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Discover the Best Walks in the Malvern Hills: A Guide for Nature Lovers

The Malvern Hills, located in Worcestershire, England, are a haven for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. With its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich history, the Malvern Hills offer some of the most picturesque walks in the UK.


Here are the top 5 walks in the Malvern Hills that you won't want to miss:


1. Worcestershire Beacon


This iconic walk offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The trail starts at the Wyche Cutting car park and takes you to the summit of Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point in the Malvern Hills. Along the way, you'll pass through lush green meadows, ancient woodlands, and rocky outcrops. The summit offers a perfect spot for a picnic while taking in the stunning vistas of the Severn Valley and beyond.


2. British Camp


Also known as Herefordshire Beacon, this circular walk takes you around an Iron Age hillfort with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. The trail starts at the British Camp car park and takes you through a mix of open grassland and woodland. Along the way, you'll encounter ancient earthworks, wildlife, and wildflowers. The summit offers a perfect spot to take in the sunset over the Malvern Hills.



Reaching the Beacon on a snowy morning
Reaching the Beacon on a snowy morning

3. Malvern Hills Circular Walk


This circular walk takes you on a journey through the heart of the Malvern Hills. The trail starts at the North Quarry car park and takes you through a mix of open grassland, woodlands, and rocky outcrops. Along the way, you'll encounter stunning views of the surrounding countryside, ancient monuments, and wildlife. The trail is well-marked and suitable for all skill levels.


4. Gullet Quarry and Worcestershire Way


This walk takes you through some of the most scenic parts of the Malvern Hills. The trail starts at the Gullet Quarry car park and takes you through a mix of open grassland, woodlands, and rocky outcrops. Along the way, you'll encounter stunning views of the surrounding countryside, ancient monuments, and wildlife. The trail is well-marked and suitable for all skill levels.


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Breathtaking views from the top of the hills

5. Chase End Hill and Hangman's Hill


This walk takes you through some of the most remote and rugged parts of the Malvern Hills. The trail starts at the Chase End Hill car park and takes you through a mix of open grassland, woodlands, and rocky outcrops. Along the way, you'll encounter stunning views of the surrounding countryside, ancient monuments, and wildlife. The trail is well-marked and suitable for all skill levels.


The Malvern Hills offer some of the most picturesque walks in the UK. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a holiday maker looking for a casual stoll, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So why not plan your next holiday in the Malvern Hills and experience the beauty of nature firsthand? If you are staying on the Netherley Hall Estate, you can walk directly from your cottage to the Hills without ever hopping in the car.

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