The 10th Anniversary Malvern Hills Challenge will take place on Saturday 18 September 2021 raising funds for the charity Help for Heroes which assists serving as well as ex-service personnel who have been injured on operations or training.
Walk it, jog it or run it at your own pace and enjoy the euphoria of succeeding and experiencing the Malvern Hills Challenge. Register as an individual or with friends, family or work colleagues and organise a team. Dogs are welcome. If you would really like to make a difference support through our Just Giving links and raise additional funds for Help for Heroes along the way.
Having had to cancel last year’s event due to COVID the team is looking forward to seeing our regular supporters and welcoming new entrants. We are working hard to ensure that 2021 will be a safe fun day for all involved.
Set in the beautiful Malvern Hills, with their spectacular views and historic landmarks, the route takes in the very best of the area combining some tough gradients and relaxing flats with picturesque woods and open grazing, all on clearly marked tracks and lanes.
The Malvern Hills Challenge is not a race, but test of stamina and caters for all abilities and ages. Both the Long and Short walks start in Priory Park behind the Malvern Theatres and special event coaches take participants to their chosen starting points.
The 18km Long Walk Challenge takes about 6 hours and starts in the enchanting Bromsberrow Estate, with its extensive 18th century parkland and ornamental woodland. It continues North to take in the charming hamlet of Whiteleaved Oak. Hollybush on the Eastnor Estate is an ideal place to take a breather before the haul up Monument Hill with its fabulous views across Herefordshire, Eastnor Castle and the Monument making it well worth the effort. The hillfort at British Camp provides a focus for the next stage with a warm welcome to be found on the far side at the Malvern Hills Hotel.
The 9km Short Walk (taking 2.5 hours) joins the Long Walk with the coaches dropping off entrants at British Camp near the Malvern Hills Hotel and Sally’s Place – both popular stop off points. The route continues towards the Wyche via Pinnacle and Jubilee Hills with unique views West into Wales and East across the Severn Valley and to the Cotswolds referred to by Elgar as ‘the finest views in England’. The Wyche provides a welcome break, with the Wyche Inn just a few metres off the route, before heading up to the Worcestershire Beacon and its stunning panorama. With the back of the Challenge broken, it’s down past the pretty St Ann’s Well, through Great Malvern’s Rosebank Gardens to finish back in Priory Park.
Walkers will be greeted at the Challenge finish by local VIPs hosted by Hero the Bear, to present them with their medals and even dogs get a rosette and a biscuit!
For further details about the Malvern Hills Challenge visit: www.malvernhillschallenge.org
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Help raise funds for Help for Heroes by using the following links:
MALVERN HILLS CHALLENGE TEAM LINK
MALVERN HILLS CHALLENGE DONATIONS LINK
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