GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Ledbury-Eastnor Castle-Malvern Hills

8 miles (13.5 km)

This walk from Ledbury takes you through the Eastnor Castle Estate before climbing into the hills to the east of the town. It's a varied route with woodland sections, open countryside and a climb in the Malvern Hills at the end. The route finishes in Colwall where you can get a direct train back to Ledbury.
The walk starts in the centre of Ledbury next to Ledbury Market House, just south of the train station. It's an attractive town with several tudor buildings including the Market House,built in 1617.
You start by following a section of the Geopark Way east out of the town into Conygree Wood, before coming to the village of Eastnor. The route continues through the Eastnor Deer Park, passing above the lake and the 19th-century mockcastle. The 300 acre park is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest where a herd of Red Deer graze freely.
After leaving the park you follow footpaths north into the Malvern Hills. You'll pass through News Wood before climbing to Swinyard Hill, Millenium Hill, Hangman's Hill and Herefordshire Beacon using the Three Choirs Way long distance trail. From the 1,109 feet (338m) summit there are great views over the area. The Beacon is the site of the British Camp Iron Age Hillfort, first constructed in the 2nd century BC. The boundary betweenHerefordshireandWorcestershirealso runs just past the hill to the east.
The route continues to Pinnacle Hill and Jubilee Hill before descending to Colwall railway station on the Geopark Way.
To continue your walking around Ledbury you could pick up the Herefordshire Trail and head north to Bromyard or south west to Ross-on-Wye.
You could also follow the Geopark Way north to Frith Wood and Oyster Hill.

Ledbury-Eastnor Castle-Malvern Hills OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ledbury-Eastnor Castle-Malvern Hills Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Photos

The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury town centre - geograph.org.uk - 449849

Tudor buildings in Ledbury

Ledbury Church from the West - geograph.org.uk - 390523

Ledbury Church from the West

Eastnor Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1593930

Eastnor Hill

Eastnor Castle (32623143751)

Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Deer Park - geograph.org.uk - 356076

Eastnor Deer Park

Layers of defences on the Hereford Beacon - geograph.org.uk - 450346

Layers of defences on the Hereford Beacon

View north from the top of the Herefordshire Beacon - geograph.org.uk - 479492

View north from the top of the Herefordshire Beacon

Path to the Herefordshire Beacon - geograph.org.uk - 479500

Millennium Hill

GPS Files

GPX File

Ledbury-Eastnor Castle-Malvern Hills.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Ledbury-Eastnor Castle-Malvern Hills.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map