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Walk 3684 - printer friendly version

Flyford Flavell and Dormston circular Walk

Author - Millennium Way

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 220 feet / 67 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SO980549
Lat 52.1923350 + Long -2.0306754
Postcode WR7 4BS (approx. location only)

An easy Worcestershire circular walk starting from Flyford Flavel. The route explores the attractive countryside and open farmland to the north of the village. Mostly flat easy walking, but not all stiles are dog friendly. Refreshments are available at The Boot Inn in Flyford Flavell. The second half of the walk incorporates a section of the Millennium Way.

A Our walk starts from The Boot Inn at Flyford Flavell (grid ref. SO980549) which is situated on a corner by a T- junction in the village of Flyford Flavell. Directly opposite the T-Junction you will find a public footpath sign and stile. Take stile and go diagonally 1/2 left up field to take a gate into grassed area in front of two houses. Go diagonally across this grassed area to corner metal gate. Take gate into small field and continue ahead with hedge left. Take the gated gap ahead on left then continue gently down field keeping in line with power lines, eventually to find and take metal gate around lower left hedge at rear of car dealership, to reach main A422 road.

B Cross over busy A422 to take large metal kissing gate opposite, into field. Go slightly left diagonally across field to take a double gated footbridge across stream. Go 1/2 left for 25 paces and then through metal gate. Go right up field keeping hedge and wire fence on right. At top right corner of field, by a nice bench for the Wychavon Way, take a slightly awkward fence stile, with no footplate, to surfaced track and turn right down track immediately over cattle grid. Where the track turns right, take the stile on left and then go right around edge of large field keeping hedge right. Eventually you will reach a metal kissing gate at field corner. Take gate then ahead to reach a plank bridge and metal kissing gate.

C Do NOT take this gate, instead turn sharp left up field edge keeping hedge right to take metal kissing gate at top. Once through this gate stay gently up edge of field keeping hedge and then woodland on right. Stay along the edge of field and eventually you will reach the field corner with a metal kissing gate. Go through gate and continue with hedge and trees right. Pass under power lines and after approx. 50 paces cross over waymarked A - framed stile on your right into field.

D Head 35 paces towards waymarked metal gate ahead and pass through turning right to continue along enclosed bridleway until you reach a surfaced drive. Stay forward on drive past houses to reach road. Turn right on road then almost immediately left down Dormston Lane. Continue along lane ignoring the first two footpaths on right. Go past a red posting box for approx. 100m to take a bridleway on right (just after Moat Cottage) entering a field through a double metal gate.

E Once into the field go ahead keeping hedge far right, passing under power lines (ignore any footpath right) and stay ahead towards metal gated gap in hedge directly ahead. Go through gap and stay forward across field to pass under low level power lines then through metal gate into next field. Continue directly ahead across centre of field. At top of field take the gated gap directly ahead of you (ignore first gap right) and after entering corner of field turn sharp left to follow up edge of field keeping hedge left. Take small footbridge and stile at field corner gap and stay directly forward across next field (if heavily cropped with no obvious pathway, then go round left-hand side of field) to take a wooden stile into pasture at the left side of Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast. Stay directly ahead to exit pasture via gap/stile to lane.

F Turn right on lane (you have now joined the Millennium Way and will be guided for the rest of the walk by the distinctive green Millennium Way way markers). Stay on lane for 1/3rd mile to T-junction. Cross main A422 and take metal gate opposite into field.

G Go diagonally 1/2 right across field (the path is sometimes overgrown and poorly delineated) towards right of buildings on horizon to find double gated bridge over stream. Cross the bridge, go right up field up a shallow gully and under low single power line to find stile. Cross stile and go across narrow field to take double stile and plank bridge. Go ahead to take a further double stile and plank bridge then 1/2 left to take large metal gate in hedge. Go with hedge then wire fence right to find stile. Cross stile and continue 1/2 left ahead with house to left to exit by far-left corner metal fence stile to road.

H Go directly across road to follow the Millennium Way sign through gap into field. Go with hedge left, past a gated footbridge at field corner and continue around field edge keeping hedge left to reach top field corner. Go right for approx. 15 paces to take stile in hedge gap into next field and continue directly ahead across field. In the left-hand corner of field cross wooden stile by a fenced pond, then stay across centre of field towards mid hedge gateway. Cross stile to left of gateway and continue ahead with hedge right. At the end of the field take gate and cross a narrow, overgrown field with fence left to metal gate. Take metal gate and turn right on busy road to arrive back at The Boot Inn in the village of Flyford Flavel.

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