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Saturday 25th May 2019
Walk No: MWF11

By Train and Foot!

8 miles

We take the train to Colwall (cost approx £3) and walk back to Malvern.

A gradual ascent brings us to the Malvern Hills ridge where we get well deserved refreshment at Sally’s Place. We walk along the ridge, enjoying very scenic distant views, including the Black Mountains to the west and the Cotswold Hills to the east. We eventually reach the Worcestershire Beacon and North Hill before a gradual descent to Malvern, passing points of historical interest.

Allow 5 hours

Bring refreshments and a packed lunch.

Café en route and at station on completion

Start: 9.15 am

Meet: outside main entrance to Great Malvern Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 783457
Post Code: WR14 3AU
Nearest car park: At station (free) or nearby street parking


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Halesowen U3A Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 25th May 2019
Walk No: MWF12

Below the Northern Hills

6 miles

Enjoy a flat walk in beautiful countryside on the west side of the Malvern Hills. Visit Cradley and Mathon’s historic parish churches and several interesting hamlets, with their black and white buildings. Good paths with several stiles, done at an easy pace, stopping for a packed lunch en route. Highly scenic and varied.

Allow 4 hours

Bring a packed lunch for a mid walk break

Start: 10.30 am

Meet: Cradley Church Car Park, Rectory Lane
Grid ref: SO 736471
Postcode: WR13 5LH

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Kay Brown

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 25th May 2019
Walk No: MWF13

Route to the Hills

2½ miles

Accompany the artistic director of the “Autumn in Malvern Festival” on a very informative short walk tracing the newly introduced Gt Malvern-Route to the Hills. Starting at Great Malvern Railway Station, we pass key sites of historical and cultural interest on the way to the Rose Bank Gardens in the town centre. Stop at the many interpretation panels, plaques and bespoke works of art, all connected with Malvern's fascinating past. See www.routetothehills.com

Mainly on pavements with some easy uphill sections

Allow 2½ hours

Bring water. Many local refreshment options.

Start: 10.30 am

Meet: Main Entrance to Great Malvern Railway Station (West, Town Side)
Grid reference: SO783457
Post Code: WR14 3AU
Free Car Park at the station, or nearby streets


Difficulty: Easy

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

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 25th May 2019
Walk No: MWF14

Walking up a thirst!

6 miles

A highly scenic walk around the rural village of Suckley, below the Suckley Hills and near the Worcestershire Way. Great views in varied countryside. We wander through the hop yards, and visit the UK’s only brewery located at a hop farm, where we learn of its operation and history. A chance to enjoy some delicious local brews!

Some easy uphill sections and some stiles.

Allow 3 hours

Bring liquid refreshment and any snacks required for a 6 mile walk.

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: Meet & park at the Hop Shed Brewery, The Old Chicken Shed, Suckley
Grid reference: SO 723503
Post Code: WR6 5EQ

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Keith Collins

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 25th May 2019
Walk No: MWF15

Oyster Hill Sunset

5 miles

A very scenic route near Ledbury, along quiet lanes, paths and tracks. We pass through a vineyard, farmland and woods to historic Wellington Heath, where we consider how the village has developed over time. From Oyster Hill we enjoy one of the best views in Herefordshire across to the distant Welsh mountains.

Several short ascents and some stiles

Allow 3 hours

Optional visit to the Farmer's Arms, Wellington Heath

Start: 6.30 pm

Meet: Car park behind All Saints' Church, Coddington
Grid reference: SO 718427
Post Code: HR8 1JJ
Follow signs to Coddington Vineyard

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Doreen Miccio

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 26th May 2019
Walk No: MWF21

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

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: at The Slip Inn, Watery Lane, Much Marcle: follow signs to Weston’s Cider
Grid reference: SO 651332
Post Code:HR8 2NG
Park at the Pub

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Mike Smart (TREKsmart Guided Walking)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 26th May 2019
Walk No: MWF22

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, with many interesting features.

