Worcestershire is blessed with plenty of great places to walk to see the autumn colours and with dozens of good pubs.

Combining the two for a nice stroll and a pint just makes sense, doesn’t it?

These are just a few of the walks you can do in Worcestershire that involve stopping off for a cheeky beer or two.

We’d love you to get in touch and tell us your favourite walk - and if there’s a pub involved, even better.


Worcester News: The Cross Keys pub in OmbersleyThe Cross Keys pub in Ombersley (Image: Cross Keys)

A 10km circular walk starts and ends at the Cross Keys in Ombersley, a village that boasts a number of lovely pubs.

The walk takes you through Millhampton Wood, along the Severn Way past the Lenchford Inn, the bridge at Holt Fleet and the Wharf Hotel.

You’ll pass a kissing gate and black pond fish pool on your way back to the Cross Keys.

Malvern Hills

Worcester News: The Malvern Hills The Malvern Hills

There are dozens of walks on the Malvern Hills - some are waymarked, there are maps you can pick up from the Tourist Information Centre off Church Street or you can just follow the well-worn paths made by previous visitors.

A popular place to start is the British Camp car park - there are marked routes to follow, public toilets, a cafe and the Malvern Hills Hotel & Restaurants.

You could also combine a walk over the Malverns with a stop in one of Great Malvern’s historic pubs such as the Unicorn or the Nag’s Head.

Upton upon Severn

Why not take a walk around the historic town of Upton, making sure to stop for a drink at one of the town’s riverside pubs - The King’s Head, The Plough, The Swan Hotel or Bridge House?

There’s Upton Marina on the other side of the Severn and plenty of unusual history to explore, including the town’s cholera burial ground and ‘Pepperpot’ church tower.


There are plenty of walks that don’t even involve leaving the city, including the Worcester Heritage Walk.

This starts at Worcester Bridge and ends at Perdiswell Leisure Centre (there are regular buses between the two) and takes in Worcester Cathedral, Diglis Locks, the Royal Porcelain Works and more.

Of course, this also means you’ll be passing many of the city centre’s fine pubs, so take your pick for refreshments.