MWF61 Five Wartime Hospitals, Thursday 30 May

Starting from St Wulstans Nature Reserve car park this circular walk will pass through, or close by, the five WW2 US Army hospitals (which were, at that time known as Brickbarns / Wood Farm / Blackmore 2 / Blackmore 1/ Merebrook) situated around the area of Malvern Wells and Hanley Swan. The walk is largely level with short / easy inclines but with much of the walk across uneven fields and rough woodland, you should expect to have to negotiate a large number of stiles. This walk will cross a number of major roads and for some short stretches will also be alongside busy roads.

Whilst virtually all the infrastructure of the various hospitals has been dismantled / redeveloped / naturalised, the Walk Leader will at appropriate times point out related features of interest and where possible will also provide brief commentaries at / near each hospital site.

The walk does not pass any shops / pubs / services and so walkers should provide their own snacks, packed lunch and drinks.


Distance: 11 miles
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Date: 30th May 2024
Start time: 9:30 am
Walk leader: Graham George
Start location: St Wulstans Nature Reserve Car Park
Upper Welland
WR14 4JA
Grid reference: SO 780414
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Further details:

Park in the Nature Reserve Car Park or on St Wulstans Drive (this is the nature reserve access road)

11 places available


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