Roasts & Rambles

Jewel in the Downs

Bromyard
7.1 miles
(11.5 km)
Ending Pub is Dog Friendly

A picturesque walk climbing up the Bromyard Downs for great views over the town. This one can get muddy so boots are recommended!

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Bromyard Downs is common land grazed by livestock, on its eastern border, you'll find the National Trust's Brockhampton Estate. Walk over the old railway that used to run a 25 route from Leominster to Worcester. The line was opened in the 1870s and was wound down following the Beaching cuts in the 1960s. Look out for a small pound for stray animals just before the bridge as you re-enter the town at the end of the walk.

Total elevation gain: 224 m

Route Guide

You can start the walk at either Tenbury Road or Rowberry Street car park. Make your way toward St Peter's Church and then follow Church Lane northwards out of the town. Once you are into the fields you may notice that the farmer has kindly marked gateways and stiles on the footpath with a bright yellow bucket lid so keep your eyes peeled for those. Just west of Buckenhill Manor there is a stream crossing that requires steady footing.

Look out for the right-turn in the woodland where you'll leave the bridleway. Once you reach Buckenhill Wood you have a little uphill to tackle but you'll be rewarded by reaching Bromyard Downs. Sit for a while on one of the benches on the Downs to enjoy the view and that hot cuppa that you've been carrying for this moment.

Head down the hill and shortly after crossing the main road keep an eye open for the old disused railway line that you'll cross over. Head back into Bromyard (look out for the unique little animal pound on your right) and walk through the town to the endpoint.

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