Enjoy the Countryside…
The Hanbury country side varies from wild flower meadow, wet lands, arable and life stock farms towooded hills with fine views over the surrounding countryside as far as the Cotswolds, Malvern Hills to the south and southwest and the Abberley Hills to the west. All of the country side can be enjoyed by using the 329 footpaths totalling 94 kilometres of public footpaths and 8.5 kilometres of bridleways. These are kept open and way marked by a small volunteer team of foot path wardens.
The Ordnance Survey Landranger map 150 Worcester and the Malverns can be used as your guide also circular walk maps issued by Worcestershire County Council and the Hanbury Community Plan are available at the Jinney Ring, Hanbury Church and Hanbury Village Hall. These range from a short one and a half mile stroll from the church to a full six and half mile walk taking in the church, Hanbury Hall, the Birmingham Worcester canal, the beautiful Pipers Hill woods and can finish off with refreshments at the Jinney Ring, Vernon Arms or The Eagle and Sun, you really are spoilt for choice.
The benefits of being able to access the countryside using the Public rights of Way are varied. They are a way of to relax, unwind and a good way to exercise while enjoying what the countryside has to offer in scenery and wildlife, but please remember the people who own and work the land you are crossing. Please follow the Country code and Safe Walking code :-
- Be safe, plan ahead and follow signs.
- Leave gates and property as you find them.
- Protect plants and animals, and take all of your litter home.
- Keep dogs under close control.
- Consider other people.
- Keep children away from the water’s edge.
- Always wear suitable clothing.
- Please ensure that you park considerately.
We have found from personal experience that taking your dog into an area where there are horses and cows particularly with young can be extremely dangerous and should not be done. Please remember a dog’s natural instinct is to chase sheep, when walking near them please keep your dog on a lead.
If you find difficulties with a path being obstructed, stiles, bridges, gates broken or signs missing please contact one of your footpath wardens.
David Plummer – 01905 391143
Lawrie Pym – 01527 821372
To download information leaflets for countryside walks in the Hanbury Village Area please click the links below.