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Saturday 28th May 2022
Walk No: MWF11

Malvern Hills END to END & BACK

20 miles; allow 8-9 hours

This challenging walk is 10 miles each way, 15 peaks each way and around 6,000 ft of elevation. It is strenuous but rewarding and you will enjoy great camaraderie all day. Very scenic with many points of interest en route.

However, please come on this walk only if you are very fit and are capable of continual ascents and descents for 8 hours.

We will start in the North Quarry Car Park then head south along the peaks. The lunch stop will be at the half way point, on Chase End Hill: bring a hearty meal, you will have earned it. We’ll have a break on the way south at the café/kiosk at British Camp for a tea/ice cream, and we’ll also stop here on the way back.

There are public toilets en route.

Check the weather on days leading up to the walk: if hot, you must bring hats, sun cream, lip balm; if wet you must bring waterproofs.

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE

Start: 8.30 am

Meet: and Park at North Quarry Car Park (Pay and Display)
Grid reference: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT

Difficulty: Strenuous

Walk Leader: Steve Massey and Nicole Kougl

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Saturday 28th May 2022
Walk No: MWF12

Winchcombe Wander

10 miles; allow 6 hours

A circular walk along the wooded slopes of the Cotswold Escarpment from picture perfect Winchcombe. The walk heads out of town on the Wardens Way passing Sudeley Castle (burial place of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s 6th wife) before climbing steadily and then following the contour northwards to join part of the Cotswold Way. Heading down towards Wood Stanway, we return on the Winchcombe Way, passing the ruins of Hailes Abbey (free entry for NT and English Heritage members).

Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and plenty to drink.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: and park in Back Lane Car Park. £1 for all day parking
Grid reference: SP 024 284
Post Code: GL54 5PZ
What3words: somewhere.fidgeted.quibble

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Lyndon Bracewell (Worcester Ramblers & HF Holidays)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Saturday 28th May 2022
Walk No: MWF13

Hidden Trails in the Malvern Hills

5 miles

An exploration of routes off the beaten track, on and around the Herefordshire Beacon and nearby hills. From historic Little Malvern Priory with its Benedictine heritage, we follow the contour below the hill fort, and climb to the ridge. After reaching Walm’s well, which dates from the late Bronze age, and was later revered by the water curists, we continue below the west side of the ridge. The concluding part of this highly scenic route is to the north of the A449 road, eventually reaching Wynd’s Point and down to the Priory.

Generally easy but with a long incline and a few difficult short stretches towards the end. Frequent stops to discuss history and landscapes.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE


Start: 10.00am

Meet: at Little Malvern Priory Car Park on A4104
Grid reference: SO 770405
Post Code: WR14 4JN
What3words: vowing.steer.foot


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Michael Johnson

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Saturday 28th May 2022
Walk No: MWF14

Malvern’s Marvellous Trees

Walk 1 Great Malvern Station to and around Priory Gardens

2 miles; allow 2 hours

Superb architecture, complemented by majestic trees make this walk one of the most beautiful and intriguing in the town. View some of Elmslie’s best work, locate the Bhutan Pine, imagine life in ancient times, understand the history of Swan Pool, view Britain’s best Oriel, Lebanon Cedar and internationally recognised ‘handkerchief tree’ and meet a tree that helped Greek armies dominate the known world.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at main entrance, Great Malvern Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 783457
Post Code: WR14 3AU
What3words: horn.social.impose
Car parking at front and rear of station or on nearby streets

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Dr. Mike Goodfellow-Smith

Cost: £5.00

Saturday 28th May 2022
Walk No: MWF15

Walking up a Thirst!

7 miles; allow 4 hours

We start and end at the award winning brewery – the Hop Shed – the only brewery in the UK based on a hop farm.

We walk through glorious Worcestershire countryside, with some stunning long views, and an abundance of hop fields, orchards and farms. There are a few gentle hills to contend with and you’ll meet more than one stile!

The highlight of the walk is our finish back at the Hop Shed where their Tap Room bar will be open for you to buy a pint or two of their award winning beers if you wish.

Please bring sufficient drink & snacks: we’ll have a short break half-way round.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 1.30 pm

Meet: and park at the Hop Shed Brewery, The Old Chicken Shed, Suckley
Grid reference: SO 723504
Post Code: WR6 5EQ
What3words: regaining.voltages.fabric

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Saturday 28th May 2022
Walk No: MWF16

On and Around the Northern Hills

5 miles; allow 3 hours

A hilly, varied, and very scenic route over all the tops of the northern Malvern Hills, returning on a low level loop. We climb quite steeply above a massive, defunct granite quarry, to reach North Hill, and continue to the Hills' highest point, i.e. the Worcestershire Beacon, to enjoy 360 deg views. We drop down to the historic St Ann’s Well and learn about Malvern’s “water cure” heritage. Our return loop is on a contour path on the east side of the ridge.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at the Clock Tower, North Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT
Park at North Quarry car park (Pay and Display)

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Beverley Nielsen

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Saturday 28th May 2022
Walk No: MWF17

Historic houses, people and events in and around Hanley Castle

2½ miles; allow 2 hours

A fascinating historical walk, passing many interesting homes and learning about the people who lived in them, including a 17th century cottage occupied for more than 200 years by five generations of one family and a pub occupied for more than 100 years by three generations of another; one of the oldest cottages contains a beam proved to have been felled in the winter of 1457/58; a former vicarage and farm occupied in the mid-19th century by a gifted tenant farmer who won prizes for his livestock and designed a silver medal for the county agricultural society; Severn End mansion, ancestral home of the Lechmere family since the 12th century; and Bonner’s Cottage, reputed birthplace of the notorious Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London.

Those interested in speciality beers may like to finish with a pint at the old style Three Kings Inn.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: meet and park in Hanley Castle High School car park
Grid reference: SO 839420
Post code: WR8 0BL

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Malcolm Fare

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 29th May 2022
Walk No: MWF21

Walking Welland's Ways

11 miles; allow 6 hours

Starting from Saint James Church in Welland village centre the walk will head out over Castlemorton Common up to the base of Hangmans Hill. The ascent up Hangmans Hill is steep and at the top we will take coffee with views before continuing on up to the Herefordshire beacon. The walk drops down past the Malvern Hills Hotel and along the Malverns ridge to Holywell for a lunch time stop. Our return will be via the St Wulstan's nature reserve, Upper Welland village, Little Malvern parish church (remains of Little Malvern Priory) and Castlemorton Common.

