Nature Trails

Take some time out to reconnect with nature...

The Fold Nature Trails

The trails at The Fold have been established since 2015 in co-operation with Worcestershire Countryside Service. Worcester Roots Youth Charity have developed a trail along the line of the old Bromyard railway. Various parts of our trail network follow existing rights of way or use permitted access to areas such as the Tank Lake that were formerly closed to walkers.

We request walkers to respect our countryside and follow the country code. Some simple rules will allow everyone to enjoy the nature trails and to keep nature alive and thriving.

Car Parking

To help us maintain the car park and trails we request a £3 donation per car. Donation box is located at the entrance to the nature trail. Online payment coming soon…

Outside The Fold

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The Lake Trail:

This trail is around ¾ of a mile and takes you to the beautiful and peaceful Tank Lake area. Here, you have stunning views of the Malvern Hills and surrounding area, can watch the wild birds, and enjoy the wild flowers and reeds which surround the lake – it’s a perfect area for a picnic.

The Railway Trail:

This trail is around 1 mile long. Following the route of the old Worcester to Leominster Railway, this leafy, wooded track is ideal for nature spotting with many trees, birds and flowers to see. The end of the track joins the Lakeside Trail with access back to the Fold Café.

This part of the Nature Trail has been constructed by volunteers from The Worcester Roots Foundation. We would like to thank them for their hard work and we are sure that everyone who visits the Railway Trail will see what a great job they have done.

The River Trail:

This trail is around 1 mile long in total and takes you down to the River Teme with its dramatic view across the surrounding countryside. The secluded River Trail, with a picnic area, eventually joins the Railway and Lake trails.

Discover the Sculptures – ‘Adam and Eve’ and ‘Little Gods’ created by world renowned sculpture artist Caro Burberry along the trails

Glorious Glow Worms

Glorious Glow Worms

News from the nature trail - by Keith Falconer In the hot weather we have enjoyed recently, many insects have benefited and populations have been high. Grasshoppers and bees have been abundant with many species appearing that were rarely seen. Up at the Tank Lake,...

Badgers at The Fold

Badgers at The Fold

Here is a video of some local badgers feeding in a small wood near the river fields. They are eating some peanuts that have been left under the leaves as a bait. You will see that the largest badger, probably a sow with three cubs hears something and a few seconds...

THE ROBIN (Erithacus rubecula)

THE ROBIN (Erithacus rubecula)

This friendly  bird has become an icon of winter, and can be seen almost anywhere in the UK that has some shrubs or bushes for cover. In the garden, the resident robin will soon arrive if there is food available, whether worms and insects from gardening activity or...