'the imjin' magazine Summer 2019 - Page 21

Water View ©Malvern Hills AONB Train Station START MALVERN LINK North Hill Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Worcestershire Beacon Upper Wyche N Roads Jubilee Hill Path 1 km Black Hill Herefordshire Beacon Hangman’s Hill Swinyard Hill Midsummer Hill END HOLLYBUSH Village A 4 3 8 Chase End Hill @HQARRC Allied Rapid Reaction Corps The latest in our series of ‘AIC walks’ is a route through the beautiful Malvern Hills – an area known for its natural spring water and stunning views of the English countryside Carola Almström Aiva Kairiša For our walk, we had a record number of 43 ladies joining us! It was particularly nice to welcome a lot of new club members who had recently moved to the area. The walk itself is quite hilly and fairly arduous, but it is simple to navigate and clearly way-marked throughout. The walk begins at North Quarry car park (postcode WR14 4LT), close to Malvern Link. We walked south along the ridge towards the Worcestershire Beacon, continuing south to Upper Wyche. Some of the faster ladies made it up to Herefordshire Beacon and beyond to Midsummer Hill. This section includes beautiful views westwards to Eastnor Obelisk in Ledbury. The walk was long and hilly, but it was a good challenge for all of us. We were rewarded by lovely weather, gorgeous Malvern landscapes, and a fantastic meal in The Malvern Hill Hotel (postcode WR13 6DW) afterwards. the imjin SUMMER 2019 21