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Saturday 23rd May 2020
Walk No: MWF11

Live and Let Live in Herefordshire!

9 miles

On fascinating Bringsty Common we pass the early 18th century thatched inn ‘Live & Let Live’, and the disused Mount Sion, a simple Methodist Chapel.

We move on to the village of Whitbourne, with its neo-Palladian House (built by Worcester’s vinegar magnate, Edward Pickerton Evans in the mid 19th century), and then return to Bringsty.

Highly scenic with some short moderately steep hills and some stiles

Allow 5 hours

Bring packed lunch; refreshments available at the pub

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"


Start: 10.00 am

Meet: by the Live & Let Live pub sign on Bringsty Common on the A44
Grid reference: SO 698550
Post Code: WR6 5UJ
Park at meeting point

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Frances Van Rompaey (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 23rd May 2020
Walk No: MWF12

Take the high route to Colwall and return by train

8 miles

From our coffee shop in Great Malvern, we climb steeply to historic St Ann’s Well, long associated with the water treatment (Spa) period. We continue to the highest point, the Worcestershire Beacon, to enjoy spectacular views. After descending gently to the ancient saltway at the Wyche Cutting, we walk south below the ridge, to the surviving water bottling site at Holywell. We soon reach British Camp and enjoy refreshments below the famous hill fort. Finally, we descend through pretty countryside to the west of the ridge to Colwall station. A short train ride takes us back to Great Malvern. Spectacular views throughout, with café stops en route

Allow 5½ hours

Bring packed lunch. Refreshments available at British Camp kiosk and Colwall

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 9.00 am

Meet: Caffè Nero, Church St., Gt Malvern
Grid reference: SO777459
Post Code: WR14 2AE
Car Park at Priory Road


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Halesowen U3A Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 23rd May 2020
Walk No: MWF13

A Walk Through Time!

3 miles

A highly informative geology themed walk below the northern Malvern Hills. We trace the line of the East Malvern Fault separating Triassic and Silurian segments. We look at the evidence for, and discuss the conditions under which the rocks were deposited and deformed, as we walk in the direction of Storridge. A major theme will be the impact of geology on the surrounding landscape.

One moderate climb. No stiles.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at small car park opposite Cowleigh Park Farm on B4219 North Malvern to Storridge minor road
Grid reference: SO 766475
Post Code: WR13 5HJ

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Richard Edwards

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 23rd May 2020
Walk No: MWF14

Powick, Old Hills and the River Severn

6 miles

A scenic and varied route in woods and fields in Powick parish, featuring a pleasant stretch of the River Severn. Heading south from historic Old Hills, we reach the river near The Rhydd. Following above and along its west bank we continue, via Clevelode mainly through farmland to the car park.

Mostly flat, on good paths, with some stiles

Allow 4 hours

Bring a light snack

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"


Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: Old Hills Car Park
Grid ref: SO 829488
Post Code: WR2 4TQ
Parking: Old Hills car park to E of the B4424, near sharp bend in road

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Kay Brown

Cost: £4.00

Sorry, walk is fully booked.

Saturday 23rd May 2020
Walk No: MWF15

Hidden Trails in the Malvern Hills

5 miles

An exploration of routes off the beaten track, on and around the Herefordshire Beacon and nearby hills. From historic Little Malvern Priory with its Benedictine heritage, we follow the contour below the hill fort, and climb to the ridge. After reaching Walm’s well, which dates from the late Bronze age, and was later revered by the water curists, we continue below the west side of the ridge. The concluding part of this highly scenic route is to the north of the A449 road, eventually reaching Wynd’s Point and down to the Priory.

Generally easy but with a long incline and a few difficult short stretches towards the end. Frequent stops to discuss history and landscapes.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"


Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: at Little Malvern Priory Car Park on A4104
Grid reference: SO 770405
Post Code: WR14 4JN


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Michael Johnson

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 24th May 2020
Walk No: MWF21

Over the Hills and Far Away

14 miles

An all day long, physically quite demanding, varied and interesting walk on and around the northern Malvern Hills, with four fairly hard uphill sections, interspersed with easier walking along country lanes and through fields and woods. We visit many places of interest, including Mathon Estate (previously owned by Labour MP Colin Phipps); the wonderfully landscaped gardens that once belonged to Lady Howard de Walden, whose country house is now the Elim Conference Centre; and the grave of Peter Roget, the compiler of Roget’s Thesaurus. The route is a blend of some of the northern hills with the highly scenic and varied Herefordshire country to the west, and many interesting features.

