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Saturday 26th May 2018
Walk No: MWF11

A Train, a Deer Park, a Hill Fort and the High Route to Colwall

9 miles

Arriving in Ledbury by train from Colwall, we walk through this attractive town before following footpaths to Eastnor Park and then the ridge over Hangmans Hill, Broad Down and Herefordshire Beacon to the British Camp car park. Our return section of the walk is along field paths to the hamlet of Evendine and back to Colwall Station.

Points of interest include: Eastnor Castle; British Camp; and views from the summit 1,109 ft. or 338 metres above sea level. Wonderfully scenic, historic and interesting throughout.

Steep descent from British Camp. About 7 stiles. Walking boots essential.

Bring packed lunch. Refreshments at Malvern Hills Hotel or café at British Camp car park.

Toilets in Ledbury and at British Camp.

Bring change for train fare to Ledbury.

Allow 6 hours.

Start: 9.15 am

Meet: Colwall Railway Station, Lockyear Rd, off Walwyn Road.
Grid reference: SO 756424
Post Code:WR13 6RN
Nearest car park: Colwall Station free car park



Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Halesowen U3A Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 26th May 2018
Walk No: MWF12

Coffee at Elgar's

5 miles

Starting from Elgar's Birthplace, we cross his beloved common and continue to the outskirts of Upper Broadheath where we pass through a rustic farmyard, the first of various interesting farms en route - there may be peacocks!

We then loop back to the common and proceed along bridleways to Lower Howsen and very fine views across the Teme to the Malverns. Returning to Broadheath via beautiful parkland, then a delightful coppice to The Firs.

Along well-defined paths with a couple of short ascents. 2 stiles.

Allow 3 hours.

Car Parking is in the overflow area immediately behind The Plough, the old abandoned pub immediately adjacent and connected to The Firs site. As the property opens at 10 am, preference has been given for walkers to arrive from 9.30 onwards so they are not snarled up in visitor traffic.

National Trust members and non-members alike wishing to visit Elgar's Cottage will need to book a timed slot pre-walk for after 1.30pm to avoid disappointment. Please see National Trust website – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-firs – for up-to-date property information and admission details.

The café will be open for walkers not visiting the site before 10.15 only.

Start: From 9.30 am for 10.15 start

Meet: The overflow car park behind The Plough at The Firs
Grid reference: SO SO 808556
Post Code: WR2 6RH


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Doreen Miccio

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 26th May 2018
Walk No: MWF13

A Hill Fort, an Obelisk and a Reservoir

6 miles

A circular walk from British Camp car park, taking in the Herefordshire Beacon Hill Fort, the Obelisk and a ridge walk across Eastnor Park. Our return will be via Hangman Hill and Tinkers Hill Reservoir.

Please bring a snack for our stops at the Obelisk and Hangman Hill

Ice creams and teas may be purchased at British Camp car park

Allow 4 hours

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: British Camp car park
Grid reference: SO 762 405
Post Code: WR14 4PG


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Paul Wyatt

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 26th May 2018
Walk No: MWF14

An Evening of Country Delights

5 miles

Starting on the lower slopes to the west of the northern Malvern Hills, we descend through a very scenic rural area. We pass many points of interest, in and around the picturesque village of Mathon. Eventually we rise steadily through pretty wooded country, via a nature reserve, and return to the Brewers Arms for (optional) refreshments. Hilly, with stiles, but no long ascents.

Allow 3 hours

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: Small car park at bus stop opposite Brewers Arms, Lower Dingle, W. Malvern
Grid reference: SO 764455
Post Code: WR14 4BQ

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Josephine Daw (MHDFS)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 27th May 2018
Walk No: MWF21

An Oyster, Two Camps and a Ridgeway

12 miles

A very attractive, long and varied walk on and to the west of the southern Malvern Hills, suitable for those with the stamina and fitness to enjoy a full day in hilly country.

Initially we descend gradually to the village of Colwall, enjoying views into rural Herefordshire. We take a short, sharp ascent to Oyster Hill, on a scenic ridge line to the west, with views as far as Hay Bluff. We continue along the ridge to Bradlow Knoll, eventually descending to Eastnor Estate, adjacent to Eastnor Castle, to appreciate the sights in this ancient deer park. We take a less well known, but very attractive route to the main ridge via Netherton farm. We then ascend to inspect the impressively large British Camp iron age hill fort, before making our way down to the car park

The route includes a short section of the Geopark Way.

Many stiles and frequent quite steep ascents and descents.

Bring packed lunch, snacks and drinks for the whole day.

