Malvern Walking Festival: Walking with Elgar

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Walk No: MWF83
Walking with Elgar
5 miles (walk); allow 5 hours excl. optional visit to “The Firs”

The walk begins at the birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar in Lower Broadheath and ends at his resting place in Little Malvern. Walkers are encouraged to begin with a visit to the birthplace museum, from 10.30. This is a National Trust managed property and charges will apply. Please note that these charges are additional to the walking fee and that therefore this is optional. (NT members free.)

At 11.30 our minibus will leave The Firs and drive to British Camp via two locations important to Sir Edward where there will be brief explanatory stops. The walk itself will start at the foot of British Camp, which we will climb and learn about its significance in Sir Edward’s music. After a stop for lunch, we will continue on the Hills before descending to St Wulstan’s Church, Little Malvern to visit the Elgar Graves.

The minibus will return walkers to Lower Broadheath for car collection.

There are no stiles but ascents and descents on the Hills.

Bring enough food and drink for the day, including a packed lunch.

Start: 10.30 am for optional visit to Elgar’s birthplace (NT members free) otherwise Start 11.30

Meet: at The Firs: Edward Elgar’s Birthplace” (National Trust), Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath
Grid reference: SO 807557
Post Code: WR2 6RH
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Park at The Firs in the space behind the closed Plough pub near the museum.

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk Leader: Colin Harnett (Powick Ramblers)

Cost: £25.00

Saturday 4 June 2022