Allow 7 hours

Bring Packed Lunch

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the Clock Tower, West Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT

Nearest car park location: North Quarry car park (Pay and Display)


Difficulty: Strenuous

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 24th May 2020
Walk No: MWF22

Hills, Views, Apple Blossom and Cider

9 miles

Enjoy a varied and scenic walk on and around Marcle Ridge and the iconic Woolhope Dome, concluding with an optional visit to the Weston’s cider mill, café and shop.

We climb up to Marcle Ridge through farmland and apple orchards, and walk in and around Woolhope Dome, of much geological interest. We reach the pretty village of Woolhope for (optional) lunchtime refreshments. Our return is via Sollars Hope, with its Dick Whittington associations, and back over the Ridge.

Allow 6 hours

Bring packed lunch. Pub stop en route

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: rear car park at Much Marcle Garage
Grid reference: SO 651332
Post Code: HR8 2NG

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Mike Smart (TREKsmart Guided Walking)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 24th May 2020
Walk No: MWF23

Bringsty, Bromyard and Brockhampton Spectacular

6 miles

We walk to Bringsty Common and enjoy spectacular views of the Malvern Hills. We wind our way through the bracken and woodland to reach Brockhampton woods, dark and mysterious, before climbing steadily and quite steeply to reach the (hopefully) sunlit uplands of Warren Farm, as we survey the Teme valley. We continue to historic Bromyard Downs with its “cattle drovers” heritage.

Good paths, hilly in places. Highly scenic and lots of variety.

Allow 4 hours

Bring packed lunch

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Opposite Brockhampton School, on the Bromyard Downs Road, just off A44
Grid reference: SO 676544
Post Code: WR6 5TD
Park: opposite the school

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Tom Fisher (Bromyard Walkers are Welcome)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 24th May 2020
Walk No: MWF24

Historic houses, people and events in and around Hanley Swan

5 miles

A fascinating historical walk in and around the pretty village of Hanley Swan set below the Malvern Hills. Pass the homes of many interesting people who lived locally, and learn about them and significant events, including, e.g. the wartime residence of King George of Greece, a surgeon in the Opium Wars with China, a lady with 43 grandchildren, the head of M15’s double agents, and much more!

Allow 3 hours

Optional Pub meal at end

For a map of the start and end point, click here for an aerial view, and then choose "Show points on Open Street Map" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Hanley Swan Village Hall car park, Welland Road, Hanley Swan
Grid reference: SO 811424
Post Code: WR8 0DF

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Malcolm Fare

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 24th May 2020
Walk No: MWF25

On and Around the Northern Hills

5 miles

A hilly, varied, and very scenic route over all the tops of the northern Malvern Hills, returning on a low level loop. We climb quite steeply above a massive, defunct granite quarry, to reach North Hill, and continue to the Hills' highest point, i.e. the Worcestershire Beacon, to enjoy 360 deg views. We drop down to the historic St Ann’s Well and learn about Malvern’s “water cure” heritage. Our return loop is on a contour path on the east side of the ridge.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then choose "Show points on Open Street Map" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at the clock tower, North Malvern Rd.
Grid reference: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT
Park at North Quarry car park (Pay & Display)

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Beverley Nielsen

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 24th May 2020
Walk No: MWF26

Images of Malvern

5 miles

Join the artistic director of the Autumn in Malvern Festival in an easy, highly informative walking tour. Visit locations of major cultural interest, including those associated with such notables as Edward Elgar, George Bernard Shaw, CS Lewis, Dame Laura Knight and Barry Jackson.

Starting from Belle Vue Island, we walk through Rose Bank Gardens, along Foley Terrace to the furthest extent south of Malvern Common. Return via The Firs, The Lees, College Road and Priory Park.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: in Great Malvern Town Centre, the Elgar Statue on Belle Vue Island, opposite the Post Office
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post Code: WR14 3ES



Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Peter Smith (Artistic Director - Autumn in Malvern Festival)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 24th May 2020
Walk No: MWF27

Where Pick met Shovel!

3 miles

Learn about the growth and ultimate closure of the hugely controversial quarrying industry that had such a massive impact on the Malvern area. Accompany the CEO of the Malvern Hills Trust on the Northern Hills, to include former quarries, the gold mine and the Worcestershire Beacon. Understand how the landscape of the Malverns was altered, and how it subsequently recovered from the dark days of the quarrying industry.

