Malvern Hills Sunset: March 23rd
- Meet: 11:00am in Swinyard Pay & Display (cards accepted) HR8 1EU.
- Distance: 12miles approx.
- Estimated finish: 7pm
- Waterproofs, walking boots and packed lunch are essential.
- Dogs welcome, but please remember a lead.
- Transport: 8:30am from OX5 1RR can also be booked above.
Finding the Car Park:
If heading towards Eastnor and Ledbury on the A438, turn right onto a very narrow road as you reach Hollybush (2 miles before Eastnor). The nearest postcode of HR8 1EU takes you to Zephir Lidar Farm; go past the farm entrance and soon after is the pay and display car park on the right.
One of our favourite charities, which "provides support for children, young people and their families in Oxfordshire when they have been bereaved or when somebody close to them is terminally ill."
We carry on to climb Black Hill, Pinnacle Hill and Jubilee Hill before dropping down to cross the Wyche Cutting, a mountain pass through the hills used in prehistoric times as part of the salt route from Droitwich to South Wales.
Continuing our undulating route, on which we take in almost the entire length of the hill range, we finally ascend a long slow climb to the top of Summer Hill, where the spectacular plinth of the Worcestershire Beacon (1,395ft) sits at the Malvern Hill's highest point and our final destination.
We then retrace our steps all the way back to Swinyard.