Visiting

If you're looking for exhilarating climbs with fantastic views or a gentle stroll through colourful wildflower meadows, the Malvern Hills and Commons has it all.  

Use the quicklinks below to find out more about walking, cycling, horse riding and more on the Malvern Hills and Commons.  If you're looking for information on accommodation and other local attractions, find out more from the Malvern Tourist Information Centre website - Visit the Malverns.

Visit the Malverns

Covid-19 notice - Car park closures

Tonight, we have made the decision to close our car parks on the Malvern Hills in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The closures will be effective from midnight tonight (Friday 27th March 2020).

We've made the decision in line with the Government guidance against any unnecessary travel and following consultation with West Mercia Police as the force work to prevent the public congregating at tourist hotspots.

Similar closures have already been put in place by organisations including the National Parks, National Trust and the RSPB as the Government has instructed people to 'Stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives'.

Spokesperson for the Trust said “Please take heed of the closure notices at our car parks and follow the Government’s advice. These measures have been put in place for your safety as well as the safety of our staff, other visitors and the wider community.”

The Trust urges people to follow the Government’s advice to ‘stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.’

Further updates relating to how the COVID-19 virus is affecting the Malvern Hills and Commons can be found here Any announcements relating to the car park closures will be posted on the website.

Read the latest updates here.


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Free Map and Guide

In 2018 we were pleased to announce the launch of a new, free, walking and cycling map and guide for the Malvern Hills and Commons.

The footpaths and bridleways that cross this iconic landscape are clearly shown to help walkers and cyclists plan their route and find their way.

Advice about enjoying this shared landscape in a responsible way is also provided on side one.  Please help us to care for the precious heritage and sensitive wildlife of the Hills and Commons, and fellow visitors too.

The map and guide is available from our offices, local Tourist Information Centres, cafes, bike shops, and other visitor attractions.

Copies of the map and guide can also be downloaded below - please note that these files are large due to the detailed mapping within the guide. 

Map and Guide, side one - Northern and Central Hills (PDF, 9.7mb)

Map and Guide, side two - Southern Hills and Castlemorton Common (PDF, 4.5mb)


Visitor Survey 2019

Visitor surveys are an important way for us to understand the way in which people visit and use the Hill, their views and opinions, as well as for helping to ensure that resources are directed in the best possible way. 

In partnership with the Malvern Hills AONB, a visitor survey was carried out on the Malvern Hills and Commons during the summer and autumn of last year.  These figures, together with other data from the survey will be used to help guide our future plans for access works, visitor information and interpretation as well as car parsing facilities.  A full copy of the report can be found below.

Malvern Hills Visitor Survey (PDF)