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Saturday 27th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 03

Cradley, Two Mills and Much More - 8 miles

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This is a lovely, scenic walk in the open countryside to the west of the Malvern Hills, visiting two interesting and historic old mills. The route is via Stiffords Bridge, along the Cradley Brook to Barrow Hill and through Halesend Wood; it includes a few short climbs.

Allow 5 hours; bring packed lunch and drinks

Start: 10.30

Length: 6-10 Miles

Meet: Cradley Church
Grid reference:SO735473
Post Code:WR13 5LQ
Access from the A4103 (Hereford to Worcester road) Turn off onto lane opposite garage to Cradley village
Car park on right of church drive

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Kay Brown Leadon Vale branch of the Ramblers

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Saturday 27th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 04

Down Shakespeare's Avon from Twyning Green to Tewkesbury

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Starting from the pretty riverside village of Twyning Green this 7-mile walk goes along the meadows of the River Avon, with its leisure craft and extensive wildlife, to arrive at the boating town of Tewkesbury, where a coffee stop is planned. The River Severn Way is then followed for a couple of miles until an alternative path away from the river is taken, leading to Puckrup where the golf course is crossed. Next, the lovely little village of Church End is visited, before the River Avon is reached for a short stroll back to Twyning Green, where welcoming pubs await.

Allow 4 hours

Bring a packed Lunch

Optional pub stop at Twyning Green at walk's end

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 6-10 Miles

Meet: Grid reference: SO 901366
Post Code: GL20 6DF
Park around the Twyning Village Green, South side

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale branch of the Ramblers)

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Saturday 27th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 05

Springs and Spouts of the Middle Hills

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There are over one hundred Springs and Wells on the Malvern Hills; this walk gives an opportunity to learn about those on the Middle Hills, between the Wyche in the North and Wynds Point in the South, with a commentary on each one visited. They include Willow Spring, Eye Well, Holywell and Evendine Spout. Water from the latter is drinkable: top up your water bottles here!

There are some climbs and descents, along a mix of roads and tracks; no stiles.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 2.00 pm

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: Gardiners Quarry, off Jubilee Drive.
Grid reference: SO 766420
Post Code: WR13 6DN
Gardiners Quarry car park: fee payable

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: David Owen, Ray Roberts

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Sunday 28th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 07

Over the Hills and Far Away

12 miles

A very variable, undulating walk, firstly involving climbs to the tops of End Hill and North Hill with their magnificent far-reaching views, then a descent to West Malvern and through fields and woods to the Mathon Estate. A climb to the top of Cockshot Hill follows, yielding lovely views over Herefordshire. The walk then descends to the village of Cradley and crosses fields to Vinesend. Next an ascent to an interesting limestone ridge, which is then followed until a path is taken down to North Malvern and a short walk back to the start of the walk.

Good paths; some steep sections; allow 6 hours.

Bring drinks and a packed lunch

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 10-15 Miles

Meet: The Clock Tower, North Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 770469
Post Code: WR14 4LX
Parking: 2 adjacent Car Parks

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: David Hawkins Leadon Vale branch of the Ramblers

Sunday 28th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 08

Nature in the Scenic Suckley Hills

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Join a leader who lives in the area who will explain the topography, natural history and local history of this quiet, fairly remote area. Visit Blackhouse Wood nature reserve and enjoy great views from the Suckley Hills. Much varied scenery and many points of interest. Expect orchids and several other wild flowers.

Some short but quite steep uphill sections and some stiles.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 10 am

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: Near Mousehole Bridge, Alfrick
Grid reference:SO 739516
Post Code: WR6 5HD
Parking: On grass just along drive marked as a footpath, opposite Mousehole House.

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Garth Lowe Powick Ramblers

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Sunday 28th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 09

Spirit of Malvern

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Castlemorton Common nestles below the eastern edge of the middle Malvern Hills and provides excellent walking on good paths. This is a circular walk, easy and fairly flat, mainly on common land, giving great views and visiting two churches.

