Malvern End 2 End

The Malvern End to End is a 9.3 mile route from Chase End Hill in the South, up to End Hill in the North of the hills and takes you across 15 peaks.

You start the walk at a little car park on Chase End road opposite Fernlea Villa. From there you take the well established gravel path up a small incline past an information board. Follow this path up and to the left through a small wooded area, before climbing up a grass bank to the trig point, at the top of Chase End Hill, sitting at 191m above sea level giving great views after a small introduction to the trail. From here you can see Ragged Stone Hill to the North and an obelisk to the North West. A little further West you should be able to see Eastnor Castle in the distance.

The obilisk from Chase End Hill.

From the summit of Chase End Hill, look towards the obelisk where you will need to follow the grassy path down, through the gate and into the Hamlet of White Leaved Oak. There, you will come to a road, which you need to follow to the right. Follow this road until you see a bend in the road to the right. Look to your left and you will see a track. Follow this track until you can see a wooden gate with a style. The track you need to take is just before this on the right leading you into woodland.

After going through the gate and along the wooded path, you will reach a road (the A438). Turn left onto the road, follow for at most 100yds were on the left you will see a car park and a gate leading up a grassy bank. This is the start of the ascent up to Midsummer Hill.

You pass through the gate and up the grassy bank to the woods where you follow the path off to the left. Go through the woods, and this will bring you out onto the summit of Midsummer Hill and the shelter on the top. The shelter was built by Reverend H L Somers to commemorate his son who died in the First World War. Midsummer hill and Hollybush Hill are the site of Iron Age hill forts.

From Midsummer Hill follow the well defined path down to the road with the obilisk in the background. Once you reach the road, follow it to the left and down to Gullit Wood. Once you come to the metal gates, you need to turn right infront of them heading into the woods, this again will take you along a well worn path upto a cattlegrid where you need to take the path going off to the right. Follow this path onto Swinyard Hill and then follow the ridge North to the Silurian Pass. Along the Silurian ridge is a ditch which is an ancient boundary marker which today splits Worcestershire and Herefordshire. After dropping down into a little wooded area, follow the path to the right where you face a short sharp climb onto Hangmans Hill. From Hangmans Hill follow the path and go up the steps to Millenium Hill with views over the British Camp Reservoir over to the right.

From here you take a small path over to the Herefordshire Beacon which sits at 425m [1395ft] above sea level with views stretching out over Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Herefordshire Beacon is an old Iron Age fort and British Camp. Follow the stone path to the steps and this will lead you down to a carpark at British Camp and the A449 where there is a little cafe, toilets and a hotel and restaurant.

After crossing the road, follow the minor road past the hotel and take the stone path at the rear of the hotel. You will find 3 stone paths and to get to Wynds Point you need the path on the right. This will take you into a small woodland where you follow the path to the left, and up a short sharp climb bringing extensive views of Black Hill. Here all the paths are very obvious and reaching each summit is easily navigated. From Black Hill you head for the next peak which is Pinnicle Hill standing at 358m [1174ft] above sea level. From Pinnicle Hill its fairly direct onto Jubilee Hill which hosts a small sharp climb up and then onto Perserverance Hill. From Perserverance Hill, follow the ridge down to the Little Hamlet of Wyche. You will arrive at the road which has a junction on a bend, from here you need to take the track to the left of the road to Malvern (the B4218). This track will take you up past 2 carparks up to Goldmine.

The ascent up to the summit of Summer Hill is steady and can be accessed by mobility scooters, wheel chairs and prams, making this section accesible to all. The views once the summit is reached are simply incredible. From Summer Hill, Worcestershire Beacon is a stones throw away, having the toposcope erected in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria, this Beacon is the highest point on the walk at 425m [1394ft] above sea level.

From the Worcestershire Beacon, the path to Sugarloaf is a steady descent, and similarly over to Table Hill and North Hill to the right of it but sitting slighlty higher. The path is easy again down to End Hill sitting at 329m [1079ft] above sea level offering extensive views over Great Malvern.

Follow the path down the hill with End Hill to your left and North Hill to your right, into a woodland where you will pass a viewing point giving views of Birmingham on a clear day. Descend down the steps to the road and the Clock Tower. The Clock Tower was built in 1843. In the Clock Tower there is a well and behind it there is a structure with a 50,000 gallon tank storing water for Malvern.

I would say this walk is fairly strenuous, but is certainly worth the hard work put in to reach the peaks as the views stretch as far as the eyes can see. A simply stunning walk.

Below is the link to the video of the walk through on YouTube.

2 Comments on “Malvern End 2 End

  1. Please note that there is only parking for 4-6 cars at the start of this walk. Please do not park on the grass verge if there is no more spaces in the layby.

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  2. Please note that there is only parking for 4-6 cars at the start of this walk. Please do not park on the grass verge if there are no more spaces in the layby.

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