A heritage trail to showcase and preserve Malvern’s rich historic and cultural past has been officially launched.
The route which stretches from Great Malvern Railway Station through the town and on to the hills includes a series of large information boards which highlight a particular part of Malvern’s heritage, as well as decorative benches representing various characters connected with Malvern, such as Florence Nightingale and CS Lewis. Building plaques and other street artwork have also been installed and a new entranceway to Priory Park created inspired by the hills.
The project, funded by a £480,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, also provided a number of community activities and volunteering opportunities. Activities delivered over the last three years include room escapes, craft sessions, exhibitions and guided walks. Volunteers have also undertaken research, taken photographs, led workshops and more with people aged from nine months to 93-years-old getting involved. Various guides have also been created to help people of all ages explore and connect with the town’s past.
Come and explore the trail for yourself from Great Malvern Railway Station through Priory Park and up onto the hills via Rosebank Gardens and the ’99’ steps.
Download the official Route To The Hills Guide Book here.