Welcome to MalvernTrail

A chance to enjoy the natural and cultural delights of the countryside and towns on and around the Malvern Hills, easily accessible in the Heart of England and also in reach of Welsh border country.

MalvernTrail information pages have moved to a more mobile friendly WordPress format from its original style.  Some links will still need checking at summer 2015 – use the navigation bar or the back button if you hit old pages. Note: we’ve left some of the photo albums alone.

The events listings are for locals and visitors alike. News items appear here sporadically, also check local social media reporting on News Trail (can be slow to load). See below for the latest news and events.

Contributions are welcome – see the About page.

Old photo albums

Ones in updated format are in the main menu, under Malvern Hills.

And just in case of WordPress problems: the original MalvernTrail site map.


Recently added

St. Richard’s School Charity Christmas Fayre

Now in its 8th year the St Richard’s School charity Christmas Fayre is established as one of the county’s premier charity shopping events.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Bredenbury Court, event guests can peruse a range of gorgeous gift and fabulous food stalls from the best of Herefordshire’s independent suppliers and producers. Take time to enjoy a light lunch and delicious refreshments in the wood panelled cafe, and listen to carols performed by the celebrated school choir and orchestra.

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Frigg in Colwall

Frigg, a leading act on the Nordic scene (they are from Finland), played their first tours here in 2013. They played several festival main-stages and there’s now a steadily growing appreciation of their blistering Nordgrass, fiddle-founded sound.

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Phoenix Dance Theatre – Mixed Programme

Works by Christopher Bruce CBE, Caroline Finn and Sharon Watson.

Mixed Programme 2015 features a double bill by one of the most influential figures in world dance, Christopher Bruce CBE including a brand new work, Shadows created by him especially for Phoenix Dance Theatre and a restaging of Bruce’s energetic study of life in the 1940’s, Shift. Having choreographed works for leading dance companies across the globe, this is the first time that Phoenix will perform any of this renowned choreographer’s work.

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Double butterfly pleasure

First grayling butterfly spot of the year, but a good one, on the Malverns of course. Two attached graylings flew by and landed on the path just in front of me (about 2pm today). They were still there, intertwined, when I left 20 minutes later.  This was a minute or two after seeing two gatekeepers doing pretty much the same thing, and flying in front of me when I moved, still attached.

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Active Breaks in Colwall

Cycling, walking, running? The Colwall Park Hotel has introduced an Active Breaks package, to provide a perfect base whether you’re training for an event or just wanting to get the refreshing countryside air in your lungs.

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Today on the Malverns – frozen fungi

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