Allow 3 hours

Start: 2.30 pm

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: Car Park off B2408 near Robin Hood pub
Grid reference: SO786376
Postcode(of Pub): WR13 6BS
Park: Off B2408 road just south of Robin Hood pub

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Rita Lee (Malvern Hills District Footpath Society)

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Sunday 28th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 10

Beautiful Countryside around Cradley

3 miles

Leaving the Red Lion we cross fields before coming across Cradley with its historic church and ancient village hall. We then meander on before entering Mathon and return via Churchfields. An evening walk, taking in beautiful scenery, delightful hamlets, some interesting churches and buildings in local traditional style, and superb views of the Malvern Hills.

Allow 2 hours to cover the 3 miles of this gentle walk, albeit with a few stiles, before returning to the Red Lion for liquid refreshment if required!

Start: 6.00 pm

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: Red Lion Inn, Stifford’s Bridge, Cradley, Malvern (on A4103).
Grid reference: SO 734480
Post Code: WR13 5NN
Park: Red Lion car park


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Monday 29th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 12

The Wonders of Woolhope 11 miles

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Follow the Herefordshire Trail and the Three Choirs Way on a very scenic discovery walk up to, and around, the Woolhope Dome, with its fascinating geology. Visit Woolhope village and the hamlet of Sollers Hope, to hear of the associations with Lady Godiva and Dick Whittington. Enjoy stunning views in a very varied landscape, with special geological and botanical interest.

The walk is moderately hilly, and will take around 6 hours.

Bring packed lunch.

Optional pub visit at end

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 10-15 Miles

Meet: Much Marcle village
Grid reference: SO 657330
Post Code: HR8 2LY
Parking: on roadside near Much Marcle village school

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Doreen Miccio

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Monday 29th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 13

Oh Deer, Eastnor Park! 7 miles

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An exploration of the middle and southern hills of the Malvern range via Hollybush, and into Eastnor Park.

Initially on lower paths, then climbing to the ridge near Hollybush Hill for wonderful views, then on to Eastnor deer park and the Obelisk for a 360 degree vista. Return via the Iron Age Hill Fort at British Camp and its associations with Caractacus. Glorious views and many points of interest.

The walk includes fairly hilly sections on very good paths, with no stiles. Allow 4 hours.

Refreshments available at British Camp Kiosk.

Start: 9.30 am

Length: 6-10 Miles

Meet: Refreshment kiosk at British Camp Car Park
Grid reference: SO 763403
Post Code: WR13 6DW


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Rita Lee (MHDFS)

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Monday 29th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 14

NCT Mondays up The Malverns

2 miles

A scenic short walk for parents with babies and toddlers in slings or carriers on the foothills of the Malverns, organised and led by the local branch of NCT, the UK's largest parent charity. We welcome local mums and dads as well as parents on holiday. Friendly dogs welcome. Please look for our volunteer leader in a high vis jacket.

The walk is relaxed: the whole group will stop and wait for nappy changes and baby feeding.

Start: 10.30 am

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: At North Quarry Car Park
Grid reference: SO 770469
Post Code: WR14 4LX

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Hannah Cooper (Malvern Hills NCT)

Monday 29th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 15

To Hanley Swan, Return by Baldyatteway

5 miles

Head for Blackmore Park where the US had a large WW2 convalescent hospital (now almost no trace). The park was home to the Hornyold family from the 16th century but the majority of the over 3,000 acre estate was sold in 1919. We return on an ancient greenway, now Wood Street but known to the Saxons as Baldyatteway.

The walk will take about 3 hours.

Start: 1.30 pm

Length: 6-10 Miles

Meet: Peachfield Rd before junction with Poolbrook Rd B4208
Grid Ref: SO785441
Postcode: WR14 3LE

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts, LDWA

Monday 29th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 16

Commemorative Plaques of Great Malvern

An evening walk in Great Malvern around the houses and buildings associated with famous visitors and residents, water cure doctors and Victorian visitors such as Dickens, Darwin and Florence Nightingale. Did you realise that a North African Emperor, two Queens of Great Britain and a future President of the United States of America enjoyed long visits to Malvern? See where famous artists, scientists, writers, musicians, Hollywood actors and composers lived and stayed. Visit the graveside of Charles Darwin's beloved daughter, Annie Elizabeth.

