A couple look at the view from the Malvern Hills


Four Days of Adventure in The Malverns


  • Explore the magnificent outdoors with mountain biking, sunrise walks and boat trips.
  • Get up close to nature and feel the countless benefits of spending some time away from the screen with some of the bests views in the country.
  • Fill your evenings by making the most of The Malverns many theatres, festivals, live music venues, summer parties and comedy nights.
  • Taste the best food in the region with a mixture of traditional local flavours and a fusion of foods from around the word.
  • Do your bit for the planet by visiting attractions that have received our Green Mark – meaning that they are are committed to practicing eco friendly tourism.
  • Grab a second hand bargain, your holiday read or a special souvenir in The Malverns thriving town centres. Malvern is home to many bookshopsclothing shops and galleries, Upton upon Severn has lots of antique shops and Tenbury Wells is known for it’s foodie and alternative lifestyle shops.
  • This trip takes in the best of both the great outdoors and the amazing local food and vibrancy our town centres have to offer.


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Are you looking for adventure? This four-day long weekend trip includes some of the best food, outdoor activities and instagrammable spots The Malverns has to offer.

4 Days

Your Adventure in The Malverns

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Experience incredible views from the Malvern Hills, less than 45 mins walk from the independent shops, cosy cafes and traditional pubs of Great Malvern town centre. Drift down the River Severn, getting up close to this incredible waterway and it’s varied flora and fauna, from riverside town Upton upon Severn. Explore the orchards, vineyards and hop fields of Tenbury Wells and taste the fresh produce that comes from this fruitful part of the world.

There is paraglidingmountain bikingwater sportsoutdoor yogawild swimminghot air ballooning and more – plus your evening entertainment is sorted with plenty of restaurantscocktail bars and live music venues.

The below itinerary follows the four night trip taken by The Travel Project (Jess and Charlie) when they visited The Malverns in May 2024 , as well as some alternative suggestions.

After a morning of travelling and a stunning drive through the foothills of the Malvern Hills stop off at Roots Farm Shop to grab some supplies for your trip.

Check in to your accommodation. Jess and Charlie stayed at Hoppickers Rural Retreats in their furnished bell tent. Hoppickers also offer accommodation in their shepherds hut, wooden cabin or 17th century converted barn. All the accommodation at Hoppickers has access to their games room, outdoor swimming pool in the summer months, tennis courts and woodland walk.

Other accommodation in a similar location includes The Bank House Hotel and Woodlands Malvern B&B. There is camping at The Cob House Countryside Park or Peachley Caravan Park. Why not stay in one of the luxury glamping pods at Redhill Holidays and soak in the countryside views from your private hot tub.

Enjoy the wonderful countryside and get settled in to your accommodation, before heading out to dinner.

Evening Options

  • Jess and Charlie ate at The Fox & Hounds at Lulsley and enjoyed their popular steak night.
  • Also near by is The Talbot at Knightwick which, located on the banks of the River Teme, has a riverside beer garden and it’s own onsite brewery.
  • Search our What’s On database to find out what’s happening across The Malverns.

Wake up surrounded by nature and head straight outdoors. Jess and Charlie started the day cooking their breakfast outdoors with the breakfast hamper available at Hoppickers.

For a relaxing and refreshing morning activity Escape to the Lake provides wild swimming in it’s spring fed pond, sauna and other wellness activities such as sound baths or lakeside yoga.

Jess & Charlie swam at vineyard and glamping site Wagtail Retreats, which takes in incredible views of the Malvern Hills and surrounding countryside.

Post swim grab lunch at The Fold. This organic farm boasts a vegetarian café, artists studios, and nature trails. The Fold host plenty of activities from craft courses and music evenings to makers markets and vintage fairs throughout the year.

Explore the surrounding countryside, relax by the side of the River Teme before making a move to The Hop Shed.

The Hop Shed is a tap room and brewery set on the very hop farm that grows the plants they then ferment into beer – which is about as locally sourced as you can get. Visit their tap room and try award winning beers , while sitting getting an insight into the brewing method as you sit amongst the brewing vessels. On Fridays and Saturdays they host food pop up’s – so it’s also a great place to spend the evening.

Check out of your countryside accommodation in time for breakfast at Clive’s Fruit Farm. With a café, PYO fruit farm , orchards and farm shop this is a great place to spend a morning choosing fruit and picking up some of their homemade apple juice.

Next make your way to the riverside town of Upton upon Severn. Take in the wonderful scenery by the River Severn and hunt for unique bargains in the town’s many antique shops. If you have time, stop by Café No.8 for lunch and a round of mini golf on their new back garden course.

Upton is also known for its many traditional pubs including Ye Olde Anchor Inn which has been standing since 1601 and Little Upton Muggery which, as the name suggests, displays a large collection of mugs over its ceiling.

After lunch take to the river with Severn Expeditions. This family run day boat hire business offers the opportunity to access the River Severn and all it’s wildlife and stunning scenery. They will teach you the ropes, provide everything you would need for a day exploring the river.

At the end of the afternoon, leave Upton and head to Great Malvern. Jess and Charlie stayed at the scenic Mount Pleasant Hotel, a town centre Georgian boutique hotel that is perfectly placed to access the Malvern Hills. Other central hotels include The Abbey Hotel and The Foley Arms Hotel.

In the evening take advantage of Great Malverns cocktail bars. The Water Cure serves creative drinks in an elegant converted bank and often hosts live music. Or enjoy the summer evenings at Malvern Lounge on their lovely rooftop terrace.

After an early hotel breakfast it’s time to head for the Hills. Walk to Rosebank Gardens and up the 99 steps to the right of the Malvern sign. These will take you to St Ann’s road, leading to St Ann’s Well. Either enjoy your views from here or carry on up to experience panoramic views from The Beacon – the Malvern Hills’ highest point.

Once you’re back in Great Malvern spend some time exploring the bookshops, galleries and clothing shops before stopping for lunch. Jess and Charlie ate at independent bakery and coffee shop FAUN but Malvern is home to lots of great cafes including Abbey Road, Malvern Coffee Culture and The Malvern Bakehouse.

After lunch hire a bike from Happy Bike and ride along to North Quarry Car Park and up onto the hills for a different perspective on this magnificent landscape.

You’ll be tired after all that, so enjoy a relaxed dinner at Mediterranean tapas restaurant Bar Limon. For those with even more energy you could catch a show at Malvern Theatres or see what’s on at late night bar and club OCC.

Where to Stay

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