Malvern Hills Sunset: March 23rd

Malvern Hills Sunset: March 23rd

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Spectacular views!

It is no surprise the Malverns have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This 12 mile trek up and down a wonderful range of hills has spectacular views over the Cotswolds one way; the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons in Wales the other.

As well as booking your place above (using the "Add to Cart" button), in order to confirm your place, please complete our applicant health & safety form, so we know how best to look after you during the event.

Also have a look at our Kit List to help you decide what you need for your adventure!


Important Info:

  • 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.


Supporting Seesaw:

Half of the sign up fee will be donated to Oxford based SeeSaw and we encourage everyone to set up a fundraising page to support them even more! E.g. Justgiving

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." 


The Route:

Starting at the southern end of the Malverns range, we climb over Swinyard Hill, Hangman's Hill and Millennium Hill to the Herefordshire Beacon, the site of the British Camp, an Iron Age hill fort. This site is thought to date back before the Common Era and has been extended subsequently by a medieval castle. Ancient folklore has it that this is where the British chieftain Caractacus made his last stand against the Romans. The extensive earthworks remain clearly visible today and determine the shape of the hill.

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.