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


A music festival moving to Eastnor Castle Deer Park (from Gloucestershire) for its fifth year.

At 23rd Feb, Herefordshire Live lists The Coral, Newton Faulkner, Afro Celt Sound System as having been added to the line-up, which already included Primal Scream, We Are Scientists and Starsailor.

Lakefest website.

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Malvern Hills Challenge

The Malvern Hills Challenge is a team or individual walk set in the Malvern Hills with a choice of routes: a 15km ‘Long Walk’ or 7km ‘Short Walk’. Taking part is a fantastic way to support Help for Heroes whilst getting active and exploring the beautiful outdoors.

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A family-friendly celebration of local and artisan food, local cider and beer.

From the Nest (cafe, local produce), at Little Verzons, just outside Ledbury. (First held 2015.)

See The Nest website.

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Handy Herefordshire cider history and h’info

Newly released, the Golden Fire app “pulls together the rich history of cider production in Herefordshire with an up-to-date guide to all the ciders being made in the county today”.

The app includes a useful map. Good stuff – for Android devices currently, Apple iOS to follow soon.

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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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