Saturday 26 May–Sunday 3 June
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Early bookings for Malvern Walking Festival 2018 (MWF) are way ahead of last year and the organisers are anticipating a sell-out.
This year’s programme, now in its 17th year, is the biggest and best ever for MWF. There are 51 walks available over the nine-day programme, making it one of the largest walking festivals in southern England.
Add to that the fact that the Malvern Hills are in an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and it’s not surprising the Festival has proven so popular. There are a wide variety of walks available on this year’s festival, so there’s something for everybody regardless of their ability or interests. Some of the walks are short and themed, including history, gardens, geology, Elgar’s music, trees and farming; and some are more challenging. There’s a six-day, 65 mile discovery trail from Ludlow back towards Malvern; there are two walks of three days each covering about 35 miles around the Malvern Hills, plus dozens of other shorter walks ranging from a couple of hours to full days, and ranging from one mile to 18 miles.
Today, walking and walking festivals are proving more and more popular as people realise the benefits of a brisk stroll and socialising with other like-minded folk.
Bob Baldwin, the Festival Chairman, summed it up saying: ‘This year’s programme benefits from the feedback from previous festivals, with our walkers telling us exactly what they want and what they’ve enjoyed. We’re confident that with the help of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer leaders, we are offering a programme that promotes the delights of the Worcestershire and Herefordshire countryside in general and Malvern in particular.’
Full details and bookings are available on MWFestival’s website www.malvernwalking.uk or at the Malvern Tourist Information Centre in person, or phone 01684 892289.