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Malvern

Worcestershire


Slow Ways linking Malvern and Bromyard, Knightwick, Ledbury, Upton upon Severn, Worcester

England / Worcestershire / Malvern

Malvern’s five Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 3/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Walk to Malvern from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bromyard—Malvern
Bromal one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 510m Descent 489m
Knightwick—Malvern
Knimal one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 294m Descent 412m
Ledbury—Malvern
Ledmal one Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 344m Descent 414m
Ledbury—Malvern
Ledmal two Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Ledbury—Malvern
Ledmal three Verify me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Malvern—Upton upon Severn
Malupt one Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 60m Descent 186m
Malvern—Upton upon Severn
Malupt two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 111m Descent 240m
Malvern—Worcester
Malwor one

Survey me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 68m Descent 183m
Malvern—Worcester
Malwor two Survey me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

64% of Malvern’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

8/9

reviewed

2/9

surveyed

4/9

verified

18 people have contributed to Malvern’s Slow Ways

8 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Malvern

119km out of 132km have been walked and reviewed

316km of reviews have been shared in Malvern

Latest Updates

MirandaRobinson took this photo on Malwor one

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Some parts of the route between Powick and Worcester were flooded and the footpath was closed off alongside the river so a detour was required - 1st April 2024...

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MirandaRobinson took this photo on Ledmal one

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Path was quite muddy in places - 1st April 2024...

MirandaRobinson

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Neil Summersgill took this photo on Ledmal three

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Malvern—Worcester

Berkshire Walker pledged to walk Malwor one

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Not from the area, but this was a very easy route to follow, starting from Ledbury station, through Eastnor and straight up to Worcestershire Beacon and along the Malvern ridgeway until dropping down into Great Malvern, to get the train back to Ledbury....

willdotbarker

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Fantastic walk from Malvern straight up to Worcestershire Beacon and then along the ridge of the Malverns. Cuts through Eastnor Park and a short section of track to Ledbury. A lot of up and down with all the hills but fantastic views all the way....

Neil Summersgill

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Ledbury—Malvern

Neil Summersgill added Ledmal three, a new walk from Ledbury to Malvern

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Wasn't that muddy after recent daily showers. Easy to follow and lovely scenery. This was my first Slow Ways walk, thanks so much....

Deb van Velzen

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Steven Moralee took this photo on Malwor two

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Did this walk today (15 July 23) and agree with the previous reviews, it is absolutely lovely and clearly marked for the most part. There were a couple of bits that were a bit overgrown but overall great, I would really recommend it and looking forward to doing it from Worcester as we started in Malvern....

Steven Moralee

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but my hunch is that Chris knew what he was doing and Malput Two may actually be the stronger route....

danravenellison

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Low points include: crossing the fast A44 road on a bend out of Bromyard; a half mile section along the B4220 without a pavement; two arable fields without access left for walkers; a fallen tree over a path exit making it currently inaccessible; a private drive with no sign for the public path through their buildings; a couple of wobbly stiles....

Genevieve

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A nice varied route taking in canal, river, fields and connecting a spa town and cathedral city....

Louise Rose

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Hard to walk away from lovely Malvern with its good-looking charity shops, al fresco glasses of wine on offer, and general air of classy olde Englishness....

Hannah

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It's a delightful route that I'd 100% walk again....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Malwor two

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Agree with Dan, that walking from Worcester to Malvern is the to go if you want to enjoy beautiful views of the Hills....

Saira

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Malvern—Worcester

danravenellison added Malwor two, a new walk from Malvern to Worcester

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The walking is easy from Worcester to Malvern but once you get to the outskirts of Malvern the path is a bit overgrown and the marking are either not good or missing. Ideally you would have the gpx file to help guide you. There is only one busy road to cross, just outside Powick....

Brown

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Leaving the Talbot Inn and crossing the A44 you have a long boring section on the road. I stopped soon after, sleeping just off the path. A few fields of houses and paddocks and soon you are in Malvern and almost finished Rated a 4 because of the long road section to start....

