Gentle and Easier Access Walks in The Malverns

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Malvern link common on a sunny summer day

We would like everyone to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of The Malverns. Although famous for steep hills and long walks it is possible to enjoy walking The Malverns if you have limited mobility, access needs or are just looking for a more gentle walk. Please find below a list of easier access walks, short walks, flatter walks, miles without stiles and tramper accessible routes.

Malvern Hills Trust Routes

Bluebells on Jubilee Drive by Jan Sedlacek

The Malvern Hills Trust website has good information on where to park for the easiest access to the hills. Follow the link below to find information on easier access to three trails on the hills as well as other options and parking information.

Black Hills – Starting at Black Hill car park you will find a short trail with a gentle gradient leading you to excellent panoramic views. This route has a surfaced path and plenty of benches as well as the option to extend the walk a little further on the surfaced trail. Nearby British Camp car park provides refreshments, a pub/restaurant and accessible toilets.

Earnslaw – This newly refurbished track provides a peaceful woodland trail round Summer Hill starting at Earnslaw Quarry car park.

Jubilee Drive Path – Starting from the Wyche Cutting Car Park and ending at Gardeners Quarry Car Park this path takes in views as well as wooded areas and is about 1.5km. Not suitable for for wheelchair access but this path has a gentle gradient making for a relaxed walk. In late spring / early summer this is a great spot to see Bluebells.

Tramper Paths – The Beacon & North Hill

A person riding a mobility scooter on the malvern hills

In 2018 work was completed on the Malvern Hills to improve a path on North Hill. This means that those accessing the hills by mobility scooter are now able to do a full loop of North Hill. If you don’t have your own mobility scooter you can hire one from the Malvern Hills Geocentre. The path from Malvern Hills Geocentre takes you all the way up to The Beacon, the highest point on the Malvern Hills.

St Wulstan’s Nature Reserve

Beautiful nature reserve across 22 hectares of a number of different habitats. There is reserved accessible parking and the site is flat with a waymarked easy access trail. The trail is 1.2 km long with options to increase the length. The path is level and surfaced with rolled stone however does have some kissing gates and can be uneven. Parts of the trail are suitable for mobility scooters or pushchairs and there are plenty of benches around the reserve.

Miles Without Stiles

Routes accessible for those who find it difficult to use stiles. There is a three mile loop and additional linear route around Cradley and Mathon or try two miles of easy access paths linking the village of Colwall with the Malvern Hills.

National Trust Croome

Croome Summer of Fun
Image Credit – National Trust Images: Arnhel de Serra

Croome National Trust provides an accessible walk for easy buggy and wheelchair friendly walks. There is designated mobility parking, accessible toilet and there are Trampers available to book. There is a shuttle bus to take visitors from the Visitor Centre to the main house which runs on demand as well and an accessible café.

Accessible Countryside Worcestershire

Accessible Countryside for Everyone have put together a list of places to walk around Worcestershire that have good access for wheelchairs. These include the Millennium Way Easy Access Circular, a 3.5 mile stile free walk through the Worcestershire countryside.

Disabled Ramblers Routes

The Disabled Ramblers put together lists of accessible rambles that can be taken on Trampers. Find a route near you or see the Malvern Hills by mobility scooter map.