Long Distance Paths

The definition of a Long Distance Footpath or LDP is hard to pin down. Even the Long Distance Walkers Association states that “it is a matter of opinion and views vary widely”. They list walks that are supported by “some sort of publication” and are “20 miles or more in length and mainly off-road”. Their website is an excellent starting point for finding out about LDPs.

We have highlighted five paths that either pass through, end in or come close to Evesham. The routes can be walked as a whole or in sections and offer a wide range of countryside to explore.

Shakespeare's Avon Way

Beginning at the source of the Avon in Naseby, Northamptonshire, this 88 mile waymarked path follows as near as possible the course of the entire river to its confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury.

Wychavon Way

Relaunched in 2012 the Wychavon Way starts in the Spa town of Droitwich and finishes in the traditional Cotswold village of Broadway.

Heart of England Way

This is 100 miles of recreational walking between Milford (on the northern tip of Cannock Chase) and Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds.

Cotswold Way

Over 102 miles of magical walking, magnificent views, ancient sites and beautiful villages, offering a quintessentially English experience.

Isbourne Way

The Isbourne Way follows the River Isbourne from its source on Cleeve Hill to its confluence with the Warwickshire Avon at Evesham.