Guided walks in the Malvern Hills, Upton Upon Severn and Ledbury
Local author Carl Flint describes the guided walks he offers in the Malvern Hills and surrounding area
I can provide guided walks in and around the Malverns, as well as in Ledbury and Upton. The walks are packed with local history and are in general based upon those described in the Pictorial Guide series. As with the books, each walk is packed full of information about local landmarks and the great and the good – all underpinned by the wonderful scenery. From my experience of leading walks, they tend to fit into three categories:
- Short: a couple of hours (maximum).
- Medium: a morning or an afternoon.
- Long: most of the day, departing at perhaps 9.30am, with a break for lunch and returning by around 4pm.
I have led walks for a hen party, primary school children, international students, members of the University of the Third Age, an individual birthday treat, annual get together of friends, journalists, Women’s Institute, along with a well-known holiday company providing adventure holidays. Because of the diversity of each group, the route, speed and distance covered will vary considerably.
Here are some examples of the walks:
Ledbury Town Centre Heritage Walk. Great Malvern town centre to St Ann’s Well. Great Malvern Railway station to the ‘99 Steps’ and back through the town centre.
Ledbury to Eastnor Castle circular walk. Around Ledbury Town: a brief history of transport in Ledbury. British Camp car park to Elgar’s Grave and Little Malvern Priory circular walk. Hollybush to Whiteleaved Oak and Raggedstone Hill circular walk.
The majority of the Beacon Race walk. Malvern Link to North Hill returning by St Ann’s Well and Great Malvern. West Malvern to Colwall returning via British Camp and the Worcestershire Beacon.