Allow 7 hours

Bring Packed Lunch

Start: 10.00 am

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

Nearest car park location: Free CP to right of Clock Tower


Difficulty: Strenuous

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 26th May 2019
Walk No: MWF23

Bredon Hill and Historic Elmley Castle

5 miles

The walk starts in the attractive village of Elmley Castle, with its historic pub, reputedly visited by Elizabeth 1. We follow a very scenic, long and steady ascent to Bredon Hill, an “outlier” of the Cotswold Hills, with far reaching views over the Severn Valley to the Malvern Hills.

We reach the Kemerton iron age hill fort and the Bambury Stone Tower, at precisely 1,000ft above sea level. Return is via a section of the Wychavon Way to the Queen Elizabeth Inn for an optional lunch.

Allow 3 hours

Optional pub lunch in a historic hostelry

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Queen Elizabeth Inn, Main Street, Elmley Castle
Grid reference: SO 982411
Post Code: WR10 3HS
Park on street or behind pub


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: David Owen (St Wulstans walking group)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 26th May 2019
Walk No: MWF24

A Day in the Life: Caring for the Hills

4 miles

A journey around the central hills to learn about the complex and varied job of caring for the Malvern Hills. From assessing archaeology to supporting volunteers, and a great deal more, the Community & Conservation Officer at Malvern Hill Trust will guide you through some of the things staff might get up to in a day, on a highly informative walk and talk.

Some steep slopes mostly on paths.

Allow 3 hours

Bring water

Lunch possible near by at The Kettle Sings or The Chase Inn

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Gardiner's Quarry car park (Pay & Display £4.20 all day)
Grid reference: SO 766420
Postcode: WR13 6DN

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Beck Baker (Malvern Hills Trust)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 26th May 2019
Walk No: MWF25

At One with Nature!

3 miles

We climb a broad, steepish track and go round the base of the hill to Happy Valley. We detour briefly to historic St Ann’s Well, before a long gradual ascent to Sugar Loaf Hill. We drop down to Westminster Bank spout and then walk around North Hill, with an easy descent to finish. Hilly sections, but no stiles.

This walk is all about being in the “moment” and at one with nature. We will stop and view the landscape, listen to the birds and trees and touch nature. We will be using all five senses and taking time out of our busy, technical life.

Dogs welcome

Allow 2 hours.

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at North Quarry car park, North Hill (Pay & Display £4.20 all day)
Grid reference: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Sarah Cuddy

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 26th May 2019
Walk No: MWF26

Understanding the Geology of the Malvern Hills

3 Miles

Accompany a local expert for a detailed insight into the geology of parts of the Malvern Hills.

We start with a quick look at some of the Malvernian rocks and the view east from the Wyche over the Severn valley, explaining the origin of the main features in the scene. Then downhill on the Purlieu to Brockhill, studying the various rock types on the way. We'll cross the entire range of local rocks from the Silurian period of geology, deposited originally on the bed of a tropical sea about 450 million years ago. A diversion into Park Wood shows an old quarry in the Wenlock limestone, an ancient coral reef and a possibility for fossil collecting. Exposures of weaker shale rocks appear in the stream banks. We finish at Brockhill Quarry, seeing sandstone which was deposited at the change from marine to terrestrial deposition locally. We return uphill to the car park, with some observations on the geomorphology of the Purlieu stream.

Allow 3 hours

Bring refreshments

Start: 6.30 pm

Meet: at lower car park on Beacon Road
Grid reference: SO 768 438
Postcode: WR14 4EQ
Car Parking: In the Beacon Road car park (pay and display £4.20 all day), or nearby

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: John Payne, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust

Cost: £4.00

Monday 27th May 2019
Walk No: MWF31

In and Above the Wonderful Wye Valley

10 Miles

A circular walk from the Herefordshire village of Fownhope visiting two iron age hill forts, before returning along the River Wye. We'll visit:

    • Cherry Hill Fort and Capler Camp which provide good views across the Wye Valley;
    • Lea and Paget's Wood nature reserve, an area of ancient woodland with lots of wild flowers and birds; and
    • Common Hill nature reserve, an area of limestone grassland with lots of wild flowers including orchids.

