Malvern Hills

Visit the Malvern Hills

Explore what Worcestershire and Herefordshire have to offer

The Malvern Hills offers you plenty to explore. It’s not just the walking, but cute little towns, black and white architecture, messing about on rivers, forest trails, castles, music festivals, theatre, cider making, pottery, the list goes on.

Upsticks is set in the Malvern Hills. This area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) offers not only the hills, but three majestic rivers ~ The Wye, Avon and Severn with miles of woods to explore in the  Forest of Dean nearby. Local villages and towns like Ledbury are renowned for their pretty black and white architecture,  great independent high streets and quiet country pubs.

There are stunning gardens, castles, cathedrals, As well as many music and other festivals to enjoy.

on-site you’ll find  scavenger hunts,  crafty workshops, yoga, feasts as well as the chance to feed the sheep and  collect eggs from the hens.

Discover what the heart of England has to offer, across the three counties, here are a few ideas for a few days itinerary

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Glamping in the Malvern Hills

Activities locally

  • The Malvern Hills is a stunning 13 miles of hills to enjoy walking, cycling, running and being surrounded by nature with some fabulous views.
  • River Wye weave through the countryside, providing activities like canoeing or boat trips or a quiet place to picnic on their banks.
  • Forest Of Dean offers dozens of activities. From walking the sculpture trail to bike tracks, climbing at Go ape or Paddleboarding or canoeing the Wye.  There are visitor attractions like Clearwell caves, or steam railways and Puzzlewood made famous by Merlin TV series.

Local towns and villages

  • Ledbury with stunning black and white architecture and bygone alleys with one of the best independent high streets in the country packed with places to eat drink and shop in.
  • Upton-upon Severn as its name suggest sits by the river and has pubs and many music festivals to enjoy from blues to folk and pop.
  • Malvern straddles the hills Great Malvern has a stunning old priory and you can ascent the hills topping up your water bottle from one of the many springs and wells along the way.
  • Tewkesbury is famed for its  history and hosts a medieval festival with re-enactment battles.
  • Gloucester with its cathedral and cloisters famed in the Harry Potter series of films, as well as the old docks with a maritime museum.
  • Cheltenham offers regency grandeur and the home of the Gold cup and hosts a number of events throughout the year. Including the biggest literary festival, music, jazz and many more festivals.

Malvern Hills walking
Ledbury lanes

Our recommendations



Family Cycling

Mountain biking and down hill trails


River boat trips

Sporting activities

Places to visit


Offers a great independent high street, with little alleys to explore and some lovely places to eat. Head out on hte Hereford Road to find The Nest, home of the scotch egg company, with a wonderful deli and nursery to explore.  The Verzons, is just opposite, owned by Chase distillery and offers great food and cocktails. Towards Much Marcle your’ll find Westons Cider which offers tours, great at Autumn time.

On the way pop into Eastnor Pottery to learn to throw a pot or Eastnor castle which boasts a maze and lovely gardens as well as the Deer park.

Upton-Upon-Severn – is the home for many music festivals, from blues, folk, pop and jazz. Its beautiful setting by the river makes it a great little destination for a stroll and a pint, or visit Clive’s Fruit Farm which has a lovely deli, cafe and summer fruit picking.

Cheltenham  Not only the home of horse racing’s Gold Cup, but also a host of festivals including the Literature festival, jazz, music, science and many more.

Farm parks – Locally there are a few farm parks including Newbridge, especially good for little ones, further afield is Little Owl, or Cotswold farm park. For larger animals head for West Midlands Safari park.

Parks and gardens – There are a few parks in Malvern, Priory park, has an amazing new kids play area too. Nearby  Croome is a national trust property with wonderful landscaped gardens to explore.



Midweek stays

From £165 per night