Stourport Guided Walks

Experience a taste of the past with a historical costume guided walk around Stourport Canal Basins and beyond.

 

stourport_canal_guided_walksStourport Canal Basins Guided Walk – Amongst the sights to be seen on a historical guided walk  include the famous Tontine Hotel, the iconic Clock Warehouse, two separate lock systems, two Heritage Rooms, 18th Century canal side buildings and lots of waterfowl. If you are lucky you will see boats navigating the lock system. You can escape to this tranquil, riverside setting and end your visit to one of our cosy pubs or canal side eating places.

100_3347Stourport Ghost Walk (2 hours – available in the autumn / winter months) – Accompany your mysterious guide, on this ghostly tour of the town. Hear about a wide variety of Stourport’s ghostly phenomena, from the riverside to the graveyard and twice passing through the “Haunted Quarter Mile”. Who sits in the “Barber’s Chair” at night? Whose hairy hands steer you into danger? Who is the ghostly world war one Sergeant? These and many more tales will be related on our dark excursion. £8 per person.

Stourport Heritage Walk (one and a half hours) – Discover Stourport with this historical guided walk around Stourport Canal Basins, along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal to the Black Star Inn, onto Baldwin’s Foundry.

The Baldwin Walk (three hours and a half hours) – Walking approximately 5 hours exploring the key sites within Stourport and the neighbouring village of Wilden that relate to the industrial development of the district with particular reference to iron and metal working and the Baldwin family.

Burlish Camp Trail (one and a half hours) – A fascinating guided walk around the Second World War Burlish Camp on the edge of Stourport, highlighting  the Camp’s use by American troops, connection with General Patton  and use after the war. For further information on Camp Burlish visit the website.

Historical guided walks are available on certain weekends and, in addition, individually tailored walks can be arranged for pre-booked groups year round. Group size is limited to twenty people, but if your group is larger than this, simply let us know and we will organise two simultaneous guided walks for you.

We recommend a donation of £5 per person for each of our guided walks, minimum fee for a guided walk is £60 per group. A group can be from two to 20 people. Excludes the Ghost Walk which is £8 per person.

Group guided walks can be adapted to meet the specific interests of your group.

All group walks can be combined with afternoon tea or a meal at the Windlass Cafe in Stourport Canal Basins. Contact us and we will  make all the necessary arrangements. Other activities are also available in and around Stourport to make your visit a half or full day.

If you would like to arrange a walk for a group please contact at eliza@stourporttown.co.uk or telephone 01299 822827.