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WALKING THE MALVERN HILLS

The Geopark Way from Knightwick to Redmarley.

Walk the undulating Malvern Hills and you’re exploring geological history. These ancient landscapes beckon you on to uncover how their scenic splendour was created. 

The Geopark Way meanders for 109 miles from Bridgnorth to Gloucester through landscapes 700 million years in the making. We walk south, covering around 40 miles of the trail in four ten-mile sections of spectacular countryside through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark from Knightwick to Redmarley. We encounter sites of geological importance that illustrate the forces that have shaped our world.

The rocks on the Malvern Hills are aged between the Silurian and Precambrian periods. The hills themselves rise from the Severn Valley plain and were formed during the Silurian period (420 million years ago).The Precambrian granite rocks are the oldest to be found in England. Towards the end of our route in the Leadon Valley, solid rock disappears from view; the huge glaciers melting at the end of the Ice Age released immense volumes of water which softened the lines of the landscape.

The trail offers varied walking alongside rivers, through forests, along ridges and across valley floors with impressive views along the way. Passing through an assortment of habitats you may encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Quaint villages and towns along the route add further interest. These holidays are not intended as a geological field course, but an opportunity to explore the landscape with good walks visiting interesting sites. 



WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding.



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    Walking the Malvern Hills (Grade 5)
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    17 Sep 2017
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    5
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    GRADE 5
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    The Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern

    The four-star Abbey Hotel in Great Malvern lies in the heart of traditional English countryside, at the foot of the ancient Malvern Hills, making it an excellent base for our explorations along the Geopark Way.

    Unique rooms with high-speed Wi-Fi have everything you need to unwind, including coffee and tea-making facilities, satellite TV channels and room service. Enjoy seasonal British and Mediterranean cuisine in the refurbished Priory View restaurant, with views over the Vale of Evesham, or take a drink at the bar. As part of half board, breakfasts and dinners are included but picnic lunches are unfortunately not, however there are shops nearby where you can purchase picnic supplies.

    Guests also have access to the local leisure centre, a two minute walk away, with a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room.

  • What's Included

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Five nights half board accommodation
    • All transport necessary to and from the walks
    • Services of a dedicated tour leader

    Price based on sharing a room with private facilities. Supplement for single room £75


  • Holiday Highlights

    HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Walking the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • Ledbury with its distinctive timber framed houses
    • The Attractive former spa town of Malvern

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included.


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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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