Refreshment kiosk at start and end.

Allow 7 hours

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Information board at the British Camp car park
Grid reference: SO 763404
Post Code: WR13 6DW
Nearest car park: British Camp Car Park (£4 all day pay and display)

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Doreen Miccio

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 27th May 2018
Walk No: MWF22

Over the Hills and Far Away (Revisited)

14 miles

A demanding but varied and interesting walk. It involves climbing four quite steep hills, two of which are the most northerly of the Malvern Hills: Croft Bank and the notorious Cockshot Hill. In between there is leisurely walking along country lanes, across fields and through woods.

There is the Mathon Estate previously owned by Labour MP Colin Phipps and the wonderfully landscaped gardens that once belonged to Lady Howard de Walden, whose country house is now the Elim Conference Centre. Close by is the grave of Peter Roget who compiled Roget’s Thesaurus. Old limestone workings are passed together with an added bonus of the West Malvern Sewage Farm.

Bring Packed Lunch

Allow 8 hours

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Clock Tower, West Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 769470
Post Code: WR14 4LX
Nearest car park location: Free CP to right of Clock Tower


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 27th May 2018
Walk No: MWF23

A Walk Through Time

3 Miles

The walk begins with a steep ascent to the ridge which leads to Midsummer Hill and which is underpinned by highly varied geology. Wonderful views in all directions. The hill fort on Midsummer Hill will be examined and explained. We'll descend the path leading down to Gullet Quarry where Malvern’s complex rocks are well exposed. The classic unconformity between Precambrian and Silurian rocks will be examined.

We'll return along the minor road which leads back to Hollybush.

Classified as Moderate because of some steep climbs and descents; however, no stiles.

Suitable walking boots/shoes and appropriate clothing

Allow 3 hours

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Hollybush car park: on A438 road on top of hill (right hand side facing Ledbury)
Grid reference: SO 758369
Post Code: HR8 1ES


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Richard Edwards

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 27th May 2018
Walk No: MWF24

Walk the Pixie Path

7 Miles

From British Camp to Wyche Cutting and back. Lots of variety on this lovely walk which ventures both sides of the Malvern Hills. Most of the walk is easy, except for a few moderate inclines and one steep climb. Your efforts are rewarded with wonderful views across both Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The walk passes over pastureland, grassland and through shady woods.

Perhaps treat yourself back at the starting car park with a drink or ice cream!! Or there's the option of an early pub meal.

Bring drinks and snacks – especially if it’s hot weather.

Allow 4 hours.

Start: 2.00pm

Meet: British Camp Car Park (Parking fee applies)
Grid reference: SO 762403
Post Code: WR13 6DW


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Rita Lee Malvern Hills District Footpath Society

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 27th May 2018
Walk No: MWF25

A Nature Trail on the North Malvern Hills

3 miles

A fascinating walk through wonderfully scenic countryside in the hills above North and West Malvern. We examine different types of trees, flowers and, hopefully, wildlife, with frequent stops to take in the great views.

Some quite long uphill sections, taken at a relaxed pace. We reach St Ann’s Well, climb to the ridge and drop gently towards West Malvern before walking around North Hill.

Allow 2 hours.

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: At pay and display point, North Quarry car park, North Hill
Grid reference: SO 772470
Post Code:WR14 1QD


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Sarah Cuddy

Cost: £4.00

Monday 28th May 2018
Walk No: MWF31

Historic Ledbury to Great Malvern via the Worcestershire Beacon

12 Miles

We meet at Ledbury Train Station. Note: the train from Malvern arrives at 0907.

We walk through the centre of the ancient market town. From the Tudor Market House, we pass a number of historic buildings in old Ledbury before heading upwards through apple orchards. At the foot of scenic “Oyster Hill" (211m) we encounter the first of 19 stiles, and enjoy our first break with lovely views to Abberley Hill, Clee Hills, Suckley Hills, Malvern Hills and Hay Bluff. The descent leads us through woodlands and fields, passing St James the Great church and Brockberry Hall.

From the outskirts of Colwall, and after enjoying undulating fields and woods, lovely cottages and open views to the Malvern Hills, we head up to the Wyche, before ascending to the highest point of our walk, the Worcestershire Beacon (425m). The fairly steep descent takes us to St Ann's Well and on to Great Malvern Train Station.

Stiles: 19 Ascent: 1965ft

Please bring packed lunch and enough water with you and ensure good footwear and water proofs.

Optional quick stop at Cafe H2O at the Wyche.

