The 19th annual Malvern Walking Festival will take place from Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June 2024.  The website, www.malvernwalking.uk  will open for bookings on 1st January 2024. 

This year we have a total of 72 walks plus three 3-day trail walks.  The multi-day walks are: 

  • Worcestershire Way over 3 days;
  • A further Rail Trail: “The Salt Line”.  3 linear walks using rail for the return legs. 
  • The third trail 31-mile section of the Three Choirs Way between the cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford.

As well as the multi-day walks, we offer all-day walks and shorter, half day walks, ranging in distance from 3 miles up to 12 miles.  The two most strenuous walks will be the popular 19-mile Malvern Hills End-to-end and Back, and the 31-mile Worcestershire Way in a Day. 

Many of the walks are themed Many of the walks are themed.  History alone includes wartime Malvern; Civil War; industry; hill forts; and the King’s Thirds.  Some of the other themes:  

  • Water
  • Farming
  • Geology and the Geopark Way
  • Quarrying
  • Nature reserves
  • Marvellous trees
  • Plant life
  • And more

The walks take place on and around the Malvern Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – and some a bit further afield elsewhere in Worcestershire & Herefordshire.

The difficulty of each walk is graded from Gentle to Strenuous so no-one need let themselves in for more than they can handle. 

This year we have added what3words to walk descriptions as an aid to finding walk start points.  Grid references are still given, as well as the less precise postcodes.  Grid References can of course be used with OS maps, but also on the website gridreferencefinder.com , which gives the options of OpenStreetMap, and Google Earth as well as OS Maps.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Walking Year.