After walk drinks Option at The Plume of Feathers, Castlemorton Common.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Welland Village Hall & School Lane car park
Grid reference: SO 796400
Post code: WR13 6NE
What3words: hood.strictest.frowns

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Cliff James

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 29th May 2022
Walk No: MWF22

Old Hills and the River Severn

8 miles; allow 5 hours incl lunch

A scenic and varied route in woods and fields, featuring a pleasant stretch of the river Severn. From Old Hills, the walk heads south, to pass through the village of Madresfield. Cutting across fields we come out on the road leading to the Rhydd and reach the river. We continue above and along the river's west bank, via the hamlet of Clevelode, and then mainly through farmland back to the car park.

Mostly flat, (one hill) on good paths, with some stiles

Bring drinks and a packed lunch

For a map of the start point click HERE

Start: 10.30 am

Meet: and park at Old Hills Car Park
Grid reference: SO 829488
Post Code: WR13 6PD
What3words: smuggled.take.meanders
Old Hills car park is to the E of the B4424, near sharp bend in road


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Kay Brown

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 29th May 2022
Walk No: MWF23

Malvern’s Marvellous Trees

Walk 2 Priory Graveyard and up to St. Ann’s Well

2 miles; allow 2 hours

Superb architecture, complemented by majestic trees make this walk one of the most beautiful and intriguing, linking the town to the hills. View the Priory (just from the outside) but later locate the 2 green men held within; weigh in with the remaining cedars, as well as a marvellous Holm oak and find the giant red one. As we walk through the town, and fairly steeply up to St. Ann's Well, we'll find Victorian rural tree planting as carefully thought out as the town planting.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Malvern Priory front door
Grid reference: SO 776468
Post Code: WR14 3ES
What3words: swung.smashes.merit
Parking: Theatre car park (short term)


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Dr. Mike Goodfellow-Smith (Malvern’s Marvellous Trees)

Cost: £5.00

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Sunday 29th May 2022
Walk No: MWF24

The Great Malvern Route to the Hills

2½ miles: allow 2 hours

The walk was originally devised by Malvern Hills District Council in collaboration with the Heritage Lottery Fund and local historians.

Beginning at the historic Gt Malvern Station, it imagines someone alighting from a train and walking up to the town centre through sites of historic interest. The RTTH is marked by Interpretation Panels, Plaques, Bespoke Benches and Pavement Markers, outlining the history of Malvern.

Peter Smith is one of four people who delivered the project, working with MHDC and specialist consultants.

Peter is a native of Malvern and Founder / Artistic Director of the Autumn in Malvern Festival.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at main entrance, Great Malvern Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 783457
Post Code: WR14 3AU
What3words: horn.social.impose
Car parking at front and rear of station or on nearby streets


Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Peter Smith (Artistic Director - Autumn in Malvern Festival)

Cost: £5.00

1 places remaining

Sunday 29th May 2022
Walk No: MWF25

Malvern’s Water Trails

4½ miles; 3½ hours

Walk with a knowledgeable and well known local expert in a visit to 10 historic water features, including the highest spring on the Malvern Hills. Starting on Belle Vue Terrace, the route takes us up St Ann's Road, south along the hills to the Dripping Well and Earnslaw Quarry, then down Abbey Road past Ellerslie to end at the Priory Gatehouse. Enjoy panoramic views over Malvern and the Severn valley.

Some steep ascents, uneven ground and rocky ledges.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at the entrance to Rose Bank Gardens on the A449, a few metres south of Mount Pleasant Hotel
Grid reference: 775458
Post Code: WR14 4RP
What3words: ruins.motel.soon
Car Parks in Priory Road.
OR drive south past the Rose Bank bus shelter and park on the A449, on the left hand side.



Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Cora Weaver (Friends of Malvern Springs & Wells)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 29th May 2022
Walk No: MWF26

Where Pick met Shovel!

3 miles; allow 2½ hours

Learn about the growth and ultimate closure of the hugely controversial quarrying industry that had such a massive impact on the Malvern area. Accompany the CEO of the Malvern Hills Trust on the Northern Hills, to include former quarries, the gold mine and the Worcestershire Beacon. Understand how the landscape of the Malverns was altered, and how it subsequently recovered from the dark days of the quarrying industry.

Good paths, with some steep uphill sections

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: at Earnslaw quarry, off the B4218 Wyche Road
Grid Reference: SO 770441
Postcode: WR14 4EG (pay and display)
What3words: volunteered.convinced.called


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Duncan Bridges

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Monday 30th May 2022
Walk No: MWF31

WORCESTERSHIRE WAY IN A DAY

31 miles; allow 13 hours

Join us on a 31-mile hike through beautiful Worcestershire along the full length of the Worcestershire Way.

The coach drops us at the start of the path on the River Severn in Bewdley. We head south, passing the villages of Abberley and Martley, and through the delightful Ravenshill Woodland Reserve. We enter the Teme Valley and enjoy a short riverside section along the River Teme. The final section is particularly lovely as you pass through the glorious Malvern Hills before finishing in Great Malvern.

If you are a very fit and experienced walker who has completed 20+ mile or hilly walks before, you will find this a hard but rewarding hike.

Once we leave Bewdley it is 17 miles before you can buy any refreshments. Be sure to take plenty of food and drink plus all the kit you would normally take for a long trek.

Check the weather on days leading up to the walk: if hot you must bring hats, sun cream, lip balm; if wet you must bring waterproofs … or both.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 7.00 am

Meet: in the Priory Rd South Car Park, opposite Malvern Splash, where we’ll get on the coach at 07.00. Please give yourself plenty of time to get there - the coach will leave promptly at 07.00!
Grid reference: SO 779458
Postcode: WR14 3DS
What3words: demand.things.spike


Difficulty: Strenuous

Walk Leader: Steve Massey and Nicole Kougl

Cost: £15.00

Monday 30th May 2022
Walk No: MWF32

Tewkesbury and the Avon

8 miles; allow 4 hours

A stunning walk along the banks of Shakespeare’s Avon to the attractive town of Tewkesbury where, after a coffee break, the River Severn is followed for a mile or two. Then the walk crosses Shuthonger Common, passes through the scenic village of Church End, and rejoins the Avon back to the Fleet Inn.