Frequent trains back to Ledbury

Allow 8 hours, excluding train journeys

Start: 9.15

Meet: Ledbury Train Station, The Homend, at the platform shelter, where the trains from Malvern arrive
Grid reference: SO 709386
Post Code: HR8 1BT
Nearest car park location: Ledbury Train Station: 50 spaces

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Hermine Mann (Wyre Forest Ramblers}

Cost: £4.00

Monday 28th May 2018
Walk No: MWF32

We start at the Splash car park and walk to the historic St Anne’s Well on a fairly steep long uphill section. We then turn south to the Wyche Cutting, associated with the “Salt Way” from Droitwich. There we have an opportunity for tea / coffee at Café H2O at the Geocentre .

We climb north uphill to the Worcestershire Beacon to enjoy wonderful all round views. Finally we walk down through Green Valley to Central Malvern and the Splash car park.

No stiles

Toilets en route

Bring tea coffee or snack. Café H2O at the Wyche Cutting will be open.

Allow 3 hours, or a bit more if we stop at Café H2O

Start: 10.00am

Meet: Meeting point: Splash Car Park Malvern
Grid reference: SO 778 455
Post Code: WR14 3DS



Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Paul Wyatt

Cost: £4.00

Monday 28th May 2018
Walk No: MWF33

NCT Mondays up The Malverns

2 miles

A scenic short walk for parents with babies and toddlers in slings or carriers on the foothills of the Malverns, organised and led by the local branch of NCT, the UK’s largest parent charity. We welcome local mums and dads as well as parents on holiday. Friendly dogs welcome.

The walk is relaxed – the whole group will stop and wait for nappy changes and baby feeding.

Please look for our volunteer leader in a high vis jacket.

Allow 1½ hours

Start: 10.30 am

Meet: North Quarry Car Park, near large clock tower
Grid reference: SO 770469
Post Code: WR14 4LX

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Hannah Cooper, Malvern Hills NCT

Cost: £4.00

Monday 28th May 2018
Walk No: MWF34

Views and Hills in Herefordshire Border Country

5½ miles

A highly scenic and varied circular walk above and around Colwall, passing Mapleton, Pithouse Farm, and Coombe Hill to reach Oyster Hill for outstanding long distance views on a clear day. Return through orchards to pass historic Colwall Church. Cross the old racecourse back to Colwall Railway Station. Many points of interest. Lots of stiles!

Bring your own refreshments to enjoy at Oyster Hill.

Allow 3 hours

Start: 09.30 am

Meet: Colwall Railway Station Car Park
Grid reference: SO 756 424
Post Code: WR13 6QG
Nearest car park location: Colwall Railway Station


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Peter Clement (St Wulstans Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Monday 28th May 2018
Walk No: MWF35

The Malvern Water Cure

1 mile

Much of the town of Malvern today was shaped by the Victorian fascination with hydrotherapy and the curative power of Malvern’s water. Join the premier expert, Dr John Harcup, in a leisurely stroll in central Great Malvern. Visit the locations concerned and share his extensive knowledge of this formative phase of Malvern’s history.

Frequent stops to enjoy and appreciate his anecdotes.

Allow two hours for the tour.

Start: 6.15 pm

Meet: Tourist Information Centre, Church St, Malvern
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post Code: WR14 2AA
Nearest car park location: Grange Road, Great Malvern (near Malvern Theatres)

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Dr John Harcup OBE (Chairman, Malvern Spa Association)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 29th May 2018
Walk No: MWF41

Walk the North West Frontier

10 miles

An undulating walk through wonderful countryside with woodlands and meadows beside rippling streams and along quiet country lanes. This is an area that Edward Elgar frequented, giving him inspiration for some of his most famous works. He also had a small cottage retreat that we will pass. The walk goes through a fascinating nature reserve, where naturalists will be in their element.

Several moderately easy ups and downs as well as the inevitable stiles, in highly scenic, varied countryside.

Bring Packed Lunch

Allow 6 hours

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Clock Tower, West Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 769470
Post Code: WR14 4LX
Nearest car park location: Free CP to right of Clock Tower


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 29th May 2018
Walk No: MWF42

Worcestershire Beacon and Historic Wells

8 miles

After an initial steep climb to the historic St Ann’s Well, we take fairly easy winding tracks up to the Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point in the county. A gradual descent to the south takes us to Wyche Cutting, and then we then pass through lovely woodland below Pinnacle Hill and Jubilee Hill to historic Holy Well. Finally, we continue on scenic routes to Malvern below the east of the Malvern Hills.