In addition to the nature reserves we'll walk through lovely woods and meadows before walking back to Fownhope through picturesque farmland beside the River Wye. Other attractions include some limestone kilns and a memorial to a British heavyweight boxing champion. We'll stop to look at wildlife, archaeology and geology along the way.

There are some steep climbs on this walk.

Allow 7 hours

Bring packed lunch and drink

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: at the Wye Leisure Club, Fownhope
Grid reference: SO 578344
Post Code: HR1 4PE
Car park at Club


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Tim Lawrence

Cost: £4.00

Monday 27th May 2019
Walk No: MWF32

Views below the Southern Hills

5 miles

A gently undulating circuit in magnificent scenery on farmland and moors below the Southern Hills. Good paths with some stiles. Highlights include Castlemorton Tump, a 12C motte castle with historic fishponds, and Eastington Hall, a 13C manor house.

Allow 3 hours

Pub lunch options available locally

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Meeting point: outside St Gregory’s Church, Castlemorton
Grid reference: SO 795372
Post Code: WR13 6BG
Street parking nearby



Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Anne Brookes (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Monday 27th May 2019
Walk No: MWF33

Down Shakespeare’s Way!

7 miles

A flat walk at a steady pace in and around the scenic Avon Valley and the River Severn. We follow Shakespeare’s River Avon to the historic town of Tewkesbury and its ancient Abbey, enjoying tranquil water meadows. Our return is via the banks of the River Severn and the pretty village of Church End.

Allow 4 hours

Bring refreshments

Optional pub lunch at Twyning

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: South side of Twyning Village Green
Grid reference: SO 901366
Post Code: GL20 6DH
Street parking at the Green

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Monday 27th May 2019
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.

Route is on pavements, at an easy pace, with frequent explanatory stops

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: Easy

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

Cost: £4.00

Monday 27th May 2019
Walk No: MWF35

Where Pick met Granite!

3 miles

Learn about the growth and eventual closure of the massive and hugely controversial quarrying industry that had such an impact on the Malvern area. Accompany the CEO of the Malvern Hills Trust on a very scenic route in the Northern Hills, on good paths with some easy ascents, to include Earnslaw and the West of England quarries, the Gold Mine, the Worcestershire Beacon and St Ann’s Well. A chance to to appreciate the recovery of the quarries from their dark and forbidding past.

Allow 2 hours

Start: 7.00 pm

Meet: at Earnslaw quarry, off the B4218 Wyche Road
Grid Reference: SO 770441
Postcode: WR14 4EG (£4.20 pay and display)


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Duncan Bridges (CEO, MHT)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 28th May 2019
Walk No: MWF41

Walk the North West Frontier

12 miles

Walk through the wonderful and quite hilly countryside on the Worcestershire / Herefordshire border north of the Malvern Hills, 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. After passing his country retreat, we reach Longley Green and the Knapp and Papermill reserve. There are many other points of interest as we return along the Worcestershire Way.

Several moderately difficult ups and downs as well as the inevitable stiles.

Allow 7 hours

Bring refreshments and packed lunch

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Clock Tower, West Malvern Road
Grid reference: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT
Nearest car park: North Quarry Free CP to right of Clock Tower


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 28th May 2019
Walk No: MWF42

Up, over and around Bredon Hill

12 miles

A long and very varied day walk near the Avon, featuring Bredon Hill, historic villages, river meadow paths and great views.

From Eckington village we climb Bredon Hill, visiting the hill fort and Bambury stone tower. After enjoying long distance 360 deg views, we descend to the pretty village of Elmley Castle, and the historic Queen Elizabeth 1 Inn (refreshment stop). We continue through villages below the Hill, concluding with a beautiful riverside walk via Nafford Weir and Lock.

