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Malvern Hills

Malvern Hills


Postby susanmyatt » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:16 pm

Date walked: 05/07/2009

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Hello, this Saturday we went to the Malvern Hills, first time for us all, strange since these are pre-Cambrian hills that have been there 650 million years :D The total length is about 9 miles and we parked a car at each end to make it a linear walk. There are 28 peaks, the highest being The Worcester Beacon at 425 metres, there are some great names; Perseverance Hill, Raggedstone, Sugar Loaf Hill and Pinnacle Hill. We started at the south climbing the Herefordshire Beacon, also known as British Camp as it once had a fort.
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British Camp

We then descended and set off North across the tops.
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Great views
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Reservoir
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Rolling hills
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Rollercoaster

Compared to what we were used to this was a bit of a jolly despite the heat and we were soon at the summit of Worcester Beacon which had a trig point.
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Worcester Beacon

Also there was a lovely capstan style sculpture with distance maps etc on top. This is both a modern and historic county top and a Marilyn.
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Gang on Worcester Beacon

A lovely warm dry day and as I said a jolly, look forward to next week as we won't be so lucky as to have two easy weeks running :lol: thanks Sue :D
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Re: Malvern Hills

Postby GarryH » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:24 pm

Brings back memories Sue, did the Malverns some years ago great views of the three counties show ground and
the M5 if memory serves me well.
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Re: Malvern Hills

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:40 pm

Yes Garry,there was a show on yesterday, the area was so lovely with some quaint buildings, it made a change from scrambling :lol:
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Re: Malvern Hills

Postby mountain coward » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:32 pm

They look really nice - think I'll have to finish Munroing first... never get further south than the Lakes nowadays!
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Re: Malvern Hills

Postby susanmyatt » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:12 am

I think unless you live in the area then the hills are a one hit and they're done, how long are you in Scotland for MC? Hope you are fairing better than us, its gone cooler and rained hard for the last two days :D
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Re: Malvern Hills

Postby 37lumleyst » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:23 pm

Not been to that area myself but it looks like a nice place to walk - or stroll along.

A bit more relaxed than some of your previous posts Sue thats for sure :lol:
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