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Herefordshire Beacon, Great Malvern
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The Herefordshire Beacon is one of the hills of the Malvern Hills. The name Malvern of the nearby town is probably derived from the Welsh moel fryn or "bare hill".It is high, although the Victorian era inscription at the foot of the hill puts its height at. It is surrounded by a British Iron Age hill fort earthwork known as British Camp.The boundary between Herefordshire and Worcestershire is about east of the summit. It is called the Shire Ditch and it is thought to have been built over a law. It was built in two phases and the Citadel on top is known to be medieval, as a castle or a hunting lodge but it was only occupied for a very short amount of time so it is thought to be symbolic. It was thought to be originally built as a ritual site but it also had something to do with the salt industry at the time.
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  • Herefordshire Beacon is we'll worth a visit, especially on a fine clear day when you can see more miles and miles across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire plus a few other counties if ...  more »
  • With views both ways over to Worcestershire and Herefordshire you cant get a better vantage point than this. The footpaths are clear and easy, there are a few steps and it can get mildly strenuous but...  more »
  • We do go here regularly for walks with our dogs, children and friends. One of the most amazing views I have ever seen.