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Discover 15 of the best short walks in the Malvern Hills, including Worcestershire Beacon. Each walk comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route description and lots of images, plus information on beauty spots and refreshment stops. No challenging terrain or complicated navigation means walks can be enjoyed by everyone.


The Malvern Hills can be enjoyed at any time of year but it can be windy on the peaks and it's always a good idea to take a waterproof.


Great Malvern is the main town in the area. The walks are also easily accessible from Ledbury and Worcester.


This book includes walks that are almost flat, as well as some that are more challenging. The Malvern Hills can be enjoyed by people of all levels of ability and fitness. For most routes, no special footwear is needed, although a few can get muddy, as indicated in the descriptions.

Must See

Worcestershire Beacon, highest peak in Worcestershire and the Malvern Hills; Herefordshire Beacon (British Camp) - an Iron Age hill fort that dominates the skyline and is the highest peak in Herefordshire; Malvern Priory; the springs all around Malvern (also known as wells) - Malvinha and Holy Well are in the book
10 May 2023
3 Jul 2023
17.20 x 11.60 x .60cm

Would you like to explore the best of the Malvern Hills? This guidebook covers 15 of the best short walks in the area (between 3 and 8km), including Great Malvern Priory, Worcestershire Beacon, Herefordshire Beacon, Black Hill, Eastnor obelisk and Holy Well. The guidebook includes:

  • Walks under three hours, plus one challenge route
  • Easy to follow with clear route descriptions
  • Facilities, parking and highlights for every route
  • No specialist gear needed, walk all year round
  • Ordnance Survey mapping

Cicerone’s Short Walks guides contain everything you need to get outdoors and discover the best of an area. The short walks are perfect if you’re new to walking or looking for something you can enjoy with the whole family. Let the adventures begin!

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Julia Goodfellow Smith Cicerone author JGFSMITH

By Julia Goodfellow-Smith

Julia Goodfellow-Smith's love of walking is one of the reasons that she chose Malvern as her home. During the coronavirus lockdowns of spring 2020 she walked over 1000km, mainly from her front door, and came to know the hills and surrounding area intimately. In her books, Julia aims to share her love of walking and help others to explore with confidence and enjoy for themselves some of the best routes, landscapes and views.

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