Nunnery Wood is an accessible, signposted woodland wander with sculptures, stumps and fallen tree trunks ready for endless adventure. This wander is situated not far from the M5 so would make a great pit-stop on a journey; there is free parking, toilets, two adventure playgrounds and a great cafe on site too. The trees make for a sheltered walk suitable for almost any weather and there are lots of other trails if you’re looking for a longer walk although these are not all accessible for wheelchairs. We particularly like the outdoor dog-friendly seating area which has a roof meaning you can be dry and warm(ish) whatever the weather with your four legged friends.
Distance: 2/3 of a mile
Time: around 40 mins (our adventure took just under an hour)
From the car park go past the information sign..
..towards the visitor centre..
..and follow the sign post across the zebra crossing into Nunnery Wood.
Around this trail keep an eye out for these way markers; an arrow with a leaf.
Follow the wide track through the trees.
Keep a look out for new friends around the woods.
The trail winds around the woodland down to a pond.
There are lots of climbing opportunities. Trees are fantastic!!
Continue along the trail, following the way markers with the arrow and leaf.
Our adventurer really got to know the trees here; she learns so much by investigating with her hands.
After crossing this bridge the trail turns to the right.
Our adventurer fancied a bit of off-roading…
For a short while the trail heads out of the woods – there is a path you can follow in the woods but it isn’t accessible for wheelchairs.
It soon goes back in and the trail continues back to the beginning.
During our visit we tried out both of the adventure playgrounds (they are brilliant) and the lovely cafe with its sheltered, dog-friendly outdoor area.
Click on the map below to view it on ViewRanger.
The map reference is SO 877543.
Nunnery Wood is in Worcester Woods Country Park which is maintained and run by Worcestershire County Council. More information can be found on their website.
Directions (from the website):
From J7 of M5 follow A44 to Worcester (follow the brown and white tourist signs) at the roundabout turn right onto Swinesherd Way then 1st left onto Wildwood Drive.
From J6 of M5 follow A4538 to Evesham, (follow the brown and white tourist signs) turn right at 1st roundabout onto B4636 (to Worcester) then left at the next roundabout (Nunnery Way – A4440) and then right at the next roundabout onto Wildwood Drive.
The Beckingham family