It’s no wonder Elgar was inspired to write some of his most beautiful melodies, when you’re stood at the crest of the Malvern Hills. While the views he overlooked may have changed, the gentle slopes combined with a refreshing air usually only found on mountaintops makes for a rejuvenating experience.
The smooth inclines, as though created for the purpose of walking, formed thousands of years ago from igneous rock which has weathered the erosion that created the surrounding rolling countryside. This led to the incredible hills that can be seen for miles around today, and have drawn in the likes of visionaries since the 11th Century.
There a few car parks around the base of the hills where you can leave your car and then traverse the hills. Please see the car park closure list below.
Week beginning 4 October 2021
Monday/Tuesday – Upper Earnslaw Quarry car park closed (lower remains open)
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday – Lower Earnslaw Quarry car park closed (upper remains open)
Week beginning 11 October 2021
Lower Earnslaw Quarry car park may remain closed (upper remains open)
Sections of Gardiner’s Quarry will be closed. Some sections will remain open.
Friday – Layby below British Camp (A449) closed
Week beginning 18 October 2021
Sections of Gardiner’s Quarry may be closed
Friday– Layby at Hollybush Roughs (near Swinyard car park) to be closed.
Find out more information on the Malvern Hills Trust website here.