WITH the summer season in full swing Worcestershire walkers will looking for ideas to get out and about.

The county has more than 3,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways though some of the most attractive and iconic countryside in Britain.

Here are five ideas from worcestershiretouristguides.com for walks around the region.

Stoke Prior and Upton Warren Walk

This walk starts in the industrial village of Stoke Works built by John Corbett, the Salt King. The path circles the Upton Warren Nature Reserve and Sailing Centre. It is well worth bringing binoculars. Boots are recommended except in the driest weather.

Avoncroft Museum and St Michael's Church

This walk provides several unusual angles and it is worth bringing a camera. In summer shoes are adequate but boots are better in winter. There are now no stiles on the main path and some stiles will be removed from the shorter alternative.

Stoke Flight and Woodgate

Charming canal side walk followed by mainly open countryside. The towpath runs alongside the Stoke Flight and then the bottom locks of the long Tardebigge Flight. In total the canal climbs over 250 feet from the Severn Valley to the Birmingham Plateau. Boots are desirable. It is hoped to replace more stiles with gates.

Dodderhill Common and Hanbury Hall

A more strenuous walk particularly up to Hanbury Church. Fine views followed by mature parkland. Boots advisable in wet weather. The route has been further revised to use the waymarked path around Harris Brushworks.

Pipers Hill and Two Trees Hill

A more energetic walk with some surprising magnificent views. Most people will find it easier to leave the car at either Bromsgrove Station or the Jinney Ring Craft Centre and catch the 940 bus to the other end. The canal, Copyholt Lane and Woodgate Road provide connecting links for shorter circular walks. Boots are advisable except in driest weather. Please keep to the rights of way within the Foster’s Green Meadow National Nature Reserve. The walk is best done anti-clockwise to ease the uphill stretches.