Karen joined Bea & me today for a 6?? mile walk with 1,550ft of ascent along the southern end of the Malverns to British Camp & Herefordshire Beacon. Starting from Hollybush, we had a steady climb to the point where we made a diversion to the Obelisk that I visited last week. From here we followed a very muddy track around the side of Swinyard Hill. This was used by “The Landrover Experience” to give owners/potential owners a feel for the off-road capabilities of their vehicles. Whilst this is, no doubt, great fun for the drivers; it does nothing for the state of the tracks which are also used by walkers. We then made our way around the side of British Camp/Herefordshire Beacon before stopping at the Malvern Hills Hotel for a welcome cup of tea.
Suitably refreshed, we then faced a steep 300ft climb to the top of British Camp at Herefordshire Beacon from where there were great views of the surrounding countryside. Yet more ups and down took us across Hangman’s Hill & Swinyard Hill before retracing our steps on the final part of the walk back to our cars.