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Four Weeks To Go

2022-04-30

Four Weeks To Go

With just four weeks to go, many of our walks are fully booked. However, that leaves more than 20 with up to 5 places available and half a dozen with 6 places or more. The latter are:

  • MWF52 on Wednesday 1st June: a 12-mile walk over the North End of the Malvern Hills
  • MWF66 on Thursday 2nd: a 3-mile walk explaining and exploring the Hills' celebration of Jubilees.
  • MWF71, Friday 3rd: a 13-mile exploration of both sides of the Hills
  • MWF75, also on Friday, but a 5-mile afternoon walk, sticking to the West side.
  • Two walks on Saturday 4th, 5 and six miles respectively. MWF83 walks with Elgar, taking in his museum and the Hills that inspired him. MWF84 is more down to earth, passing the three pubs on the Hills
  • Finally, MWF91, on Sunday 5th, a 10-mile walk through the countryside to the West of Worcester, with fine views of the Malvern Hills

Summary of 2022 Walks Programme

2022-02-20

A summary of this year's walks on a single page (just)

Click HERE for a pdf

February Update

2022-02-20

Booking was opened on 1st January 2022 and within six weeks 75% of the walks have been booked, with 29 walks full. Still, that’s only 29 out of more than 60 walks, plus the three multi-day trails. The Benedictine Way has one place available. Both the 3-day Worcestershire Way and the 4-day Canal walk have places, and if you don’t want to do the whole 3 or 4 days respectively, you’re very welcome to book single days (though this doesn’t apply to the Benedictine Way). Or if you’re up to a really strenuous walk, try MWF31, Worcestershire Way in a Day.

Walks on different sections of the Malvern Hills are available: MWF16 and 52 on the Northern Hills; MWF21 on the Southern end; MWF75 and 96 on the West, with MWF71 exploring both East and West. MWF62 and 92 cover the Storridge, Suckley and Alfrick areas.

MWF36 and 83 have musical themes; MWF54 and 67 cover Farming. If you’re interested in how the Malvern Hills Trust does its work, there are spaces on MWF44 Caring for the Hills, while given that it’s the Queen’s jubilee, MWF66 is a guide to the origins of Jubilee Drive and Jubilee Hill.

MWF91 explores the countryside to the West of Worcester, with fine views of the Malvern Hills. MWF77 explores the several nature reserves around Hanley Swan.

So, there remains plenty of choice even now – book soon to avoid disappointment!

2022 Festival

2021-12-12

Malvern Walking Festival Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June 2022

The programme is complete: the Walking Festival website will open for bookings on 1st January 2022. There is plenty of choice for everyone, with over 70 walks available across the 9 days. There are multi-day walks, all day walks and shorter half-day jaunts; many are themed covering heritage, farming, music in general & Elgar in particular, history and art, geology, nature, trees and gardens plus a couple of walks dedicated to beer & breweries!

Each walk is graded from Gentle to Strenuous so no-one need let themselves in for more (or less) than they can handle. The 2 most strenuous walks will be the popular 19 mile Malvern Hills End-to-end and Back, and the 31 mile Worcestershire Way in a Day.

Commenting on the programme, Festival Chairman Bob Baldwin said

“One of the few benefits of Covid lock-down, was that it introduced many people to the joys of walking & rambling. This year’s Festival was sold out, with many participants joining us for the first time. Next year will be our biggest ever since we started in 2005, making the Malvern Walking Festival one of the largest in southern England. I encourage people to get onto our website as soon as it opens in January and book a walk or two before we are sold out again.

For the first time we are pleased to be supporting the Midlands Air Ambulance charity although of course, we sincerely hope we will have no need of their services “

Booking and Paying at Tourist Information Centre

2021-04-13

The TIC in Great Malvern is now open and can accept bookings and payments. You can make a debit/credit card payment in person or over the telephone with the TIC (Tel: 01684 892289). Please note: if you pay at the time of booking, you will still receive an invoice: please regard it as for information only.

How to find your walk

2019-12-18

EITHER: click on "WALKS" to look at all walks except the Challenge trails and hikes.

