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The Malverns circular
Introduction to Walk 1658

Photo from the walk - The Malverns circular

Region - Malvern Hills

County/Area - Worcestershire & Gloucestershire & Herefordshire

Author - Peter Lane

Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km

Ascent - 5000 feet / 1515 metres

Grade - very hard

This is a tough walk as the main ridge of the Malvern Hills undulates considerably. Visiting Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire the route requires considerable energy especially on the return leg where the summits are avoided wherever possible. However despite this strategy there is still considerable uphill work. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1556
The Malverns - end to end
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1211
2.1 miles / 3.3 km away
The Worcestershire Beacon
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2664
4.2 miles / 6.8 km away
Herefordshire Beacon from British Camp car park
Grade - easy
Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km
Walk 2380
5.5 miles / 8.8 km away
The Malverns from the Gullet
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 3502
5.8 miles / 9.3 km away
Two Rivers Walk to Powick and Worcester
Grade - easy
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2326
6.4 miles / 10.3 km away
Herefordshire Beacon from Hollybush
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1516
7.6 miles / 12.1 km away
Pershore Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.3 miles / 13.4 km
Walk 1355
8.5 miles / 13.6 km away
Stoulton Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2142
9.4 miles / 15.0 km away
Severn Valley from Grimley
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1313
10.5 miles / 16.9 km away
White Ladies, Aston circular
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2817
11.2 miles / 18.0 km away
The Marcle Ridge from Much Marcle
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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