The Black Pear trail is a route which starts in Great Malvern and winds along the Malvern Hills and down into the Severn valley before crossing the River Severn and heading eastwards into the orchards of the Vale of Evesham and on towards the Cotswold Hills. It is a wonderfully varied trail which ranges through hills, woodland, riverside and orchards to give a taste of the different terrains in the county of Worcestershire. In spring the sight of the blossom covered orchards is spectacular, and the beauty does not diminish as spring gives way to summer, and autumn follows with the hills and woodlands alight with technicolour foliage.
The trail passes through the little riverside town of Upton-upon-Severn, famous for its summer festivals, its prime position on the River Severn and its picturesque buildings including the famous Pepperpot, now a tourist information centre. In the past Upton suffered from flooding over many years, often being completely cut off when the rivers rose high. In recent years flood barriers have been erected which have been extraordinarily successful at protecting the town from its river.
The picturesque Cotswold town of Broadway marks the end of this superb route, a beautiful town which is the gateway to the Cotswolds.
About The Black Pear Trail
This 35 mile trail has a wonderful mixture of landscape and scenery, showcasing the best that Worcestershire has to offer.
Distance: Malvern to Broadway (35 miles) (56 km)
Duration: The trail can be completed in 4 nights and 3 days walking
Price: From £345 per person.
Prices based on two people sharing one room.