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The Malverns circular

Region - Malvern Hills

County/Area - Worcestershire & Gloucestershire & Herefordshire

Author - Peter Lane

Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km

Ascent - 5000 feet / 1515 metres

Grade - very hard

Start - OS grid reference SO772470
Lat 52.12084 // Long -2.33442
Postcode WR14 1QD (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

the Malvern Hills collectively consist of North Hill, Sugarloaf Hill, Worcestershire Beacon, Summer Hill, Perseverance Hill, Jubilee Hill, Pinnacle Hill, Black Hill, Herefordshire Beacon, Broad Down, Hangman's Hill, Swinyard Hill, Midsummer Hill, Raggedstone Hill and Chase End Hill. This route visits every single one of them! Commanding glorious rural views, there is no finer ridge walk in the three counties. A line drawn due East from Worcestershire Beacon will hit no higher point until the Urals.

GPS Files - Notes

This GPS file is for private use only and is subject to copyright. It should not be used on other websites

GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer 190Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer 190Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 150Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 150Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1556 The Malverns - end to end - hard - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Walk 1211 The Worcestershire Beacon - easy/mod - 4.5 miles/7.3 km

Walk 2664 Herefordshire Beacon from British Camp car park - easy - 2.0 miles/3.3 km

Walk 2380 The Malverns from the Gullet - moderate - 12.0 miles/19.5 km

Walk 3502 Two Rivers Walk to Powick and Worcester - easy - 6.5 miles/10.6 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.


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