Allow 7 hours

Bring packed lunch

Refreshments available at pub en route

Start: 9.00 am

Meet: Eckington Bridge, off B4080 at River Avon crossing
Grid reference: SO 922421
Post Code: WR10 3DD
Park at Picnic Site CP near bridge

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Mike Smart (TREKsmart Guided Walking)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 28th May 2019
Walk No: MWF43

An Introduction to the Plant Life of the Malvern Hills

4 miles

Accompany a local amateur botanist to learn about the flora characteristic of the Malvern Hills. A gentle pace with frequent stops to describe the numerous plant communities. We walk to the south of British Camp, over some easy hills, on excellent paths, with no stiles. Very scenic with long distance views to the Cotswolds and Bredon Hill. Binoculars and a magnifying glass recommended.

Allow 3 hours

Bring water.

Refreshments available at British Camp at the Malvern Hills Hotel or Sally's Place.

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: 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)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 28th May 2019
Walk No: MWF44

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.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: outside Tourist Information Office, Church St, Malvern
Grid reference: SO 775 459
Post Code: WR14 2AA
Nearest car park: Priory Road South; £4.20 all day; WR14 3DR

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Derek Horner

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 28th May 2019
Walk No: MWF45

A Country Walk and a Sumptuous Afternoon Tea!

4 miles

Holloways is a popular upmarket garden furniture centre, set beneath the Suckley Hills, with The Glasshouse, an award winning restaurant. We take an easy 4-mile circular walk in beautiful varied countryside, with some gentle hills, before returning to The Glasshouse for one of their sumptuous afternoon teas – finger sandwiches, savouries, Ann’s delicious cakes etc. etc. (£12.50 payable on the day)

Allow 2 hours

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: at Holloways Home & Garden Furniture centre, Lower Court, Suckley
Grid reference: SO 722516
Post Code: WR6 5DE
Park at Holloways


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Keith Collins (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Tuesday 28th May 2019
Walk No: MWF46

History, Glorious Views and More!

5 miles

Explore the fascinating history of Little Malvern and Malvern Wells on a very scenic walk. From the reservoir nestling below the Malvern Hills, we reach Little Malvern Court and Little Malvern Priory Church. We visit St Wulstan’s local nature reserve, from where our route back includes the legacy of Malvern's quarrying industry and some wonderful views.

Some fairly steep sections, but good paths and few stiles.

Allow 3 hours

Bring water

Refreshments available at Malvern Hills Hotel

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: British Camp Car park located on A449, Malvern, by the Malvern Hills Hotel
Grid reference: SO 763403
Post Code: WR13 6DW
Car park is Pay and Display £4.20 all day


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Peter Clement, St Wulstans Walking Group

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 29th May 2019
Walk No: MWF51

Up, Over and Around The Malvern Hills

12 miles

We take a long, fairly steep ascent via Happy Valley and North Hill to the top of the Worcestershire Beacon, enjoying spectacular long distance views to the Severn Valley and the Cotswolds. We cross the ridge and walk down Brockhill Road to Colwall. Continuing west of the hills, we cross the Ledbury Road and follow the contour around British Camp hill fort, now with rural Herefordshire and the distant Black Mountains in sight, to reach Sally’s Place for afternoon tea (optional). We return on a mix of fairly level or gently downhill paths

Allow 7 hours

Bring packed lunch

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Great Malvern Post Office,
1 Abbey Road
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post code: WR14 3HJ
Long term car park: Priory Rd., WR14 3DS

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts (Worcester Ramblers & LDWA)

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 29th May 2019
Walk No: MWF52

Walk the Pixie Path!

7 Miles

Venture on both sides of the Malvern Hills on a highly scenic circuit from British Camp to Wyche Cutting and back, visiting many points of special interest. We pass Welland, the Three Counties showground and the Golf Club. We reach the Wyche Cutting and return via the legendary “Pixie’s Path”.