To look at the 5 Challenge walks, hover over "WALKS" and select "CHALLENGE" from the drop-down list.

OR: to save trawling through all of our 50+ walks to find the walk or walks that suit you, hover over "WALKS" and select "SEARCH". You can then use the "Search Walks" box to define the Length, Difficulty and Dates you would prefer. The result will be a shortlist, from which you can make your booking, or, we hope, bookings!

You can make multiple bookings on the one form.

Our Supporters

2019-07-02

ROBIN ELT SHOES

Wide range of footwear at shops in Great Malvern, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Pershore and Worcester

https://www.robineltshoes.co.uk


MALVERN HILLS HOTEL

Food, drink and boutique hotel rooms

http://malvernhillshotel.co.uk


THE GLASSHOUSE CAFÉ, HOLLOWAYS, LOWER COURT, SUCKLEY

Award-winning Café

https://www.holloways.co.uk


SALLY'S PLACE

British Camp pit stop!

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186423-d9709954-Reviews-Sally_s_Place-Great_Malvern_Malvern_Hills_Worcestershire_England.html


THE HOP SHED

The brewery on a hop farm

www.thehopshed.co.uk


MALVERN HILLS TRUST

Protecting and managing Malvern's Hills and Commons

http://www.malvernhills.org.uk


NEPETA

Business, website and IT support

https://nepeta.co.uk


MALVERN HILLS DISTRICT COUNCIL

https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/

Booking Notes

2019-07-01

PLEASE NOTE

There is a non-refundable fee of £4 per walk per person. Where transport is provided (multi-day and certain other walks) the cost is included in the fee and noted in the description of the walk.

If the booking includes transport we will try to re-sell your place on the walk if notified at least 3 weeks before the walk. We cannot guarantee that it can be re-sold.

Bookings for the multi-day walks can only be taken for the complete walk.

We will confirm bookings via email, giving you options for payment. Fees are payable on receipt of our confirmation of your booking.

You can make multiple bookings on the same form.

If you are booking a walk or walks for more than one person, please use the comments box below to tell us their names and where possible their email addresses, in case we need to contact them.

Be aware that the postcodes provided will take you to the general area, and not normally exactly to the meeting point. The OS map grid reference provided is more definitive.

Finishing times given are approximate, depending as they do on the size and speed of the group, the number of stiles, weather, etc.

Walk numbers: when bookings for a walk reach reach a maximum (usually 15 - 25) we will show the walk as fully booked. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list, please make a booking: you will receive confirmation that you have been added to the waiting list for that walk.

Footwear and clothing should be suitable for the prevailing weather and the type of walk. Walking boots and waterproofs (worn or carried) are normally advisable.

Exceptional weather: walk leaders will be at the start point whatever the conditions. Decisions will then be made whether to re-route the walk or to cancel should walkers’ safety be in any doubt.

Refreshments: please take drink and a light snack if you wish, or more substantial refreshments where requested. Check the walk description regarding tea shops etc. en route and the pub lunch option at the end of the walk

Dogs: we are very sorry, but dogs are not allowed on any walk unless stated otherwise.

Walks Grading

Leisurely / Gentle: suitable for all levels of fitness; gentle pace; few or no stiles.

Easy: suitable for most levels of fitness; ; some stiles; some ascents/descents.

Moderate: some steep and/or difficult sections; a quantity of stiles.

Hard: long, and steep in places; a good level of fitness is needed

Strenuous: very long, with steep sections; a high level of fitness is needed.


You will asked when making your booking to confirm that you are fit to undertake your walk. Please bear in mind the grading of the walk and your level of fitness. Dropping out of a walk is rarely possible and you should be able to complete the walk without holding your fellow walkers up.

Maps of Start Points

2019-07-01

At the end of the walk descriptions we include a link to a map with the walk's start point. Clicking on the link opens a new tab in your browser giving an aerial map with the start point marked on it. At the bottom of the page you can select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map" to give different maps.

We hope that it works, and that it is useful - let us know!

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