This walk takes in St Ann’s Well built in 1813 and steeped in the history of Malvern’s hydrotherapy period. Also the Worcestershire Beacon to enjoy extensive views.

Allow 5 hours including breaks.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Caffè Nero, 63-65 Church St., Malvern
Grid reference: SO 777459
Post Code: WR14 2AE
Nearest car park location: Priory Road, Malvern, near Splash Centre


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Halesowen U3A Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 29th May 2018
Walk No: MWF43

Discover Great Malvern’s Fascinating History

7 miles

Discover many fascinating aspects of Malvern’s past. History calls out to you from every street corner, from the water cure to Elgar, from the gas lamps of Narnia to the invention of radar. This walk visits thirty plus locations all around the town including, for example, the Victorian Cemetery, Malvern College and the Priory Church, with explanations and descriptions at each point of interest.

Largely on footpaths around Great Malvern. There is one steep flight of steps.

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.

Allow 5 hours

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Buzzards sculpture in Rosebank Gardens
Grid reference: SO 774 458
Post Code: WR14 4QG
Nearest car park: Priory Road Sth; £4 all day; WR14 3DR

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Derek Horner (Worcester Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 29th May 2018
Walk No: MWF44

Birtsmorton and Castlemorton revealed

5 miles

A fairly flat circular walk across footpaths in the quiet rural areas of Birtsmorton and Castlemorton, below, and to the east, of the central Malvern Hills. Great views extending east to Bredon Hill. From The Farmers Arms, we route towards Castlemorton Church and Castlemorton Tump (site of a mediaeval village). We visit the 14th Century church next to Birtsmorton Court, a mediaeval moated house, before returning to the Farmers Arms for a welcome drink and lunch (optional). Paths with some stiles.

Pub meal available. Bring a drink/snack for the mid walk break

Allow 3 hours

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Farmers Arms Birt St, Birtsmorton
Grid reference: SO 790364
Post Code: WR13 6AP


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Ian Flanders (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 29th May 2018
Walk No: MWF45

Where Pick Met Granite! Quarrying on the Malvern Hills.

5 miles

A fascinating look at the history, locations, and remains of the often controversial major industry of quarrying granite in the Malvern Hills: the quarrying only ceased finally in 1974.

From Earnslaw car park, we cross the spine for the Hills at the Wyche cutting. We return via the northern hills, taking in The Gold Mine; Park Wood Quarries and Limekiln; Westminster Quarry; North and Tank Quarries; and Earnslaw Quarry. We visit historic St Ann’s Well, long associated with the “water cure” era.

The route is generally on main paths, with some moderate inclines, but we will be entering some quarries where paths are steep, narrow or uneven.

Refreshments and toilets available at St Ann’s Well .

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: Earnslaw Car Park
Grid reference: SO 770441
Post Code: WR14 4EG
Nearest car park location: Earnslaw quarry, off B4218, Wyche Rd


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Duncan Bridges

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 29th May 2018
Walk No: MWF46

Sunset over the Herefordshire Hills around Ledbury

5 miles

A very attractive late Spring evening walk along the quiet lanes, tracks and paths of rural Ledbury. Through fields, woodland and orchards, taking in wide-open views of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire countryside, returning along an old green lane to the sound of church bells

Very few stiles, mainly kissing/gates.

Optional pub visit/meal at end

Allow 3 hours

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: Ledbury Market House, black and white building in the High St.
Grid reference: SO 712377
Post Code: HR8 1DS
Nearest car park location: St. Katherine's, Bye St.


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Doreen Miccio

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Walk No: MWF51

Walking Through the Ages

10 miles

A fascinating and historic exploration around and above the beautiful Wye Valley, near Fownhope. Includes Capler Camp iron age hill fort, three designated nature reserves, and excellent views towards the archaeologically renowned Woolhope Dome. We visit Brockhampton village, with its ancient church, and walk stretches of the iconic Wye Valley trail. On reaching Fownhope, we descend to the River Wye and follow the pastoral flood plain, ascending quite steeply back to the start point.

Mainly flat and gently undulating, with one steep hill.

Bring packed lunch and refreshments for mid-walk breaks.

Allow 6 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Brinkley Hill
Grid reference: SO 584312
Post Code: HR1 4SJ (approx)
Nearest car park: Brinkley Hill,on minor road overlooking River Wye, off B4224 Ross to Fownhope Road


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Rachel and Rex Hickley

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Walk No: MWF52

Superb Countryside around Suckley and Geology Too!

