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“Best views in England! (and into Wales)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Herefordshire Beacon

Herefordshire Beacon
Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Malvern
Certificate of Excellence
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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best views in England! (and into Wales)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Great walk over the Malvern's. Herefordshire Beacon has it all. Sit on the top and take in the views!! Listen to the skylarks. The panoramas are to die for. Best part of day at sunset on a summers evening. The golden glow of the sun catching the hills. Highly recommended. The Malvern Hills Hotel for a local ale a must after a hike.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Blows away the cobwebs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Rather than going straight up the beacon, take the left hand path above the side of the reservoir for pretty views, then when the path reaches a stone direction circle, ascend back towards the beacon. The descent is fairly steep so you need good shoes/boots ideally but it is all paved/good paths.

Visited August 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best view anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

There is a large and well-used car park at Wynd's Point and from there it is a stiff climb to the top of Herefordshire Beacon (aka British camp) - but it is so worth it! This hill is offset westwards from the rest of the Malverns, so you get stunning views of them plus the most amazing 360 degree panorama stretching as far as Hay Bluff, the Severn, the Cotswolds, Titterstone Clee and May Hill. The landscapes of the Worcestershire Plain to the east and the hill country of Herefordshire to the west are England at its best. The hill itself is crowned by an Iron Age hillfort with a Norman motte within it. So you get history and scenery in one package!

Visited June 2014
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A great view after a surprisingly gradual climb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

We parked in the 'British Camp' car park on the A449 south of Great Malvern. From here, there is a gradual climb up to the Herefordshire Beacon - the views from the top, on a good day, are superb. From here, we walked onward to Hangman's Hill and Swinyard Hill, returning via Broad Down on a lower track overlooking a small reservoir. A great morning out!

Visited May 2014
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“A great place to walk the dog”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

One of our favourite places to walk our springer spaniel. Lovely walks, great views - you can see for miles on a good day.

Visited May 2014
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