GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Worcestershire Beacon

4 miles (6.5 km)

This circular walk takes you to the high point of the Malvern Hills at Worcestershire Beacon. The walk starts in Great Malvern, just to the west of the train station. From the Edward Elgar Statue you can pick up the Worcestershire Way to take you onto the hills. The route then heads to North Hill and Sugarloaf Hill before climbing to Worcestershire Beacon. From the 425 metres (1,394ft) summit you can see 13 counties of England on a clear day. Other highlights includes views of The Wrekin,Cannock Chase, theWelshborder mountains, theShropshire Hillsand across the valleys of theSevernandAvonto theCotswold Hills.
After soaking in the views the route descends to Lower Wyche before returning to Great Malvern.
To explore the full range of this beautiful area try our Malvern Hills Walk.


WR14 2AY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Worcestershire Beacon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Worcestershire Beacon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


We recommend stopping at the Chase Inn for some refreshments near 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.

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 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Worcestershire Beacon summit

The summit of Worcestershire Beacon, in the Malverns, with the toposcope in the foreground and North Hill in the distance.

Summit of Worcestershire Beacon - - 313970

Summit of Worcestershire Beacon Looking north towards Table Hill and North Hill

Paragliding off Worcestershire Beacon - - 1424944

Paragliding off Worcestershire Beacon

Malvern Hills , Hillside Scenery - - 3972735

Malvern Hills , Hillside Scenery

Sugarloaf Hill and the Worcester Beacon - - 446418

Looking South along the spine of the Malverns from Table Hill, the small hill in the foreground is Sugarloaf and the larger hill to the left is the Worcester Beacon, at 425 metres above sea level the highest point on the Malverns. The hill fort in the beackground is the Hereford Beacon.

Track to the top of the Worcestershire Beacon - - 646626

Track to the south of the hill. From near the summit looking southwards down the lane with a mist-filled Severn valley to the left.

Nearing the top of Worcestershire Beacon with view to North Hill ^ Sugarloaf Hill, Malvern Hills - - 3287877

Nearing the top of the Beacon with view to North and Sugarloaf Hill

The ridge path south from Worcestershire Beacon - - 2762975

The ridge path south from the Beacon


GPS Files

GPX File

Worcestershire Beacon.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Worcestershire Beacon.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)