Malvern Hills Walking Festival returns this summer - The Malvern Observer

Malvern Hills Walking Festival returns this summer

Malvern Editorial 3rd Jan, 2024   0

MALVERN’S annual walking festival is returning for its biggest year yet.

 

The 19th annual Malvern Walking Festival is taking place from May 25 to June 2, 2024 and is now open for bookings.

 

Walks will take place in and around the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with some further afield in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Malvern Hills has recently been hailed by Which? magazine as having the best walks in the Midlands with four stars awarded for the walks and scenery.




There are over 70 walks available over the 9 days so plenty of choice for everyone. There are multi-day walks, all day walks, and shorter half-day walks either in the morning, afternoon or evening.

Themed walks including wartime Malvern, Malvern’s water, farming, quarrying, geology, local history, beer & pubs and gardens are also on offer.


Each walk is graded from Gentle to Strenuous, ranging from 3 miles to 31 miles to suit all walkers.

For more keen walkers there is the 20 mile Malvern Hills end to end and back, Worcester Way over 1 or 3 days and the best of the Three Choirs Way in 3 days.

Festival Chairman Bob Baldwin said: “The 2024 Festival is our biggest ever since we started in 2004 and we are now one of the biggest in southern England.

“Last year we sold-out and received dozens of letters from walkers saying how much they enjoyed Malvern and the surrounds.

“But we also received too many letters from walkers saying how disappointed they were not to be able to book onto their chosen ramble as it was sold out.

“I therefore urge everybody to book early to save being disappointed.

“We’re also pleased to confirm that we will again be supporting the Worcester Air Ambulance charity, although of course we sincerely hope we will have no need of their services anytime soon.“

Visit https://malvernwalking.uk/ or the Tourist Information Centres in Malvern, Upton-upon-Severn or Tenbury Wells for more.

Contact Keith Collins on [email protected] for further information.

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