MWF85 Wartime Sites around Malvern, Saturday 1 June

In 1942 the Government placed a Restriction Order on Malvern making it a closed area, with no one allowed in unless a resident or a relative of a resident. The town population grew from approximately 18,000 to 30,000 which had a massive impact on the town and the surrounding area with many buildings being commandeered / utilised for war work, accommodation and entertainment purpose. This circular walk around Gt Malvern town and some of its surrounding area will identify various buildings / areas that were used for wartime purposes or had special significance during the war. Buildings (or residual sites) of interest will be identified and their wartime (and possibly post war) purposes outlined.

The walk is largely conducted on pavements and paths around the town, however there will be an excursion across Malvern Wells common. There will be some short steep sloped sections to be negotiated.


Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Date: 1st June 2024
Start time: 1:00 pm
Walk leader: Graham George
Start location: Band Stand in Priory Park, Gt Malvern (rear of the Winter Gardens near the large lake..
WR14 3DS
Grid reference: SO 777458
Further details:

Off road parking is available on Grange Road and on Priory Rd. On street parking is available on Orchard Road. Other car parks are also available around Gt Malvern town.

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