Easy street walking; length 2½ miles at a gentle pace and taking about 2 hours.

Start: 6 pm

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: Tourist Information Centre, Church St., Gt. Malvern
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post Code: WR14 2AA
Parking: street parking available


Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Brian Iles (Local Historian)

Tuesday 30th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 18

Bromyard, Bringsty and the Great Beyond

11 miles

We explore the wonderful Bromyard Downs, famous for their orchids, before heading off to the Devil's Punchbowl and other varied landscapes to Edvin Loach, with its famous bells, and Tedstone Delamere. We return via Badley Wood, the wildest of Herefordshire's commons, the Whitbourne Estate and Bringsty Common, where we enjoy panoramic views.

There are no particularly steep climbs but plenty of ups and downs amounting to 450 metres of ascent, not counting the usual assortment of Herefordshire stiles.

11 miles, expected to take 6 hours

Bring a packed lunch. Refreshments afterwards at the Royal Oak Bromyard Downs if desired.

Start: 10.00am

Length: 10-15 Miles

Meet: Park opposite Brockhampton school on the Bromyard Downs Road, just off A44
Grid reference: SO678544
Post Code: WR6 5TD

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Tom Fisher (Bromyard Walkers are Welcome)

Tuesday 30th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 19

A Ramble in Eastnor Park with Stunning Views; 5 miles

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Starting with excellent views of British Camp Hill Fort, the walk passes through fields and woods, by a cider apple orchard and through a traditional black and white working farmyard. Then gently uphill to the ridge of the Malvern Hills above Gullet Quarry. Over heathland to the Obelisk (erected 1812) in Eastnor Park to enjoy wonderful 360° distant views. A break for refreshments while a bit of history is learnt at the Obelisk. The walk continues through the park, past fishing lakes and returns through woods.

The 5-mile walk is over good paths with gentle hills, and will take 3 hours. A good quality pub meal is available when we finish.

Start: 10.00am

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: The Wellington Inn on A449 road
Grid reference: SO743399
Post Code: WR13 6HW
Park in the The Wellington Inn car park


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Russell Powick Ramblers

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Tuesday 30th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 20

The Geology and Scenery of the Western Slopes of the Malvern Hills

5 miles

This very scenic walk starts on the crystalline rocks of the Malvern Hills which were formed from molten magma deep in the earth's crust before being pushed to the surface by earth movements. The walk then descends to Evendine Lane where Malvern Water emerges from a spring. We cross ridges of fossiliferous limestone which formed in tropical seas when this area was south of the equator. There are vales underlain by more easily eroded clays. The shape of the land surface produces the magnificent scenery and reflects the underlying rock. The walk climbs back up to the starting point at Gardiner's Quarry to finish.

The walk is over good paths, with some steep sections and with some stiles.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 2.00 pm

Length: 6-10 Miles

Meet: Gardiner’s Quarry car park on western side of Malvern Hills, above The Kettle Sings cafe
Grid reference: SO 766 421
Postcode: WR13 6DN
Park in the car park - fees apply.

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Moira Jenkins Herefordshire &Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust

Tuesday 30th May 2017
Walk No: MWF 21

Dr Wilson's 150th Anniversary Water Cure Walk

2 miles

Water cure physician Dr James Wilson died 150 years ago. Join the eminent local historian Dr John Harcup OBE, on a short, leisurely walk in central Great Malvern, to understand the background of the water cure story and see where Dr Wilson worked. A fascinating and highly amusing experience.

The walk of just 2 miles will take a little over 2 hours, including history!

