St Kenelm's Way

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Start: Chapel Farm, Clent
Distance: 50 miles (80 km)
Grid Ref: SO 94338 80606
Climbing: 1,084 metres
Walk time: 20-25 hours
Days: 4-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: St Kenelms's Way traces a route of 50 miles through Saxon Worcestershire from Clent to Winchcombe in the Cotswolds. Following field and woodland paths and a stretch of the scenic Worcester - Birmingham canal, the walk undulates past historic villages to the half way stage at Upton Snodsbury and from Wyre Piddle the Avon is followed to historic Pershore. A Saxon ridgeway over Bredon Hill and the Salt Way climbing above Hailes provide views back to Clent and the descent to St Kenelm's Well at Winchcombe is an exhilarating finale. The legend of Kenelm was first recorded by a monk at Worcester Abbey and tells of the murder of the young Prince while on a hunting trip in the forests of Clent from the Mercian palace at Winchcombe. (Courtesy: John Price)

Useful Links:
A comprehensive guide by John Price
Trail Guide by Gerry Stewart
About St Kenelm

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