Good paths, with some steep uphill sections

Allow 3 hours. Please note that the starting time is not listed in the brochure; this is to confirm that it is indeed 6pm.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: at Earnslaw quarry, off the B4218 Wyche Road
Grid Reference: SO 770441
Postcode: WR14 4EG (pay and display)


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Duncan Bridges

Cost: £4.00

Monday 25th May 2020
Walk No: MWF31

Up, Down and Around the Wonderful Wye

11 miles

A wonderfully diverse and scenic walk, featuring one of Britain’s most beautiful rivers. Initially above the river, we take the famous Wye Valley Walk, via Capler Camp Iron Age Fort, and Lea and Paget’s Wood nature reserve. We circle above the village of Fownhope, eventually descending to the winding bank of the Wye through meadows, farmland and woods. Good paths, on varied terrain, with some short steep sections. Superb views.

Allow 6 hours

Bring packed lunch; a pub stop possible en route.

Well behaved and fit dogs welcome.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Brinkley Hill, picnic site parking area on right-hand side of road from Brockhampton to Hoarwithy, half a mile from Brockhampton
Grid reference: SO 584313
Post Code: HR1 4SL
Park in picnic site parking area

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Ian Flanders (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Monday 25th May 2020
Walk No: MWF32

Ups and downs in the beautiful Suckley Hills

7 miles

A charming, stile free, and very scenic walk near and on the Worcestershire Way, in the area of the remote village of Suckley. The figure of eight route passes through the hamlet of Longley Green and takes in a section of the Cradley Brook. Short, quite steep uphill sections on good paths, with much variety and many excellent views.

Coffee/tea available en route

Lunch available at Glasshouse café, Holloways, (pre-ordered at start)

Allow 4 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: Holloways, on minor road through Suckley village
Grid reference: SO 722516
Post Code: WR6 5DE
Parking: on site, or in Church lane nearby

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Carol Harnett

Cost: £4.00

Monday 25th May 2020
Walk No: MWF33

The Wonders of Woolhope Dome

7 miles

A splendidly variable and scenic route, taking in the rolling hills and valleys of the unique Woolhope Dome landscape, and up onto the Marcle Ridge. We pass Sollars Hope hamlet and church, long associated with Dick Whittington. Enjoy wonderful views to the Malvern Hills, the Cotswolds ridge and May Hill. We pass many points of note, including interesting flora including, hopefully, orchids.

Moderately hilly in places. Good paths.

Allow 4 hours

Bring a snack. Optional pub meal at end.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: and park at The Crown Inn, Woolhope
Postcode: HR1 4QP
Grid Ref: SO 611357


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Monday 25th May 2020
Walk No: MWF34

Radar comes to Malvern

2 miles

In May 1942 and in great secrecy, 2500 radar scientists were evacuated from the south coast to Malvern. Visit the key places involved, and learn about this extraordinary story from the Chairman of the Malvern Radar And Technology History Society (MRATHS). Hear about the move, the effects on life in Malvern and the impact the scientists of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) had on the outcome of WWII. Many of those scientists became household names in their later careers.

The route is on pavements, with frequent explanatory stops. Some new insights will be shared.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Allow 2 hours


Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: Great Malvern Railway Station (main entrance)
Grid reference: SO 783457
Post Code: WR14 3AU
Free car park at station or nearby street parking

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Mike Burstow, Malvern Radar and Technology History Society

Cost: £4.00

Monday 25th May 2020
Walk No: MWF35

Historic Hanley Castle and Upton upon Severn

5 miles

A scenic evening walk in quiet countryside on good tracks and paths on flat terrain with a few stiles. Pass the former hunting lodge of King John at Hanley Castle; stroll around Upton with its Civil War connections and the River Severn; and visit the cholera burial grounds.

Take a refreshing drink on completion at the rustic and historic Three Kings pub.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: outside Hanley Castle School
Grid reference: SO 839420
Post Code: WR8 0BL
Street parking nearby



Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Cynthia Palmer

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 26th May 2020
Walk No: MWF41

Steam Train and Glorious Cotswolds Walk

11 miles

From Toddington, we’ll take the 10 am steam train to the attractive town of Winchcombe. Passing through the town, we head north along the lower slopes of the Cotswold escarpment, using parts of the Winchcombe, Cotswold and Wychavon Ways and giving extensive views westwards to the Malverns. We’ll pass Hailes Abbey and walk through some of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds. Our destination is Broadway station, from where we’ll return to Toddington on the last steam train of the day at about 5pm.

At Broadway, if time permits, special permission has been obtained to see ‘The Wanderer’, the world’s first horse-drawn caravan, built in 1885.

Note: rail fares of £10, payable individually.

Information about the Great Western Steam Railway can be found on www.gwsr.com

Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and plenty to drink.

