MWF84: Hill Forts and History

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Event Description

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.

Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 4 to 5 hours (to allow plenty of time for stops & discussions)
Difficulty: Moderate
Date: 3rd June 2023
Start time: 9:00 am
Walk leader: Jim Whitfield
Start location: At the second 5-bar gate on the right hand side of the British Camp Car park (with your back to the road and the Malvern Hills Hotel)
A449 Ledbury Rd
WR13 6DW
Grid reference: SO 763403
What3Words: spilling.bulky.cliff
Further details: Car Park is Pay and Display

Saturday 3 June 2023