A stroll before lunch, and back again …

Broadway Golf course Tree stump
Broadway Golf course Tree stump

There are lots of good walks from Broadway and this time we decided to head towards Saintbury and Willersey. We wanted to walk along the old railway track which is the route back.

From Broadway, we headed down the High Street, beyond the little roundabout into Upper High Street and there is a footpath on the left signposted for Saintbury Church. There is a gravel road first of all and then across a couple of fields uphill towards Broadway Golf Course. The footpath skirts around the outside of the golf course with wonderful views of Willersey and the Vale of Evesham.

Footpath from Saintbury to Willersey
Footpath from Saintbury to Willersey

The footpath leads across another couple of fields before bringing you out by Saintbury Church. The Church was locked on the day we went past but you can contact the local key holder if you would like a look inside. Saintbury Church has a magnificent position on the crest of the hill with the village immediately below it. The walk goes back into the field and skirts around Saintbury village; you can see Willersey church from this point which is your next landmark.

The Bell Inn, Willersey
The Bell Inn, Willersey

Walking down the hill, you go across several fields and through several kissing gates before coming out by the church in the village of Willersey. The church was one of those intimate country churches which are always a delight to have a peak inside. From the church, follow the lane into the village centre.

There are at least 2 places for lunch here and we choose The Bell Inn on this occasion. The Bell had a good selection of beers and we were happy with our choice for food; we both had Mussels to start followed by belly pork and a crab pasta dish.

Footpath from Willersey to Broadway
Footpath from Willersey to Broadway

It is from Willersey that you can join the old railway track to walk back into Broadway. The lady in The Bell kindly gave us directions as to where to join the railway track and off we went. The old railway track makes a nice flat walk back and made a very quick and easy walk.

A lovely day out with a lovely lunch in the middle.

2 thoughts on “A stroll before lunch, and back again …

  1. The walk to Willersey looks great but for the return journey you say the landlady from the bell told you where to find the old track bed but you haven’t said where. Can you give me a clue please?




    • From The Bell in Willersey, turn right and walk to the roundabout at the junction of Collin Lane and Badsey Lane. Take Badsey Lane, ie. straight on. Take the turning on your left called Timms Green and then The Quinary. Keep left and you will see a public footpath which joins onto the old railway track. In due course, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway hope to run trains again.


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