Allow 8 hours, including rail travel

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 9.30 am (station and café open from 9am)

Meet: at Toddington Station
Grid reference: SP 050323
Post Code: GL54 5DT
Large free car park at the station


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Lyndon Bracewell (Worcester Ramblers & HF Holidays)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 26th May 2020
Walk No: MWF42

The fascinating history around Little Malvern and Malvern Wells

5 miles

Enjoy scenery around, and historic insights into two villages below the central Malvern Hills. We visit St Wulstan’s nature reserve, and a disused quarry railway incline on our route to Wynd’s point, and descend gently to British Camp. Our return loop passes the old reservoir below the hillfort and circles back on a very picturesque path.

Steep in places; some rocky paths.

Allow 3 hours

Refreshment kiosk available at British Camp

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 9.45 am

Meet: at the Little Malvern Priory and Court Car Park, on A4104 Marlbank Road
Grid reference: SO 770404
Post Code: WR14 4JN
Park at Little Malvern Priory Car Park

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Peter Clement, St Wulstans Walking Group

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 26th May 2020
Walk No: MWF43

Discover Great Malvern’s Fascinating History

5 miles

Explore and discover the many fascinating aspects of Great Malvern’s history with an easy walk around the town. It starts at the Tourist Information Centre, then through the Priory Gate, to the theatre, Priory Park, and the Victorian Cemetery. Return via the historic railway station and Malvern College.

No Stiles. Many stops to talk about the history of the places and the famous people that made Malvern what it is today.

Allow 4 hours

Bring a drink and a snack for a mid walk break;

Join Derek for a drink and/or a bite to eat at one of the many hostelries in the town at the end of the walk.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the Elgar Statue, Belle Vue Terrace
Grid reference: SO 775 459
Post Code: WR14 3ES
Nearest car park: Priory Road South; £4.20 all day; WR14 3DR

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Derek Horner

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 26th May 2020
Walk No: MWF44

A scenic walk and a sumptuous tea in Suckley

miles

Holloways has an award winning restaurant, The Glasshouse, serving wonderful afternoon teas. Join us for a gentle highly scenic 2-hour ramble, below the remote and beautiful Suckley Hills, to work up an appetite for their sumptuous spread – finger sandwiches, scones & cream, fancy cakes etc., all for only £12.50pp, payable at the time of booking.

Allow 3½ hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 1.30 pm

Meet: at Holloways garden furniture centre, Lower Court, Suckley
Grid reference: SO 722516
Post Code: WR6 5DE
Park, as above – follow brown signs

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £16.50

Tuesday 26th May 2020
Walk No: MWF45

An Evening in the Delightful Eastnor Estate

5 miles

A scenic and varied evening walk, taking in various natural and man-made features of the historic Eastnor deer park estate. The estate comprises farmland, woodland and parkland; parts are designated Sites of Scientific Special Interest.

Some hilly sections, but extensive views across Herefordshire, Worcestershireand into Wales. We plan to enjoy a spectacular sunset from the summit of Midsummer Hill (the weather may have other plans!)

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"


Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: at Hollybush Free Car Park
Grid reference: SO 758368
Post Code: HR8 1ET
The car park is on the brow of the hill in Hollybush hamlet on the A438

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Doreen Miccio

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 27th May 2020
Walk No: MWF51

Bredon Hill, villages and the River Avon

12 Miles

Enjoy Bredon Hill, an outlier of the Cotswold ridge, its nearby villages, and the River Avon, on a very varied and scenic walk, with one major uphill section.

From Eckington Bridge, on the River Avon, we climb gradually to Banbury stone tower and hillfort, at 1000ft, and enjoy spectacular 360 deg views. Our descent passes the ruined castle, and reaches rustic and picturesque Elmley Castle village, reputedly visited by Queen Elizabeth 1st. We pass through the village of Comberton, and return along the Avon Way via locks and weirs.

Allow 6 hours

Bring packed lunch. No refreshment options en route.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Eckington Bridge, River Avon crossing, off B4080
Grid reference: SO 922422
Post Code: WR10 3DD
Car park near bridge

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Nicole Kougl

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 27th May 2020
Walk No: MWF52

Appreciating and Understanding Dame Laura Knight

5 miles

Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was probably the most famous female impressionist painter of her day. We visit landmarks and locations that have relevance to her frequent visits to Malvern in the 1930s and 40s. We walk up onto the East side of the Hills, centring on Love Lane and St Ann’s Well, stopping to describe her activities further. We’ll discuss and compare current views of her work and relate some of her paintings to today’s actual views.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the bandstand in Priory Park, Malvern Town Centre
Grid reference: SO 778458
Post Code: WR14 3DS
Pay and Display parking in Priory Road North and South Car Parks

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Michael Johnson (Friends of Dame Laura Knight)

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 27th May 2020
Walk No: MWF53

Folklore, Magic and Mystery of the Southern Hills!

