2022 Malvern Walking Festival
As you may have noticed on the Home Page, the dates for the 2022 Festival have been fixed: Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June. They incorporate the extra bank holiday celebrating the Jubilee, giving us six ”week end” days for the Festival instead of the usual five.
Planning is already under way. The multi-day walks will return, as will other walks involving the use of public or our own transport. Themed walks are popular and we aim to include as many as we can. If anyone would like a particular theme to be explored, please let us know via the Contact menu on the Home page.
Similarly, please let us know if you feel you would like to lead a walk, with or without a theme. No special training is needed; it involves identifying a walk, giving us the details, carrying out a reconnaissance, and leading the walk on your chosen day. If you would like more information, please use the Contact button on the website, giving your phone number and / or email address, and our chairman, Bob Baldwin, will be in touch.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Malvern Walking Festival.
Booking and Paying at Tourist Information Centre
The TIC in Great Malvern is now open and can accept bookings and payments. You can make a debit/credit card payment in person or over the telephone with the TIC (Tel: 01684 892289). Please note: if you pay at the time of booking, you will still receive an invoice: please regard it as for information only.
Summary of 2021 Walks Programme
A summary of all last year's walks on a single page (just)
Click HERE for a pdf
Other Walking Festivals
Other Walking Festivals take place throughout the year. Here's a list of some of them together with contact details.
Chepstow Walking Festival
Kington Walks CANCELLED
Spring Walking Weekend - Friday 16th to 18th April 2021
Talgarth Walking Festival - CANCELLED
Thursday 30th April - Sunday 3rd May 2021.
Llangollen Walking Festival - CANCELLED
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd May 2021
Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival - CANCELLED
Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th May 2021
Saturday 19th - Sunday 27th June 2021
New dates: 1 – 3 October 2021
Kington Walks Festival
Friday 16th – Sunday 19th September 2021
Ross Walking Festival
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th September 2021
How to find your walk
EITHER: click on "WALKS" to look at all walks except the Challenge trails and hikes.
To look at the 5 Challenge walks, hover over "WALKS" and select "CHALLENGE" from the drop-down list.
OR: to save trawling through all of our 50+ walks to find the walk or walks that suit you, hover over "WALKS" and select "SEARCH". You can then use the "Search Walks" box to define the Length, Difficulty and Dates you would prefer. The result will be a shortlist, from which you can make your booking, or, we hope, bookings!
You can make multiple bookings on the one form.
ROBIN ELT SHOES
Wide range of footwear at shops in Great Malvern,
Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Pershore and Worcester
MALVERN HILLS HOTEL
Food, drink and boutique hotel rooms
THE GLASSHOUSE CAFÉ, HOLLOWAYS, LOWER COURT, SUCKLEY
British Camp pit stop!
THE HOP SHED
The brewery on a hop farm
MALVERN HILLS TRUST
Protecting and managing Malvern's Hills and Commons
Business, website and IT support
MALVERN HILLS DISTRICT COUNCIL
There is a non-refundable fee of £4 per walk per person. Where transport is provided (multi-day and certain other walks) the cost is included in the fee and noted in the description of the walk.
If the booking includes transport we will try to re-sell your place on the walk if notified at least 3 weeks before the walk. We cannot guarantee that it can be re-sold.
Bookings for the multi-day walks can only be taken for the complete walk.
We will confirm bookings via email, giving you options for payment. Fees are payable on receipt of our confirmation of your booking.
You can make multiple bookings on the same form.
If you are booking a walk or walks for more than one person, please use the comments box below to tell us their names and where possible their email addresses, in case we need to contact them.
Be aware that the postcodes provided will take you to the general area, and not normally exactly to the meeting point. The OS map grid reference provided is more definitive.
Finishing times given are approximate, depending as they do on the size and speed of the group, the number of stiles, weather, etc.
Walk numbers: when bookings for a walk reach reach a maximum (usually 15 - 25) we will show the walk as fully booked. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list, please make a booking: you will receive confirmation that you have been added to the waiting list for that walk.
Footwear and clothing should be suitable for the prevailing weather and the type of walk. Walking boots and waterproofs (worn or carried) are normally advisable.
Exceptional weather: walk leaders will be at the start point whatever the conditions. Decisions will then be made whether to re-route the walk or to cancel should walkers’ safety be in any doubt.
Refreshments: please take drink and a light snack if you wish, or more substantial refreshments where requested. Check the walk description regarding tea shops etc. en route and the pub lunch option at the end of the walk
Dogs: we are very sorry, but dogs are not allowed on any walk unless stated otherwise.
Leisurely / Gentle: suitable for all levels of fitness; gentle pace; few or no stiles.
Easy: suitable for most levels of fitness; ; some stiles; some ascents/descents.
Moderate: some steep and/or difficult sections; a quantity of stiles.
Hard: long, and steep in places; a good level of fitness is needed Strenuous: very long, with steep sections; a high level of fitness is needed.
You will asked when making your booking to confirm that you are fit to undertake your walk. Please bear in mind the grading of the walk and your level of fitness. Dropping out of a walk is rarely possible and you should be able to complete the walk without holding your fellow walkers up.
Maps of Start Points
At the end of the walk descriptions we include a link to a map with the walk's start point. Clicking on the link opens a new tab in your browser giving an aerial map with the start point marked on it. At the bottom of the page you can select "Show points on OpenStreetMap" or "Show points on OS Map" to give different maps.
We hope that it works, and that it is useful - let us know!