Fladbury River Circular Walk

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Easy
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1-1.5h
Distance
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4.5 km
Elevation
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81 m
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Fladbury River Circular Walk

The Fladbury River Circular Walk is a wonderfully scenic adventure in Worcestershire just on the outskirts of The Cotswolds AONB that will lead you along the banks of the River Avon for some stunning views. While out on the trail, you will meander the banks of the river and walk through picturesque swathes of farmland before taking a stroll through the village of Fladbury to view its charming cottages and historic mills. This is a fabulous walk that can and should be enjoyed by any and all walkers.

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Route Description for Fladbury River Circular Walk

Although it is technically not within the boundary of The Cotswolds AONB, the Fladbury River Circular Walk is located just barely north of the area and features such beautiful scenery along the banks of the River Avon that it ought to be included here. The only real downside to this walk is that the trail can become quite muddy in the winter and spring seasons, so be sure to pack your wellies if you are planning on exploring this charming route.

While it may only be a short adventure, the Fladbury River Circular Walk offers the chance to explore a charming village and peaceful riverside setting, making it perfectly suited for a leisurely weekend morning on the trails. After meandering the banks of the lovely River Avon, you will cut across the picturesque Worcestershire countryside to arrive in the village of Fladbury, where you can find several pubs to get some refreshments, as well as interesting historical sites if you are wanting to learn a bit about the local area on your adventure. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a lovely riverside stroll on the edge of The Cotswolds.

Setting out from the car park, head west across the Jubilee Bridge that spans the River Avoin and turn left onto the footpath to cross over a stile. Continue along the banks of the river for the next 1.5 km, enjoying the views of the water on your left and the open farmland on your right before picking up the trail on your right. Continue on until you reach a wide track that runs parallel to the Oxton Ditch and turn left, following it for 0.2 km until you come to a junction. Turn right here and make your way over the ditch, walking along the tree-lined track until it turns into Broadway Lane.

Follow the lane for the next 1.0 km to arrive in the charming village of Fladbury, turning right onto Church Street to head into the centre, where you can explore the various sites and pop into the pub for some mid-walk refreshments if you so wish. Walk southeast along Church Street for 0.5 km and pick up the path on the left, which will lead you to a beautifully scenic lookout over the River Avon and the 18th Century Cropthorne Mill. After taking in the sights, retrace your footsteps to the road and turn left continuing on for 131 m to find another footpath on the left. Take this and follow it past the Fladbury Mill to the banks of the River Avon, which you can use as a guide to bring you back to the Jubilee Bridge where you began the Fladbury River Circular Walk.

Consider a Walking Holiday in the Cotswolds

One of the best ways to experience this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by booking a pre-planned adventure tour in the Cotswolds. Find the famous self-guided Cotswolds Way and other amazing guided and self-guided tours on 10Adventures Tours.

Insider Hints for Fladbury River Circular Walk

  • Wear water-resistant footwear if you are planning to walk this route in the winter or spring.
  • Pop into the Anchors Inn or Chequers Inn, both located in the heart of Fladbury, for some mid walk refreshments.
  • Don’t forget to visit the viewpoint overlooking Cropthorne Mill for some amazing views of the early 18th Century mill that was built right onto the water.

Getting to the Fladbury River Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Fladbury River Circular Walk from Pershore, head south on High Street/B4084 for 5.3 km and turn left onto Brook Lane. Follow this for 0.3 km and continue straight onto Main Street for another 0.8 km before making a left onto Neigh Lane. In 0.5 km, turn right onto Mill Bank and you will find the car park on the left.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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