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Walk to Broadway Tower

Walk 1. Chipping Campden to Broadway Tower - 4 miles

(Return journey = 8 miles)

Walking BootsWalking BootsWalking west along the High Street, turn right at St Catharine's Catholic Church turn right into Back lane, at the junction turn left into Hoo Lane. The roadway now becomes a green lane, please note the footpath and the bridlepath are segregated for the benefit of all. Proceed to the top of the green lane turning left into Kingscomb Lane, then following the signposts turn right along a field edge path to the stile set between two ash trees. Turn left and walk across the top of Dovers Hill enjoying the extensive views to the West and the Malvern Hills, taking in both the OS column and Griggs Topograph.

Leave this National Trust property through the car park, turn left into the road and then turn right at the cross-roads. Make sure you cross and use the footpath on the left hand side of the road set above the edge of an arable field. A stone stile puts you into a small enclosure, bear left to a wall gap, walk through a small wooded area and the pathway opens out to the Green Mile, believed to have originally been a leisure carriage drive, please note no horse riding is permitted on the Green Mile.

Sunset on Broadway Tower Chipping Campden by Betty StockerAs denoted by its name this track is one mile long, the footpath then crosses a wall stile and cuts diagonally across two arable fields to meet and cross Buckle Street. Go straight across Buckle Street through a third arable field to reach the stile onto Fish Hill. Turn right after crossing the stile and follow the path towards the brow of Fish Hill. A safe crossing point is well signed to take you over the busy A44, climb a short bank and then follow the path to the right, which swings left in light woodland to join a rising hollow-way. Leave the wood into pastureland, up through a lateral valley, pass through a gateway, keep to the left-hand flank of the hawthorn dappled lateral valley to a stile directly below Broadway Tower.

Broadway Tower is set on an ancient beacon site and built as a token of love. The Tower is open and for a small fee you may climb to the very top and enjoy the extensive views across the Worcestershire countryside.

If you wish to extend your walk, then the pathway down to the picturesque village of Broadway is well marked and will add another mile to your walk.