Worcester

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Worcester
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Information
Country:
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United Kingdom
State: West Midlands
Population: 98,800
Major roads: M 5
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Worcester is a city in central England 30 minutes south of Birmingham. The city is accessed to the M 5 motorway by two junctions; 6 & 7.

Hitchhiking out

The M 5 motorway runs north to The Midlands & North and south towards Bristol and The South-West. There are also several motorway service stations southbound from where you can hitch to London along the M 4. At Junction 7 (the more southern of the two junctions at Worcester) it is difficult for people to stop to pick you up as there is nowhere to stop and the traffic moves quickly. There are also no suitable petrol stations nearby. The best place to get a lift from is to walk back towards the city centre for 200 metres and across to the other side of the roundabout. A little way up that road across the roundabout there is a lay-by with plenty of room to stop on the side where the traffic is heading back towards the motorway. It is good to have a sign saying either 'M5 North' or 'M5 South'. Worcester is an insular place and the people are not typically very trusting of strangers so be prepared to wait but it is still OK to hitchhike from here.

Places to Visit

Nice historical cathedral city centre. Plenty of good old English pubs.

Places to Stay

It is possible to camp next to the river for free on the side opposite from the cathedral. People camp here often about 5 minutes walk from the bridge. Be warned that in winter it will probably be flooded! trash:Worcester