Arley & Surrounding Area
A great day out for the whole family!
Walking and cycling
Arley Arboretum forms part of the Arley Estate which is located in Upper Arley.
Nestled on the banks of the river Severn, upper Arley enjoys miles of walks along the river, through rolling country side and ancient woodlands.
The area is perfect for walking and cycling and as a paying visitor to either the Arboretum or Tearoom, you will benefit from free all day parking during our normal open hours. This will give you plenty of time to explore our beautiful Arboretum and surrounding areas.
Our tearoom is also open to everyone, you do not have to visit the Arboretum to use the Tearoom. We have great coffee, homemade food to eat in or take away, clean toilets and taps for refilling water bottles and bladders
For cyclists we also have bike racks, and a bicycle pump should you need it.
Please read on for links to popular walking and cycling routes:
- The Upper Arley Circular is a popular, waymarked and maintained route. It is easily accessible from the Arboretum carpark, and takes in key points of interest including the village of Upper Arley, a river side walk leading into Trimpley reservoir, the Severn Valley railway and the famous Victoria Bridge and the ancient woodland of Eyemore Wood.
You can download the leaflet for the Upper Arley Circular, by clicking the link below.
We are fortunate that the National Cycle Network route 45, otherwise known as The Mercian Way runs through Upper Arley and past the entrance to the Arboretum.
- Below is a link to a local circular ride that uses the Mercian Way and includes the historic town of Bewdley, the sprawling Wyre Forest, the Severn Valley and river Severn and Upper Arley. This is a ride that does undulate, but the rolls are fast and the views are breath taking, with plenty of places to stop enroute and catch your breath.
You can also make the most of your visit to Arley Arboretum by taking a ride on the magnificent Severn Valley Railway.
With a time table designed especially to give you ample time to ride to the engine house in highly and back again you can make a full day of your time with us.
The engine house is a visitor centre next to the highly station, and is where you can get up close and personal with some interesting locomotives.
Click here for more information.
The Harbour Inn
The Severn Valley and Harbour Inn are a 15 minute stroll from the Arboretum. Head into the village of Upper Arley and cross the river using the footbridge.
Here you will find the quaint Harbour Inn, where they serve local ales and pub grub. With weekly events such as a pub quiz and bingo, dog friendly and a huge beer garden, they offer something for everyone!
Times & Prices
Seasonal opening times and prices for visiting Arley Arboretum.
How to Find Us
If you are planning a visit but are unsure how to find us click here for details.
Garden Tea Room
Enjoy freshly prepared food and a well deserved drink in our Garden Tearoom.
Purchase an Annual Passs and enjoy the stunning seasonal beauty of Arley Arboretum all year round.