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Clent and Hagley circular

Difficulty Moderate

Walking time 5 hours

Length 15.5km / 9.6mi

Route developer: keith payton

Route checker: David Green

Start location Walton Hill Road top of St Kenelm's Pass, nr Clent
Route Summary A delightful, circular route taking in part of the attractive Clent Hills but also some surrounding countryside and small settlements in neighbouring Worcestershire. Some steep climbs but generally good paths under foot.
3 reviews
Overall rating:
May 18, 2022
(1 reviews)
A very pleasant walk. The dangerous road crossing of the A491 after Point 7 is easily avoided by taking the RHpath fork and footbridge where the path splits. Head for the corner of the garden fencing and follow to turn L on the minor road which passes under the A491 to reach the church at Point 8. The route can also be started at Hagley rail station at the cost of navigating through the adjacent housing estate. A better option IMHO as the views are saved to the end. Whatever strat point is used it's possible to visit the cafe at the main parking area with a short detour as will be seen from the OS map.
Dec 15, 2018
(5 reviews)
I've followed this route a handful of times. A nice journey, mostly flat but one or two climbs/descents at the beginning and end. The weather's not been kind to me so I didn't get the chance to enjoy the views from up high on the Clent hills, just a lot of fog. In december the paths high up in the hills are frozen and even the gravel surfaces are dangerously slippy, if I do this walk again during the winter I'll be taking some clip on studded soles for my boots. After crossing the double carriageway there's a couple of fields to navigate containing horses. The first one has had the gate roped off, the only way to progress is either to climb over or through the fence.
Sep 01, 2015
(6 reviews)
A very pleasant walk with fine views and varied scenery. The walk was well described. Thank you. One suggestion would be to avoid crossing the dual carriageway A491 which is horrendous by using the minor road which goes underneath it
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