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. Some fairly long uphill sections

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.

Allow 4 hours.

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

Start: 9.30 am

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


Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Rita Lee Malvern Hills District Footpath Society

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 29th May 2019
Walk No: MWF53

Historic Tracks below the Hills

5 miles

We cross the Common to the old route of “Wood Street”, formerly an important "salt way" from Droitwich to South Wales. At the pretty village of Guarlford, we pass the church, and an old radar station. We return via the hamlet of Hall Green to enjoy an (optional) pub lunch.

Mainly flat, on paths and tracks with some stiles. Highly scenic.

Allow 3 hours

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Three Horseshoes Pub, Poolbrook Common, Great Malvern
Grid reference: SO 790447
Post Code: WR14 3JW
Park outside pub

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Phil Bunyan (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 29th May 2019
Walk No: MWF54

Common Route to the Priory with a bit in Reserve!

5 miles

A very varied and scenic circular walk below the Hills, with much of interest on the way. We reach historic Little Malvern Priory, open for visiting, and on to Upper Welland village. We pass through St Wulstan’s Nature Reserve, continuing on a mix of tracks and farmland, to enjoy an (optional) lunch at a country pub on completion.

A mixture of footpaths, tracks, lanes and side-roads with some gentle ascents and about 12 stiles. Some sections muddy after rain.

Allow 3 hours

Dogs are welcome

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Marlbank Inn, on A4104, Marlbank Rd., ¾ mile west of Welland.
Grid reference: SO 787403
Post Code: WR13 6NA
Parking in Pub car park


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Ian Flanders (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 29th May 2019
Walk No: MWF55

Wildlife along the River Teme

5 miles

Enjoy the pleasures of the late Spring season, exploring the wildlife associated with the River Teme, on a flat, easy walk on meadows and the riverbank. Join a local amateur entomologist in a search for the elusive Clubtail Dragonfly and other early insects.

Allow 3 hours

Bring Refreshments. Possibility of teas on return to the Fold Café

Start: 1.00 pm

Meet: Café at “The Fold,” Bransford, on the A4103.
Grid reference: SO 797526
Post Code: WR6 5JB
Nearest car park: large car park at rear



Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Mike Averill (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Wednesday 29th May 2019
Walk No: MWF56

Madresfield Court Gardens and Grounds

2 miles

An informative, 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, the 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 29th May 2019
Walk No: MWF57

The Countryside around Madresfield Court

3 miles

Accompany the recently retired estate manager through the beautiful countryside and parkland surrounding Madresfield Court. The return is 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 30th May 2019
Walk No: MWF61

Landmarks of Worcester, its Rivers and Surroundings

12 miles

Explore many of the landmarks in and around Worcester on a long, informative flat walk, mainly in countryside. We enjoy scenic sections of the Rivers Teme and Severn and the historic Diglis basin, including the Worcester and Birmingham canal. Other notable sights include Elgar’s birthplace at Lower Broadheath, the pretty hamlet of Old Wick and the Civil War battlefield areas. We end the walk via the Cathedral Close and Worcester City centre.

Allow 7 hours

Refreshments and packed lunch essential


Start: 9.30 am

Meet: at The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester City Centre.
Grid reference: SO 846550
Post Code: WR1 3PD
Nearest car park: Cattle Market Car Park, Croft Road, Worcester WR1 3PL. Parking all day £6.
Or train to Worcester Foregate Street


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: William Whiting (Halesowen U3A Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 30th May 2019
Walk No: MWF62

Folklore, Magic and Mystery of the Southern Hills!

6 miles

Take in the folklore, myths and legends surrounding Ragged Stone and Chase End Hills. 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.

On good paths with one major ascent and descent. Optional pub lunch on completion.

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.

