GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp

2 miles (2.5 km)

This walk climbs to Herefordshire Beacon in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as some splendid views the site includes the significant British Camp Iron Age Hillfort, first constructed in the 2nd century BC. The boundary betweenHerefordshireandWorcestershirealso runs just past the hill to the east.
The hill includes a few different footpaths which you can use to make a circular walk. You can start from the car park just to the north of the hill, off the A449. There's handy information boards here giving a detailed history of the camp.
From the car park you can directly pick up a path to take you up to the top of the beacon. At the 338m (1,109ft) summit there are splendid views into the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Just to the west of the hill you can also see the lovely Eastnor Deer Park and mock 19th century castle.
Follow the paths south through the earthworks and defensive ditchesof British Camp to Millenium Hill, before descending on other paths to the car park. You could also pick up other trails to take you to the pretty British Camp Reservoir, just to the south east of the car park.
You can pick up the Geopark Way long distance trail to further explore the Malvern Hills. Following the paths north will take you to the popular Worcestershire Beacon and the town of Great Malvern. If you head south you will soon come to Midsummer Hill where there is another Iron Age Hillfort and Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp Postcode

WR13 6HR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Herefordshire Beacon and British Camp Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


View north from the top of the Herefordshire Beacon - - 479492

View north from the top of the Herefordshire Beacon

Path below British Camp - - 650692

Path below British Camp

Layers of defences on the Hereford Beacon - - 450346

Layers of defences on the Hereford Beacon

Path to the Herefordshire Beacon - - 479500

Path to the Herefordshire Beacon, with view down to British Camp Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

Herefordshire Beacon.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Herefordshire Beacon.mmo (right click - 'Save As')