GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kemerton Walks

2 miles (3.4 km)

This Worcestershire village lies on the edge of the Cotswolds and the southern slopes of Bredon Hill. It's a lovely place to start a walk with countryside, orchards and ancient paths surrounding the village.
This walk from the village takes you to the nearby John Moore Nature Reserve, the Kemerton Lake Nature Reserveand the neighbouring village of Kinsham.
Starting in the village you first head south east to the John Moore Nature Reserve. The reserve was previously an orchard belonging to the well-known countryside author and conservationist, John Moore. There's some nice trails taking you around the attractive woodland and the adjacent mill pond. Look out for wildlife including marsh titsin the reserve. In this area you will also pass the 16th century Kemerton Court, the principalmanor houseof the village.
The route then heads about a mile south west to visit Kemerton Lake Nature Reserve. This section follows pleasant countryside trails across Kemerton Park and Thurston's Wood. The reserve is a wetland complex created out of a former gravel working with lake, pools, seasonal wet scrapes, reed beds, grassland, and land specially cultivated for arable plants. It's surrounded by native woodland and an arboretum. The reserve is great for wildlife with wintering jack snipe, starling and reed bunting in the reed beds to see. Widgeon, teal, pochard and other wildfowl can be seen on the lake.

Postcode

GL20 7HP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Kemerton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kemerton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Kemerton

  • Ashton Under Hill - This attractive Worcestershire based village is in a great location for countryside walking
  • Bredon Hill - Climb to the 299m (981ft) summit of this hill in the Cotswolds and enjoy fine views over the surrounding countryside
  • Elmley Castle - This little village is generally agreed to be one of the prettiest in Worcestershire
  • Wychavon Way - Follow the Wychavon Way through the Worcestershire countryside on this splendid 40 mile walk.
    The walk begins at the town of Droitwch Spa, where you can pick up the waymarked trail just to the east of the town centre and train station
  • Pershore - This circular walk from the market town of Pershore visits some of the highlights of the area
  • Tiddesley Wood - This walk explores the ancient woodland in Tiddesley Wood in Pershore
  • Croome Court - Explore the extensive landscaped parkland surrounding this mid 18th centuryNeo-Palladianmansion near Pershore.
  • Evesham Country Park - Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty country park located just to the north of Evesham
  • Tewkesbury - This riverside circular walk explore the town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire
  • Twyning - A circular walk around the Gloucestershire village of Twyning, visiting the River Avon and the River Severn
  • Hanley Swan - This Worcestershire based village is located in a pleasant rural spot in the Malvern Hills area of the county
  • Upton Upon Severn - This small town in Worcestershire is ideally positioned for river and country walks
  • Evesham - This historic market town is located in Worcestershire, on the River Avon.
  • Beckford Nature Reserve - Explore the Beckford Nature Reserve on this easy walk in the Worcestershire village of Beckford.

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Crown Inn for some refreshments after your walk. They have a roaring fire and a fine restaurant serving delicious meals. There's also a lovely outdoor area with views of the village. You can find them on the main street with postcode GL20 7HP for your sat navs. The pub is dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east is the neighbouring village of Beckford where you can visit the Beckford Nature Reserve. There's another pretty lake, bluebell woodland and lots of wildlife to see here.

Photos

Kemerton Lake - geograph.org.uk - 2703903

Kemerton Lake

Mill Pond Kemerton - geograph.org.uk - 3154471

Mill Pond Kemerton

The John Moore Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 920138

The John Moore Nature Reserve

Kemerton Park with redpoll cattle - geograph.org.uk - 2703910

Kemerton Park with redpoll cattle

Footpath across Kemerton Park - geograph.org.uk - 3102751

Footpath across Kemerton Park

Kinsham - geograph.org.uk - 765731

Kinsham

Kemerton Court, Kemerton (geograph 3386135)

Kemerton Court. The house is built of localCotswold stone, dating from the late 16th century onwards. It is aGrade II* listedbuilding. It is owned by conservationistAdrian Darby, president ofPlantlifeand former chairman of theRSPB. He is married toLady Meriel Darby, daughter of the formerPrime Minister,Alec Douglas-Home, 14th Earl of Home, who was a frequent visitor to the Court.

Kemerton war memorial - geograph.org.uk - 3102732

Kemerton war memorial

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GPS Files

GPX File

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