Worcestershire's Biggest Bell End

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Mar 14
2020

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£12.50
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11 miles with around 300m ascent

Join TJ for a bracing springtime walk through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside and a brief visit to the winner of Britain's rudest place name.

Our start point is Hagley, a large dormitory village on the outskirts of Stourbridge, just 10 miles from Birmingham city centre as the crow flies. From here we will join the North Worcestershire Path and cross in front of the 18th century Hagley Hall before the route climbs steeply up into the Clent Hills.

The National Trust-managed hills are very popular with dog walkers and day trippers and you can see why on a clear day with views over the Shropshire Hills, Malverns, Cotswolds, the Black Mountains in eastern Wales and not forgetting, of course, more nearby delights such as Dudley.

We'll stay in the hills for a few miles before descending to the village of Bell End for a quick titter, then onto picturesque Belbroughton. From here it's across country with views back to the hills we climbed until we arrive at Hagley for a pint and the journey home.

Hagley Hall
View from the Clent Hills over a misty landscape
The weir and cottages at Belbroughton
The view back towards the Clent Hills
Looking down from the top of Clent Hill
Ewe and lambs at the top of the Clent Hills
Hagley Hall
View from the Clent Hills over a misty landscape
The weir and cottages at Belbroughton
The view back towards the Clent Hills
Looking down from the top of Clent Hill
Ewe and lambs at the top of the Clent Hills

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