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Malvern Walking Festival 2021 is going ahead!! This incredibly popular event is back this year after having to be cancelled last year. We all know walking is beneficial to our physical health, but after last (very unusual and stressful) year, more and more people have discovered how good walking can be for their mental health too. With the help of walk leaders come and take part in the Malvern Walking Festival. Learn about and explore the wonderful Malvern Hills and some of our beautiful surrounding areas.

We are very happy to announce that the Festival website is open for bookings from Friday 2nd April. Thanks to the tremendous support of our team of walk leaders, there’s a choice of 51 walks over the 9 days of the Festival, Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June.

As ever, the programme includes a mix of walks: long and short;  strenuous to gentle;  morning, afternoon and evening.  Missing this year are linear walks and multi-day walks – surely 2022 will see their return.  A summary of the programme can be found HERE

Every effort has been made to make the Festival Covid-safe.  It has been risk assessed, and approved by Worcestershire Regulatory Services.  Sensible measures have been put in place to ensure your safety. There will be a limit of 15 walkers per walk, to aid control and social distancing.  We have not assumed that it will be possible to visit pubs or cafés, though they remain an option in several walks.  We have excluded walks that have a public transport or indoor visiting element.  Sadly, this includes the much anticipated Benedictine Way, which again we have had to postpone.

We’ll be asking you to take precautions appropriate to the situation in May/June, such as social distancing: more detail is in the latest update on the website under ”News” where you will also find any updates and changes.

Please book your walks with the assurance that we will provide a full refund should a walk not proceed.

All this sounds formidable but is in the interest of everybody’s safety and enjoyment of the Festival.  There is after all much to see and to enjoy.

Bookings can be made from Friday 2 April on the website, www.malvernwalking.uk.  Currently the Malvern Tourist Information Centre is closed but it opens on Monday 12 April for bookings and payments in person or by phone.

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