Worcester, famous for its Cathedral and Droitwich for its spa, medieval churches and half-timbered buildings are connected by this great cycling route.
There are two different route options available between them - using National Route 45 or National Route 46. You can either ride them individually, or make a day of it and combine them together to make a loop.
Route 45 follows some quiet lanes and the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal to link Worcester and Droitwich on the eastern side. Route 46 provides on-road alternative to the western side, leaving Worcester at the racecourse and following a similar line to the Droitwich Canal.
Both routes are just under 10 miles and mainly flat, making them perfect for the inexperienced rider. Both routes start at an impressive new walking and cycling bridge called Diglis Bridge in Worcester.
If taking Route 46 first you will travel past the Pitchcroft Racecourse, one of the oldest racecourses in Britain. The route passes The Pump House Environmental Centre based in an old Victorian Pumping station and is worth a visit (and there is a cafe too).
It is open four days a week and it's recommended to check its open before setting out. Heading into Droitwich you will meet the canal towpath which takes you almost all of the way back to Worcester.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.