Start: 6.15 pm

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: Tourist Information Centre, Church St, Great Malvern
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post Code: WR14 2AA
Parking: Grange Road, (near Malvern Theatres). Other car parks available.


Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Dr John Harcup OBE, chairman, Malvern Spa Association

Wednesday 31st May 2017
Walk No: MWF 22

Great Malvern Local History Walk

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Malvern simply oozes history; it calls out to you from every street corner, from the water cure to Elgar, from the gas lamps of Narnia to the invention of radar. This walk covers some 40 locations all around the town, starting with the Victorian Cemetery, then to the railway station, on to Malvern College, and across Malvern common to Lower Wyche. We then head back into town along Abbey Road taking in the Priory Church and various other historical gems, with explanations and descriptions at each point of interest.

The walk is largely on footpaths around Great Malvern, although there is one steep flight of steps, and should take some 5 hours, including stops.

Bring a drink and a snack. Near the end of the walk there's an opportunity to stop at the historic Nags Head Pub.

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 6-10 Miles

Meet: Priory Road South - large car park opposite Malvern Splash
Grid reference: SO 779 458
Post Code: WR14 9SD


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Derek Horner

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Wednesday 31st May 2017
Walk No: MWF 23

Fascinating Aspects of North Malvern

5 miles

See why geology is the skeleton of our landscape. Wander through lanes, woods and hillsides of North Malvern. There will be stunning views and the chance to find Victorian springs as the Hills release their secrets. (And water.)

Moderate ascents and descents in 5 miles of wonderfully varied country. Allow 3 hours

Lunch available at New Inn.

DOGS WELCOME ON LEAD

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: The New Inn, Hereford Road, Storridge
Grid reference: SO 759493
Post Code: WR13 5HB
Parking: New Inn Car Park


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Mike Averill Powick Ramblers

Wednesday 31st May 2017
Walk No: MWF 24

The Historic Madresfield Estate Gardens and Grounds

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A gentle 2-mile walk, led by the estate manager, through the gardens and grounds of Madresfield Court, thought to be the inspiration for Brideshead Revisited. We examine the exterior of this moated stately home and consider its history. While walking through the gardens we will see the Maze, and a Pulhamite Rock garden as well as the 65 acres of arboretum and formal gardens.

Allow 1.5 hours.

Start: 3.00 pm

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: The Playroom, Madresfield Court. Signposted from minor road through Madresfield village
Grid reference: SO 808476
Post Code: WR13 5AJ
Park at meeting point.

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Peter Hughes

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Wednesday 31st May 2017
Walk No: MWF 25

Historic Madresfield Estate

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A gentle walk led by the Estate Manager through the agricultural countryside and parkland adjacent to Madresfield village, returning via the Gloucester Drive and through the grounds of historic Madresfield Court, and learning something of the history of the Court and the family which has lived there for nearly 900 years.

A flat walk of 3 miles, with good paths. Allow 2 hours

Start: 6.30 pm

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: Car Park at Madresfield Club (follow Madresfield Estate Office sign at road junction next to Hayswood farm)
Grid reference: SO 803476
Post Code: WR13 5AH


Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Peter Hughes

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Thursday 01st Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 26

A Train to Colwall and Back over the Top!

8 miles

This very scenic, hilly walk takes us from Great Malvern to Colwall by train, before we walk back to Great Malvern along and over the ridge. On reaching the hamlet of Evendine we ascend gradually to below British Camp Hill Fort. We then follow the ridge of the Malvern Hills northwards over Black Hill, Pinnacle Hill, Jubilee Hill and Perseverance Hill to reach the Wyche Cutting. A climb up to Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point of the Malvern Hills, to enjoy outstanding long distance views. We continue over Sugarloaf Hill and follow a wide historic track, around Table Hill before descending back to Malvern Town Centre.

Good paths with great scenery - allow 6 hours.

Please bring £3 to cover the rail fare from Great Malvern to Colwall. Packed lunch and drinks will be needed but there is a cafe at British Camp.

Toilets are available at British Camp and Wyche Cutting.