5 miles

A walk around the beautiful countryside near Suckley, where geological epochs collide and rivers fight to claim their drainage rights. View the west side of the Malvern Hills and marvel at how Worcestershire stole one of Herefordshire’s rivers. Where better than Suckley, to view the tranquil landscape that we have today, with streams threading their secret way between hop yards, fruit orchards and hamlets. This undulating walk involves a steady climb of up to 205 metres (670 feet) with a more rapid descent through meadows and orchards.

10 stiles

Refreshments available at café

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Car Park at Holloways Greenhouse Café, Suckley
Grid reference: SO721517
Post Code: WR6 5DE


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Mike Averill (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Walk No: MWF53

History, and the Central Malvern Hills

7 miles

Starting with a short ascent over Black Hill to the north, we’ll drop down to St Wulstan’s Church to examine the Elgar family graves and to hear an overview of Elgar's life in Malvern. Next, we visit Little Malvern Priory to look at its links with King Richard 111. Then onwards and upwards to Gullet Quarry for a mid-walk break and to hear about quarrying on the Malvern Hills. We then ascend to the ridge and reach the western side of the hills, with a brief visit to the Eastnor Obelisk with its magnificent views into Herefordshire. Finally, we return along the ridgeway to British Camp. Good paths with frequent short uphill and downhill sections.

Join Derek for a drink and/or a bite to eat at the Malvern Hills Hotel at the end of the walk. Refreshments are also available at the car park kiosk.

Allow 4 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: British Camp Car Park (Parking fee of £4)
Grid reference: SO 763 403
Post Code: WR13 6DW



Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Derek Horner

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Walk No: MWF54

Madresfield Court Gardens and Grounds

2 miles

A gentle walk led by the recently retired estate manager, around the grounds of historic Madresfield Court, thought to be the inspiration for Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Our walk will take in the 65 acre arboretum and formal gardens and the rare Pulhamite Rock Gardens.

Allow 1½ hours.

Start: 3.00 pm

Meet: Madresfield Court (signposted from minor road through Madresfield village)
Grid reference: SO 808476
Post Code: WR13 5AJ


Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Peter Hughes

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Walk No: MWF55

The Countryside around Madresfield Court

3 miles

A gentle walk led by the recently retired estate manager, through the beautiful countryside and parkland surrounding Madresfield Court, returning via the Gloucester Drive and the historic grounds of this famous moated manor house. An opportunity to learn about the history of the estate and the family who have lived here for nearly 900 years.

Allow 2 hours.

Start: 6.30 pm

Meet: Madresfield Club, off Madresfield Road, next to Hayswood Farm.
Grid reference: SO 803476
Post Code: WR13 5AH
Nearest car park: at the club.

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Peter Hughes

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 31st May 2018
Walk No: MWF61

Highlights of the Southern Malvern Hills and Eastnor Estate

10 miles

Enjoy a walk through highly varied scenery around the west side of Ragged Stone Hill, through the remote hamlet of Whiteleaved Oak, and up to Chase End Hill, the most southerly of the Malvern Hills. Thence via Bromesberrow estate and its lake, northwards past Little Woolpits to Eastnor, through the Eastnor Park and up to the Obelisk, for outstanding long distance views. Finally, down to the lake at Gullet quarry before climbing Midsummer Hill and returning to Hollybush.

Great views from Chase End and Midsummer Hills and from Eastnor Park.

Pretty villages of Bromesberrow and Eastnor

Total ascent of 1754 feet, including long ascent to the Obelisk, a steep ascent to Midsummer Hill and a steep descent afterwards.

Ten stiles

Bring a packed lunch and drinks

Allow 6 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Car park to the west of the village of Hollybush, on the north side of the A438.
Grid reference: SO759369
Post Code: HR8 1ET


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: David Mann (Wyre Forest Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 31st May 2018
Walk No: MWF62

Superb Scenery around Suckley

5 miles

A highly scenic walk near the delightful and quite remote village of Suckley, off the Worcester to Hereford road. We ascend to join the Worcestershire Way near the Suckley Hills, and enjoy superb countryside views. We continue on an undulating route, eventually descending to ramble through famous orchards and hop yards, and back to Holloways. Short hilly sections and a quantity of stiles.

Bring drink and snack for mid-walk break

Excellent lunch available at Holloway’s award winning Glasshouse Café.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Holloways Centre, Lower Court, Suckley
Grid reference: SO 723517
Post Code: WR6 5DE


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 31st May 2018
Walk No: MWF63

Nature Reserve and back, via Wynds Point

4 miles

From the Reserve, a walk across fields before a stiff climb up towards Holy Well, with its 17C origins, and 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 historic 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 Nature Reserve to the car park.

