The Malvern Hills Inspired Sir Edward Elgar

The Malvern Hills Inspired Sir Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar was born in Worcestershire and lived in and around Malvern and the Malvern Hills for many years. Edward Elgar was a renowned composer and it was the Malvern Hills that inspired many of his well-known compositions. From age 55 he lived in view of the Malvern Hills and was routinely seen cycling around the surrounding countryside and village lanes […]

Malvern Hills Worcester Beacon

Malvern Hills Worcester Beacon

The Malvern Hills Worcester Beacon is the highest summit offering magnificent views. The Malvern Hills Worcester Beacon referred to locally as ‘The Beacon‘, is the highest point of the Malvern Hills at 425 meters (1,394 ft/ 425m)  The Malvern Hills run about 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) north-south along the Herefordshire – Worcestershire border, but the Worcester Beacon is itself entirely within the county of Worcestershire and is […]

The Malvern Walking Festival

The Malvern Walking Festival

The Malvern Walking Festival has been an annual event for the past 13 years and offers walks of varying length and difficulty. This post covers the 2016 Malvern Walking Festival that started on Saturday 28th May and finished on Sunday 5th June with walks ranging from a 1-mile heritage walk around Malvern to an energetic 31-mile walk along the Worcester […]

Malvern Well Dressing Annual Event

Malvern Well Dressing Annual Event

Malvern Well Dressing is held May Bank Holiday and has a different theme each year. Anyone can get involved in Malvern Well Dressing, so membership to Malvern Spa Association who organise the event is not a requirement. Anyone wanting to get involved simply completes a form requesting which water site they wish to ‘dress’ and the Association chooses individuals on a first, […]

Three Counties Showground Events

Three Counties Showground Events

The Three Counties Showground is just 1.5 miles from Orchard Side Bed and Breakfast in Hanley Swan. It is the same distance from Malvern. About the Three Counties Showground Agricultural Society The Three Counties Showground Agricultural Society works for rural industry, the environment, and countryside life and is a registered charity. The society is committed to the support of farmers, growers, […]

Upton Upon Severn

Upton Upon Severn

Upton Upon Severn is a picturesque town that sits alongside the River Severn. Upton Upon Severn is a small lively town that sits on the river Severn just a few miles from Malvern and the lovely village of Hanley Swan. Upton Upon Severn was founded in 897 and until the latter half of the 20th century, the bridge at Upton […]