Posted on 26th February, 2019

Spotlight on the Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills not only offers beautifully unique landscapes but a chance for explorers to discover some of England’s finest countryside. As the warmer weather is approaching us, this is the perfect opportunity to delve into what the Malvern Hills has to offer. Before you do, we think it’s important to know why the Malvern Hills is such a spectacular attraction to Great Malvern so we’ve made this month’s blog a spotlight on the marvelous Malvern Hills.

The Malvern Hills divides the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and is a great destination for walkers of all ages and abilities. The undisturbed Teme Valley offers a great range of walking in glorious countryside and the Severn Valley has striking riverside walks with the views of the Cotswold’s. If you are looking for extravagant climbs with fantastic views or a light stroll through the vibrant wildlife, the Malvern Hills and Commons has it all. We know it can be tricky to find your way through the countryside with no signal, so we recommend downloading this map to help you find your way.

There are six different walks to choose from which range from moderate to strenuous. We recommend taking the circular walk showing you the Herefordshire Beacon to Swinyard Hill.  The walk starts at the car park at British Camp, just a 10 minute drive away from The Abbey, and climbs to the summit of Herefordshire Beacon, with 360’ spectacular views. This route involves uphill and downhill walking through clear pathways. You can download the trail map here.

The Malvern Hills is cared for by the Malvern Hills Trust charity, which have been protecting the 3,000 acres of land since 1884. The teams of 29 volunteered staff members work together to ensure the Hills are open for the public, whilst protecting the landscape. The team meets at least four times a year to address the questions and suggestions from the public; these meetings are free to participate and is open to the public. You can see the upcoming board meetings here.

Walking is not the only activity you can do on the hills. Visitors can take part in a range of activities from fishing to photography, and hang gliding to paragliding. To get more information about the range of activities you can practice on the Malvern Hills, click here.

If you’re planning a visit to the Malvern Hills and not sure where to rest your head after a long day of walking, then The Abbey is the perfect place for you. You can follow walks and trails right from the front door, around Great Malvern and into the Malvern Hills. We can offer you a packed lunch for your long day ahead and we allow dogs to stay in some ground-floor rooms for a small supplement. Make a weekend out of it and book our ‘Walking in Malven Hills’ package from £180 per room per night. This includes a minimum of two nights accommodation, dinner on both nights in our restaurant with spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham, packed lunch on both days, personal walking maps of the Malvern Hills and much more. To book, you can call us on 01684 879285 or email abbey@sarova.com, or simply book online here.


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