Allow 2½ hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Description: St Wulstan’s Nature Reserve, Upper Welland
Grid reference: SO 780414
Post Code: WR14 4JRG
Nearest car park: free parking at the Reserve and on approach road




Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Owen (St Wulstan's Local Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 31st May 2018
Walk No: MWF64

A Historic Tower and Views above the Severn Way

5 miles

Enjoy an attractive section of the Severn Way on an easy circular walk from the small village of Severn Stoke. A gentle uphill section takes us to the edge of historic Croome Park, designed by “Capability Brown”, to reach Madge Hill, for fine views east to Warwickshire and west across England’s longest river, to the Malvern Hills. We visit the massive panorama tower, a domed and circular folly, one of several built by the 6th Earl of Coventry and restored by the National Trust.

We return across farmland and some quiet lanes, visiting the interesting St Denys‘ Church at the end of the walk.

Bring refreshments for break.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: St. Denys’ Church, Severn Stoke, on A38
Grid reference: SO 856440
Post Code: WR8 9JQ
Nearest car park: Church and pub car parks


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Anne Brookes (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 31st May 2018
Walk No: MWF65

The Water Patients’ Paradise

2 miles

Accompany a well known local historian to look at some of the buildings associated with the water cure era, mentioning some of the famous, and not so famous, visitors who came here – what they did and said and wrote, what they saw and didn’t see, and whether the water cure made a difference to their health and well-being. Street walking in Great Malvern, with some hilly sections, done at a gentle pace.

Allow 1½ hours.

Start: 7.00 pm

Meet: Foley Arms Hotel, 14 Worcester Road
Grid reference: SO 776 460
Post Code: WR14 4QS
Nearest car park: on-street

Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Cora Weaver

Cost: £4.00

Friday 01st Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF71

Upton upon Severn and Around

8 miles

Leaving the lovely Upton upon Severn, we walk north along the banks of the River Severn, then cut inland to reach the beautiful historic village of Hanley Castle, where the castle mound is now all that remains of King John’s hunting lodge. Passing through open countryside, with views of the Malvern Hills, we reach the village of Hanley Swan with its large picturesque duck pond. We pass through the hamlet of Gilbert’s End, visit Upton Hall and return to Upton upon Severn through attractive farmland, with time to explore this interesting and historic little town.

Bring Packed Lunch

Refreshments available in Upton on completion

Allow 5 hours

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Free Car Park off A4104 Welland Road; opposite Fire Station
Grid reference: SO 851403
Post Code: WR8 0HW

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 01st Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF72

Geology and Views around Bromyard

7 miles

Join a well known local Geologist to explore the beautiful countryside around Bromyard.

We will look at how the underlying rock has created the spectacular landscape between Bromyard and the Malvern Hills.

Initially we explore Bromyard Downs, describing the rocks which were laid down by seasonal rivers crossing an arid land surface about 400 million years ago. We next visit the varied, undulating countryside at Bringsty Common, for a packed lunch while we look at the magnificent views from near the trig point. The landscape reflects the different types of rock which underlie the area. The Malvern Hills can be seen in the distance, where the ancient crystalline rocks stand up, clearly resisting erosion. Finally we walk through the grounds of the National Trust property at Brockhampton Park, with its moated manor house and traditionally farmed estate.

Bring a packed lunch and drinks.

Allow 6 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Picnic Site on Bromyard Downs near the Royal Oak
Grid reference: SO 670 558
Post Code: HR7 4QP.
Nearest car park: at the marked picnic site (but not in the Royal Oak's car park)

Difficulty: Moderate

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

Cost: £4.00

Friday 01st Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF73

Oysters, a Vineyard, and a pub lunch

5 miles

An undulating loop through hamlets and hills north of Ledbury, to the west of the Malvern Hills. Stroll through Coddington vineyard and ascend Oyster Hill for delightful long distance views, including Hay Bluff to the west. Visit Hope End Estate, home of Elizabeth Barrett, before she eloped with Robert Browning.

Stiles and short uphill sections.

Optional pub lunch on return at the Farmers Arms.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Farmers Arms, Wellington Heath
Grid reference: SO 712400
Post Code: HR8 1LS
Nearest car park: at pub


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Phil Bunyan (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 01st Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF74

Malvern’s Marvellous Trees

1 mile

A short, gentle stroll from the station along Avenue Road and to the “Splash” on Priory Road. You will be introduced to over 30 different trees. They have been sourced from all over the world, and include spectacular examples of cedar and pine, as well as cypress from Japan; a pine from the Himalayas; giant redwoods; and a rarity, the arbutus.

