Black Pear Marathon

A 24 miles long distance footpath in Worcestershire which is the creation of local walker Dave Irons. It visits many local landmarks in the countryside between Kidderminster and Worcester. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: New Inn, Noutards Green
Distance: 24 miles (39 km)
Grid Ref: SO799663
Climbing: 1,014 metres
Walk time: 9-12 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Black Peak Marathon is the creation of keen walker Dave Irons. The walk covers landscapes of great variety and which includes some of the finest hill walking encountered in the county of Worcestershire and along the Worcestershire Way. From the start of the walk at the New Inn, Noutards Green the route visits Shrawley Wood, Upper Astley Wood, the River Severn, Oliver's Mound, Holders Pool, Holt Mill, Shrawley Brook, Little Witley, Ockeridge Wood, Monk Wood, Wichenford. Martley, the River Teme, Hambridge Farm, Pudford Hill, Rodge Hill, Cockshot Hill, Woodbury Quarry (disused), Walsgrove Hill, Abberley Hall, Abberley Hill, Shavers End, Dick Brook Bridge, Prior's Well, Glasshampton Monastery and Nutnell Pool before returning to the starting point.

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Long Distance Walkers Association

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