6 miles

Take in the folklore, myths and legends surrounding Ragged Stone Hill and Chase End Hill at the southern end of the Malverns. Learn about ley lines, primitive track ways, the ‘Great Decagon’ and ancient Druidic chanting. Hear the tale of Brother John, the curse of Ragged Stone and visit the sacred oak tree and sense its spirit.

Good paths on or around Ragged Stone Hill, Chase End Hill and Bromsberrow Estate, with one major ascent and descent.

Allow 4 hours

Join Derek for a drink and/or a bite to eat at the Robin Hood pub at the end of the walk.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Swinyard Car Park, Gullet Rd
Grid reference: SO 766381
Post Code: HR8 1EU
Car park is Pay and Display

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Derek Horner (Worcester Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 27th May 2020
Walk No: MWF54

The Yanks are Coming to Hanley Swan

5 miles

We explore the area of Blackmore Park, home to the Hornyold family from the 16th C but more recently the location of five US WW2 Hospitals. There’s now little trace but learn something of their history. We return along Wood Street, part of the ancient salt route from The Rhydd on the Severn to the Wych Cutting.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: Peachfield Rd before junction with Poolbrook Rd./ Blackmore Park Rd. (B4208)
Grid reference: SO 785440
Post Code: WR14 3JE


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts (Worcester Ramblers & LDWA)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 28th May 2020
Walk No: MWF61

The Teme, the Severn, and Worcester City

10 miles

Enjoy a very varied and historic route, featuring Worcester’s two rivers, and many points of interest in and around the City. We approach Worcester on the scenic and meandering River Teme, and pass the site of the first civil war battle at Old Powick Bridge. Continuing via the confluence of the Teme and Severn, we reach historic Diglis docks, formerly a major port for river traffic. We proceed via the Worcester and Birmingham canal to the Commandery, involved in the final and decisive civil war battle, to the Cathedral. Our return route is on the east bank of the Severn and via Powick Hams.

Mainly flat and on good paths.

Bring packed lunch. Refreshments possible in Worcester and at the Fox Inn

Allow 6 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at lay-by on A4103 close to Fox Inn and Bransford Bridge
Grid reference: SO 805532
Post Code: WR6 5JL

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 28th May 2020
Walk No: MWF62

Croome Park and its Fascinating Surroundings

5 miles

Enjoy an informative trail in and around Capability Brown’s parkland at Croome. We pass the house of William Dean (Botanic Gardener at Croome for nearly 40 years until his death in 1831) on the way to Knights Hill and Pool, and learn about mysterious goings on. We pass the splendour of Brown’s Panorama Tower and return to the Park via Kinnersley, and Westfield Farm.

Mainly flat and on good paths

Free entry, but members please bring NT cards

Allow 3 Hours

Refreshments and lunch available at the NT cafe

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the wartime RAF canteen at the National Trust Car Park, Croome Park
Grid reference: SO 887452
Post Code: WR8 9DW

Difficulty: Easy

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

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 28th May 2020
Walk No: MWF63

Nature, Views, Hills and Meadows, with a Local Expert

3 miles

Join a well known local naturalist for an informative and fascinating walk in a remote area around Suckley. Learn about the topography, natural and local history of this very scenic area. Walk through the beautiful Blackhorse Wood Nature Reserve, on a delightfully varied circuit on and below the beautiful Suckley Hills. We expect to find orchids, and to identify several other wild flowers and, with any luck, birds.

Short, quite steep, uphill sections and some stiles, but walked at an easy pace.

Allow 3 hours

Bring drink and a snack for a mid walk break

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: near Mousehole Bridge, Stocks Road, Alfrick.
Grid reference: SO 738516
Post Code: WR6 5HD
Car parking: turn into drive OPPOSITE Mousehole House sign on post; park on grassy area just inside entrance

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Garth Lowe (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 28th May 2020
Walk No: MWF64

Over and around the Middle Hills

7 miles

We walk along the ridge between the Wyche Cutting and British Camp, with frequent short ascents and descents, and outstanding long distance views from the several hilltops. We reach the top of the iconic Herefordshire Beacon iron age hill fort, said to be associated with Caractacus. The return is on a less hilly route below the tops.

Refreshment kiosk at British Camp

Allow 4 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"




Start: 1.30 pm

Meet: at Wyche Cutting road junction
Grid reference: SO 768436
Post Code: WR13 6PL
Park on roads at Wyche Cutting

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Mary Walters

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 28th May 2020
Walk No: MWF65

River Teme Stroll, Views, and a Country Pub

miles

A delightful stroll along footpaths in and around Bransford & Colletts Green, with superb views of the Malvern Hills. We pass through Powick Hams and walk along the picturesque River Teme, returning to the historic Bear & Ragged Staff, where optional refreshments and supper are available.

