Worcester and the Civic War Walk

Worcester and the Civic War Walk

June 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Old Powick Bridge
Worcester WR2 4BU

We explore and learn about Worcester’s key role in the Civil War (1642-1651). Includes the tactics and deployments of the Royalist and Parliamentary forces at the battle of Powick Bridge (1642), and Cromwell and Prince Charles‘ final decisive Battle of Worcester (1651). Much historical interest, including visits to the site of the “bridges of boats”; Fort Royal; and Prince Charles’ HQ.

A flat easy walk on paths along the Teme and Severn Rivers, and to Fort Royal in the city, via the Birmingham and Worcester canal and the Diglis basin. A quick direct return route on quiet lanes.

Allow 3 hours. Bring a snack and drink for a mid-walk break.

Meet: by large chimney at Old Powick Bridge. Park on cul de sac at bridge, signposted “Old Road”, 50 yds from chimney
Grid reference: SO 835527. Post Code: WR2 4BU

Walk Leader: Bob Baldwin