GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Malvern Hills Ridge Walking Map

8 miles (13 km)

This walk takes you the full length of the Malvern Hills from End Hill in North Malvern to Chase End Hill at the southern end. The Hills divide the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire and are covered with numerous footpaths and bridleways.
The start point for the walk is the car park at North Malvern in the 19th centuryspa townofGreat Malvern. You then pass End Hill, Table Hill and Sugarloaf Hill on your way to Worcestershire Beacon. At 425 m (1,394ft) the Beacon is the highest point in the Malverns and offers fabulous views of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, the Welsh Mountains and the Severn Valley. You can climb to the beacon from Great Malvern on our circular walk.
The route continues to Jubilee Hill, Black Hill and Herefordshire Beacon where you will find the noteworthy British Camp Iron Agehill fortand reservoir of the same name. Next you come to Hangman's Hill, and Swinyard Hill before arriving at the interesting Midsummer Hill where you will find anIron Agehill fortwhich spans Midsummer Hill and Hollybush Hill. There are also splendid views of Eastnor Deer Park and the castle grounds.
The final section takes you over Raggedstone Hillto the finish point at the end of the range, known as End Hill.
It's a delightful walk on good footpaths with fabulous views throughout. Also look out for the springs and fountains dotted along the hills.
If you would like to try a longer walk try our Malvern Hills Circular Walk which takes you along a section of the old Worcestershire Way long distance trail.

Malvern Hills OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Malvern Hills Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


We recommend stopping at the Chase Inn for some refreshments on the route. There's a great menu and a really splendid garden area with lovely views towards the Black Mountains. You can find the pub in Upper Colwall, just to the south of Worcestershire Beacon, with a postcode of WR13 6DJ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The hills are a great place to take your dog and you will likely see several other owners on your walk.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east there's the delightful village of Hanley Swan. The picturesque settlement includes a pretty village green, a pond, a 17th century pub and walking trails to neighbouring Hanley Castle where you can see the remains of the ancient fort. The river trails and historic 16th century pub at Upton Upon Severn are also located in this area.
For an alternative circular walk starting from the Colwall train station see the Colwall Walk. Here you can also visit the Colwall Park Hotel where you can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful hotel grounds.


Sugarloaf Hill (with Table Hill and North Hill) - - 180685

Sugarloaf Hill (with Table Hill and North Hill) Looking NNW from Worcestershire Beacon we have, from left to right, Sugarloaf Hill, Table Hill and North Hill. Clee Hill is on the skyline beyond Sugarloaf and the Wrekin (64km away) can just be seen as a grey blur beyond Table Hill

Table Hill - - 251728

Table Hill Taken from the path rising up from St. Anne's Well. Table Hill is west of North Hill and its summit is in fact just north of North Hill. End Hill is even further north of both of these.

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View along the hills

Worcestershire Beacon Toposcope

Worcestershire Beacon Toposcope

Thirdsland and Jubilee Hill on the Malvern Hills - - 3153

Thirdsland and Jubilee Hill on the Malvern Hills. Jubilee Hill is the latest of the minor peaks on The Malvern Hills to be named. This was named on the morning of Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee in 2002. Thirdsland or "King's Third" is part of what was left when King Charles sold off his land in Malvern Chase - a former Royal Forest.

Boundary stones on Herefordshire Beacon - - 1417335

Boundary stones on Herefordshire Beacon. The Herefordshire/Worcestershire county boundary follows the defensive ditch around the eastern side of the iron age hill fort.

Malvern Hills AONB

The Malvern Hills (a designatated AONB) as viewed approaching the British Camp on Hereforshire Beacon (Iron Age earth works as seen on the left).

Top of End Hill - - 906888

Top of End Hill From the granite outcrop on the most northerly top of the Malvern Hills looking northwards. The outskirts of Malvern Link to the right.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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