Outdoor activities in Warwickshire

With four beautiful country parks within 30 minutes of Studley Castle, there’s no better base for exploring the great outdoors.

Hill Close Gardens Trust in Warwickshire.

Hill Close Gardens Trust

25-min drive from Studley Castle, CV34 6HF
Formed of 16 Victorian pleasure gardens set on the Warwickshire hillside, this unique attraction offers a fascinating glimpse into the 19th century. Each plot was owned by a different gardener, so they all have their own personalities and quirks.

Worcester Woods Country Park in Warwickshire

Worcester Woods Country Park

34-min drive from Studley Castle, WR5 2QX
With two nature reserves, a giant open field, and two level woodland trails, Worcester Woods is ideal for fans of birds, flowers, footpaths… and coffee. The Orchard café has a tasty, seasonal menu, primarily stocked by locally-sourced, sustainable and Fair Trade ingredients.

Arrow Valley Country Park in Warwickshire.

Arrow Valley Country Park

11-min drive from Studley Castle, B98 0LJ
At 900 acres (bigger than New York’s Central Park), Arrow Valley is the largest open space in Redditch. At its heart is Arrow Valley Lake, popular for sailing, fishing and birdwatching. The visitors centre is open most days for tea, coffee and food.

Lickey Hills Country Park in Warwickshire.

Lickey Hills Country Park

23-min drive from Studley Castle, B45 8ER
The Green Flag-awarded Lickey Hills covers woodland, heathland and grassland, with 380 species of flowering plants. This combination of habitats leads to a wonderfully diverse range of wildlife for you to spot, from songbirds and sparrow hawks to, somewhat surprisingly, lizards and grass snakes.

Waseley Hills Country Park in Warwickshire.

Waseley Hills Country Park

27-min drive from Studley Castle, B45 9AT
Waseley Hills is almost as big as Disneyland, and it’s hilly parkland takes in pastures, hedgerows and small pockets of woodland, all set against a panoramic backdrop of the Worcestershire countryside.

Walking in Warwickshire

We’ve partnered with ViewRanger to create walking routes for all levels of ability – click below for more info and a selection of walks near our hotels.

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In our grounds and gardens

Our lawns, gardens, woodland walks and views out over the Warwickshire countryside are a big part of what makes Studley Castle special. We asked our team to pick the three best features of our grounds, and this is what they came up with.

Drinks outside at Studley Castle.

Formal Lawn

With panoramic views overlooking the Heart of England forest and the backdrop of Studley Castle, the formal lawn is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic on a blanket – or head up to the seating area and order a wee tipple from our bar.

Pashley bikes at Studley Castle.

Pashley bikes

There’s no better way to explore Studley than on one of our Pashley bicycles. Founded in 1926 in Stratford-upon-Avon, these locally built cycles are sturdy and beautiful, a truly traditional English cycling experience.

Meadow in Warwickshire.

Wild Flower Meadow

Formed of 16 Victorian pleasure gardens set on the Warwickshire hillside, this unique attraction offers a fascinating glimpse into the 19th century. Each plot was owned by a different gardener, so they all have their own personalities and quirks.



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