Experience a taste of the past with a historical costume guided walk around Stourport Canal Basins and beyond.
Stourport Canal Basins Guided Walk – (one hour) Escape to this tranquil, riverside setting and end your visit with lunch or tea at to one of many cosy pubs or canal side eateries.
See the famous Tontine Hotel, the iconic Clock Warehouse, two separate lock systems, Heritage Rooms, and find out about Stourport’s Georgian canalside buildings. During the summer, you are likely to see boats navigating the lock system.
Stourport 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. £10 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, returning via the town.
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. Pre-arranged walks can include All Saints Church, Wilden, with its fantastic Burne Jones Windows. This walk is normally in Spring, because it includes an investigation of former river locks at Pratt’s Wharf, which can only be seen when plant growth is low.
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 suggest a donation of £7 per person for shorter guided walks and £10 for longer walks. The minimum fee for a guided walk is £60 per group of up to 20 people. The recommended donation for the Ghost Walk is £10 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. Your visit could be combined with a boat trip on the River King, a visit to working boat Bramble, or other activities 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 [email protected] or telephone 01299 822827.