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Leaping on the Malverns

Be inspired to devote yourself to wellbeing in 2023 with a trip to The Malverns.

Wellbeing takes into account all the things that make humans tick and The Malverns is a destination full of healthy pursuits, healthy food and a fantastic location to explore the countryside with mesmerising views – all great for relaxation and mindfulness. Our Town Centres are brimming with independent shops, eateries serving local food and drink produce, heritage attractions, lovely parks; all with the countryside just moments away. (Image credit: Mike Gordon)

Visit us to embark on a new activity, creativity, build relationships, eat local food, explore our unique history, exert yourself with physical exercise or around the independent shops, or simply relax and sit back and enjoy the stunning natural environment and stunning views with the ‘WOW’ factor. For some wellbeing could mean a brisk walk and wholefoods diet for others it may mean deepening connections with friends over a glass of wine or delighting in their favourite treats.

The Malverns can offer paths to all these areas of wellbeing and help you get the balance right, from walking on top of 650 million years of tangible history on the Malvern Hills, to sinking into tranquillity in one of our excellent spas. You can find health foods, veggie options and farm shops for days when you’re focusing on nutrition as well as indulgent treats which play a key part in mental wellbeing. With our history as a spa town The Malverns is dotted with spa retreats and hotels; perfect for some time to completely focus on yourself.

No matter what time of year you come, the natural beauty of The Malverns is a sure-fire way to kickstart your overall wellbeing. Experiencing the seasons changing across the dramatic landscape with a walk, picnic, or something more involved can reduce feelings of stress, increase feelings of connectedness with nature and well as keep the body physically active.

Businesses in The Malverns love the local landscape too, and care for the wellbeing of the planet overall. Many businesses are adopting greener practices such as investing in renewable energy and installing electric car charging points, encouraging zero waste and recycling initiatives or being inclusive of vegetarian and vegan diets.

Whatever your path to wellbeing in 2023, you can walk it in The Malverns.

Visit Our Unique Towns

Each of our towns has its own unique character – Malvern is largely Victorian in make-up and clings to the side of the ancient Malvern Hills – Upton upon Severn traces its roots back into history due to its importance as one of the main crossing points on the River Severn – and Tenbury Wells has a long agricultural history as one of the key market towns of the area with national importance for apples, mistletoe, holly and hops.

Cycling Routes

The Malverns are perfect for cyclists: the Malvern Hills themselves have a number of bridleways offering sometimes challenging but ultimately rewarding rides off road along with quiet country lanes galore offering scenic tours helping you to discover the hidden beauty of places like the Teme Valley and some fine – and largely flat – riding around the Severn plain.

Where To Stay

On top of staying at one of the fantastic accommodation options across the area, there are plenty of health and wellbeing activities for you to take part in, whether you want improve your health and fitness in the great outdoors; visit a centre hosting a range of therapies and treatments; brush up on your favourite pastime; learn a new skill; engulf yourself in local history; enjoy some ‘independent’ retail therapy, or simply enjoy some incredible locally sourced food and drink produce – for an authentic experience.

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