Walking guide – bredon hill
Discover some of the fantastic walking routes on the doorstep of The Yew Tree and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner after your adventures.
Getting out and about with responsible social distancing is highly recommended, both for mental and physical health, and Bredon Hill is the perfect place to enjoy some time away from home with some beautiful scenery and fresh air. You’ll enjoy amazing views and possibly spot our local wildlife – Deer, Red Kites, Buzzards, Kestrels and more.
ROUTE 1 – The Yew Tree to Bredon Tower and back 7.5 Miles (APPROX 3.5HRS)
Park on the road next to The Yew Tree, and walk up the lane keeping the wall of Conderton Manor on your right. Follow the road until you come to a sharp left-hand bend with a metal barrier – keep going straight past the barrier onto the gravel track. After around 500m, you’ll come to a right hand bend – follow the gravel around and up a steeper hill and keep walking until you come to a wider track and cross-road – follow it to the left, up the hill. When you come to the end of the woodland. Go straight ahead to enjoy incredible views towards Eckington, Pershore and beyond – nice and easy walking – keep the wall/fence line on your right and fields to your left all the way around the hill (you will join the Wychavon Way at SO985385 (a gate with signpost down to Ashton/Wychavon way) – keep heading up hill, wall to the right, fields to the left – you’ll come to a wooded area on your right – keep going! Follow the single track trail all the way until the woods end, and the trail opens. Keep straight on through the gate, with great views across the lowlands to the right. Through another gate and the views improve again, as you follow the trail straight to the top of Bredon Hill. The trail clearly bears left away from the boundary wall and leads you to Bredon Tower (also known as Banbury Stoner Tower on OS maps), visible in the distance. As you come close to the Tower, on your right and sown a steep slope, you’ll see the infamous Elephant Stone looking out towards the Malvern Hills – an incredible view with the setting sun!
To descend, head onto the raised track (part of an Iron-Age Hill Fort) with your back to the Malverns. Follow this raised track until it drops around to the right and follow the well worn path ahead, through a gate towards the farm in the distance (Lalu Farm). As you come to the farm, the gravel tack turns into a tarmac road – follow it down the hill and at the cross-roads, take a left turn with fields on the left and woods on the right. Keep on the tarmac road – you’ll come to a cross roads again with a communications tower on your left – keep straight on as the tarmac turns again to gravel. The gravel trail comes to a t-junction – turn right down the hill and just keep straight on – down, and down, past the stone barn until you come to the road (Pigeon Lane). Turn left onto the road, and after a little while, you’ll see a signed footpath on the right. This will take you down the hill again through a couple of fields and into the orchard. Straight ahead down the orchard brings you to a gate – follow it through onto the road, and follow the road ahead for a 200m or so, which will bring you back to The Yew Tree in good time to collect your takeaway.
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