Winter Walk around the Warndon Villages

There are so many different places to explore in and around the Warndon Villages – from the Worcester and Nunnery Woods to the south, the Warndon Woodlands and New Plantation woods to the east, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal to the north. But this is one of my favourite walks – a 4 mile circular walk around the villages. As you can see,  it was a beautiful day 🙂  I’ll do the walk again in summer, and you’ll be able to see a difference when the trees are green and the bushes are growing.

STEPPING OUT FROM THE END OF OUR ROAD AND ONTO THE FOOTPATH TOWARDS THE LYPPARD GRANGE.

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TURNING RIGHT TOWARDS TROTSHILL LANE.

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WALKING PAST THE TOP OF TROTSHILL LANE…

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…AND TOWARDS THE WARNDON WOODS. the woods stretch almost 2 miles ALONGSIDE the warndon villages.

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THE WOODLANDS ARE SANDWICHED BETWEEN HOUSES ON THE LEFT AND AN A-ROAD ON THE RIGHT.  SURPRISINGLY THOUGH, IT’S VERY QUIET AND PEACEFUL!

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ACROSS PLANTATION DRIVE INTO THE NEW PLANTATION.

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WALKING TOWARDS SAINT NICHOLAS CHURCH.

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REACHING THE TOP OF ST NICHOLAS LANE – BY JUNCTION 6 OF THE M5.

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THE TOP OF ST NICHOLAS LANE – NOW OVERGROWN AND USED ONLY BY WALKERS AND CYCLISTS.

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ST NICHOLAS CHURCH

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ST NICHOLAS CHURCH

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ST NICHOLAS LANE – BACK TOWARDS THE WARNDON VILLAGES.

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BACK TO THE WARNDON VILLAGES: THE ONLY PART OF THE WALK THAT GOES BY A ROAD. HEADING BACK HOME NOW.

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THE WOODGREEN EVANGELICAL CHURCH – KNOWN LOCALLY AS “THE WINDSURFER’S CHURCH” BECAUSE OF THE unusually shaped SPIRE.

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AND BACK INTO THE WARNDON WOODS.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NEW PLANTATION.

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I WAS ON MY OWN FOR THIS WALK, AND LUCKILY MANAGED TO SPOT ALL THE DANGERS MYSELF WITHOUT THE AID OF “WATCH IT” WILKES.  HERE’S ONE I’M SURE HE WOULD HAVE POINTED OUT – A DEEP WATER POND AT THE TOP OF TROTSHILL LANE.

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CLOSE TO HOME NOW, HEADING BACK TOWARDS THE LYPPARD GRANGE.

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AND DOWN THE HILL TO HOME 🙂

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