Nature Trails

Take some time out to reconnect with nature...

The Fold Nature Trails in collaboration with Worcester Roots Foundation

A series of way-marked, family-friendly paths giving access to the beautiful and tranquil green space running from the main Fold site to the River Teme.

All the trails are easy to navigate but some have gates and steps in places. Occasionally the ground can be a bit muddy so we recommend sensible footwear. Additionally:

  • Please follow way-marked trails and stay on the pathways.
  • Please do not swim in the lake or river as both are dangerous for people and animals.
  • In some areas of the Nature Trail there are animals grazing, therefore, we ask that dogs be kept on a lead and under control.
  • Please don’t leave any mess, and take your litter home with you

Download a copy of the map

The Fold Nature Trail Map

Outside The Fold

The Lakeside 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 Riverside 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 Riverside Trail, with a picnic area, eventually joins the Railway and Lakeside Trails.

Please be careful and look after our beautiful countryside.

Please note the nature trail has a number of steps and stiles in places and isn’t suitable for wheelchairs.

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