Rippli

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I walked from Great Malvern train station to Worcester Foregate Station and it was well over the suggested 10 miles....

Pam Jordan

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Can be muddy in poor conditions but plenty of places where a Walker can bale out and choose dryer routes....

Rod

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From Malvern to Worcester it is generally a nice downhill slope, views were pretty good (until after dusk - I ran this route late in the evening)....

davethedude

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Enjoyable walk, took about 3hrs...

Rippli

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Martin Purser surveyed Ledmal one

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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. 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....

Martin Purser

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Martin Purser took this photo on Ledmal one

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Ledbury—Malvern

Rimmington added Ledmal two, a new walk from Ledbury to Malvern

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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....

Rimmington

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Cross the road to enter priory park through a gate directly opposite. Turn immediately to your left to pick a 10m wide passage way that runs downhill via some widely spaced steps. At the end, go right onto Priory Road, a quiet pleasant street comprising a series of elegant Victorian houses. From priory road, take the first left onto Woodshears Road and descend, going past Malvern College sports complex on your right. Note: From here you can connect to Great Malvern Railway station by continuing under the bridge, turning left at the T-junction at the end of Woodshears Road and following the signs to the station. As the common land continues to broaden out take the route to the left which crosses under the rail line and then turn immediately to the right and continue until you reach the intersection of St Andrews and Peachfield Roads. Here, we suggest crossing to the far side of Peachfield Road and turning left descending common land with fields and the some rather grand houses to your immediate right. Turn left along this road and then after about 50m take the signposted bridle way to the right along Hawthorn Road. After a couple of hundred metres there is a style to the right which you take and then the path turns immediately to the left keeping up its easterly direction. Cross the main road and turn left, walking on the well-maintained footpath at the side of the road. Just before the third, turn sharp left and follow the right-hand edge of the field keeping the boundary to you immediate right. Go over a style in the corner of the field and bear slightly right towards a further gate, but one you can walk round the side of. When you come to a gate, turn right to go over a style and short narrow (three plank) bridge. Turn right at the style onto a footpath which soon becomes a well-defined track taking you down to a quiet country road. Turn left along the road for about 500 m to a point where the road does a clear, sharp right-angle bend to the left. In fact, walking along the track way next to the field down to the first boundary hedge and turning left, taking a well warn path with the hedge to your immediate right might avoid muddy boots. Continue with the hedge to your left past a farmhouse (Lodge Farm) and go through two swing gates (one is broken and you can walk round it), and on across an obvious path across a ploughed field Go through the gate to join a track that takes you over a stream and on to a style on the other side, positioned to the left Turn left go over the style, taking past a house immediately to your right and on to the road using the footpath which is also the driveway to the house At the road, turn right and then almost immediately left Here, you will see, on the left, a signpost pointing to a bridle path on the right Where the bridle path leaves the road, slightly concealed, there is an entrance to a footpath that follows the road to the left (Fig 18) Eventually, you will come to a gate on the left, a style on the left and a style in front of you All of this will give access to the road the path has been following and turning right will quickly take into the centre of Upton (Fig 19) The waterfront of Upton is reached by turning left at the end of the road...

Chris Baker

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Malvern—Upton upon Severn

Chris Baker added Malupt two, a new walk from Malvern to Upton upon Severn

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Malvern

LynnLee surveyed Malvern

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Bromyard—Malvern

Slow Ways added Bromal one, a new walk from Bromyard to Malvern

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Knightwick—Malvern

Slow Ways added Knimal one, a new walk from Knightwick to Malvern

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Ledbury—Malvern

Slow Ways added Ledmal one, a new walk from Ledbury to Malvern

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Malvern—Upton upon Severn

Slow Ways added Malupt one, a new walk from Malvern to Upton upon Severn

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Malvern—Worcester

Slow Ways added Malwor one, a new walk from Malvern to Worcester

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Malvern’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SO7751045949

Lat / Lon

52.11141° / -2.32982°

Easting / Northing

377,510E / 245,949N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Malvern's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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