The Clent Hills are a great place for enjoying some fresh air and open space with your dog. There are large areas where you can let them off their lead to run around.
The cafe at Nimmings Wood Car Park is dog friendly, with bowls of water and a range of tasty dog treats available to buy. There are dog poo bins located at the car park and also at the top of the Easy Access Path that runs from Nimmings Wood Car Park to the top of the hill. Do ask our car park attendants for a spare bag if you have forgotten.
There are areas of the Hills that we ask you to keep your dog on a lead and under your close control. These are the places where there is a large concentration of visitors, including children and other dogs. This covers the courtyard area around the café at Nimmings Wood car park, as well as the Meadow and Natural Play Area, accessed behind the toilets.
We also ask you to keep your dog on a lead up the Easy Access path to the top of Clent Hill, again because of the high concentration of other people. Outside of these two spaces, you are welcome to let your dog off the lead for some real exercise!
Anywhere you go on the Clent Hills, we ask you to keep your dog under your control even when off the lead. There will be other dog users, horse-riders, families and cyclists on the Hills as well. At certain times of the year and on neighbouring land, there will also be livestock grazing.
There can be tough climbs on the Clent Hills, but the rewarding views and extensive bridleway network make it worth the exercise.
The Clent Hills have an extensive network of bridleways and permissive tracks which are shared by walkers, horses, and cyclists. From fast dry and stony tracks requiring a sharp eye and concentration, to muddy woodland slogs demanding perseverance.
Bridleways are marked with a standard rights of way blue arrow, and there is also the designated bike route: The Dark Pool Descent.
Be aware though, that all routes can be very busy at times with horses and walkers, so a bell and polite call to other users is recommended.
- There is a vast network of walking trails to enjoy around the Clent Hills, including part of the North Worcestershire Way.
- Off-road cyclists are welcome on byways and bridleways. The cycling in this area is more suited to mountain bikers than families.
- The toilets at Nimmings Wood car park are open from 10am – 4pm.
- The toilets on Adam’s Hill are closed until further notice.
- Dogs are welcome at the Clent Hills. Please keep them on a lead in the car park, cafe area and on the Easy Access Route as well asl in areas grazed by livestock.
- There is a picnic area at Nimmings Wood car park.
- A café at Nimmings Wood car park serves light snacks and drinks, including some of the best bacon butties for miles around!
- There are several public houses at Adam’s Hill.
- A walks leaflet is available from the café and at the entrance to Nimmings Wood car park.
- Visitor information panels are dotted throughout the estate and a topograph describes the views .from the summit of Clent Hill.
- A permanent Geocaching Trail is available on the hills all year round.
- The Clent Hills are a popular, breezy location for flying kites.
- A network of bridleways cross the estate. Adam’s Hill is a good starting point for horse riding.
- Orienteering events (not NT) take place throughout the year. Orienteering events are organised by the Harlequins – www.harlequins.org.uk.
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