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Worcestershire Beacon, Great Malvern

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Worcestershire Beacon, also popularly known as Worcester Beacon, or locally simply as The Beacon, is a hill whose summit at 425 metres (1,394 ft) is the highest point in Worcestershire. It is part of the Malvern Hills which run about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north-south along the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border.
The hills are managed by the Malvern Hills Conservators under five Acts of Parliament of 1884, 1909, 1924, 1930, and 1995 whose aim is to preserve the nature and environment landscape of the area and to protect it from encroachments. The Beacon is highly popular with walkers with its easily reached dense network of footpaths crisscrossing it and the area has been designated by the Countryside Agency as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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  • Easiest option is to park at the Wyche and walk the relatively gentle slope to the Beacon. You can vary this with some steeper paths if desired. Good trainers are sufficient for the main paths... 
    Easiest option is to park at the Wyche and walk the relatively gentle slope to the Beacon. You can vary this with some steeper paths if desired. Good trainers are sufficient for the main paths...  more »
  • A wonderful walk with mostly easy walking, if a little undulating. There are several routes and we spent 3 to 4 hours walking two long ones. Good parking nearby, which is not free unfortunately. Well....  more
    A wonderful walk with mostly easy walking, if a little undulating. There are several routes and we spent 3 to 4 hours walking two long ones. Good parking nearby, which is not free unfortunately. Well....  more »
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  • First time visiting great malvern , & walking up the Worcestershire beacon. Did it with a 5kg rucking bag & set off up to the hills. Beautiful view all the way up though town & st anns well . It took me 1hr 36 mins to reach defiantly worth it why its challenging and hard . You be so thankful why you did it and take in the wonderful views & fresh air..and its a great feeling you have reached the Worcestershire beacon summit.
  • Had a fun climb up here, there are many different pathways you can take to get up to the beacon, and on the way the view gets better and better. Had a big load of fun climbing this hill! When you get to the top there is a sign to show you you have reached the summit and tells you the height of the hill and there is a giant map and compass to show you what you’re looking at. You can see wales from this hill! You can’t beat climbing a hill, admiring the view and eating lunch while looking off into the distance. There’s a good bit of wind even on a scorcher because you’re at the top of a hill too. Would recommend those who can to climb this hill.

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