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This short, popular circular walk from Broadway village takes in Broadway Tower – a spectacular viewpoint over Worcestershire and Wales.
Set among 50 acres of woodland in Broadway Tower Country Park, the tower itself is the highest castle in the Cotswolds and was the brainchild of 18th century landscape designer Capability Brown.Read more ...
Positioned to look out over a medieval trading route, Broadway Tower has had many uses over the years including a printing press, holiday retreat for artists, and an air force observation point during the Cold War years.
Today Broadway Tower largely exists as a tourist attraction, with a café, gift shop, restored nuclear bunker, graphic art galleries, and resident herd of red deer among the highlights for visitors.
This walk follows a short stretch of the 100-mile Cotswold Way National trail on historic paths that lead to the tower, with magical views across the Severn valley. Broadway Tower stands 312 metres above sea level with a visual panorama stretching for 62 miles across 16 counties. And if that doesn’t make a good walk, we’re not sure what does!
This route was voted 73rd in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
TOG VERDICT: A classic case of a little walk with huge views – Broadway Tower is one of the best short strolls in the Cotswolds.