We chose to start from the village of Rushwick however you could start from the nearby city of Worcester or hilly scenic town of Great Malvern if you want to give your legs a further workout beforehand.
From Rushwick we head north towards the villages of Upper and Lower Broadheath (past Laylocks Garden Centre cafe) and onto the village of Hallow on the outskirts of Worcester. It’s then a short stretch of the busy A443 north to the village of Holt, turning right onto the A4133 and decening over the River Severn, turning left into Holt Fleet.
We follow the quiet Boreley Lane for a short while before left and continuing along to the village of Lincomb. Crossing the A4025 straight ahead we follow Chadwick Lane until we reach the B4193 at Hartlebury, navigating left and descending into the riverside town of Stourport-on-Severn, home to Blossom’s Tearoom set beside the canal.
From Stourport it’s south towards Dunley before turning left onto Heightington Lane and left again onto Netherton Lane to the village of Abberley, next it’s the climb we’ve been building up for!
Turning onto Wyniattes Way (500ft of elevation) we’re tackling it from the east at it’s steepest side, in places the gradient reaches 20% however rewards us with a fantastic descent into the village of Great Witley, briefly navigating the busy A443. Should you need to rest those legs here we can highly recommend The Garden Tearoom at nearby Witley Court.
Next, take the right opposite the Esso garage on the A443 onto the B4203 and then immediate left, continuing until we reach the B4197. Turning right we continue pedalling until we reach the village of Martley.
At Martley take Hopehouse Lane onto Ankerdine Road until reaching the Upper Broadheath crossroads we passed earlier. Finally, it’s then right and re-tracing our steps back to your chosen start point.