Bring a packed lunch

Optional refreshment at the Fleet Inn.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the Car Park to the rear of the Fleet Inn, at the far end of Twyning village.
Grid reference: SO904366
Post Code: GL20 6FL
What3words: cubs.exploring.minimums

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Monday 30th May 2022
Walk No: MWF33

Symonds Yat Rock, Woods and River

miles: allow 3 hours

Expansive views of Symonds Yat and the river Wye to rival the views from the rock itself. A hilly walk including a descent down to, and a climb up from the river, not far from Biblins Bridge, an iconic footbridge across the river. We follow an established footpath through a wonderful mosaic of trees and, if we are lucky, some late spring flowers.

Stout walking boots are recommended for all weathers, particularly if it has been raining, making the footpaths slippery.

Hot drinks, sandwiches, pasties and paninis available at lunch time at the Café.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Symonds Yat Rock Café
Grid reference: SO 565157
Post Code: GL16 7NZ
Park: Symonds Yat Rock car park (pay and display)
The drive to Symonds Yat from Malvern takes about 45 minutes on the A449 and A40. Take the first turning off the A40 signposted for Symonds Yat East, avoid the village and carry straight on up the hill to the car park.

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Clive Rayment

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Monday 30th May 2022
Walk No: MWF34

Bromyard Downs and Beyond

5 miles; allow 3 hours

We climb steadily from Bromyard towards Bromyard Downs where we enjoy the spectacular panoramic views, from The Black Mountains to Clee Hill. We should also enjoy the wonderful orchids in full flower. Then we cross the Bromyard plateau, and return to Bromyard via Buckenhill and the Herefordshire Trail. Highly scenic and lots of variety.

Good paths, hilly in places, with one steady climb; 2 stiles. Possible muddy gateways. .

Bring a snack to enjoy on the Downs. After the walk we have the option of a drink/lunch at the historic Falcon Inn

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the Conquest Theatre car park, Tenbury Rd, Bromyard (charge payable)
Grid reference: SO 653548
Post Code: HR7 4NR
What3words: stoops.research.skies

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Tom Fisher (Bromyard Walkers are Welcome)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Monday 30th May 2022
Walk No: MWF35

History in Malvern Wells and Little Malvern

5 miles; allow 3 hours

We walk through the Nature Reserve and take a path leading to Abbey School, then onto Kings Road where we pass an old cider house that was a stage coach stop. We head up Richmond Pitch to Holywell Road and climb past an old quarry incline railway to reach Wynds Point and the home of two famous people. We pass the Malvern Hills Hotel (chance for a toilet stop if required), cross the British Camp car park and head down past the reservoir and Tinkers Hill to join a lane up to Little Malvern Court and Little Malvern Priory Church. We join a field path to Watery Lane and back to our starting point.

There are some steep and difficult sections; 5 stiles. Stout walking boots or shoes are recommended.

Refreshments are available at the Sally’s Place at British Camp car park

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at St Wulstans Local Nature Reserve, Upper Welland
Grid reference: SO 78054142
Post Code: WR14 4JA
What3words: hindered.sides.sues


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Peter Clement, St Wulstans Walking Group

Cost: £5.00

1 places remaining

Monday 30th May 2022
Walk No: MWF36

Walking Songs

4 miles; allow 3 hours

“Home is behind, the world ahead”

Some songs lead you to adventure, some take you home again, by march, or skip or steady tread. There are many songs to walk to, and many paths to tread. Come and walk together, learning and sharing favourite walking songs, exploring rhythm through the body, and tales of travel. This informal and fun walk for all ages will loop from Colwall Church and up a fairly steep ascent to Oyster Hill and back again, in time for tea.

Please note the 1.00 pm start time

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 1.00 pm

Meet: in large car park on the West side of Colwall Parish Church
Grid reference: SO 739423
Post Code: WR13 6HE


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Lara Bienkowska and Es Hoyle

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Tuesday 31st May 2022
Walk No: MWF41

Upton upon Severn to Croome Park

10 miles; allow 6 hours

A varied, mainly flat walk following the River Severn to Severn Stoke, then cutting through to High Green and entering Croome Court Estate. Shortly, the fantastic view of Capability Brown's masterpiece is revealed in all its glory. After a lunch stop by the lake the walk proceeds through the estate to Kinnersley, and on down to the river and back to Upton.

Bring drinks and a packed lunch

Many refreshment options in Upton on return, where welcome refreshments for weary walkers are available.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the free Car Park off the A4104, Upton to Welland road, opposite the parish church.
Grid reference: SO 851403
Postcode: WR8 0JF
What3words: common.sponsors.stockpile


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Tuesday 31st May 2022
Walk No: MWF42

Ledbury to Little Marcle Circular Walk

7 miles; allow 4 hours

A scenic walk leaving Ledbury and heading towards Little Marcle, picking up part of The Herefordshire Trail (154 mile long distance path that circles Herefordshire). We cross fields, walk along lanes, through woodland and follow the River Leadon using the Riverside Walk.

We'll stop for lunch at Aylton Parish Church (dating from 12th Century)

Approx. 10-12 stiles

A very short distance from the start/finish is the Full Pitcher which has a large outside eating & seating area.

Please bring a packed lunch

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Riverside Car Park (opposite Brandon tool hire) Please park considerately.
Grid reference: SO 7025 3681
What3words: nail.rungs.searcher
Post Code: HR8 2HS


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Kate Loxton (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Tuesday 31st May 2022
Walk No: MWF43

Malvern’s Fascinating History

5 miles: allow 4 hours

Explore and discover the many fascinating aspects of Great Malvern’s history with an easy walk around the town. It starts at the Elgar Statue, then through the Priory Gate, to the theatre, Priory Park, and the Victorian Cemetery. Return via the historic railway station and Malvern College.

No Stiles. Many stops to talk about the history of the places and the famous people that made Malvern what it is today.

