14c. ‘Explore’ Wyche and Purlieu – Geology & Landscape Trail

'Explore' Wyhce and Purlieu

‘Explore’ Wyhce and Purlieu

14c. ‘Explore’ Wyche and Purlieu – Geology & Landscape Trail

This walking trail covers a diverse range of landscape and geology features. The visitor will take in views across the relatively flat Severn Plain and compare them with views across the rolling limestone hills of eastern Herefordshire. The visitor will also walk over some of the oldest rocks in the British Isles, before descending through terrain that once graced the bottom of a warm shallow sea. The route follows part of an old salt way, a pack horse track used for transporting salt from Droitwich. The track ran from the Rhydd Ferry on the River Severn, across the Malvern Hills at the Old Wyche Road, down The Purlieu and on to Bosbury. This trail takes approximately two hours to complete.


Available at the Malvern Hills Geocentre, Malvern Tourist Information Centre and from H&W Earth Heritage Trust