Autumn Malvern Hills Circular Hike (24.8KM) ***HARD CHALLENGE EVENT***

Hike & Get Merry
Hike & Get Merry
Public group

Canceled

North Quarry car park

32 N Malvern Rd · Malvern

How to find us

We’ll gather at the entrance to North Quarry car park. If you get badly delayed, we’ll be passing right through Beacon Road pay & display car park around 10.45am so you can always meet us there.

Location image of event venue

Details

Here's something to train for folks!

The Hike & Get Merry Challenge Cup is once again up for grabs. We'll be covering exactly the same route as last time.

TIME TO BEAT: 24.8KM in 6h 31m 20s (Inc 977M elevation gain)

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This is a HARD day hike. For those of you who love to push deep into your reserves, it's going to be AMAZING!

The first half of the hike is relentless in terms of steep up & down terrain (2.5 hrs). The second half is less demanding however, still includes a number of steep sections including a killer final mile.

We'll stop at the halfway point for a packed lunch and a bit of a natter/chill.

PLEASE, PLEASE ensure you have a good level of cardiovascular fitness, stamina and determination for this hike. This is for your own sake and also for the sake of others on the day. We cannot wait at the top of every ascent.

This will be at a different level from our usual hikes.
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The idea of this event is that we try and beat the previous record. Whichever team sets the fastest time will lay claim to the prestigious Hike & Get Merry Challenge Cup (See pic :) until they’re knocked off the top spot.

The Route
This circular route utilises the Three Choirs Way and the old route of the Worcestershire Way to create a circular walk through the Malvern Hills. You can expect terrific views over the counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire throughout.

We start in North Malvern at the main parking area next to the hills. We'll then take the footpaths up to Table Hill and Sugarloaf Hill before coming to the high point at the range at Worcestershire Beacon. We then continue south past Summer Hill, Black Hill and Jubilee Hill before coming to Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp where there's a fascinating Iron Age Hillfort. At Hangman's Hill we turn north and follow footpaths to Colwall Stone and West Malvern. Here we pick up some woodland trails through Six Acre Wood before returning to the car park.

Lunch
We'll stop to eat at roughly the half way point. You'll need a substantial packed lunch to boost your energy levels. Bring PLENTY of drinking water too.

Loos
There are public conveniences at about 1hour in and 2 hours in to the hike.

Parking
You can park at the North Quarry car park however there is loads of free, on street parking right next to the start point. At this time on a Sunday, you'll be fine.

Start Time: 9 - 9.30am (Leave at 9.30am)
Meeting Point: Great Malvern North Quarry Car Park
Walking Time: 6 - 6.5 Hours
Food: Packed Lunch
Dogs: Well behaved & fit dogs are welcome
Guests: You can bring a friend if you like
Price: Loose change for our honesty jar (let's say between 50p & £2)

Required Kit:
Comfortable walking boots
Small backpack
A few warm layers + waterproof jacket (weather dependant)
Water
Chocolate bar