Places are still available, and a new walk
With 10 weeks before the first walk of this year’s Walking Festival sets out, 45 walks are already fully booked, and demand has been so strong that we have included an extra walk. Woodlands and Apple Orchards, is a 4½-mile mile walk led by Julia Goodfellow-Smith. Julia is the author of a book ‘Short Walks on the Malvern Hills’ and during the 3-hour walk she will give background about the history of the woods and orchards. The walk number is MWF55.1; it’s rated Moderate.
Including this walk, there are still some 200 places available to book. The website lets you filter out all the fully booked walks, still leaving you with plenty of choice.
There are places on MWF28, Discovering the Kings Thirds. Don’t necessarily be put off by its rating as Hard: the walk does involve some short, steep sections, hence the classification. However, 3 hours are allowed for this short 3-mile walk, with plenty of time for stops and explanations.
The End to End walks are fully booked, but it’s possible to cover all the Hills in 3 days, and with a rest day or two in between! On Monday 29th we have The Middle Hills (MWF34); Friday 2nd June gives you Eastnor and the Southern Hills (MWF72); finish with On and Around the Northern Hills on Sunday 4th June (MWF95).
There are two opportunities to explore the Northern Hills, one on the afternoon of the first Saturday, (MWF16), and the other on the afternoon of the last day of the Festival, Sunday 4th June, (MWF95).
Malvern’s Route to the Hills (MWF85) is a walk giving a unique look into the history of the town by means of a series of plaques, information boards and pavement studs. Peter Smith is one of four people who delivered the project and will give more information both on the history of the town and on the development of the project.
To browse the walks and to make a booking, please visit malvernwalking.uk/walks/