Worcestershire Beacon

The Malvern Hills are in western England. The name is a version of the Celtic name,Moel-bryn, meaning bare-hill. Another spelling is Maelfern. The hills run north and south for about 9 miles. The highest top is the Worcestershire Beacon. If you stnad near the Toposcope on the highest point of the Worcestershire Beacon, at a height of 1,395 feet above sea-level, it is claimed that on a clear day you can see seven counties. This range of hills which run south from Great Malvern for about 9 miles were, in Elgar's(Local Composer) day, as now, perfect for miles of safe walking. They consist of a chain of hills with such names as Hollybush Hill, Swinyard Hill, Hangman's Hill and Midsummer Hill. They were always a favourite haunt of Elgar's and he was often to be found walking, kite-flying, cycling or exercising his dogs on the Hills.

Elevation (feet): 1,395
Elevation (meters): 425
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Latitude: 52.104722
Longitude: -2.338819
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: London
Convenient Center: Great Malvern

Thanks to Mark de Saint-Rat and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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  • Log #18638 - by steve price on Mar 24, 2004
    i dont know where you got '1000 metres' from, worcestershire beacon is only 425 metres high, ive climbed these loads as training for other hills