Today was much better than the last couple of walks. Although the Malverns are desolate by no stretch of the imagination, at least there wasn’t a tarmac road up to the top. We set of from British Camp at about 19:30 having paid the extortionate fee of £2 to park there. We ascended fairly steeply to start with on a grass track up to British Camp Reservoir, and on to the hillside above. Here we paused for breath and took in the awesome views over the reservoir.
We didn’t stay for long, we took in Hangman’s Hill at 276m, and pushed for time on to Swinyard Hill at 245m. We returned to the col between these two hills where the group split in to two. Half of us raced over Millenium Hill at 327m and the Herefordshire Beacon at 338m, and caught up with the other half of the group who had descended directly to British Camp. We managed to reach the Malvern Hills Hotel for 20:30 as prearranged. As it turned out the food didn’t arrive for another hour, so we could have got in Midsummer Hill also at 286m.
As far as i’m aware I didnt tick off any tops on the lists today, but i’d rather be in the Malverns than the loftier Clees or the Wrekin any day of the week. The food was awesome too.