Deer Park - - 746492

Ponds in Eastnor Deer Park. Many of the caravanners choose to park near this pretty spot. A few fishermen were enjoying the spring sunshine. In the distance, the Herefordshire Beacon rises.

The Somers-Cox Obelisk - - 1977391

The Somers-Cox Obelisk

Somers Obelisk from Midsummer Hillside - - 735821

Somers Obelisk from Midsummer Hillside. View north-west to the obelisk from the lane which skirts Midsummer Hill. In the valley below is Castle Coppice, parts of which are an active coppice, being felled every few years. It is also the best bluebell wood on the whole Malverns.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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