The Blossom Trail

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 18
2019

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12 miles with some short climbs

If Kent is the garden of England then the fertile Vale of Evesham is surely its allotment; when they're not busy growing produce here, they're dressing up as plums or reciting poetry to the asparagus (all forgotten over several glasses of homegrown fruit wine)!

In springtime the local apple, pear, damson and plum orchards put on a spectacular display of blossom lasting for just a few short weeks - those of you who came last year will know that the blossom won't be held to a strict timetable! The route for this walk is designed to take in as much of this show and the fragrant air that comes with it as possible.

Starting from Evesham, we'll follow the River Avon northwards before climbing up to the village of Norton and then, with views across the Worcestershire countryside and to the Malvern Hills, head to Fladbury for our lunch stop and the chance to see some unusual, elaborate Tudor tombs in the church at Cropthorne.

After a final flurry of blossom we shall take the ferry across the river and walk along the bank back to Evesham with a stop for a cream tea or a pint depending on your mood.

Getting there & parking

Evesham is easily reached by train from Worcester, Oxford, Birmingham and London.

There is limited parking at the station costing £2.60 for the day or parking in other larger town car parks just a few minutes' walk away that costs £4.00 for the day. If you're driving please consider offering others a lift.

The Church at Cropthorne
Early blossom in Lenchwick
The Avon from above Fladbury
Cottages near Norton
The Church at Cropthorne
Early blossom in Lenchwick
The Avon from above Fladbury
Cottages near Norton

Location

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