Malvern Hills dog owners invited to ‘walk and talk’ event

Dog owners from across the Malvern Hills are being encouraged to get ‘walking and talking’ at a Green Dog Walkers event next week. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the hour-long walk will be held from 1.30pm on Friday, 31 May, at St Wulstan’s Local Nature Reserve, meeting in the car park. The event, held as part of National Walking Month, aims to get people from...

Re-launch of Elgar Route celebrates the famous composer

Visitors in Worcestershire will be able to drive, cycle and walk in the footsteps of legendary composer Sir Edward Elgar with the re-launch of an historic route. The Elgar Route is a sign-posted excursion through the countryside and the historic city of Worcester taking in the surroundings which inspired Worcestershire’s most famous son to create his greatest works. People can...

Freedom Leisure schemes support local sporting talent

Talented young athletes from across the Malvern Hills are being given the chance to win a £200 grant or a free gym membership for the year thanks to Freedom Leisure. Active Communities is excited to announce this year’s ballot grant, where the winnings have been kindly donated by Malvern Splash. Groups are being encouraged to apply before Friday, 31 May, to be in with a chance of...

Early morning Couch to 5k programme now available

Kickstart your day with the Couch to 5k programme in Malvern. The 12-week course, which will run from 6am to 7am from Thursday 6 June, will allow participants to take part before work. Couch to 5k is a national running initiative that has been designed to get people from the couch and gradually work up to running five kilometres in just 12 weeks. The fun and informal sessions...

Inspirational Paralympian Mel Nicholls to speak at sports awards

  The key note speaker for the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards has been announced as Paralympian Mel Nicholls. A wheelchair racer, endurance handcyclist and adventurer, Mel will tell her inspiring tale to more than 200 nominees, dignitaries and guests at the annual event on 11 July at The Bank House Hotel. Before the event, on 13 June, the...