A Mathon Meander (Malvern Walking Festival)

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Event Description

DISTANCE: 6 miles
DURATION: 4 hours
DATE: 2 June 2024
START TIME: 10:00am
START LOCATION: West of England Quarry Car Park, West Malvern Road, WR14 4DG
WALK LEADER: Peter Reynolds
COST: £5

This is a wonderful, undulating meander in West Malvern and Mathon, crossing over ridges of Silurian limestone and valleys of Silurian shale. We pass Hay Slad Spot, one of the most powerful springs on the hills and an opportunity to fill your bottles with the fantastic spring water of which Malvern is justifiably proud.

Some of the rocks seen near Mathon were formed some 400 million years ago. According to a local author:  ‘There can be no finer scenery than this, anywhere in England, and the village of Mathon emphasises this with its name which is thought to be derived from an Old English word for treasure or gift’.

This walk is rated Moderate: there are several gentle hills to walk over but two very steep climbs on the return leg.

Bring refreshments, we will stop half-way for a few minutes to enjoy the incredible views and soak up the delightful atmosphere.

For further details and to book a place click HERE

Sunday 2 June 2024