Malvern Walking Festival: Hill Forts & History

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Walk No: MWF94
Hill Forts and History
6½ miles; allow 5 hours

A walk that encompasses two Hill Forts with glorious views. The walk leader is a landscape archaeologist who will describe the history, features and folklore of the area. There are numerous and varied archaeological features to discover and discuss en route. Questions are welcome!

The route follows the eastern side of British Camp, across Broad Down and Hangman’s Hill, dropping down through News Wood, then climbing to the unique hill fort on Midsummer Hill. We retrace our steps but taking in Clutter’s Cave and then climbing to the summit of British Camp before descending back to the car park.

There are light refreshments available at the start/finish of the walk at Sally’s Place, and a pub at the start/finish of the walk – The Malvern Hills Hotel.

Public toilets at the start/finish point (none en route).

Bring drink and a packed lunch/snacks

Start: 09.00 am

Meet: at the second 5-bar gate on the right hand side of British Camp car park, away from the ticket machine
Grid reference: SO 763403
Post Code: WR13 6DW
What3words: spilling.bulky.cliff
Car Park is Pay and Display

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Jim Whitfield

Cost: £5.00

Sunday 5 June 2022