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Our Favourite Hiking Routes and Walks in Malvern

hiking routes in Malvern

Worcestershire has some of the best hiking routes in the UK, and as a restaurant in Malvern, we are regularly a hub for hungry hikers. With its iconic hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) status, and charming villages, Malvern offers a plethora of routes catering to all abilities. 

Whether you're a seasoned adventurer seeking a challenging climb or a casual rambler looking for a scenic stroll, Malvern has the perfect path for you.

1. The Worcestershire Beacon Horseshoe (Challenging - 8 miles)

For the intrepid hikers, the Worcestershire Beacon Horseshoe is a must. This classic route takes you to the summit of the Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point in the Malvern Hills, rewarding you with breathtaking panoramic views across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and even parts of Wales on a clear day. Be prepared for some steep inclines and uneven terrain, but the sense of accomplishment at the top and the incredible vistas will make it all worthwhile.

2. The North Malvern Ridge (Moderate - 5 miles)

Offering a delightful mix of woodland paths and open hillsides, the North Malvern Ridge is a fantastic route for those seeking moderate exercise with rewarding scenery. The trail winds its way past St. Anne's Well, a refreshing natural spring, and affords panoramic views of the Malvern Vale.

hiking route in Malvern

3. The Herefordshire Beacon Hiking Route (Moderate - 4 miles)

The Herefordshire Beacon offers a slightly shorter yet equally rewarding hike. The well-maintained trail leads you up to the summit, where you'll be greeted by spectacular views of the Malvern Hills and the surrounding countryside. Keep an eye out for the iconic landmark, the British Camp, an Iron Age hill fort with a fascinating history.

4. The Malvern Link to West Malvern Loop (Easy - 3 miles)

This gentle loop trail is perfect for families with young children or those seeking a relaxed stroll. The route follows the scenic Malvern Hills Railway path, offering stunning views of the Malvern Hills and the chance to spot the charming steam trains chugging along the tracks.

5. The Colwall Circular (Easy - 2.5 miles)

The Colwall Circular is a pleasant and easy-going route that takes you through the charming village of Colwall and its surrounding countryside. The trail meanders alongside the Colwall brook, offering glimpses of wildlife and a sense of tranquillity.

Malvern hiking route

Post-walk reward

After a day of exploring the outdoors a visit to The Lantern offers the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Our friendly staff will be happy to welcome you and help you choose from our extensive Thai and Indian fusion menu. We offer a variety of lighter bites and small tapas plates, perfect for a post-walk snack, or you can join us for a refreshing drink on our terrace.

And remember, if you’re hiking with your furry friend, we’re both a hiker and dog-friendly restaurant.

Malvern's walking routes are more than just paths; they're gateways to stunning scenery, rich history, and a deep connection with nature. So lace up your boots, explore these trails, and reward yourself with a delicious and memorable experience at The Lantern. Book your table today!

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