Malvern Hills Walks
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|Ankerdine Hill||1 miles (1 km)||Climb to this hill in Knightwick on this walk in the Malvern Hills. There's a nice waterside stretch along the River Teme, woodland trails and great views from the high points.|
The circular walk starts in the village of Knightwick and heads to Horsham Farm along the River Teme. You then climb through Hay Wood to Ankerdine Hill which reaches a height of well over 400ft. On the hill there's some nice woodland trails and great views over the Worcestershire countryside. View Full Details>>
|Eastnor Deer Park||5 miles (8 km)||This walk follows a section of the Geopark Way long distance trail through the beautiful Eastnor Deer Park. The 300 acre park includes hill climbs, woodland, ponds, lovely countryside and a herd of Red Deer.|
Starting in Eastnor village follow the footpath east and you will come to the southern end of the Malvern Hills. The route then climbs to Midsummer Hill and Hollybush Hill where there are fantastic views over the park to Eastnor Castle and lake. This section also visits an unusual Iron Age Hillfort as its ramparts enclose two hills and the intervening valley. It dates from 390 BC and it is thought that the settlement was occupied by 1500 people until it was destroyed by fire in AD 48. You can follow various woodland paths round the hills before picking up a section of the Worcestershire Way and heading north to return to the deer park. Follow the same path back to Eastnor where on certain open days you can visit the 19th century mock castle. For a fee you can explore the grounds where there are nice footpaths taking you to the arboretum and lake. Watch the video below to see the beautiful grounds.
If you wanted to extend your walk you could head north from Misummer Hill to Herefordshire Beacon and further explore the Malvern Hills. Following the Geopark Way south from the hill will take you through the Bromsberrow Estate in the Forest of Dean area of Gloucestershire. View Full Details>>
|Geopark Way||111 miles (179 km)||Meandering its way for 109 miles through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark from Bridgnorth to Gloucester, the Geopark Way passes through stunning countryside as it explores 700 million years of geological history. The trail offers varied walking alongside rivers, through forests, along ridges and across valley floors; all with majestic views to match. Passing through an assortment of habitats there is a plethora of wildlife adding to the occasion. Quaint villages and towns dot the route bringing further elements of exploration and enchantment.|
Highlights on the route includes a stretch through the lovely Eastnor Deer Park next to the 19th century mock castle. The climb through the Malvern Hills is also wonderful with splendid views over the countryside of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. View Full Details>>
|Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp||2 miles (2.5 km)||This walk climbs to Herefordshire Beacon in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as some splendid views the site includes the significant British Camp Iron Age Hillfort, first constructed in the 2nd century BC. The boundary between Herefordshire and Worcestershire also runs just past the hill to the east.|
The hill includes a few different footpaths which you can use to make a circular walk. You can start from the car park just to the north of the hill, off the A449. There's handy information boards here giving a detailed history of the camp.
From the car park you can directly pick up a path to take you up to the top of the beacon. At the 338 m (1,109 ft) summit there are splendid views into the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Just to the west of the hill you can also see the lovely Eastnor Deer Park and mock 19th century castle.
Follow the paths south through the earthworks and defensive ditches of British Camp to Millenium Hill, before descending on other paths to the car park. You could also pick up other trails to take you to the pretty British Camp Reservoir, just to the south east of the car park.
You can pick up the Geopark Way long distance trail to further explore the Malvern Hills. Following the paths north will take you to the popular Worcestershire Beacon and the town of Great Malvern. If you head south you will soon come to Midsummer Hill where there is another Iron Age Hillfort and Scheduled Ancient Monument. View Full Details>>
|Ledbury-Eastnor Castle-Malvern Hills||8 miles (13.5 km)||This walk from Ledbury takes you through the Eastnor Castle Estate before climbing into the hills to the east of the town. It's a varied route with woodland sections, open countryside and a climb in the Malvern Hills at the end. The route finishes in Colwall where you can get a direct train back to Ledbury. View Full Details>>|
|Malvern Common||2 miles (4 km)||This route takes you across the Peachfield and Malvern Commons in the Malvern Hills AONB. The commons are located just to the south of Great Malvern and include a number of easy footpaths to try. There's also great views of the hills which are just to the west of the site. You can start the walk from the car park on Peachfield Common just off Peachfield Road.|
The site also includes interesting flora with species-rich grassland supported by a number of pretty wildflowers. Look out for lady’s bedstraw, common knapweed, bird’s-foot-trefoil and various orchids. In the summer months you can see lots of pretty butterflies fluttering around the flowers.
Just a short distance to the west you will find Worcestershire Beacon. You could extend the walk to climb to this popular summit. From the 425 metres (1,394 ft) peak you can see 13 counties of England on a clear day. For a longer walk you can try the Malvern Hills Walk which runs along the whole length of the AONB. View Full Details>>
|Malvern Hills||8 miles (13 km)||This walk takes you the full length of the Malvern Hills from End Hill in North Malvern to Chase End Hill at the southern end. The Hills divide the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire and are covered with numerous footpaths and bridleways. |
The start point for the walk is the car park at North Malvern in the 19th century spa town of Great Malvern. You then pass End Hill, Table Hill and Sugarloaf Hill on your way to Worcestershire Beacon. At 425 m (1,394 ft) the Beacon is the highest point in the Malverns and offers fabulous views of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, the Welsh Mountains and the Severn Valley. You can climb to the beacon from Great Malvern on our circular walk.