Bring a drink and a snack for a mid walk break

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: in Great Malvern Town Centre, the Elgar Statue on Belle Vue Island, opposite the Post Office
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post Code: WR14 3HJ
What3words: lost.races.answer
Nearest car park: Priory Road South; WR14 3DR


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Derek Horner

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Tuesday 31st May 2022
Walk No: MWF44

Caring for the Hills, Past, present and future

5 miles: allow 4 hours

Find out more about the past, present and future of the Malvern Hills Trust and the work involved in caring for the Hills and Commons landscapes. The walk will include the history and heritage of the organisation, current conservation management and future challenges faced by the Trust.

The walk will involve some long, steep slopes and uneven surfaces but will include frequent stops.

Any donations to support our work in conserving the Hills and Commons for the public and wildlife are very gratefully received.

Car parking charges apply (Malvern Hills Trust car park passes are available www.malvernhills.org.uk/visiting/parking)

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at interpretation board in the North Quarry car park
Grid reference: SO 77120 46927
Post Code: WR14 4LT
What3words: plays.kitten.prospered


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Beck Baker

Cost: £5.00

1 places remaining

Tuesday 31st May 2022
Walk No: MWF45

Hanley Swan's Colourful Past

5 miles; allow 3 hours

A fascinating historical walk in and around the pretty village of Hanley Swan set below the Malvern Hills. Pass the homes of many interesting people who lived locally, and learn about them and significant events, including, e.g. the wartime residence of King George of Greece; a surgeon in the Opium Wars with China; a lady with 43 grandchildren; the head of M15’s double agents, and much more!

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: on Welland Road, Hanley Swan
Grid reference: SO 811424
Post Code: WR8 0DF
Park in Hanley Swan Village Hall car park
What3words: withdraw.differ.soak

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Malcolm Fare

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Tuesday 31st May 2022
Walk No: MWF46

Radar comes to Malvern -

2 miles; allow 2½ hours

In May 1942 and in great secrecy, 2,500 radar scientists were evacuated from the south coast to Malvern. Visit the key places involved, and learn about this extraordinary story from the chairman of the Malvern Radar And Technology History Society (MRATHS). Hear about the move, the effects on life in Malvern and the impact the scientists of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) had on the outcome of WWII. Many of those scientists became household names in their later careers.

The route is on pavements, with frequent explanatory stops, with some new insights to be shared. We may be allowed inside the College buildings but this will depend upon what government and College special Covid restrictions are in place.

The walk will end at the Malvern Winter Gardens where refreshments can be purchased.

For a map of the start point, click HERE


Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at main entrance, Great Malvern Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 783457
Post Code: WR14 3AU
Car parking at front and rear of station or on nearby streets
What3words: bunch.hiking.cages

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Mike Burstow, Malvern Radar and Technology History Society

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Tuesday 31st May 2022
Walk No: MWF47

Earthquakes, Ancient Seashores, Volcanoes and Ice

2½ miles; allow 3½ hours

A little way up Gullet Pass is a turning to the top quarry at the Gullet. We’ll walk along the ridge of Swinyard Hill and continue as far as Clutters Cave, returning by way of the upper slopes of Castlemorton Common. We’ll see: where there were shorelines 540 and 440 million years ago; the small area of the Malvern Hills where there were volcanoes 566m years ago: how meltwater cut a valley through the Malverns Ridge in the Ice Age; the contrasting scenery on either side of the Malvern Hills where there are different underlying rocks; and the ancient rocks of the Malverns uplifted by massive earth movements over millions of years.

The walk is moderate with a few steep slopes. There is one stile. Dogs allowed.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: at Swinyard Car Park (Pay & Display)
Grid Reference: SO 765381
Postcode (nearest): WR13 6BX
What3Words: encoding.seducing.pesky

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Moira Jenkins (H&W Earth Heritage Trust)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Wednesday 01st Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF51

Colwall’s Favourite Hills and Views

9 miles; allow 5 hours

This walk brings together many of Colwall’s best views and is within the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The first part of the walk offers views towards the ramparted Iron Age fort called British Camp, or the Herefordshire Beacon. Then it is a steep walk up to the ridge of the hills towards the Wyche cutting before the route drops down to the Downs school where the poet W H Auden taught in the 1930s.The route circumnavigates Upper Colwall, Colwall Stone and Colwall Green and although some parts are steep and there are a number of stiles, walkers will be rewarded with some beautiful vistas

Please bring a packed lunch

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Colwall Parish Church
Grid reference: SO 739423
Post Code: WR13 6HE
Car park adjoining church
What3words: trickles.earplugs.conforms

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Cynthia Palmer

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Wednesday 01st Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF52

North End Discovery

12 miles; allow 6 hours

The fairly hilly walk heads across farmland to the apple orchards of Halfkey, and on to Elgar’s Birchwood. It continues towards the Suckley Hills and through the Knapp and Paper Mill nature reserve, where otters have been seen. Our way back goes past fishing lakes and Christmas trees.

Bring a packed lunch. Lots of outdoor seating is available at the Swan for a drink at the end of the walk.

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: in the car park at the BACK of The Swan Inn at Newland
Grid Reference: SO 795489
Postcode: WR13 5AY
What3words: senders.rail.airports

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Mary Walters

Cost: £5.00

Wednesday 01st Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF53

East of the River

4½ miles; allow 2½ hours

Starting on the ancient Kempsey Common, the walk proceeds over stiles and through hay/sheep fields to land owned by the Croome Estate. We proceed to Pirton Pool “the great fishpond in the heathland, 1310”. From there we continue to Pirton Church, 12th century with a rare 16th century timber framed tower and an interesting (and working) single handed clock. Our circular walk is completed across farmland (with the possibility of cattle) back onto Kempsey Common with views of the Malvern Hills and Worcester. The walk is mainly flat with 3 short uphill sections.

There will be a short stop at Pirton Pool (binoculars for birders?) and the church. Pub meals are available at the Talbot Inn on the A38 in Kempsey.

