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.

As well as a right of access for walkers and horse riders over land under the care of the Trust, there is over 13km of public footpath and 56km of bridleway that along with steps, gates and bridges are maintained by the staff.  Paths that criss-cross the landscape include wide Victorian drives, old drover's tracks and sheep tracks.

Find out more about visiting the Hills

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)