Discovering the King’s Thirds (Malvern Walking Festival)

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Event Description

DISTANCE: 3 miles
DURATION: 3 hours
DIFFICULTY: Strenuous/Moderate
DATE: 26 May 2024
START TIME:  2:00pm
START LOCATION: Info Board in West of England Car Park, West Malvern Road, WR14 4DG
WALK LEADER: George Demidowicz
COST: £5

Short of cash in the 1630s, and at odds with Parliament, King Charles I introduced many imaginative methods of raising revenue. One of these was the King’s Thirds. The archaeology of the older Shire Ditch may be obvious; much less obvious are the hidden features of the King’s Thirds on the northern Malvern Hills. Discover where the banks and ditches were created in the 1630s and their history.

Exploring the King’s enclosures involves some steep sections.  The very steep sections have easier alternatives which will be indicated on the day so that the group reunites.  3 hours are allowed for this short 3-mile walk, with plenty of time for stops and explanations as we explore this fascinating area.

For further details and to book a place click HERE

Sunday 26 May 2024


Malvern Hills