For a map of the meeting point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: and park in Car Park after a Bridge over M5 Motorway
Grid reference: SO 865483
Post Code: WR5 3QA
What3words: styled.lasted.reset

After leaving Kempsey southbound on the A38, turn left into Bestmans Lane, signed Napleton and Kempsey common. (Do not take an earlier lane with a similar sign). If approaching from Upton upon Severn turn right into Bestmans Lane which is after the car dealership on your left.

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Russell (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

2 places remaining

Wednesday 01st Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF54

Seven Farms Circuit, with a Farmer

5 miles; allow 3 hours

Join a well known local farmer and raconteur on a highly varied walk, passing seven farms. Learn something of the development of farming and its issues and challenges. Continue the discussions over lunch in a traditional 19C pub

Mainly flat, some stiles and some rough paths

Bring water

Optional traditional pub meal (pre-order)

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: and park at Three Nuns Pub, Collett’s Green, Powick
Grid reference: SO 817513
Post Code: WR2 4SB
What3words: backtrack.assures.testy

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Robert Floyd (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Wednesday 01st Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF55

Around the Common with a bit in Reserve

5 miles; allow 2½ hours

Leaving the Plume of Feathers we’ll cross Castlemorton Common towards Little Malvern Priory, joining Hancocks Lane for half a mile until we branch off over a couple of stiles up a gentle incline towards the Priory. 50 yards of uphill roadway brings us to the Priory which has interesting history and can be visited. We turn left immediately after the Priory along a concrete roadway following the contours of the hillside, soon providing extensive cross-country views to the East. A short uphill stretch to a track leads to a further path along the Common hillside to the Gullet road where a diversion to the flooded Gullet Quarry can be made. Leaving the Gullet road Southwards we head across the Common for the Hollybed Meadow Nature Reserve with its wildflower meadows. Leaving the Reserve we follow a lane with a steep incline before emerging onto the Common and a level walk back to the Plume. (4 stiles and several gates).

Pub should be open before and after

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: in the Plume of Feathers Pub Car Park
Grid reference: SO 786388
Post Code: WR13 6JB
What3words: something.spends.alas


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Ian Flanders

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Wednesday 01st Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF56

Madresfield Court Gardens

1½ miles ; allow 2 hours

A walk around the extensive and impressive grounds of historic Madresfield Court, taking in formal and informal landscapes. Mainly on level footpaths, along the avenues of Oak, Cedar, Ginko and Tulip trees, the walk will take in the Mawson Hedge garden, then through a meadow to the Walled garden. We return to North Lodge via the Pulham rock garden and Lime arbour.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at the Madresfield Club near the signposted Madresfield office
Grid reference: SO 803476
Postcode: WR13 5AH
Park: gravel car park just outside the estate

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: David Butt, Head Gardener

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Wednesday 01st Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF57

The Countryside around Madresfield Court

3 miles; allow 2 hours

A gentle walk led by the recently retired estate manager, through the beautiful countryside and parkland surrounding Madresfield Court, returning via the Gloucester Drive and the historic grounds of this famous moated manor house. An opportunity to learn about the history of the estate and the family who have lived here for nearly 900 years.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 6.30 pm

Meet: and park at Madresfield Club, off Madresfield Road, next to Hayes Farm
Grid reference: SO 803476
WR13 5AH

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Peter Hughes

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Thursday 02nd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF61

A Foot in Three Counties

8½ miles; allow 5 hours

This is a delightful hilly walk along ancient pathways around the lower, less well known part of the Malvern Hills over Ragged Stone, Chase End and Midsummer Hills with their glorious views. Visit the hamlet of Whiteleaved Oak and stand where three counties meet - Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester. Get a view of three impressive historic buildings, Bromsberrow Place, Bromsberrow Court and Eastnor Castle and even an iron age fort!

There are no shops or cafés en route so ensure you bring enough food and drink for morning and lunch breaks.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Hollybush Car Park
Grid reference: SO 758368
Post Code: HR8 1ET
What3words: vowed.golf.desks


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts

Cost: £5.00

1 places remaining

Thursday 02nd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF62

The Best of the Worcestershire Hills

8½ miles; 5 hours

A circular walk with a lot of variety and some splendid views on all sides. From Alfrick we walk up to Crews Hill, a small ancient woodland, to join the Worcestershire Way. Then up and onto the Suckley Hills to Longley Green before crossing over to Old Storridge Common and back to Alfrick via Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve at The Knapp. The Alfrick village shop can then provide us with a welcome cup of tea and home-made cakes to refresh us.

Not too many stiles but a couple of short sharp steep hills to work up an appetite.

Bring sufficient food, drinks and snacks for the duration and we’ll have at least a couple of stops en route

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Alfrick village shop
Grid reference: SO 748531
Post Code: WR6 5HJ
What3words: vocal.sensible.eradicate
Park in car park to the rear of the village shop


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Thursday 02nd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF63

An Oyster, a Vineyard and a Pub lunch

5 miles; allow 3 hours

We take a scenic route through hamlets and over hills North of Ledbury, to the west of the Malvern Hills.We’ll stroll through Coddington Vineyard and climb Oyster Hill for delightful long distance views to the West, including Hay Bluff. We visit Hope End Estate, home of Elizabeth Barrett before she eloped with Robert Browning.

Optional lunch at the Farmers Arms

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: and park at Farmers Arms, Wellington Heath
Grid reference: SO 711401
Post Code: HR8 1LS
What3words: ///ordeals.hopeless.spider

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Phil Bunyan

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Thursday 02nd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF64

Malvern’s Fascinating History

5 miles: 4 hours

A second chance to explore and discover the many fascinating aspects of Great Malvern’s history with an easy walk around the town. It starts at the Elgar Statue, then through the Priory Gate, to the theatre, Priory Park, and the Victorian Cemetery. Return via the historic railway station and Malvern College.

No Stiles. Many stops to talk about the history of the places and the famous people that made Malvern what it is today.

Bring a drink and a snack for a mid walk break;

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: in Great Malvern Town Centre, the Elgar Statue on Belle Vue Island, opposite the Post Office
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post Code: WR14 3HJ
What3words: lost.races.answer
Nearest car park: Priory Road South; WR14 3DR


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Derek Horner

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Thursday 02nd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF65

Appreciating and Understanding Dame Laura Knight

5 miles; allow 3 hours

Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was probably the most famous female impressionist painter of her day. We visit landmarks and locations that have relevance to her frequent visits here in the 1930s and '40s. We walk up onto the East side of the Hills, centring on Love Lane and St Ann’s Well, stopping to describe her activities further. We’ll discuss and compare current views of her work and relate some of her paintings to today’s actual views.