Allow 2 hours

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then choose "Show points on Open Street Map" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: and park at The Bear & Ragged Staff, Station Road, Bransford
Post Code: WR6 5JH
Grid reference: SO 804522

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 29th May 2020
Walk No: MWF71

Herefordshire Beacon and Eastnor Park and Ledbury

9 miles

From Colwall Station we climb gradually to the ridge at British Camp. From here we go further uphill to the top of the Herefordshire Beacon hill fort, to enjoy outstanding 360 deg views. We walk through the highly scenic Eastnor deer park, passing the impressive stately home of Eastnor Castle and Eastnor village, and continue via farmland to Ledbury, with outstanding views of the entire Malvern Hills. We pass Ledbury’s historic market house and arrive at the railway station for our return by train to Colwall (approx. £3)

Allow 6 hours

Bring packed lunch. Refreshment kiosk at British Camp

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: at Colwall Railway Station, Lockyear Close, Colwall
Grid reference: SO 756424
Post Code: WR13 6QH
Park at Colwall station, or street nearby

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Halesowen U3A Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 29th May 2020
Walk No: MWF72

Two Churches and a Vineyard

6 miles

A very scenic and varied route through rolling countryside to the west of the Malvern Hills, with many points of interest. This walk has been adopted as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) trail.

An opportunity to visit both Colwall and Coddington Churches and the Coddington Vineyard. Exceptional long distance views.

Easy walking with one steady climb, but please be aware that there are 36 stiles to be negotiated: hence the "Moderate" classification.

Allow 4 hours

Please bring a packed lunch and drinks

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Colwall Parish Church – St James the Great, Mill Lane, approx 1.5 miles outside the village
Grid reference: SO 739423
Post Code: WR13 6HE
Car Parking at the church



Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Cynthia Palmer

Cost: £4.00

Friday 29th May 2020
Walk No: MWF73

Sights and Scenery around Mathon

5 miles

Enjoy a highly scenic and varied route to the west of the Malvern Hills, centring on the ancient village of Mathon. We pass interesting landmarks and historic buildings, including Mathon Court. On good paths with one fairly steep uphill section.

Allow 3 hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: at Mathon Village Hall
Grid reference: SO 742453
Post Code: WR13 5NY
Park in Mathon Village Hall Car Park
Donation of £1 per car for parking


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Peter Clement, St Wulstans Walking Group

Cost: £4.00

Friday 29th May 2020
Walk No: MWF74

An Introduction to the Plant Life of the Malvern Hills

4 miles

Join a walk leader accompanied by an expert local botanist, to examine and enjoy the variety of plant communities on the Malvern Hills. Our route will be mainly on and around the iconic Herefordshire Beacon iron age hill fort, over a variety of habitats including a reservoir, common land and lower slopes. Hilly in places, taken at a gentle pace with frequent stops to identify and discuss the species. Very interesting landscape, with long distance views to the Cotswolds and Bredon Hill.

Allow 3 hours

Bring water; refreshments available at British Camp at the Malvern Hills Hotel or Sally's Place.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"


Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at British Camp car park
Grid reference: SO 763403
Post Code: WR13 6DW
Car park: British Camp car park (Pay and Display £4.20 all day)

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Frances Van Rompaey (Powick Ramblers & U3A Botany Group)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 29th May 2020
Walk No: MWF75

Nature Reserve and back, via Wynds Point

4 miles

What is now St Wulstans Nature Reserve was the site of a WW2 military hospital. Passing through the Reserve, we cross fields to the start of a steep climb to the C17th Holy Well, now Malvern’s sole surviving water bottling plant. Then along the contour path to the east of the main ridge, past Berrington’s Quarry and above Little Malvern Court and Priory Church. Another uphill section takes us to the main ridge, with wonderful views over the three counties, the Cotswolds, and as far as the Black Mountains, in Wales. At Wynds Point we turn North through woods along another contour path, then descend to Brickbarns Farm and back through the Reserve to the car park.

Rated Easy, but with two steep climbs, taken at an easy pace! Good paths

Allow 2-2½ hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 6.30 pm

Meet: at St Wulstans Nature Reserve, Upper Welland
Grid reference: SO 780414
Post Code: WR14 4JA
Free parking at the Reserve and on approach road



Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Owen (St Wulstans walking group)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 30th May 2020
Walk No: MWF81

Malvern Hills End to End

11 miles

Enjoy the whole of the fabulous Malvern Hills ridge from Chase End in the South to North Malvern, led by a member of the Malvern Hills Trust staff. Many climbs on frequent uphill and downhill sections, but on excellent paths, as we visit all the hilltops; no stiles.

