THE GREAT Malvern Route to the Hills walking project has been recognised and celebrated at the Heritage UK Awards.
The much-loved trail – launched last year – was highly commended for the ‘Must Visit’ category and shortlisted for the ‘Contribution To Heritage’ and ‘Best Family Day out’ categories.
The prestigious awards recognise places which contribute to the world of heritage and are open to historical houses, heritage gardens, museums archaeological sites and more.
The project, which encapsulates Malvern’s rich history through a series of wall and floor plaques, bespoke benches, signs and artworks, is funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
Amanda Smith, Malvern Hills District Council’s community services manager said: “We are so pleased that Great Malvern: Route to the Hills has been highly commended at the Heritage UK Awards.
“We couldn’t have done it without the hard work and determination of everyone involved.
“The route has become a lasting legacy for the town which I am confident will be enjoyed for some years to come.”
The route starts at Great Malvern Railway Station, telling stories of the town’s past ranging from its unique geology to its technological inventions.
More than 2,000 people took part in activities and events in the community leading up to the launch, with the youngest being six months old and the oldest being 93 years.