Ride 4 - Three Leisure Rides

The first 3 leaflets are all circular rides to allow you to take in the beauty of the area on a leisurely ride.  Our 4th leaflet is aimed very much at children who might be just starting out on 2 wheels.  It features 3 suggested nature reserve locations where adults can take youngsters to practise their cycling skills whilst enjoying the nature around them.


Burlish Top Nature Reserve


Distance: 1.25 Miles 1.9 kilometres


Description: A simple out and back ride with extensive views of the Severn Valley Railway, West Midland Safari Park and beyond.


Start Point: Kingsway Burlish Top Nature Reserve car park (free). DY13 8NA SO 8065573484


Blackstone/Devil's Spittleful Nature Reserve


Distance: 1.5 Miles 2.4 kilometres


Description: Initially tarmac track, then stone and sandy sections.


Highlights: Devils Spittleful - Impressive heathland, one of the largest in Worcestershire


Start Point: Blackstone Picnic Site Car Park (Free) DY12 1PU SO796744, off A456 Bewdley by-pass.  The car park is on the opposite side of the road to where this ride begins but can be safely reached using the Toucan light controlled crossing following the signs for National Cycle Route 45.


Wyre Forest Nature Reserve using the old railway track


Distance: 3.75 miles 6 kilometres


Description: A simple out and back ride following the path of the old railway track.  This is also part of National Cycle Network Route 45


Highlight: Wyre Forest is the largest native oak woodland in England.  It's possible to continue via tracks to the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre but this does involve some long, steep climbs to get there.  So after riding the railway track you could return to the car and drive up to the visitor centre on the main road.


Start Point: Dry Mill Lane car park (free) DY12 2BL SO772762 Warning: car park has limited capacity.


Ride 4 - Three Leisure Rides in Nature Reserves
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