Arrive in Great Malvern and overnight.
GREAT MALVERN to COLWALL
A day to walk on and explore the hills from your starting point on the eastern side of the hills in Great Malvern. Today’s walk takes you up to the highest point of the hills – the Worcestershire Beacon, with its spectacular views of many counties, and down the western side of the hills towards Herefordshire and the Welsh border.
The Malvern Hills are in an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the hills are protected by the Malvern Hills Conservators who preserve the hills for the local population and visiting tourists to enjoy.
Starting from the centre of Great Malvern the walk ascends steeply or gradually according to your choice to St Ann’s Well – a beautiful little cafe and up and round North Hill to the Beacon – the highest point of the Malvern Hills at 425 metres (1394 ft). Descend into West Malvern for lunch and follow a beautifully picturesque route over the border into Herefordshire for your second night’s stay.
COLWALL to Great MALVERN via Eastnor
Following a circular route today you will visit the southern end of the hills with the imposing sight of Eastnor Castle, its deer park and obelisk. Today’s walk takes you to the second Beacon – the Herefordshire Beacon or British Camp, the second highest point of the Malvern Hills at 338 m (1109 ft) – an an Iron Age Hill Fort with a fascinating history. You will return along the eastern flank of the hills with views of the Severn valley to Great Malvern. There are steep sections to the walk but nothing too arduous.
Depart after breakfast.