Wonderful all round long-distance views to be enjoyed at an easy to moderate pace.

Allow 7 Hours.

There is a refreshment kiosk at British Camp.

Bring packed lunch and drink.

COST: £15 to include transport from North Quarry to the start, and booking fee.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 9.00 am

Meet: Entrance to North Quarry car park
Grid reference: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT
Nearest car park: North Quarry Car Park


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Rich Vale (Malvern Hills Trust)

Cost: £15.00

Saturday 30th May 2020
Walk No: MWF82

Worcester to Malvern via Elgar’s Birthplace Museum

9 miles

We walk between the railway stations of Worcester Foregate St and Malvern Link for our return by train. From Worcester, we go via Sabrina Bridge to Broadheath and an optional visit to Elgar’s birthplace museum and coffee shop (National Trust). We continue to Bransford and stop for lunch at the forgotten St John the Baptist church. We continue over open, mainly rural countryside to Malvern Link station. Return to Worcester by train or bus.

Allow 6 hours

Bring a packed lunch. Café at Elgar’s Birthplace museum

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: outside the Travel Centre, Foregate Street station, next to the Tesco store.
Grid reference: SO 850552
Post Code: WR1 1DB
Park at Malvern Link Station or Gt Malvern Station or in Worcester

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Andrew Jameson (Worcester Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 30th May 2020
Walk No: MWF83

Hill Forts and History

6½ miles

Accompany a local landscape archaeologist to two fascinating Hill Forts: British Camp and Midsummer Hill, with glorious views of the surrounding countryside.

Learn about the history, and folklore, as we visit numerous and varied archaeological features with much to explain and discuss.

A varied and hilly route across and around the two Hill Forts, Hangman’s Hill, Broad Down and Clutters Cave

Allow 4 hours

Bring packed lunch

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the Information Board, British Camp Car Park
Grid reference: SO 763403
Post Code: WR13 6DW
Car Park is Pay and Display

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Jim Whitfield

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 30th May 2020
Walk No: MWF84

Up, Over and Around Bredon Hill

8 miles

A walk across Bredon Hill, an “outlier” of the Cotswolds, offering majestic views and great interest.

Initially a steady uphill section, then a lovely flat route along the side of the hill. We pass a hill fort, before reaching the Banbury stone tower, at the 1000ft top. We return to the pretty village of Comberton, though woods and fields, with continuing outstanding scenery.

Allow 5 hours

Bring packed lunch

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Great Comberton Village Hall
Grid reference: SO 954419
Post Code: WR10 3DP
Park at Village Hall or on nearby roads

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Mary Walters

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 30th May 2020
Walk No: MWF85

Walking up a Thirst!

6 miles

A highly scenic walk around Suckley & Suckley Green, with great views in varied countryside. Some easy hills. We wander through orchards & hop yards, and finish at the only UK brewery located on a hop farm. On our return, we learn about the Hop Shed’s history & operation. A cash bar will be open for us to enjoy some of their brews

Allow 3 hours

Bring a drink & snack for a half-way stop

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 1.30 pm

Meet: Meet & park at the Hop Shed Brewery, The Old Chicken Shed, Suckley
Grid reference: SO 722503
Post Code: WR6 5EQ

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 30th May 2020
Walk No: MWF86

West Malvern Country Stroll

5 miles

A delightful evening stroll from West Malvern, through beautiful, undulating Herefordshire countryside below the Malvern Hills, and along quiet lanes and footpaths. Enjoy a spectacular sunset (hopefully), and wonderful views up to the Hills and over rural Herefordshire, with distant glimpses of the high Black Mountains. The route is through part of the Mathon Estate, with its historic landscaped gardens.

Allow 3 hours

An optional pub visit at the end of the walk.

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then choose "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 7.00 pm

Meet: at Lay-by with bus shelter on the B4232 West Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 765456
Post Code: WR14 4BG


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 31st May 2020
Walk No: MWF91

Croome Park, River Severn, Upton and villages

10 miles

A delightfully varied walk through Upton upon Severn to Croome Estate, including sections of the River Severn and pretty local villages. We visit Severn Stoke, Kinnersley and High Green and reach Capability Brown’s Croome Estate, to whet the appetite for a more detailed look at this popular National Trust highlight.

A mainly flat route which loops away from the river, and returns, to experience the main points of interest.

