GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Upper Arley Circular Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This easy 4 mile circular walk explores the countryside surrounding the village of Upper Arley in Worcestershire. It's a lovely, varied route with riverside paths, woodland trails, reservoirs and attractive farmland to enjoy.
The walk starts on the river in the village, where you can pick up the Severn Valley Railway Walk and follow it south along the Severn. It will soon lead you to Trimpley Reservoir where you can follow a path between the river and the upper and lower reservoirs.
The river and reservoir are great for wildlife watching with kingfishers, grey herons and goosanders to look out for on the water.
The route then leaves the river to follow the woodland trails north through Eymore Wood. The final section then takes you through the farmland to the north of the village before finishing back at the riverside.
After your exercise head to the Harbour Inn for refreshments. The 200 year old pub is located next to Arley Station on the western side of the river. There's a nice outdoor seating area to relax in during the warmer months. On the other side of the river there's the delightful riverside tearooms where you can also sit out and enjoy the views of the river and the railway.
To continue your walking you could follow the Severn Valley Railway Walk south to Bewdley. You could also head to Arley Station and enjoy a ride on the fine old heritage railway itself.

Upper Arley Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Upper Arley Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north along the river and you will soon come to the popular Severn Valley Country Park. There's a 126 acre park to explore here with lots of wildlife and an informative visitor centre. Near here there's the worthy village of Hampton Loade where there's a Severn Valley Railway station and a 17th century pub by the river.


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Upper Arley seen from the right bank of the River Severn

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River Severn at Upper Arley View up the River Severn from Upper Arley. Steam can be seen rising from a train on the Severn Valley Railway.

Cropped image of footbridge at Upper Arley - geograph org uk - 1544619

Footbridge at Upper Arley

Trimpley Reservoir - - 1577219

Trimpley Reservoir 1. This large reservoir is operated by Severn Trent Water

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Trimpley Reservoir 2

Forestry track in Eymore Wood - - 1512269

Forestry track in Eymore Wood


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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