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: £4.20 for whole day

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Derek Horner (Worcester Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 30th May 2019
Walk No: MWF63

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

Start: 8.00 am

Meet: at Swinyard Car Park, Gullet Rd
Grid reference: SO 766381
Post Code: WR13 1EU
Car Park is pay and display: £4.20 for whole day




Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Alison Uren

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 30th May 2019
Walk No: MWF64

Explore Fascinating Croome Park

5 miles

Enjoy an informative round walk of Capability Brown's first landscape via Snape Wetland, Menagerie Wood, Shelter Belt, Chinese Bridge and the Rotunda, with lovely views of the Malvern Hills and Croome's eyecatchers. We visit some of the less well known areas of the Croome Estate on a flat easy walk.

Free entry has been arranged, but NT members please bring membership cards

Allow 3 Hours

Lunch/refreshments available at the NT restaurant

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: by army tent near reception at National Trust Car Park, Croome Park
Grid reference: SO 887 452
Post Code: WR8 9DW

Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Eileen Clement (St. Wulstan’s Walking Group)

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 30th May 2019
Walk No: MWF65

Springs and Spouts, the Water Cure, and much more!

4 miles

Join a well known local historian and author in a discovery of Malvern’s fascinating history as a spa town. Visit several water features. Learn about the legendary water cure, and the famous people attracted here. Hear of the mystery of Alfred Earnslaw at Earnslaw Quarry, and visit St Ann’s Well.

Some quite steep ascents and some rocky ground, but done at an easy pace to allow time to enjoy great scenery.

Allow 3 hours.

Bring refreshments

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: 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; Waitrose (max. 3 hours); Southlea

Difficulty: Easy

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

Cost: £4.00

Thursday 30th May 2019
Walk No: MWF66

Farming Stroll and Meal

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 a 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 short 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/or supper 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 803522
Post Code:WR6 5JH
Nearest car park location: Pub Car Park


Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Robert Floyd (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 31st May 2019
Walk No: MWF71

The Path Less Travelled

13 miles

Just prior to the First World War a group of six young men, the “Dymock Poets”, including Rupert Brooke, drew inspiration from the delightful Herefordshire countryside around Dymock. We walk where they walked, and where four of them made their homes. We follow in their footsteps and consider some of their famous poetry

Allow 7 hours

Bring packed lunch.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Western Way Chapel, Dymock
Grid reference: SO 698309
Postcode: GL18 2AU
Car Park: £2.00, collected on the day.

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts (Worcester Ramblers & LDWA)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 31st May 2019
Walk No: MWF72

Midsummer Magic!

7 miles

A highly scenic, hilly and varied route over the three southernmost hills of the Malverns. We climb Chase End Hill, then Ragged Stone Hill and finally Midsummer Hill, returning via The Gullet, Golden Valley and Hollybed Common. We stop to look at wildlife and changes to the underlying geology and visit an iron age hill fort.

Some short steep ascents and descents

Allow 5 hours

Bring drink and packed lunch

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: at car park off A438, 800m East of the main Hollybush park
Grid reference:SO 766367
Post Code: HR8 1EX




Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Tim Lawrence

Cost: £4.00

Friday 31st May 2019
Walk No: MWF73

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.

Easy walking with one steady climb. Exceptional long distance views.

Allow 4 hours

Please bring a packed lunch and drinks

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 31st May 2019
Walk No: MWF74

Seven Farms, a Farmer, and a pub lunch

5 miles

Join a well known local farmer and raconteur on a highly varied walk, passing seven farms in rural Powick. Learn something of the development of farming and the issues and challenges faced today.

Mainly flat, some stiles and some rough paths

Allow 3 hours

Bring water

Continue the discussion over an optional lunch in a traditional 19C pub (pre-order before the start of the walk)

Start: 9.30 am

Meet: at the Three Nuns Pub, Collett’s Green, Powick. 300m West of A449
Grid reference: SO 817513
Post Code: WR2 4SB
Car park at the pub



Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Robert Floyd (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 31st May 2019
Walk No: MWF75

Exploring Beautiful Bringsty

5 miles

Starting near the edge of historic Bromyard Downs, we explore the wilder parts of fascinating Bringsty Common, including its lakes, woods, streams and wildflowers. We enjoy outstanding panoramic views towards the Malverns, before returning on the quiet lanes and paths of Linton and Linley Green.

