West Midlands

    Inspiring Places: Malvern Hills

    ‘There is no more English spot in all England, and few more beautiful’. Bernard Levin ‘If ever after I’m dead you hear someone whistling this tune on the Malvern Hills, don’t be alarmed, it’s only me.’ Edward Elgar ‘A unique crow’s nest of ancient rock.’ Geoffrey Grigson KEY DATA Terrain: Steep ascent at start; begin […]


    Symonds Yat, above Tintern Abbey, Herefordshire: William Wordsworth

    ‘Oh Sylvan Wye! Thou wanderer through the woods, How often has my spirit turned to thee!’ KEY DATA Terrain: muddy, steep climbs Starting point: Symonds Yat Rock Car Park, GL12 7NZ Distance: 6.6 kms (4.1 miles) Walking time: 2 hrs 15 mins OS Map: OS Explorer OL14 Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. This route can […]