LedburyMalvern

Ledmal one
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Distance

13km/8mi

Ascent

344m

Descent

414m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Ledbury and Malvern.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Ledbury and Malvern.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 12

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Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Maybe present Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 40.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 50.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 50.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 20.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Maybe present Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Standard pram (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged pram (1)
Maybe present Standard wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Standard mobility scooter (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Maybe present Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Standard pram (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged pram (1)
Maybe present Standard wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Standard mobility scooter (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

30.0% of the route is on roads (1)

5.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

35.0% of the route is paved (1)

15.0% of the route is muddy (1)

15.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

5.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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4X May 2021 by Martin Purser
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Ledbury
Grid RefSO7109737711
Lat / Lon 52.03705° / -2.42276°
Easting / Northing371,097E / 237,711N
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Malvern
Grid RefSO7751045949
Lat / Lon 52.11141° / -2.32982°
Easting / Northing377,510E / 245,949N
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Ledmal One's land is

Arable 9.0%
Other agricultural land 4.3%
Pasture 31.7%
Urban 20.8%
Woods 34.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Rod

02 Nov 2021

By far the most straightforward route between the Wyche Cutting out of Malvern to Ledbury. There is a degree of road use but by and large a practical and enjoyable walk in its own right. Can be muddy in poor conditions but plenty of places where a Walker can bale out and choose dryer routes.


Martin Purser

15 May 2021

This is a pleasant point-to-point walking route which I travelled from Ledbury to Malvern. I haven't given it 5 stars because it includes quite a lot of road walking including a stretch of fairly busy bendy road with no footpath or, for part of its length, a very narrow one.

It should be noted that although Colwall does have the amenities mentioned in the previous review, they are about a mile off the route as published which ascends the Malvern Hills via the Evendine Bank. This gives an ascent which is fairly gentle for the most part althoug there is one very steep, muddy stretch. The advantage of the published route is that it takes you directly past the Chase Inn in Upper Colwell - my favourite pub in the Malvern Hills. A good place to arrive at lunchtime.

There are numerous stiles and kissing gates on this route. One point requiring an easy detour because the published route would follow a private track with a locked gate. There are a couple of other places where gates across the public right of way are locked and have to be climbed over.

The route description understates the hilliness of the route which crosses the Malvern Hills ridge. I iam uploading a copy of the profile from my GPS trail as a photo.


Rimmington

12 May 2021

This route from Ledbury takes you along Frith Wood which has lovely bluebells in spring, through Hope End registered park, along a couple of minor roads and then across fields to Colwall. Quite a few stiles to cross.

Colwall is a good stopping point with train and bus connections. There is a village shop, couple of pubs, butchers, greengrocer, post office, cafe.

From Colwall you can chose a gentle climb up the Malverns from the station to Linden where a tarmac drive then road takes you to Upper Wyche cutting.

Plenty of choice on the route down into Great Malvern where there are plenty of shops, facilities and bus/rail connections.


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