Go Blossom Spotting

No matter what your mode of transport this spring, make sure you explore the blossoming Vale of Evesham suggests Angela Taylor.

There is nowhere better to experience fruit blossom than here in the Vale of Evesham which boasts the UK’s only blossom trail.


For a few short weeks between mid March and mid May, the beautiful countryside bursts into life and the roadsides are ablaze with colour – the soft pink tones of cherry and apple blossom mixed with striking white blooms of plums and pears.


Even after more than 35 years, the enchanting trail that crisscrosses the river Avon and meanders through idyllic villages still attracts thousands of visitors. A 50 mile AA signposted route takes in open countryside, towns and villages which can be explored by car, coach, bike or on foot. Many of the farm shops, nurseries, pubs and eateries along the way have created products and dishes featuring blossom fruits.


Blossom bikeaway

Come and explore the blossom by bike on Sunday 7th April. Setting off from Hampton Ferry in Evesham, the ride offers a fun family day out whilst also raising funds for local charities. There is the option of three routes that vary in intensity and distance; 11, 26 or 57 miles. Why not enjoy the experience with friends and family whilst taking in the beautiful scenery? For more information please visit www.bikeawayventures.co.uk or email bikeaway40@yahoo.co.uk


Spring time in the Vale coach tours

Dudley’s Coaches and Evesham Vale Tour Guides are once again offering their popular tours on Thursday 11th and 18th April. With a blossom tour guide who will highlight the best viewpoints and provide historical and entertaining insights, this is a great value day out not to be missed. Pick up points are sited at various locations throughout the county. For more information and to book your seat call 01386 792206 or visit www.eveshamvaletourguides.co.uk.


Monitoring the blossom

Blossom doesn’t last long so it is important to plan your trip. We have carefully crafted a blossom trail guide that will provide you with the best locations to witness the Vale’s stunning blooms; a virtual guide can be found at www.valeandspa.co.uk or order a free copy from Amy Miles at 01386 5655564. For any queries about our spring events please contact Angela Taylor on 01386 565373.





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