Allow 1½ hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Great Malvern Railway Station main entrance
Grid reference: SO 783 458
Post Code: WR14 3AU
Nearest car park: Station car park or nearby street parking


Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle

Walk Leader: Mike Goodfellow-Smith

Cost: £4.00

Friday 01st Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF75

Bear and Ragged Staff Farming Walk

3 miles

Ever walked across or around a field and wondered what exactly is growing there? Answers on this highly informative walk and talk with a well known local farmer, as we take an easy stroll on footpaths in the Teme Valley near Bransford. Frequent stops, as we discuss farming and its issues and challenges in the context of the several farms we pass through.

Some stiles and one uphill section in very attractive countryside, with many stops to talk about the farms we pass through.

Allow 2 hours.

There is the option of a drink and pub meal in the Bear and Ragged Staff pub, and a chance to continue the discussion.

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: Bear and Ragged Staff
Grid reference: SO 804523
Post Code:WR6 5JH
Nearest car park location: Pub Car Park


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Robert Floyd (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 02nd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF81

Bromyard, Bringsty and the Great Beyond

11 miles

A highly scenic and varied all-day walk in the Bromyard area. Very undulating, with many short uphill sections. We explore the wonderful Bromyard Downs, famous for their orchids, and for their association with the cattle droving era. We head off across varied and interesting landscapes to the hamlets of Edvin Loach, with its famous bells, and Tedstone Delamere. We return via Badley Wood, the wildest of Herefordshire’s commons; the Whitbourne estate; and the fascinating Bringsty Common, where from the Jubilee tower we enjoy panoramic views of the Malvern Hills and beyond.

Bring packed lunch and drinks.

Optional refreshments at the Royal Oak, Bromyard Downs.

Allow 6 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Lay-by opposite Brockhampton School on the Bromyard Downs Rd, just North of the A44
Grid reference: SO 678544
Post Code: WR6 5TD
Park: opposite School


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Tom Fisher (Bromyard Walkers are Welcome)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 02nd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF82

A Great Day in the Hills!

12 miles

Enjoy a full day’s wonderful walking on and around the northern and central Malvern Hills.

Initially we walk below North Hill, up to the Worcestershire Beacon (the highest point) and down to the Wyche cutting. Then we take the frequent short, sharp, ascents and descents as we traverse the tops of the central hills. Next we skirt around British Camp / Herefordshire Beacon to Tinkers Wood, before climbing this iconic iron age hill fort. Our return is along the scenic wooded western slopes, and up to North Hill. Extensive long range views into the Black Mountains, the Cotswolds and the Clee Hills.

Bring food and drinks for the whole day

Refreshment kiosk at British Camp.

Allow 7 hours.


Start: 10.00 am

Meet: The Clock Tower at car park entrance
Grid ref: SO 770469
Post Code: WR14 4LX
North Quarry Car Park


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Helen Kealy

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 02nd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF83

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. Pass through the beautiful Knapp and Papermill 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.

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

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Near Mousehole Bridge, Stocks Road, Alfrick. Grassy area just inside entrance.
Grid reference: SO 739516
Post Code: WR6 5HD
Nearest car park: turn into drive OPPOSITE Mousehole House; sign on post

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Garth Lowe (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 02nd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF84

Live and Let Live in Herefordshire

7 miles

We explore a quiet rural area between Worcester and Bromyard, in beautiful and varied countryside. On Bringsty Common we pass the early 18C thatched “Live & Let Live“ inn, and visit the disused Mount Sion, a simple basic Methodist Chapel. Moving on to the village of Whitbourne, we walk through lanes and public footpaths across the Whitbourne Estate to appreciate the architecture of the neo-Palladian house, built by Worcester’s vinegar magnate Edward Bickerton Evans in the 1860s. (Whitbourne Hall was designed by EW Elmslie, who also built Gt Malvern Railway Station and other buildings in Malvern.) We continue on this very scenic walk back to Bringsty, with an opportunity for refreshments at the pub.

Undulating but no long steep sections.

Bring drink /snack for a mid-walk break.