Mainly good paths with some low hills and some stiles

Allow 3 hours

Bring water

Refreshments available at the Royal Oak, Bromyard Downs

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: Opposite Brockhampton School, on the Bromyard Downs Road, just off A44
Grid reference: SO 678544
Post Code: WR6 5TD
Park: opposite School

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Tom Fisher (Bromyard Walkers are Welcome)

Cost: £4.00

Friday 31st May 2019
Walk No: MWF76

In the Footsteps of Dame Laura Knight

4 miles

Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was probably the most famous female impressionist painter of her day. She loved the views from the Malvern Hills and visited the Malvern area for over 30 years, painting scenes .

We'll trace some of her footsteps to compare the views she painted with those of today, and to pass near to where she had a studio.

Some steady climbs in the British Camp area, on good paths. There will be plenty of opportunities to pause and view.

Allow 3 hours

Bring refreshments, cameras and binoculars


Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: Lay by on A449 Ledbury Road, near the turn to Welland and Little Malvern Priory
Grid reference: SO 767405
Post Code: WR14 4JN


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Mike Averill & Michael Johnson (The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society, Malvern Branch)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 01st Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF81

Malvern’s Magical Mystery Trail

10 miles

A walk on and around the Southern Hills, with variety, great scenery, historic associations and mystical conundrums. Explore the Midsummer bronze age hill fort, uniquely sited on two hills, and enjoy wonderful 360deg views.

Continue through Eastnor Estate and discover the fascinating remains of the hidden Bronsil Castle. Then on to the remote hamlet of White Leaved Oak and the lovely grounds of Bromsberrow Estate.

Several quite steep hilly sections.

Allow 6 hours

Bring water and packed lunch

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: Hollybush Car Park
Grid reference: SO 758368
Post Code: HR8 1ET
Park off A438 at top of pass




Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: David Hawkins (Leadon Vale Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 01st Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF82

Two Stations "Saunter"

12 miles

A wonderfully scenic route linking the two railway stations, with many points of interest. We walk through Eastnor Park, with its Castle and Obelisk, before reaching the main ridge and, eventually, the top of the British Camp hill fort. (Refreshments nearby).

We walk the length of the middle hills, with frequent ascents and descents, to the Wyche Cutting, and on to our highest point at the Worcestershire Beacon. After enjoying 360 deg views, we descend to the historic St Ann’s Well and on to Great Malvern, passing Rose Bank Gardens and the Abbey Church. We finish at the station for a return train to Ledbury.

Approx 2000 ft ascent

Allow 7 hours

Regular trains available back to Ledbury: bring cash for fares. Alternatively, catch a train from Great Malvern to arrive at 10.00am at the Ledbury Station meeting point.

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

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at entrance to Ledbury Railway Station
Grid reference: SO 709387
Post Code: HR8 1AR
Park in station car park

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Peter Reynolds (Ombersley Walk Group)

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 01st Jun 2019
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. 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

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

Saturday 01st Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF84

Hills and Woods of North Malvern

7 miles

A delightful walk with spectacular views across the Worcestershire plain and the Herefordshire borders, along with wooded trails and open rolling pasture.

Initially, we climb gradually to the historic Lady de Walden Drive, and continue below North Hill and Sugarloaf, reaching the foot of the Worcestershire Beacon. After enjoying the magnificent long distance views, we descend gently on the Herefordshire side of the ridge to West Malvern.

We follow some lovely woodland trails through Bank Wood, Cother Wood, and Six Acre Wood to the pretty village of Storridge, for a refreshment break at Crumpton Hill Farm Shop. We return via High Wood and the 108 steps that will take us back to below North Hill

Some moderately steep hills and stiles

Allow 4 hours.

