Monday, 18 June 2012

The Malvern Challenge

My second walk with the Bear walking group was a biggy - the Malvern Challenge. An 18 mile loop of all the Malvern Hills. The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucerstershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains.
There were 21 of us and we were lucky enough to have one of the sunniest days of the year so far. I drove down with Dave and Ian and met the others in the car park at British Camp. The route was a figure of 8 which meant that we were back at the car park half way round (and an ice cream stop) and then continued with the remainding hills. I was pleased to get out on some hills, albeit a bit smaller than the ones I'd been used to in Scotland, but steep nonetheless! Some great views from the top.

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