Allow 4 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Bringsty Common
Grid reference: SO 698550
Post Code: WR6 5UG
Car park: on Bringsty Common. Turn in at the Live & Let Live pub sign on Bringsty Common (off the A44 Bromyard to Worcester Road)

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Frances Van Rompaey (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 02nd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF85

Four Peaks and a Café

4½ miles

Commences at Black Hill car park and proceeds towards the Wyche Cutting over Black Hill, Pinnacle Hill, Jubilee Hill, and Perseverance Hill.

Opportunity for coffee and cake at the Café H2O before returning to Black Hill Car Park via lower path.

There are no stiles along these prescribed paths. Total ascent 975 ft.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Black Hill car park (£4 all day pay and display)
Grid reference: SO 761 404
Post Code: WR14 4PG


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Paul Wyatt

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 02nd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF86

An Evening Below the Northern Hills

5 miles

A stroll through some delightfully scenic, varied countryside below the western slopes of the Malvern Hills. From the quiet picturesque village of Mathon, we take an undulating route as we walk through and pass farms, historic buildings, an attractive wood with a small lake, and hamlets with interest and character.

Bring refreshments for a mid walk break

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 5.30 pm

Meet: Mathon Church Car Park
Grid ref: SO 735458

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Kay Brown

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 03rd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF91

The Two Stations Saunter

12 miles

Enjoy a wonderfully varied and very scenic linear trail from Ledbury to Great Malvern, linking the two railway stations.

From Ledbury's Railway Station, we pass through this historic town before taking to country paths to Eastnor. We continue through the fascinating Deer Park, enjoying marvellous views of the castle. We climb gently to the prominent Obelisk, and shortly reach the ridge line of the Malvern Hills, with easterly views to the Cotswold ridge. We pass the intriguing “Giants Cave”, walk along the ancient “shire ditch” boundary, and reach the immense iron age hill fort of British Camp. We descend to the refreshment kiosk and toilets at the car park. We now continue north along the tops of the central hills, enjoying wonderful all round views, to reach the Wyche cutting. Our final uphill section is the gradual ascent to the Worcestershire Beacon before heading down to historic St Anne’s Well. A sharp descent allows us to reach Great Malvern, finishing this wonderful walk with a stroll to the railway station.

Regular trains available back to Ledbury: bring cash for fares.

Bring drinks and refreshments for a long, full day’s walk

Refreshments and toilets available mid-way through the walk at British Camp car park.

Allow 7 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Ledbury Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 719388
Post Code: HR8 1AR


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Peter Reynolds

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 03rd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF92

Malvern Hills End to End

9 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. Excellent paths, with no stiles but with frequent uphill and downhill sections, as we visit all the hilltops.

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

There will be two toilet stops along the route and 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.

Allow 7 Hours.

Start: 9.00 am

Meet: Entrance to North Quarry car park
Grid reference: SO 770 470
Post Code: WR14 4LY
Nearest car park: North Quarry Car Park


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Rich Vale (Malvern Hills Trust)

Cost: £15.00

Sunday 03rd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF93

The Civil War Battles in Worcester

5 miles

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

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

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Large chimney at Old Powick Bridge
Grid reference: SO 835527
Post Code: WR2 4BU
Nearest car park: on cul de sac at bridge, signposted “Old Road”, 50 yds from chimney

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Bob Baldwin (HR Holidays)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 03rd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF94

West Side Stories

5 miles

Learn about some of the eminent people associated with the west side of the Malvern Hills. These include the composer Edward Elgar, the poets Siegfried Sassoon and WH Auden, the musician Sir Barry Jackson, the engineer Stephen Ballard, the architect CFA Voysey and others. A hilly, highly scenic loop to the top of the Malvern Hills ridge, and back to Colwall, with some rough paths, steep slopes and stiles.

Bring water and a mid-walk snack if desired.

Allow 3 hours.

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: Next to the Downs School, Colwall (On the Village side in Brockhill Rd., off the B4218 Walwyn Rd)
Grid reference: SO 758432
Post Code: WR13 6EY
Nearest car park: use street parking nearby


Difficulty: Moderate

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

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 03rd Jun 2018
Walk No: MWF95

A Pleasant Evening Stroll into Herefordshire

5 miles

A pleasant evening stroll from West Malvern into the beautiful, undulating Herefordshire countryside along quiet lanes and footpaths. Enjoy wonderful views up to the Malvern Hills and over rural Herefordshire, with distant glimpses of the high Black Mountains. The route is through part of the Mathon Estate and the wonderfully landscaped gardens previously belonging to Lady Howard de Walden and now owned by the Elim Conference Centre.

An optional country pub visit at the end of the walk (about 9.30) will provide well deserved refreshment.


Start: 6.30 pm

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


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

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