Bring drink and refreshments

Planned refreshment stop at farm shop café

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at the Clock Tower at car park entrance
Grid ref: SO 771469
Post Code: WR14 4LT
North Quarry Car Park (Pay and Display £4.20 all day)


Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Helen Kealy

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 01st Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF85

Geology of Castlemorton Common and Southern Hills

4 Miles

Join a well-known local geologist for a descriptive walk in the Castlemorton Common and Swinyard Hill area, looking at rocks laid down in shallow seas, or which intruded as molten rock. We'll see a fossil shoreline, rocks created by submarine volcanoes and evidence of the effects of the Ice Age. We'll also see the wonderful scenery from the ridge.

One long uphill section, passing via Gullet Quarry, to the ridge and the top of Swinyard Hill

Allow 3 hours

Bring water

Start: 2.00 pm

Meet: Swinyard Car Park
Grid reference: SO 766381
Post Code: HR8 1EU
Malvern Hills Trust Pay and Display Park (£4.20 all day)


Difficulty: Moderate

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

Cost: £4.00

Saturday 01st Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF86

An Evening of Country Delights

5 miles

We descend through a very scenic rural area below the west side of the northern Malvern Hills, passing many points of interest, in and around the picturesque village of Mathon. Eventually we climb steadily through pretty wooded country, and a nature reserve, to the Brewers Arms for (optional) refreshments.

Allow 3 hours

Hilly, with stiles, but no long ascents.

Start: 6.00 pm

Meet: in small car park at bus stop opposite Brewers Arms, Lower Dingle, W. Malvern
Grid reference: SO 765456
Post Code: WR14 4BQ

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Josephine Daw (MHDFS)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 02nd Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF91

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 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.

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

Sunday 02nd Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF92

Live and Let Live in Herefordshire!

8 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 walk to the village of Whitbourne, with its neo-Palladian House, built by Worcester’s vinegar magnate, Edward Pickerton Evans in the mid 19th century, before we 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


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 5UW
Park at meeting point

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Frances Van Rompaey (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 02nd Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF93

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.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at power station chimney, via cul de sac signed “Old Road”, near large Powick roundabout
Grid reference: SO 835524
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

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 02nd Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF94

Round and About the Worcestershire Way

13 miles

We cross the Malvern ridge to pick up the old route of the Worcestershire Way to the Suckley Hills, where we have the option of refreshments at Holloways. We then find Cradley Brook and follow it through the Ravenshill Nature Reserve before taking today’s Worcestershire Way back to Malvern. An interesting, very varied and quite hilly route. Very scenic.

Allow 7 hours

Bring packed lunch.

Start: 10.00 am

Meet: at Gt Malvern Post Office,
1 Abbey Road
Grid reference: SO 775459
Post code: WR14 3HJ
Long term car park: Priory Rd., WR14 3DS

Difficulty: Hard

Walk Leader: Brian Pitts (Worcester Ramblers & LDWA)

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 02nd Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF95

A Scenic Summer Sunday Stroll

6 miles

Enjoy a scenic and varied walk, at an easy pace, on and around Castlemorton Common and the Southern Hills. We climb, or walk around, the area of Ragged Stone, Midsummer Hill and Hollybush, before returning in a gentle descent. Much to experience and enjoy in this quiet, remote landscape

Mostly on tracks, quiet roads, and footpaths. Some stiles at the start.

Allow 4 hours

Bring a snack and a drink

Optional pub meal at the end

Start: 2.30 pm

Meet: The Robin Hood pub on the edge of Castlemorton Common
Grid reference: SO 786388
Post Code:
Park on the verge opposite the pub, or at nearby lay-by



Difficulty: Easy

Walk Leader: Rachel and Rex Hickley

Cost: £4.00

Sunday 02nd Jun 2019
Walk No: MWF96

West Malvern Country Stroll

5 miles

A delightful evening stroll from West Malvern, through beautiful, undulating Herefordshire countryside below the Malvern Hills, 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.

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

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