PEOPLE in Worcestershire are lucky enough to be surrounded by nature reserves and scenic countryside areas.

It really is a walker’s paradise with innumerable walking routes right on our doorstep.

Research by Shoe Zone even found that Worcestershire’s Malvern Hills is the most ‘Instagrammable’ walking spot in the West Midlands with over 141,000 hashtags posted to the app by hikers, climbers, and walkers alike.

So, if you are looking to spice up your Instagram feed- or if you are just interested in a picturesque walk this bank holiday weekend- here are some of the most picture-worthy walking routes in Worcestershire:

1. Bewdley


Photographer, Lorna Photo shared this picture to her Instagram page.

It was also featured on the Discover Worcestershire page where it has received 371 likes.

It just goes to show how beautiful Bewdley is- and this is something you can look forward to seeing on your bank holiday weekend hike.

Worcestershire County Council shared the Bewdley River and Rail Circular Walk to their website.

It starts near Bewdley station and is a circular route.

It is four miles long, but there is also the option to extend this to eight miles if you are feeling up to it.

It’s a waymarked trail so it should be relatively easy to follow; simply follow the ‘steam train on bridge’ symbolled and directional arrows.

This route will take you along the west side of the River Severn. Along the way you will encounter sites of special scientific interest, industrial heritage and a plethora of flora and fauna.

2. Worcester Cathedral

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If you are from Worcester, it just goes to show that you don’t need to travel far to embark on an Instagram-worthy walking route.

@shelly’s_photography_page posted this gorgeous photo at Fort Royal Hill which shows gorgeous spring flowers in bloom, with a scenic shot of Worcester Cathedral in the background.

One walking route that includes the cathedral is the St Wulfstan Day Way walk as listed on the British Pilgrimage website.

However, at 11 miles long it is not for the faint-hearted.

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It starts at St Ann’s Well in Malvern, passing the ‘Mount Joy’ vantage point of Old Hills, Stanbrook Abbey, Great Malvern Priory, and many other notable Worcestershire monuments and locations before ending up at Worcester Cathedral .

3. Pinnacle Hill, Malvern Wells


Sian posted this photo to her Instagram account today (27 March) and it has already amassesed 103 likes.

One commenter wrote: “Wow very hairy friends and cute!”

Another said: “This [photo] is everything… how beautiful”.

If you want to feature some highland cattle on your Instagram page, then you need to embark on a walk around Pinnacle Hill.

One walking route in this area has been posted on My Viewranger. It’s a relatively short walk that’s less than three miles long.

At average walking pace, it should take around 1.5 hours to complete.

Alternatively, you can hike up the hill which is more than 1170 feet tall; once you reach the summit you can look forward to scenic views of the Malvern Hills.

4. British Camp, Malvern

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Instagram user, @karakorami has a variety of gorgeous countryside shots on his social media page- including some of our very own county.

He posted this snap of British Camp in Malvern back on April 2.

One commenter said: “I was up there on Thursday! Beautiful place”

“I love the Malverns,” wrote another “Lovely photo.”

A great walking route for this area is available on

It’s a moderate walk which features wildflowers and an Iron Age hill fort- but it is rated as ‘moderate’.

The 7.2km route takes you on a circular route around British Camp

It starts and ends at the car park in British Camp.

One person who tried out the route said it has “good paths” and some “really lovely views as a reward”.

Others warned of a few “steep inclines” but said it was worth it for the views of the surrounding areas.

5. Broadway Tower walk

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Broadway is a gorgeous Cotswold village in Worcestershire.

Many gorgeous photos have been taken of the village during hikes and walks, before being proudly posted to various Instagram accounts.

Instagram user @igersworcestershire’s post of Broadway Tower amassed 192 likes- and it looks like it has been plucked straight out of a fairy tale.


@janknu66 also posted a snap which showcases the gorgeous Broadway and Vale of Evesham landscape.

A walking route has been posted to the National Trail site and it is called ‘Cotswold Way Circular Walk: 2. Broadway and the Tower’.

It’s described as an “enchanting” walk that takes you through Cotswold high street and ending at  Broadway Tower.

It’s four miles long and there are some steep sections to be aware of.

The circular route starts at the war memorial at the bottom of the grass-fringed High Street.

Follow this path with the playground on your left, and pass through the kissing gate at the end.

The route takes you along Rookery Farm, Cotswold Way- Broadway Tower is the highlight of the route

Where is your favourite Worcestershire walking route?