Please Note: Classed as ‘Easy’ but will include a short but steep(ish) walk up to St Anne’s Well.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the Bandstand, Priory Park, Malvern Town Centre
Grid reference: SO 777457
Post Code: WR14 3HB
What3words: noted.dance.misty
Parking: Priory Road North and South Car Parks


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Mike Averill (Dame Laura Knight Society) & tbc

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Thursday 02nd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF66

A Guide to the Jubilees

3 miles; allow 3 hours

A Jubilee Drive and a Jubilee Hill – a guide to the origins of these features found on the Malvern Hills. Find out more about their place in the history of this landscape with the Malvern Hills Trust.

There are no stiles on the walk but there will be some steep inclines.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the Interpretation board at Gardiner’s Quarry car park, Jubilee Drive
Grid reference: SO 76618 42091 (766420)
Post Code: WR13 6DN
What3words: elevate.slim.somewhere
Car parking is pay and display

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Beck Baker (Malvern Hills Trust)

Cost: £5.00

Thursday 02nd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF67

Farming in the Teme Valley

2 miles; allow 2 hours

Ever walked across or around a field and wondered what exactly is growing there? Answers on this highly informative walk and talk with a well-known local farmer, as we take an easy stroll on footpaths in the Teme Valley near Bransford. Frequent stops, as we discuss farming and its issues and challenges in the context of the several farms we pass through.

Some stiles and one uphill section in very attractive countryside, with many stops to talk about the farms.

There is the option of a drink and pub meal in the Bear and Ragged Staff pub, and a chance to continue the discussion.

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: and park at Bear and Ragged Staff pub near Bransford
Grid reference: SO 804523
Post Code:WR6 5JH
What3words: swatted.smarting.bills


Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Robert Floyd

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Friday 03rd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF71

West and East of the Hills

13 miles; allow 7 hours

Start uphill to warm us up over North Hill and Table Hill on our way to the Worcestershire Beacon. Then a descent to Brockhill Road and along into Colwall where we can call in for a coffee break. Continue along to the west of the hills eventually crossing them between Walm's Well and Pink Cottage and turning to start a return on the east side of the ridge. Call by Sally’s Place at British Camp for another well-deserved coffee and maybe a cake before making our way back north along the east side of the hill.

While there is every intention to make two coffee stops these cannot be guaranteed. Therefore as there are no other shops or cafés en route, ensure you bring enough food and drink for morning and lunch breaks.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: outside Great Malvern Post Office
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post Code: WR14 3HJ
What3words: regard.lunch.lights
Long term car parks in Priory Rd.


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts

Cost: £5.00

Friday 03rd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF72

Villages below the West Side

8 miles; allow 5 hours

We pass through the Outdoor Centre (an advanced adventure children’s centre) and continuing through the working Croft Farm, we come out at a view point facing West. Down and up to Bank Farm on the hillside, then we descend through meadows and woods to the historic Mathon village. We cross farmers’ fields to the impressive Cradley Church with a 1000 year yew tree. Lunch stop here and time to visit. Our way back takes us via the hamlet of Vinesend, through a wooded valley, and up to a sports field used by West Malverners, back to Old Hollow.

Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: by the sign “Outdoor Centre”
Grid reference: SO 763469
Post Code: WR14 4NR
What3words; cookers.smiling.stylists
Please park on Old Hollow, West Malvern. There is on-street parking where the road widens, near to the “Outdoor Centre” sign and further on.

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Andrew Jameson (Worcester Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Friday 03rd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF73

Discovery around Ledbury and Eastnor

6 miles; allow 3 hours

A circular ramble. From the railway station we walk through the streets of Ledbury before a fairly steep, 100 metre climb through woods & farmland to reach a panoramic view of Eastnor Castle, the Obelisk and the line of the Malvern Hills. We follow a farm track down to the red sandstone church of St. John the Baptist in Eastnor before striking out on a bridleway passing Eastnor Pottery, and a gentle wander through fields and woods to join a stony track before reaching the road back into Ledbury.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Ledbury Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 709386
Post Code: HR8 1AR
What3words: nail.rungs.searcher

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Peter Reynolds (Ombersley Social Strollers)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Friday 03rd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF74

Geology Around Alfrick and Suckley

5 miles; 5 hours

Starting on the Triassic New Red Sandstone rocks at Alfrick, the walk crosses the East Malvern Fault and goes up onto the Silurian rocks at Crews Hill. After following the ridge of the Suckley Hills, the walk returns through the Knapp and Papermill Reserve where the Leigh Brook has cut a deep valley through the line of the hills. Magnificent views across the Severn Valley and south to the Malvern Hills.

Bring drinks and a packed lunch

Some uphill stretches and stiles.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at St Mary’s Church, Alfrick
Grid reference: SO 748529
Post Code: WR6 5HH
What3words: expecting.lease.compounds
Some parking near church; otherwise at Community Shop

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Moira Jenkins (H&W Earth Heritage Trust)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Friday 03rd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF75

West of the Hills

5 miles; allow 3 hours

An easy and very varied walk from Gardiners Quarry, giving views across Herefordshire to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. It passes through the attractive village of Colwall, the home of the Victorian engineer, Stephen Ballard, whose impact on the village can still be seen today. The walk continues through wonderful open countryside, along meandering streams and in woodland until, after a short climb, refreshments may be obtained at the Kettle Sings café.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at Gardiners Quarry car park off the B4232, Jubilee Drive (Pay and Display)
Grid reference: SO 766420
Post Code: WR13 6DN
What3words: deserved.double.finalists

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Friday 03rd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF76

Power in the Landscape

3½ miles; 2½ hours

The Malvern Hills offer vast views across the country including the places where British political and social power changed. Find out the history and stories of the places where British power changed hands and where shifts in society began.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at Interpretation board, British Camp car park
Grid reference: SO 76321 40376
Post Code: WR13 6DW
What3words: budgeted.cattle.bungalows

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Armitage (Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Cost: £5.00

1 places remaining

Friday 03rd Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF77

Hanley Nature Reserves

3 miles; allow 3½ hours

A pleasant walk through the Hanley countryside with many points of interest: Hanley Hall, Nash Meadow Nature Reserve, Brotheridge Nature Reserve (Badger City), a fishing lake and a professional training stable.

