HistoryWalks                               around Redditch
Welcome  Redditch is an historic industrial town situated in the attractive countryside of North-East Worcestershire.
Redditch Walks is part of my Explore Redditch group of websites                Designed, maintained and administered by Anthony Green

History Walks around Redditch

The community of Redditch dates from the 12th Century and the triangular town green (see the ‘Monk Map’ far right) was the original centre and still exists today. The attractive Church Green, with its 19th century Stephen’s Church along with the historic fountain and bandstand, has been carefully preserved. Beyond the town centre the Arrow Valley , which has had a major influence on the history of the town, has been developed into a major park and includes the  historic National Needle Museum and the  visitor centre  for the Bordesley Abbey ruins. There is much to see and do in a town, both old and new, and this walks website gives some ideas of the options which are available for both visitors and residents alike.

Walking for Health

Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You don't have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.. Add variety to your walks. You don't have to travel to the countryside to find a rewarding walk. Towns and cities offer interesting walks, including parks, heritage trails, canal towpaths, riverside paths, commons, woodlands, heaths and nature reserves.

The ‘Monk Map’ of 1776

The map below is an illustration , by a major local artist  Norman Neesom, of the account of the town of Redditch, in the year 1776 ,by Joseph Monk, a Primitive Methodist preacher who lived for a considerable time in the 'Round House'. It is the earliest description of   the town.
HistoryWalks around Redditch
Welcome  Redditch is an historic industrial town situated in the attractive countryside of North-East Worcestershire.
Redditch Walks is part of my Explore Redditch group of websites                Designed, maintained and administered by Anthony Green

History Walks around Redditch

The community of Redditch dates from the 12th Century and the triangular town green (see the ‘Monk Map’ far right) was the original centre and still exists today. The attractive Church Green, with its 19th century Stephen’s Church along with the historic fountain and bandstand, has been carefully preserved. Beyond the town centre the Arrow Valley , which has had a major influence on the history of the town, has been developed into a major park and includes the  historic National Needle Museum and the  visitor centre  for the Bordesley Abbey ruins. There is much to see and do in a town, both old and new, and this walks website gives some ideas of the options which are available for both visitors and residents alike.

Walking for Health

Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You don't have to walk for hours. A brisk 10- minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.. Add variety to your walks. You don't have to travel to the countryside to find a rewarding walk. Towns and cities offer interesting walks, including parks, heritage trails, canal towpaths, riverside paths, commons, woodlands, heaths and nature reserves.

The ‘Monk Map’ of 1776

The map below is an illustration , by a major local artist  Norman Neesom, of the account of the town of Redditch, in the year 1776 ,by Joseph Monk, a Primitive Methodist preacher who lived for a considerable time in the 'Round House'. It is the earliest description of   the town.