Malverns

The Malvern Hills have been described as a mountain range in miniature; the eight mile ridge contains some of the oldest rocks in Britain and their craggy outline is reminiscent of the uplands further west into Wales. A walk in the Hills is strenuous enough that Mallory walked here in preparation for his ascent of Everest. Today you can enjoy over 3000 acres of open countryside climbing to the highest point at Worcestershire Beacon or relax whilst quietly rambling along the wooded slopes.

The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel, and the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford.

They are known for their spring water – initially made famous by the region's many holy wells, and later through the development of the 19th century spa town of Great Malvern, a process which culminated in the production of the modern bottled drinking water.[1]


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Northern Lakes District - July 2019. I was very happy with the hotel. The staff were very attentive, and you felt wanted. The food was of a very high standard and the choices were different every night which you don’t always get with other hotels, so that was satisfying. Both Jill and Paul were really good guides and despite a couple of iffy days we still managed to make the most of it. Because the hotel was so close to the fells, we always had a good choice of what we could do depending on the weather. So, we could go into a different valley and avoid some of the rain. I would be very happy to book another holiday.

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