Small amount of busy road walking

Walk ends quite close to the Swan Inn at Hanley Swan

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: on Welland Road, Hanley Swan
Grid reference: SO 811424
Post Code: WR8 0DF
_ withdraw.differ.soak
Park in Hanley Swan Village Hall car park

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Michael Johnson

Cost: £5.00

2 places remaining

Saturday 04th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF81

Malvern Hills End to End

9 miles; allow 6 hours

Enjoy the whole of the fabulous Malvern Hills ridge from Chase End in the South to North Malvern, led by a member of the Malvern Hills Trust staff. Excellent paths, with no stiles but with frequent uphill and downhill sections, as we visit all the hilltops. Wonderful all round long distance views to be enjoyed at an easy to moderate pace

Coach from meeting point to the start; there will be two toilet stops along the route and there is a refreshment kiosk at British Camp.

Bring packed lunch and drink.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

£15 Cost includes dedicated transport from North Quarry to the start, and booking fee


Start: 9.00 am

Meet: at entrance to North Quarry Car Park
Grid reference: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Rich Vale (Malvern Hills Trust)

Cost: £15.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Saturday 04th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF82

Colwall to Great Malvern

8 miles; allow 6 hours

We take the train to Colwall and walk back, initially following field paths to Evendine and then climbing to British Camp where there will be time to stop for refreshments. From there we follow good tracks to Holywell where water bottling has been recorded since 1622. We continue across Wyche Cutting and climb Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point in Worcestershire at 1394 ft (425 metres); magnificent views of the Cotswolds, the Clee Hills and Bredon Hill. We descend and follow the contour round the northern part of the Malvern Hills, finally descending back to the station through the attractive Priory Park.

There are about 5 stiles, all at the start of the walk. The total ascent is 1745 feet (532 metres). Good paths and tracks throughout walk.

Packed lunch required. Cafés at British Camp and Wyche Cutting. Toilets in Great Malvern and at refreshment points.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: at Great Malvern Station front entrance
Grid reference: SO 782456
Post Code: WR14 3EH
What3words: easy.shop.global
Park at station or nearby streets

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Stourbridge HF Rambling Club)

Cost: £5.00

2 places remaining

Saturday 04th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF83

Walking with Elgar

5 miles (walk); allow 5 hours excl. optional visit to "The Firs"

The walk begins at the birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar in Lower Broadheath and ends at his resting place in Little Malvern. Walkers are encouraged to begin with a visit to the birthplace museum, from 10.30. This is a National Trust managed property and charges will apply. Please note that these charges are additional to the walking fee and that therefore this is optional. (NT members free)

At 11.30 our minibus will leave The Firs and drive to British Camp via two locations important to Sir Edward where there will be brief explanatory stops. The walk itself will start at the foot of British Camp, which we will climb and learn about its significance in Sir Edward’s music. After a stop for lunch, we will continue on the Hills before descending to St Wulstan’s Church, Little Malvern to visit the Elgar Graves.

The minibus will return walkers to Lower Broadheath for car collection.

There are no stiles but ascents and descents on the Hills.

Bring enough food and drink for the day, including a packed lunch.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.30 am for optional visit to Elgar’s birthplace (NT members free) otherwise Start 11.30

Meet: at The Firs: Edward Elgar’s Birthplace” (National Trust), Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath
Grid reference: SO 807557
Post Code: WR2 6RH
What3words: scorched.positive.lion
Park at The Firs in the space behind the closed Plough pub near the museum.


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Colin Harnett (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £25.00

Saturday 04th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF84

Three Pubs on the Malvern Hills

6 miles; allow 4 hours

Passing the Chase pub, we’ll drop down into Colwall via the Downs School and continue to the Lime-pits. Here we’ll take a slight detour to view the remnants of the open cast mining and well. Returning to the path, we’ll walk towards Mathon Lodge, continuing through the Lodge Park to arrive at the Brewers Tavern. A very short stretch along the road takes us to a path up onto the hills, crossing the ridge south of the Worcester Beacon. A steep downhill past the Wyche pub returns us to the car park.

Generally easy but with a long(ish) incline up on to the ridge.

Public toilets located near to car park. Should the Brewers be open, then happy to stop for a ‘swift half’ and use of facilities.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at ‘Plateau Car Park’ adjacent to Wyche Free Church on the B4232, Jubilee Drive
Grid reference: SO 766434
Post Code: WR13 6DQ
What3words: shipyards.torch.ascendant

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Michael Johnson

Cost: £5.00

Saturday 04th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF85

Discovering the King’s Thirds. Charles I encloses one third of Malvern Chase

3 miles; allow 3 hours

The archaeology of the Shire Ditch may be obvious to some but there are other hidden features on the Malvern Hills. Discover where the banks and ditches of the King’s Thirds were created in the 1630s and their history, on the northern Malvern Hills.

Strenuous in parts , moderate in others and easy in other parts. Because it is strenuous in parts there are alternative short sections which are relatively easy and the group will be taken along these until we meet again at the end of the diversion.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at the Interpretation board, West of England car park, West Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 766448
Post Code: WR14 4DG
What3words: hospitals.contracts.patrolled
Car park is Pay and Display

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: George Demidowicz

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Saturday 04th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF86

Northern Villages and Valleys

5 miles; allow 3 hours

This scenic walk navigates both new and old Storridge as well as Birchwood and touches on both the Geopark Way and the Worcestershire Way. Frequent hills and some stiles.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: and park at Storridge Village Hall Car Park: parking is £1 a car
Grid reference: SO 750486
Post Code: WR13 5EY
What3words: repeating.limes.frosted

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Mary Walters (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Sunday 05th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF91

City, Teme and Severn

12 miles; allow 7 hours

This walk explores the countryside to the West of Worcester, with fine views of the Malvern Hills over much of the way.

