This walk falls neatly into three parts.
First, a meander through now peaceful woods that were once a hive of industrial activity.
After the woodlands, we will walk through apple orchards, which continue to be a mainstay of Worcestershire’s economy. If we’re lucky, the trees will still be in bloom. This part of the walk has some excellent views of North Hill.
The final part is a climb onto the west side of the hills to return to our starting point.
The total ascent is 285m. There are a handful of stiles to negotiate. There are no public toilets along the route.
This walk is from the Cicerone ‘Short Walks on the Malvern Hills’ book and is led by the author. She will give some background about the history of the woods and orchards as the walk progresses.
DISTANCE: 4½ miles
DURATION: 3 hours
DATE: 31st May 2023
START TIME: 2:00 pm
WALK LEADER: Julia Goodfellow-Smith
START LOCATION: Westminster Bank, West Malvern
Grid reference: SO 76358 46226
Further details: On-road parking only – can get congested – please leave extra time to find a spot and walk to the start point.