Separating the stunning English counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and a small part of North Gloucestershire, the Malvern Hills are a great destination particularly for walkers. Whether you just wish to take a gentle stroll in lovely countryside or prefer a hike along the ridge of the Malvern Hills, there are walks for all abilities and ages.
The Malvern Hills also prove a great visit for cyclists and horses too. The hills rise dramatically above the Severn Plain and comprises of over 1200 hectares of hilltop, woodland and open common. Home to a wide range of habitats and species, this stunning landscape is owned and managed by the Malvern Hills Trust for the benefit of the local communities and visitors alike.
Several thriving towns and small country villages can be found close to the hills, the area being known for showcasing wonderful home produced food and drink. Perhaps the most famous is largely Victorian town of Malvern itself, found at the foot of the hills and well worth a visit.
Upton upon Severn traces its roots further back into history due to its importance as one of the crossing points on the River Severn. Famed for its agricultural history is Tenbury Wells, a key market town steeped in tradition and known for trading in apples, mistletoe, holly and hops
Being easily accessible from much of the country and with activities for all including museums, plenty of gardens to visit and historic venues, a holiday or short break spent in and around the Malvern Hills will certainly not disappoint.