Walking Map / Regular Route

Hill Hike

About this walk

This route shows off this part of the Lower Severn Vale Levels to fine effect. As you go up out of Hill, there are wonderful views down river towards the Severn Bridges and east towards the high ridge. Back on low ground, you pass through small hedgerow-bound fields and along slow moving rhines (drainage ditches), before coming back to where you started along a quiet lane. If time permits, a visit to Hill church, St Michael the Archangel, makes a rewarding detour. Click here to download the walk leaflet.

Length

5.5 kms – about 2 leisurely hours.

Under foot

The walk follows public footpaths with short sections of quiet country lanes. Although the lanes are quiet, do take care on them as they are narrow in places. You may encounter cyclists and horse riders as well as cars. There are no stiles along this route.

Food and drink

There are no refreshment stops along this route, unless you happen to be going out the first Sunday of the month from April to November – then you can get a cream tea at Hill Village Hall from 2-5pm!

Parking

You can park along the road through the village; please park sensibly.

Respect, Protect, Enjoy

Always follow the Countryside Code.

Park sensibly – don’t block gates or drives. Leave gates as you find them. Leave farm animals and machinery alone.  If you think an animal’s in distress, alert the farmer. Keep to the public right of way.

Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home. Keep your dog under effective control and pick up after your pet – dog mess can harm livestock. It is good practice to keep your dog on a lead around livestock; however, if cattle or horses try to chase your dog, it’s safer for both of you to let your dog off the lead to run away.

Plan ahead, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate clothing. You may want to bring snacks and water on your walk. Be aware you may not have a mobile signal in places during your walk.

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