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Wyre Forest Heritage Trail

Bring history alive and take a trip around the district’s towns using the Wyre Forest Heritage Trail App.

Add a whole new dimension to your visit to Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn town centres by tapping into the lives of memorable Wyre Forest characters from yesteryear.

Accessed by an App on your smart phone, you can visit GPS location checkpoints to hear stories and see the lives of local characters who will appear in-situ on your device thanks to the latest augmented reality technology.

Meet the ‘Kid from Kiddie’, Bewdley’s signalman Matt Morgan, Rowland Hill the Time Travelling Postman, Canal Builder James Brindley and many more fascinating characters as they spring to life in front of your eyes.

See what Gary, one of the App creators says in this 2-minute video.

Does it cost anything?

The Wyre Forest Heritage Trail App is completely free to download. There are no in-app purchases.

Who is it for?

Anyone with access to the internet on their phone or digital device. It is a great way for friends and families to combine a town centre walk with being entertained in a fun new way.

How long does the Wyre Forest Heritage Trail take to do?

It depends on your walking speed, but to give you an idea of timing, allow an hour at a leisurely pace for each town trail.

Screenshot of virtual collectable trinkets on mobile app

Where will the app take us?


  • Stanley Baldwin Statue
  • Bewdley Museum and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Gardens
  • Severn Side South
  • Severn Side North
  • Severn Valley Railway


  • The Carpet Museum
  • Rowland Hill Statue
  • The canal at Mill Wharf
  • Original Frank Freemans Club
  • Severn Valley Railway


  • Canal/river junction basin
  • The Tontine
  • York House
  • Holbrook’s Vinegar Works
  • J Corbett and Sons, Lichfield Street

How to get the app

You can download the app from your app store.

 Google Play storee logo Download on the Apple app store logo

If you are viewing this page on your desktop, scan the QR code below with your mobile phone.

QR code for downloading Wyre Forest Heritage Trail

This exciting new initiative has been created for Wyre Forest District Council by local creative communications company DRP Group. This project has been fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund and HM Government through the Welcome Back Fund.

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