Access

One of the top visitor destinations in Worcestershire, the Malvern Hills and Commons are a fantastic place to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.  Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors walk, cycle, run, ride and take in the beautiful views.

The Malvern Hills Acts grant open access to walkers and horse riders across the 1,200 hectares of Hills and Commons. Footpaths and permissive paths criss-cross the landscape as well as wide Victorian drives and old drover's tracks.

For cyclists there is a network of over 56km of bridleway and some permissive cycle paths granted by the Trust. 

Free map and guides of the Malvern Hills are available from local tourist information centres and the Trust's office.  An electronic copy and more information about visiting can be found here.  The Malvern Hils are also covered by OS Explorer map 190.

We have also provided two easier access trails for visitors with pushchairs or limited mobility, one from Earnslaw Quarry car park and one from Black Hill car park.  A number of other paths including the trail above Jubilee Drive are great for those who want to avoid the steeper slopes of the Malverns.

Easier Access Trails

To help us care for the Hills and Commons we have a set of byelaws which explain what activities we can allow to take place on our land.  These byelaws ensure that visitors can safely enjoy this landscape and the cultural features and wildlife are protected for visitors in the future.

Our wardens regularly patrol the Hills and Commons to check that all is well. 

Take a look at our byelaws (PDF)