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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  • We managed to get up there in pouring rain and a strong wind. We did go back later the same day, when the rain had cleared and the views from the halfway point are just as good.  more »
  • Walking from the large car park by the hotel, then up to the top of the Beacon. Such views from up there, see for miles. Then I walked onwards to complete about a 1.5 hour walk in total along the ridg...  more »
  • Easy to find, and pay to park as a modest £4 goes towards the upkeep of the footpaths! It took us 2 hours to cover the circuit, which was easy walking if reasonably fit. Fantastic panoramic views. Dog...  more »
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