Start: 9.15 am

Length: 6-10 Miles

Meet: Great Malvern Railway Station, front entrance. Meet at 9.15 am prompt
Grid reference: SO 784457
Post Code: WR14 3AU
Free parking at the station. Allow some time to find a space. More spaces off Thorngrove Rd. on opposite side of the station.

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Halesowen U3A Group)

Thursday 01st Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 27

Landscape appreciation in the northern Malvern Hills

3 miles

Join a local geologist in a fascinating, informative walk on the northern end of the Malvern Hills. The main theme of the walk will be the close relationship between landscape and the underlying geology. The geological features on the hills will be discussed and explained.

The walk includes a long steady ascent of North Hill and a descent to the Dingle, in West Malvern. The return is around the north side of North Hill. The scenery is outstanding.

The walk covers three miles and is distinctly hilly, though taken at a slow pace, with many descriptive stops, so allow 3 hours.

A pub meal is possible at the Nags Head at the end of the walk.

Start: 10.00am

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: The Clock Tower, North Quarry car park
Grid reference: SO 771470
Postcode: WR14 4LX
Parking: car parks nearby

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Richard Edwards

Thursday 01st Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 28

Colwall Stone's Fascinating History

5 miles

The opening of the Worcester to Hereford railway was at the initiative of local entrepreneur and engineer, Stephen Ballard. It led to the development of Colwall Stone, embracing horse racing, public schools and a miniature railway. This fascinating history walk climbs to two air shafts from the tunnels under the Malvern Hills, passes Ballard's grave and home and continues on to the Downs School Railway. The return is through the grounds of The Elms School to Evendine Lane and through the old racecourse.

Undulating, scenic and highly informative, the walk will take about 3 hours.

Bring refreshments

Start: 2.00 pm

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: Colwall Railway Station car park
Grid reference: SO 756424
Post Code: WR13 6QG

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Peter and Eileen Clement (St. Wulstans Walking Group)

Thursday 01st Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 29

Learning about Ledbury

SORRY, THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

ALTERNATIVELY, YOU MIGHT LIKE TO CONSIDER A TOWN WALK IN MALVERN - WALK NUMBER 37, THE HERITAGE TOWN WALK

An evening stroll in and around this historic Saxon borough on the river Leadon, with its many ancient buildings. Learn of the town's associations with Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Masefield and Prince Rupert. Walk the town trail along the river Leadon and the route of the old Hereford to Gloucester canal.

Allow 2 hours for this gentle walk, with the option of a pub meal at the end.


Start: 6.15 pm

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: Ledbury Market House (the raised back and white building in town centre)
Grid reference: SO 711377
Post Code: HR8 1DH
Parking: St Catherine’s in Bye St. Bye St is opposite Market House

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Doreen Miccio

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Friday 02nd Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 31

Mystical, Magical Malvern Hills

10 miles

A walk with variety, adventure, fantastic scenery, historic associations and mystical conundrums. Climb to the Iron Age Fort of Midsummer Hill with its far reaching views over this wonderful countryside. Walk through the Eastnor Estate to the Obelisk, then past the remains of Bronsil castle to the village of White Leaved Oak, a village with pre-historic associations. Reach the top of Chase End Hill, leading to the lovely Capability Brown designed Bromesberrow Estate. Return via a tree lined drive

There are several steep uphill sections in this 10-mile walk, which will take about six hours.

Bring a packed lunch

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 10-15 Miles

Meet: Hollybush Free Car Park
Top of hill on the A438 Eastnor to Tewkesbury Road
Grid reference: SO758368
Post Code: HR8 1ES

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale branch of the Ramblers)

Friday 02nd Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 32

Oysters, a Vineyard, and a Pub Lunch!

5 miles

An undulating, scenic loop through hamlets and hills north of Ledbury, close to the southern Malvern Hills. Stroll through Coddington vineyard and walk up Oyster Hill for delightful long distance views. Visit Hope Estate, home of Elizabeth Barrett before she eloped with Robert Browning.