Allow 6 hours

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then choose "Show points on Open Street Map" or "Show points on OS Map"

Bring packed lunch

Many refreshment options in Upton on return

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at free car park on A4104 Upton to Welland Rd, opposite church
Grid reference: SO 851403
Post Code: WR8 0JF

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 31st May 2020
Walk No: MWF92

Twixt Teme and Suckley

12 miles

A circular walk starting in the Teme Valley and following the Worcestershire and Geopark Ways through glorious countryside in the Parishes of Knightwick, Suckley, Alfrick and Lulsley. The paths are often through woodland but with plenty of views. There are Nature Reserves at Crews Hill and Knapp and Papermill.

The morning coffee stop will be at Holloways. Bring packed lunch.

Allow 6 hours

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then choose "Show points on Open Street Map" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Knightwick, old road west of Teme bridge, off A44
Grid reference: SO 732558
Post Code: WR6 5PH



Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts (Worcester Ramblers & LDWA)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 31st May 2020
Walk No: MWF93

Explore Nature around the Southern Hills

4 miles

Note: 8.00 am start

Join a well known member of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust on an informative nature walk in the Southern Hills, including Swinyard Hill, Eastnor Obelisk, Midsummer Hill and Gullet Quarry. We will identify bird calls and spot as many species as we can. We’ll also identify wild flowers, and, hopefully, butterflies.

Some moderate ascents and descents on good tracks.

Allow 3 hours; bring drinks and a snack

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 8.00 am

Meet: at Swinyard Car Park
Grid reference: SO 766381
Post Code: HR8 1EU
Car Park is pay and display: £4.20 for whole day


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Alison Uren

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 31st May 2020
Walk No: MWF94

Worcester and the Civil War

5 miles

We explore and learn about Worcester’s key role in the Civil War (1642-1651), including the tactics and deployments of the Royalists and Parliamentary forces at the battle of Powick Bridge (1642), and Cromwell and Prince Charles‘s final, decisive Battle of Worcester (1651). There's much of historical interest, including visits to the sites of the “bridges of boats”, Fort Royal and Prince Charles’s HQ.

A flat easy walk on paths along the Teme and Severn Rivers, and to Fort Royal in the city, via the Birmingham and Worcester canal and the Diglis basin. A quick direct return route on quiet lanes.

Allow 3 hours.

Bring a snack and drink for a mid-walk break.

For a map of the start and end point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then choose "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at power station chimney. From large roundabout, continue on A449 towards Worcester. After 500 metres take 1st left into cul de sac signposted “Old Road” to park near large chimney
Grid reference: SO 835524
Post Code: WR2 4BU
Nearest car park: on cul de sac, 50 metres from chimney

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Bob Baldwin

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 31st May 2020
Walk No: MWF95

Colwall’s Industrial Heritage

3½ miles

A leisurely circuit around Colwall Stone, exploring the fascinating industrial heritage enabled by the arrival of the railway in the mid C19th. We pass through varied and delightful countryside below the western slopes of the Malvern Hills, in fields, woods and orchards, with lovely views. We describe the evolution of the industrial development, as we visit the surviving remnants.

Allow 2½ hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 3.00 pm

Meet: at Colwall Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 756424
Post Code: WR13 6QH
Park at Colwall station , or street nearby

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Alan Seddon

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 31st May 2020
Walk No: MWF96

The Malvern Water Trail

4½ miles

Walk with a knowledgeable and well known local expert in a visit to 10 historic water features, including the highest spring on the Malvern Hills.Enjoy supreme panoramic views over Malvern and the Severn valley.

Some steep ascents, uneven ground and rocky ledges.

3½ hours.

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at Rose Bank bus shelter, on A449, central Malvern, near Mount Pleasant Hotel
Grid reference: SO 774458
Post Code: WR14 4RP
Car parks: behind the Unicorn pub; Southlea car park, Priory Rd.: OR drive south past the Rose Bank bus shelter and park on the A449

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Cora Weaver (Friends of Malvern Springs & Wells)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 31st May 2020
Walk No: MWF97

The Fascinating Geology of the Middle Hills

2½ miles

We accompany a local geologist, on a fascinating route to examine the topography on each side of the Malvern ridge, and the contrasting underlying rock structure.

Initially we walk uphill, and head around the ramparts of the British Camp hill fort. We next study the dramatic effects of Precambrian volcanoes, and other contrasting geological features, and explain the evolution of the Severn “rift” valley. Lovely views throughout.

Allow 2½ hours

For a map of the start point, click HERE for an aerial view, and then select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map"

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: at British Camp Car Park
Grid reference: SO 763403
Post Code: WR13 6DW
Malvern Hills Trust Pay and Display car park (£4.40 all day)


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Moira Jenkins (H&W Earth Heritage Trust)

Cost: £4.00

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