Great Malvern: Route to the Hills Route to the Hills

Where in Great Malvern can you see tiny fragments of fossilized shells? Why was the Worm built? Who was Royal Moses? The answers to these questions and many others are to be answered by the creation of a special heritage trail to showcase Malvern’s history.

This £482,000 project is being funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and is being overseen by a partnership of ten key organisations, led by Malvern Hills District Council.

The project will offer a new way to explore Great Malvern, guiding people from Great Malvern Station through the town and on to the hills, whilst telling its fascinating stories.

Over the coming months more features will appear along the route including: gateway and welcome signs, wall plaques and floor plaques, bespoke benches plus a series of creative commissions.

Malvern’s heritage includes unique geology and landscape, medieval beginnings, Victorian water cure developments, musical, literary and visual arts, heritage and world-changing scientific and technological innovations.

This lottery funded project will make the special parts of Malvern more prominent and help boost tourism and local economy.

Katy Wade is part of the team and is currently working with our partners, community groups and local residents to develop a range of activities and learning initiatives that will bring to life some of the heritage highlighted on the walking route. 

There are numerous opportunities for people to get involved as participants or volunteers. If you are interested email or call Katy on 07779456448.

For regular project updates, please follow Twitter @RouteToTheHills.

To find out more about the project visit the website.