GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Old Hills and Stanbrook Abbey Trail

4 miles (6 km)

This circular walk climbs to the viewpoint at Old Hills before visiting Stanbrook Abbey where you'll find a family fun trail.
The walk starts from the car park at Old Hills and follows a footpath west to the viewpoint. There's a trig point and fine views to the Malvern Hills and Worcester Cathedral from this elevated spot.
You then head around Woodsfield Farm to Deblin's Green and Kent's Green before coming to Stanbrook Abbey. The former Benedictine monastery is set within 26 acres of lovely grounds. There's a nice woodland trail to follow around the estate before following a country lane south past Callow End. The route then heads west along Pixham Ferry Lane to return to the Old Hills car park.


WR2 4TQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Old Hills and Stanbrook Abbey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Old Hills and Stanbrook Abbey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking you could pick up the Severn Way and head north into Worcester. Here you can enjoy an easy stroll along the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
The epic Three Choirs Way also runs through the area.
To the south are the historic settlements of Tewkesbury, Upton Upon Severn and Twyning where you can enjoy more waterside trails along the River Avon.
A few miles to the south there's the delightful 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.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Worcestershire Walks and the Malvern Hills Walks page.


Track from the car park on the Old Hills - - 1131868

Track from the car park on the Old Hills View north-east across the common land. Cars can park at the bottom in the car park or use the track to park on this section of common, which is a popular picnic spot.

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Cottages at Old Hills. Nestled among the common land, just south of Callow End.

Trig Point on the Old Hills - - 623246

rig Point on the Old Hills. Looking north-west from this trig point, which is situated on an area of common land managed by the Malvern Hills Conservators.

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Common land on the Old Hills. In the middle distance is Powick and on the horizon are the Abberley Hills.

Stanbrook Abbey-geograph-2044338-by-Bob-Embleton

Stanbrook Abbey. The Gothic Revival style abbey church was completed in 1871 to the designs of Pugin. The nuns settled here in 1838, but moved to Yorkshire on 21 May 2009.

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Stanbrook Abbey. The nuns are moving from here to anew place in North Yorkshire. In the foreground is the local "Pole Elm Garage"

Worcester viewed from the Old Hills - - 997826

Worcester viewed from the Old Hills. View to the north from the Old Hills near Callow End. Worcester Cathedral can be seen in the middle distance to the left of centre, beyond the cathedral on the horizon are the Clent Hills.

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Common land on the Old Hills. Looking south in an area often grazed by horses belonging to the nearby cottage.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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