From the Hive we cross Sabrina Bridge over the River Severn, and then walk upstream to find paths leading to Lower Broadheath, the birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar. We follow a bridleway towards Bransford Bridge and the River Teme, leaving it again to find the attractive hamlet of Upper Wick. A path takes us to Powick Hams, site of the 1651 Battle of Worcester, and Powick Mills with its tall chimney. The final part of the walk follows the Teme to the point where it flows into the Severn, which we follow, with fine views of the Cathedral on the opposite bank, crossing Worcester Bridge, again affording a fine view of the Cathedral and returning to the Hive.

This walk is predominantly flat but long, with approx. 6 stiles.

Packed lunch required and drinks for the day as there are no cafés on this walk. There are toilets at the start of the walk and at Laylocks Garden Centre (approx. half way).

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: in café inside The Hive complex, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester
Grid reference: SO 846550
Post Code: WR1 3PD
What3words: grow.herds.elaborate

Nearest car park: Cattle Market Car Park, Croft Road, Worcester WR1 3NZ

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Stourbridge HF Rambling Club)

Cost: £5.00

Sunday 05th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF92

Storridge, Suckley and Geopark

13 miles; allow 7 hours

Head up Happy Valley to reach West Malvern; continue through Croft and Bank Farms and over Cockshot Hill to Cradley. Turn north to Stifford’s Bridge and the Suckley Hills to find our way to the Knapp and Papermill nature reserve. Here we join the Geopark Way which we follow for most of our return south to Malvern. We walk close to Birchwood Lodge, Elgar’s home where he would take breaks from composing by walking these hills.

Up hill sections with some stiles.

There are no shops or cafés en route, so ensure you bring enough food and drink for morning and lunch breaks

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: outside Great Malvern Post Office
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post Code: WR14 3HJ
What3words: regard.lunch.lights
Long term car parks in Priory Rd.


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts

Cost: £5.00

Sunday 05th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF93

Ledbury Circular

10 miles; allow 6 hours

This walk leaves the town centre via Church Lane, through the churchyard. It crosses the A449 to enter Coneygree Wood and skirts the edge of Ledbury Park, with views over the town and across to Marcle Ridge. We head in the direction of Woolpits Farm and then towards Bromsberrow, passing briefly into Gloucestershire. On reaching the main road (A417) we cross back into Herefordshire towards Brooms Green and walk approx 1.5 miles along a lane before crossing fields to pass Donnington Court and Church. From here we head towards Parkway and then back to Ledbury along The Southend.

There are numerous cafés and pubs in Ledbury.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the half timbered Market Hall in Ledbury Town Centre
Grid reference: SO 711377
Post Code: HR8 1DH
What3words: handfuls.shower.plums
Parking: St Katherine CP / Bye Street CP / Bridge Street Long Stay CP

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Kate Loxton (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 05th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF94

Hill Forts and History

6½ miles; allow 5 hours

A walk that encompasses two Hill Forts with glorious views. The walk leader is a landscape archaeologist who will describe the history, features and folklore of the area. There are numerous and varied archaeological features to discover and discuss en route. Questions are welcome!

The route follows the eastern side of British Camp, across Broad Down and Hangman’s Hill, dropping down through News Wood, then climbing to the unique hill fort on Midsummer Hill. We retrace our steps but taking in Clutter’s Cave and then climbing to the summit of British Camp before descending back to the car park.

There are light refreshments available at the start/finish of the walk at Sally’s Place, and a pub at the start/finish of the walk – The Malvern Hills Hotel.

Public toilets at the start/finish point (none en route).

Bring drink and a packed lunch/snacks

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 09.00 am

Meet: at the second 5-bar gate on the right hand side of British Camp car park, away from the ticket machine
Grid reference: SO 763403
Post Code: WR13 6DW
What3words: spilling.bulky.cliff
Car Park is Pay and Display


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Jim Whitfield

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 05th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF95

Colwall’s Industrial Past

3½ miles; allow 2½ hours

The arrival in Colwall of the railway in the mid C19th resulted in the industrialisation of parts of the village. Although only a few vestiges remain, the walk will contain descriptions giving a fascinating insight into why, where, and how the industry developed.

The walk will be taken at a gentle pace, through beautiful fields, woods and orchards on generally good pathways (some rutted field edges) with only a couple of mild gradients. No stiles.

Refreshments and afternoon teas can be purchased from The Colwall Park Hotel at the end of the walk.

For a map of the start point, click HERE

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at Colwall Station
Grid reference: SO 756424
Post Code: WR13 6RN
Park at station or nearby streets
What3words: dignitary.repeating.selection

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Alan Seddon

Cost: £5.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 05th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF96

West Malvern Country Stroll

5 miles; allow 2 hours

A pleasant evening stroll through outstandingly beautiful Herefordshire countryside, with some unexpected surprises, and, with any luck, a spectacular sunset.

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: at Lay-by with bus shelter on the B4232 West Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 765456
Post Code: WR14 4BG
What3words: mulled.implanted.misty

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

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Sunday 05th Jun 2022
Walk No: MWF97

Helicopter Rescue!

3 miles: allow 3½ hours

The primary purpose of the event is to visit Midlands Air Ambulance air base – meet the medics and hear about the fabulous service they give across the region; see the helicopter, if not out on a call; and tour the facilities. The MAA is funded entirely by voluntary donations and is the charity that the Malvern Walking Festival is supporting this year.

Following the air base tour there will be a 3 mile walk on footpaths in the area between the M5 and the River Avon

Bring whatever snacks and liquids you will require for the duration of the visit and walk.

Please note that access to the MAA base is only via the M5 northbound, and escape from the base is only by rejoining the M5 Northbound to Junction 7, South Worcester.

Start: 5.30 pm

Meet: in the lorry park at Strensham Northbound services on M5 motorway just after Junc 8 – we will be met there and escorted to the secure air base.
When entering the services ensure that you stay on the left hand lane entering the sign-posted Lorry Park area.
Staying left, enter the slip road in the Lorry park about 50 yards on your left hand side; we are about 25 yards on the right hand side.
Please park in front of the fenced area.
Grid reference: SO 894407
Post Code: WR8 0BZ


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £5.00

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