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From: Shaun
Sent on: Monday, August 10, 2009 4:17 PM
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Malvern Hills

Sunday 13th September, 11am sharp

Hi all,

This walk will take the group to the Malvern Hills and is being organised this time by Vinita (details below). We'll do the walk first then go for sunday lunch afterwards. My mob number is available for anyone who wants it.


Shaun (organiser)

Malvern Hills Walk
Organised by Vinita

Suitable for - All ages
Duration - 2 hours (around 4 miles)
Meeting Point - Wyche Cutting car parks / Jubliee drive at 11am sharp.

How to get here:

By Car:

Junction 7 or 8 of the M5 will get you here - just follow the road signs from J7 to Malvern and Ross. From M5 J8 (M50) come off at JI M50 and head for Upton-upon-Severn, then follow road signs for Malvern. Malvern is signposted but if in doubt head for Ledbury or Worcester. Get to Malvern and take the B4218 for Colwall. At the top of the hills take Jubilee Drive (signposted Ledbury) and park in the car park a little way along. If travelling from Worcester, simply keep to the main road through Great Malvern until signs for The Wyche and Colwall are seen, forking right off the road to ascend to Wyche Cutting.

Public transport:

Trains from Birmingham Snow hill/ birmingham Moor street and then bus from Great malvern station. The nearest large rail station is Worcester, from where trains regularly run to Malvern then on to Colwall and beyond. Malvern Link and Great Malvern. The Great Malvern train runs from Birmingham Moor street station and Birmingham snowhill station. First train on a Sunday is at 9.26am. If you're on foot from the train, Malvern Link is nearest (just) to the Hills. From the platform, leave the station by crossing the small car park. This will bring you out on the main A449 road running through Malvern. Turn right and walk uphill until you reach the second set of traffic lights, almost opposite The Vaults pub. Turn right, then left almost immediately to head steeply uphill again on a one-way road. At the top keep ahead along the upper (left) branching road until you reach the clock tower From here access to North Hill is easy if steep. (around20-30 mins walk).

The Hills Hopper bus service (Service 244) runs on a circular route, from Great Malvern station around the Hills to British Camp, Ledbury, Eastnor, Welland and back. Every 2 hours, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter until end of October (2006 pattern). The 'loop' to Three Counties Showground has been extended to take in Upton-upon-Severn too, and the buses can carry bicycles and wheelchairs. You can get off and on the bus as many times as you like. Bus no 44B runs on Sundays from Great Malvern train station at 1048 arriving at Wyche for 1009. its runs 48 minutes past every hour.

Refreshments - None on the Hills, but pub and cafe at Wyche cutting. Sunday lunch,Wyche Inn, (tel[masked])

About the walk: Great Malvern - The Worcestershire Beacon

The Malverns Hills are about thirty miles South-West of Birmingham and are almost ringed by Malvern, which is itself divided into several parts. Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Malvern Wells and Little Malvern are all to the East of the Hills whilst North Malvern (arguably) and West Malvern are to the West. Bang in the middle, in a saddle of the Hills is The Wyche.Wyche cutting is dramatic gash in the hills,is the site of one of the old passes over the hills on the route of an ancient saltway form the river Severn at The Rhydd into Herefordshire .

This is a great walk that follows the Malvern ridge, ascending from Wyche Cutting by an easy path, soon to gain the top of the ridge and following it up and over the lesser hills to the South of Great Malvern. En route the views are panoramic and magnificent. We can also extend our walk to three hours by including British camps making it moderat with views of the Cotswold scarp seen quite clearly to the South-East, the rolling countryside of Herefordshire to the West .

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