Stourport Canal Basins

The canal basins, at the historic heart of Stourport-on-Severn are managed today by the Canal & River Trust, a national charity. The basins are the key to Stourport’s origin as a canal town. The basins have been restored, regenerated and returned to their original Georgian splendour, opening up a fascinating heritage attraction. The canal basins […]

Hartlebury Common

Hartlebury Common is one of Worcestershire’s most important nature reserves and is owned and managed by Worcestershire County Council. It is s Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) especially noted for its wild plants and the many species of moths and butterflies that have been recorded. Heather dominates the lower terrace and specialist flowers, such […]

Bodenham Arboretum & Earth Centre

Family-run Farm and Arboretum in Worcestershire’s beautiful countryside. Designed and planted, beginning in 1973 and opened to the public in May 1998, Bodenham Arboretum is 156 acres of pure English countryside. A magical place where you can walk through woodland and view over 3000 species of tree. Wildflowers, pools, wildlife and friendly farm animals. An […]

Witley Court and Gardens

A ruined Italianate mansion operated by English Heritage Explore the dramatic ruins of Witley Court and travel back to a world of lavish house parties. Learn the stories behind the people who once lived and partied here, from servants to royal visitors. Discover elaborate parterre gardens and monumental fountains then find your way through enchanting […]

Go Ape Wyre Forest

Challenge your inner daredevil! Go Ape in one of Britain’s largest remaining ancient forests, and take in the sights and smells of the nature that surrounds the course. With its enormous Douglas fir trees, they don’t call Wyre the Valley of Giants for nothing! You’ll be up in the dense canopies on this high ropes […]

The Wyre Forest

Wyre offers exciting forest activities for all ages from walking, cycling, horse riding and even Go Ape Wyre Forest offers a great day outdoors with activities to suit all. Enjoy our 3 waymarked walking trails, the family cycle route, bike hire, horse trails, Go Ape, play area and onsite café, all set in an ever-changing […]

Arley Arboretum

Renowned for its stunning beauty, Arley Arboretum sits on the banks of the River Severn at Upper Arley. One of the oldest and most spectacular Arboreta in Britain, it is now open to the public thanks to the Trustees of the Roger and Douglas Turner Charitable Trust. With so much to see and do at […]

Moorhall Nature Reserve

A quiet oasis on Moorhall Lane in Stourport, just behind the Riverside Meadows, just minutes walk from the town centre. Grid reference SO 80658 71304. An area covering 1.4 hectares, with a boardwalk path leading to an interpretation point allowing visitors to discover the local fauna and flora. The wetland nature of this reserve originates […]

War Memorial Park

Stourport’s War Memorial Park faces both Lickhill Road and Park Avenue in Stourport. Owned and administered by Stourport Town Council as the sole Trustee and supported by the newly formed “Friends of Stourport War Memorial Park” (Friends of the Park). The Park, formerly part of the grounds of Moor Hall, was purchased after the First […]

Burlish Top Nature Reserve

Bulrush Top Nature Reserve, Poto Credit Larry Brangwyn

Burlish Top is located at grid reference SO 80655 73484. Access can be gained via The Kingsway (DY13 8NA), where there is a small car parking area, or Gould Avenue (DY11 7HD). The nature reserve is approximately 35 hectares (86 acres) in size. The dominant habitat is heath and acid grassland, surrounded by oak and […]