Taken from Book Two of a Pictorial Guide to the Malvern Hills


This summary of the walk follows the exact route of the Worcestershire Beacon Race and provides an interesting if slightly strenuous route from Rose Bank Gardens, via St Ann’s Well up to the summit of the Worcestershire Beacon and around North Hill before returning to the gardens. Allow a whole morning or afternoon to soak up the incredible panorama of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire countryside as it unfolds with this circular walk.

Distance, time and altitude

6.7 miles, set aside three to four hours not including refreshment breaks Worcestershire Beacon 1395 feet, 425 metres
The zigzag section is not suitable for buggies


St Ann’s Well Café, Mount Pleasant Hotel and Sugarloaf Cafe’.

Wells, Springs and Spouts

St Ann’s Well and the Westminster Bank Spout

Places and points of interest

Rose Bank Gardens, The Goldmine, The Worcestershire Beacon

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