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.
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
Mountain biking and down hill trails
River boat trips
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.
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.