Some stiles and short uphill sections.

Allow 3 hours for this 5-mile walk, returning to the Farmers Arms in time for an optional pub lunch.

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: Farmers Arms, Wellington Heath
Grid reference: SO 712403
Post Code: HR8 1LS


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Phil Bunyan (Powick Ramblers)

Friday 02nd Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 33

Charming Colwall, lovely Ledbury and a train ride too!

6 miles

Meet at Ledbury Railway Station in time to catch the 12.58 train to Colwall (pay on day). A gentle climb to the top of Oyster Hill affords wonderful views over the surrounding country side. Passing Hope End House (former home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning) then through Frith Wood and over the Ledbury-Malvern train tunnel, we return to Ledbury where there will be an opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea at one of Ledbury's many cafés (pay on day).

The walk will take about 3 hours, and includes some stiles and some short uphill sections.

Start: 12.30 pm

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: Ledbury Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 710387
Post Code: HR8 1AR
Car Parking: available free at the station, or on local streets.

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Rachel and Rex Hickley

Friday 02nd Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 34

Florence Nightingale and the Malvern Water Cure

3 miles

Florence Nightingale arrived in Malvern in 1848 'through a triumphal arch of sheets and an avenue of flannels'. She came to Malvern 10 times for the water cure which, she said, saved her life. The walk starts at the Foley Arms Hotel and passes other houses along the Wells Road, Abbey Road and College Road, where Florence Nightingale and her family stayed. Cora is a local author and historian and will describe more about some of Malvern's old buildings, why Florence Nightingale found it necessary to come to Malvern so many times, what she said and what she saw.

Slight gradients in the 3 miles of this walk; allow 2 hours.

Start: 7.00 pm

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: Foley Arms Hotel, Worcester Road, Great Malvern
Grid reference: SO 775461
Post Code: WR14 4QS
Nearby street parking


Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Cora Weaver

Saturday 03rd Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 35

The 'No Hills' Walk on the Malvern Hills!

10 miles

Enjoy the best of the Malvern Hills without the climbs! An unusual walk for the Malvern Hills as there are no hills to climb, merely very gentle gradients, following the lower contour lines, and with many places of interest. Paths lead through woods and open countryside, initially southwards along the east side of the Hills to the Wyche Cutting, then past the Holy Well to British Camp. Return below the west side of the ridge through 'Little Switzerland' and the Royal Well, with other interesting places to explore en route.

The walk has no stiles and should take 5 hours. Bring refreshments.

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 10-15 Miles

Meet: The Clock Tower on B4232 North Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO770470
Post Code:WR14 4LX
Car park: Tank Quarry car park near clock tower .


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins Leadon Vale branch of the Ramblers

Saturday 03rd Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 36

Cockshot Hill and Cother Wood

4 miles

An attractive walk exploring the hilly countryside between West Malvern and Cradley. At 4 miles, it's not amazingly long, but it does have its ups and downs (the views more than compensate) as well as about 5 stiles. There's a mix of lanes, track, field and a couple of farm yards. From the Elim Centre the walk heads west to Cockshot Hill, then north towards Lower Vinesend Farm before turning south and a long climb through Six Acre Wood and Cother Wood back to the start point.

Allow about 2½ hours

Start: 10.00am

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: At the top of Croft Bank, at the junction with West Malvern Rd, outside the Elim centre
Grid reference: SO 763462
Post Code: WR14 4DG
Parking: Westminster Bank or on the West Malvern Rd.

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: David Owen (St Wulstans Local Walking Group)

Saturday 03rd Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 37

Heritage Town Walk

½ mile

This walk covers the history of Malvern generally, but focuses particularly on the Victorian water cure days when Malvern attracted many visitors to be treated, in particular by Drs Wilson and Gully. Famous people who have lived in Malvern are discussed, and buildings and parks of interest are pointed out. Malvern went from being just a village to becoming a town in 1851 and this guided walk explains why.

