Blossom Trail 2013 - Celebrating its 30th Year!
The Vale is now Blooming!
Plum blossom is out in abundance around the Vale of Eveshams'
famous blossom trail - which this year celebrates its 30th
anniversary. Following the slowest start in its history
the trail burst into colour this weekend.
Over the coming days, cherry, plum and finally apple blossom are
expected to appear!
Blossom Trail 2013 publication - Download here!
Get lost in the enchanting blossom and
celebrate the 30th year of the illustrious Blossom Trail
by taking guided coach tours, popular blossom walks and for the
active ones of you out there the annual Blossom Bikeaway.
Taking you through the historic towns of
Evesham and Pershore and the delightful Cotswold village of
Broadway – this AA signposted route also includes some of the most
delightful scenery and countryside the area has to offer.
And, weather permitting – Vale Blossom at its best!
The Story of the Blossom........
The Vale of Evesham and its surrounding area is some of the most
productive horticultural land in the country, and is well known for
its apples, pears and plums. For the few short weeks between mid
March and mid May, the road sides are ablaze with colour - the soft
pink tones of cherry and apple blossom contrast with the white of
the pear and plum. The Blossom Trail allows visitors to explore the
natural beauty of the Vale at its best. So, this spring follow
those famous AA signs along the 45 mile route, and journey through
some of the most delightful villages this area has to offer.
There are so many ways in which to enjoy this beautiful natural
attraction. Not only can you travel by car, but for those of you
who prefer ‘the great outdoors’ why not sample one of the Blossom
Trail walks? These are a series of 3 walks designed with springtime
blossom in mind, but they can be appreciated at anytime during the
If cycling is more your style how about joining the Blossom
Trail Bikeaway in aid of St.John Ambulance? This event is will
take place on the 21st April from Rapheals Restaurant (Hampton
Ferry), Boat Lane, Evesham. With a choice of 4 routes
there is certainly something for everyone.
Or why not put your feet up and enjoy a fabulous day out on one
of the Blossom Coach Tours (as recently featured on BBC TV’s
‘Countryfile’). Operated by Dudley’s Coaches Ltd on the 9th, 16th
and 23rd April, this value for money tour- with your very own
Blossom Tour Guide allows you to experience the best of the Vale of
Evesham. For further details or to book your seat, please call
If you are planning to take a group around the Trail, why not
book a Tour Guide to enhance tour visit? Specialising in the area
and more importantly its Blossom Trail, they will certainly make
your journey around the Vale of Evesham one to remember. Call Helen
Piper on 01386 765972 for more information regarding the Evesham
Vale Tour Guides.
A 45 mile route of natural beauty at its best.
Explore and enjoy the open countryside and beautiful villages that
the area has to offer. The delights of the Vale of Evesham are sure
to whet your appetite: sample delicious home cooked food
along the scenic route, at one of the many pubs such as
The Fleece Inn, and at restaurants such as Raphaels' at
Hampton Ferry. Tearooms like Wayside and Revills and local
producers such as Abbey Butchers in Pershore Retail Market.
If you are still drawn to the outdoors,
then why not pop in to one of the many local farm shops, roadside
stalls, pick-your-own centres or Farmers’ Markets for a truly
horticultural experience. You can also enjoy a picnic on the banks
of the River Avon or at one of the many designated picnic sites in
Why not leave the car at home, and walk one of
the Blossom Trail Walks, or you could try cycling along the sign
posted route through the lanes and villages of this beautiful area.
If you do cycle or walk then you will experience the sensual smell
of the flourishing blossom, it is a smell that cannot be matched at
any other time of year.
You don’t just have to travel along roads to
experience the splendour of spring blossom - the Evesham Country
Park is situated at the heart of the Blossom Trail. With ample
shopping opportunities, a superb garden centre,The Apple Barn
Restaurant, The ArkAnimal Sanctuary and why not “letthe train take
the strain” aboard the Evesham Vale Light Railway thattravels
through old apple orchards,Evesham Country Park really does have
something for all the family, whatever their interests. If you are
looking for a relaxing short break during blossom time in friendly,
comfortable, quality accommodation, the area has a wealth of choice
to suit all budgets.
We are sure that you will enjoy your journey
along the Spring Blossom Trail, but please remember to keep your
dogs under control and follow the country code as it is the season
A pack of three walks – 3, 4.5 and 6 miles. Especially devised
with blossom in mind but can be enjoyed at any time during the
year. £2.95 + 40p post & packing. To order your pack please
send a cheque made payable to Wychavon District Council for £3.35
(£2.95 for the pack and 40p P&P)
For further information about the Blossom Trail, please
Wychavon District Council
Queen Elizabeth Drive
The 2013 Dudleys Coach Tour dates have been
Spring Time in the Vale Coach
Tours – Tuesday 9th, 16th &
AsparaBus Coach Tours –
Wednesday 15th, 22nd & 29th
Pershore Plum Coach Tours –
Thursday 8th, 15th & 22nd