Days out

Local paces to visit

Exploring and days out

Explore the local area of the Malvern Hills and enjoy days out discovering the many  activities on offer in the area.

Glamping Holiday’s are like any other, wonderful quirky accommodation, which get you living closer to nature. As well as a base to explore and enjoy days out to experience new activities and places.

Upsticks is set in the Malvern Hills. This area of outstanding natural beauty offers the hills, rivers and forests nearby. Local villages and towns are renowned for black and white architecture with lovely independent high streets and quiet country pubs.

There are stunning gardens, castles, cathedrals and stately homes to visit. As well as many festivals from gardening to blues

For younger ones there are on-site quizzes, and farm fun and games to keep them entertained.

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What to do glamping

Activities locally

  • The Malvern Hills stunning 13 miles string of hills for walking, cycling and offer 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 sculpture trails to downhill mountain bike tracks, climbing or family trails. 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





Farm parks


Eastnor Castle

Earls Croome



Midweek stays


Getaway on a short midweek break two night stays from


£180 / stay