The hill has a variety of paths  and trails that provide opportunities for circular walks and point to point adventures  if transport can be arranged.  From the summit you have the wonderful panoramic views of the Cotswold escarpment, Vale of Evesham, the Malvern hills and the Severn Valley

At Bredon, pupils from across the UK and wider world come together to form a thriving community of learners who are socially and morally responsible, and who support one another on the journey towards becoming happy, healthy, confident and capable young people.

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Bredon and its surroundings are exceptionally rich in wildlife, boasting sites of international importance for their rare fauna.[8] The parish contains parts of the Bredon Hill Special Area of Conservation; parts of three Sites of Special Scientific Interest; and parts of twelve Local Wildlife Sites (the best sites in Worcestershire not covered by national designations).

About Bredon Address: Bredon, Worcestershire, England Attraction Type: Town Location map OS: SO925365 Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express HERITAGE We've 'tagged' this attraction information to help you find related historic attractions and learn more about major time periods mentioned.

Bredon is a village and civil parish in Wychavon District at the southern edge of Worcestershire in England. It lies on the banks of the River Avon on the lower slopes of Bredon Hill, at "the beginning of the Cotswolds".[1] As "Brensham Village", it has been made famous by the writer John Moore, whose descriptions of village life between the wars are widely celebrated.[2]

The recently revised Wychavon way crosses Bredon Hill from the north west to south east (depending which way you are walking) with the path rising from Great Comberton down to Ashton Under Hill.

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Woolstone, St Martin de Tours - 4.5 miles (Historic Church)

From the Norman Conquest (1066) to the end of the Late Medieval Period (1500), the parish was governed under the feudal system. The manor was held by the Bishop of Worcester, who maintained a summer residence, park and fisheries on the site of the first monastery, and the medieval village developed around these church buildings. Following the Reformation in the 16th century, the manor passed to the Crown.

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In February 1971, a new section of the M5 motorway was opened, cutting through the parish to the west of the village.

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In 1718, wealthy resident William Hancock founded Bredon Hancock's Endowed Church of England First School. Bredon's Act of Inclosure was passed in 1811, and among those gaining large consolidated holdings were the lord of the manor, Rev. Richard Darke, and the rector, Rev. John Keysall.[4]

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To the west of the church is Bredon Barn,[7] a late 14th century threshing barn (often incorrectly referred to as a tithe barn) measuring approximately 40 metres by 12 metres. It has an enormous steep pitched roof covered in Cotswold limestone tiles. Walls are of limestone rubble masonry, divided into 9 bays by oak posts on stone plinths forming aisles, and carrying the open timber roof. The barn was badly damaged by fire in 1980. Now restored, it is in the care of the National Trust.

Bredon School is a day and boarding school for boys and girls of all abilities from 5 to 18 years old.

Bredon is located 3 miles (5 km) north of the Gloucestershire town of Tewkesbury on the B4080 road. The River Avon forms the western boundary of the parish, and two of its tributaries, the Carrant Brook and Squitter Brook form the southern boundary.

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We have a specialism for helping children with dyslexia, dyspraxia and a range of associated learning needs achieve their potential in a thriving learning environment.  Bredon School is CReSTeD accredited and holds designated DSP (Dyslexia Specialist Provision) status.

Little Washbourne, St Mary's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church)

The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, one of the world's oldest main line railways, was constructed during the 1830s and 1840s through the village, with Bredon railway station opening in 1841. This remained in operation until 1965, when it was closed under the Beeching Axe. The station is currently closed on the Cross Country Route.

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Bredon parish includes the hamlets of Bredon's Hardwick, Kinsham and Westmancote. At the 2011 census the parish had a population of 2,542. The parish is now combined with that of Bredon's Norton, which had a population of 247 at the 2011 census.

The parish (including Bredon's Norton, formerly a separate parish to the north) extends from the Avon valley floor at an elevation of 32 feet (10 m) in the south-west to the upper slopes of Bredon Hill at an elevation of 820 feet (250 m) in the north-east. The northern third of the parish falls within the Cotswolds AONB. At its greatest extent the parish measures approximately 4.8 miles (7.7 km) long by 2.2 miles (3.5 km) wide, and covers around 4,119 acres (16.7 km2).

When walking on Bredon Hill please respect all rights of way and paths and observe the countryside code.

Beautifully constructed 14th-century barn made from local Cotswold stone. Dramatic aisled interior and unusual stone chimney cowling are notable.


Great Washbourne, St Mary's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church)

Bredon's history of farming and settlement goes back at least four thousand years. Archaeological remains establish that parts of the parish were settled early in the Bronze Age (2500–800 BC).[3] There are numerous Iron Age (800 BC–100 AD) remains, some of which would have related to Kemerton Camp, a large univallate hillfort at the summit of Bredon Hill. The parish is also rich in remains from the Roman Period (43–410 AD), revealing a continuing history of settlement and farming.

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The object of this website is to provide visitor information about walking and cycling on and around Bredon Hill with some information on accommodation and places to eat and drink. With the intention of you getting the most of your time around this beautiful part of Worcestershire. The finished site should provide a circular walk starting and finishing from each of the villages around the Hill, with some some maps and photographs. This will take a several months to compile, please bare with us.