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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 should be mobile friendly, but there may still be some links to old website pages – please use the navigation bar or the back button if you hit these. Some of the photo albums are in the old style.

The events listings are for locals and visitors alike; news items appear here sporadically. See below for the latest. MalvernTrail welcomes suggestions for additions or amendments.

Old photo albums

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


Time for tea at Elgar’s birthplace, if you can park the bike?

Elgar’s Birthplace has re-opened today (1st Sept.) as a National Trust attraction. Reports on whether it is a suitable cycling refreshment stop welcome.

As they note, Elgar was a keen cyclist – the old museum did have a cycling map of his on display at one point. So doubly sad that the cycle racks didn’t quite make it for opening day. See this tweet from @NTTheFirs.

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Real cider from a little pomona

Good to hear about a new small scale cider producer in Herefordshire, Little Pomona Orchard and Cidery. Tastings from their first release at Three Counties Cider, Ledbury, 2nd Sept.

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Aldwyn Voices – Autumn in Malvern

Music inspired by poetry

Part of Autumn in Malvern Festival.

‘The Lark Ascending’ – Ralph Vaughan Williams (Original version for Violin and Piano 1919).

Choral works include:

Dance clarion air – Tippett
Love bade me welcome – John Tavener
O wild west wind – Elgar
White flowering days – Finzi
The evening primrose – Britten
The Flower – Roth

Tickets £12 unreserved.

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Sacconi String Quartet – Autumn in Malvern

Part of Autumn in Malvern Festival.

Finzi – A Young Man’s Exhortation
Alec Roth – A Song Cycle on poems by Edward Thomas for Tenor and String Quartet (World Premiere – Festival Commission)
Vaughan Williams – On Wenlock Edge for Tenor String Quartet & Piano

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