The route continues to Jubilee Hill, Black Hill and Herefordshire Beacon where you will find the noteworthy British Camp Iron Age hill fort and reservoir of the same name. Next you come to Hangman's Hill, and Swinyard Hill before arriving at the interesting Midsummer Hill where you will find an Iron Age hill fort which spans Midsummer Hill and Hollybush Hill. There are also splendid views of Eastnor Deer Park and the castle grounds.
The final section takes you over Raggedstone Hill to the finish point at the end of the range, known as End Hill.
It's a delightful walk on good footpaths with fabulous views throughout. Also look out for the springs and fountains dotted along the hills.
If you would like to try a longer walk try our Malvern Hills Circular Walk which takes you along a section of the old Worcestershire Way long distance trail. View Full Details>>
|Malvern Hills Circular Walk||13 miles (21 km)||This long route makes use of the Three Choirs Way and the old route of the Worcestershire Way to create a circular walk through the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There's fabulous views over the counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire throughout.|
The walk starts North Malvern at the main parking area next to the hills. You then follows footpaths up to Table Hill and Sugarloaf Hill before coming to the high point at the range at Worcestershire Beacon.
You continue south past Summer Hill, Black Hill and Jubilee Hill before coming to Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp where there's a fascinating Iron Age Hillfort.
At Hangman's Hill you turn north and follow footpaths to Colwall Stone and West Malvern. Here you pick up some woodland trails through Six Acre Wood before returning to the car park. View Full Details>>
|Midsummer Hill||1 miles (1.8 km)||This walk climbs to the Iron Age hill fort which spans Midsummer Hill in the Malvern Hills AONB. The route runs for just over a mile and includes a moderate climb. On the way there's some nice woodland trails with lots of pretty bluebells to look out for in the spring. After the short climb you will be rewarded with fine views over Worcestershire and Herefordshire.|
The route starts from the parking area at Hollybush, off the A438, just to the south of the hill. From here you can pick up footpaths heading north through woodland toward Hollybush Hill. The hill lies just to the east of Midsummer Hill and is the site of an Iron Age hill fort which spans both hills. The hillfort is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is owned by Natural England. The site is considered unusual in that the ramparts enclose two hills and the intervening valley. It was built around 390 BC and it's thought that the settlement was occupied by 1500 people until it was destroyed by fire in AD 48.
Midsummer Hill stands at a height of 284 m (932 ft) and commands fine views over the surrounding countryside. Most of the lovely Eastnor Deer Park is visible including the notable obelisk. After exploring the site the route picks up a section of the Worcestershire Way long distance trail to descend back to the car park.
To extend the walk you can continue north along the Worcestershire Way to the nearby Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp. View Full Details>>
|Tenbury Wells||4 miles (6 km)||This circular walk around the town visits some of the local highlights including the River Teme and Kyrewood. View Full Details>>|
|Three Choirs Way||100 miles (161 km)||Visit the cities of Gloucester, Hereford, and Worcester on this long distance circular walk. The walk has been devised with themes of poetry and music and links with the Three Choirs Music Festival which is held each August alternately at the magnificent cathedrals of the Three Counties (Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester).|
The walk visits some of the best countryside in the region including hopyards, vineyards and orchards. There are also splendid views of the Rivers Severn, Lugg and Wye and a section through the beautiful Malvern Hills to enjoy.
The walk is waymarked with a white disc featuring musical notes. View Full Details>>
|Worcester Riverside Walk||6 miles (9.8 km)||An easy riverside walk along the River Severn from Worcester Cathedral to the nearby village of Hallow. The walk is very flat and lasts for just over 6 miles, there and back. It follows a section of the Severn Way long distance trail which runs through the city. View Full Details>>|
|Worcestershire Beacon||4 miles (6.5 km)||This circular walk takes you to the high point of the Malvern Hills at Worcestershire Beacon. The walk starts in Great Malvern, just to the west of the train station. From the Edward Elgar Statue you can pick up the Worcestershire Way to take you onto the hills. The route then heads to North Hill and Sugarloaf Hill before climbing to Worcestershire Beacon. From the 425 metres (1,394 ft) summit you can see 13 counties of England on a clear day. Other highlights includes views of The Wrekin, Cannock Chase, the Welsh border mountains, the Shropshire Hills and across the valleys of the Severn and Avon to the Cotswold Hills.|
After soaking in the views the route descends to Lower Wyche before returning to Great Malvern.
To explore the full range of this beautiful area try our Malvern Hills Walk. View Full Details>>
|Worcestershire Way||36 miles (58 km)||This walk takes you from Bewdley to Great Malvern where you can enjoy splendid views of the Malvern Hills.|
The path starts on the River Severn in Bewdley and heads south, passing the villages of Abberley and Martley on your way to Great Malvern. The walk also takes you through the delightful Ravenshill Woodland Reserve and the Teme Valley where you can enjoy a short riverside section along the River Teme.
The final section is particularly lovely as you pass through the glorious Malvern Hills before finishing in the town of Great Malvern.
You can extend the walk by continuing to the southern end of the Malverns and visiting the British Camp Iron Age Hill Fort on Herefordshire Beacon. View Full Details>>