The walk covers just ½ mile, but with stops will take about 1½ hours.

Start: 2.30 pm

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: Tourist Information Office, top of Church Street, Malvern
Grid reference: SO 777459
Post Code: WR14 2AA
Parking: Belle Vue Terrace - Behind the Unicorn Pub - Max Stay 2 Hours - WR14 4PZ - 31 spaces. Accessible via St Ann’s Road.

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Denise Preston Malvern Civic Society

Saturday 03rd Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 38

Scenery Around the River Teme

3 miles

Leaving the Bear Inn we cross fields by the River Teme for a very pleasant evening walk. There is a gentle climb and a few stiles, as we rise through woodlands to the highest part of Bransford. This affords splendid views to the eastern side of Malvern Hills. After passing through a couple of farms we drop back down to the Bear for refreshments if required.

Allow 2 hours.

Start: 6.00 pm

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: The Bear & Ragged Staff Inn, Station Road, Bransford
Grid reference: SO 804523
Post Code: WR6 5JH
Parking: Pub's car park


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Sunday 04th Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 39

All the Malvern Hills, from End to End: 9 miles

SORRY, THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

YOU MAY LIKE TO CONSIDER WALK 26, "TRAIN TO COLWALL AND BACK OVER THE TOP", WHICH TAKES IN THE HILLS FROM WYNDS POINT TO WORCS BEACON

Join Malvern Hills Conservators along the whole of the Malvern Hills from End to End, from Chase End to North Malvern, covering 9 miles and taking some 6 hours. Walk all the tops, including Midsummer Hill; British Camp Hill Fort (Herefordshire Beacon); and Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point.

Opportunities to enjoy the views and many points of interest en route,

Good paths. Frequent ascents and descents, some quite long and steep but taken at a slow to moderate pace.

A coach will leave promptly at 9.00 to go from the meeting point to the start of the walk near Chase End Hill, the most southerly of the Malvern Hills.

There will be an opportunity for refreshments en route at British Camp Kiosk, but please bring packed lunch and drinks.

Cost of transport and fee: £15

Start: 9.00 am

Length: 6-10 Miles

Meet: North Quarry car park at North end of hills
Grid reference: SO 772470
Post Code: WR14 4LX
Car Parking: MHC car park (£4 per day).

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Simon Roberts and Mike O'Brien (Malvern Hills Conservators)

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 04th Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 40

Worcester at War! 5 miles

SORRY, THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Exploring and explaining Worcester's key role in the Civil War (1642-1651). Includes the tactics and deployments of the Royalists and Parliamentary forces at the battle of Powick Bridge (1642) and the decisive battle of Worcester (1651). Much historical interest, including the "bridges of boats", Fort Royal and Prince Charles' HQ.

The walk is along the rivers Teme and Severn, a canal, and in old Worcester City; it is flat, with no stiles.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Length: 3-6 Miles

Meet: Large chimney at Old Powick Bridge
Grid reference: SO 835527
Post Code: WR2 4BU
Parking: on cul de sac at bridge, signposted “Old Road”, 50 yds from chimney

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Bob Baldwin (HF Holidays)

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Sunday 04th Jun 2017
Walk No: MWF 41

Route to the Hills

2 miles

The Route to the Hills project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, celebrates Great Malvern's cultural heritage. It offers a new way to explore Great Malvern, guiding people through the town and showcasing its heritage highlights through a series of bespoke plaques, artwork and signage. This walk explores the route, which rises from Great Malvern Station westwards through the town centre and up on to the edge Malvern Hills via Rosebank Gardens, with many descriptive stops at points of interest.

With stops and commentary the walk will take about 2½ hours.

For more information, visit www.routetothe hills.co.uk

Start: 2.30 pm

Length: 0-3 Miles

Meet: Great Malvern Station ( West / Town Side by main entrance )
Grid reference: SO 783457
Post Code: WR14 3AU
Parking: street parking in vicinity


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Peter Smith, artistic director, Autumn in Malvern Festival