Less Able Access in this National Landscape

We welcome people of all abilities into the countryside of the Malvern Hills National Landscape. We also welcome any suggestions you may have about how to improve what we and our partners offer: please send your suggestions to David Armitage.

In the next 2 years, we are majoring on access for the less able in the area and are supporting 6 projects that might be of interest, all funded through this National Landscape’s Partnership.

We also have two ‘miles without stiles’ guides, one covers Cradley and Mathon (a 4.8km loop), and the other covers Colwall (a 3.2km route linking the village of Colwall with the Malvern Hills).  These are accessible for those who find it difficult to use stiles. We are about to re-survey these to add details about inclines found en route.

The Malvern Hills Trust has a number of Easier Access Trails and other trails are available on the Outdoor Active route map.

At St Wulstan’s Nature Reserve there are tracks and gates suitable for robust prams and smaller mobility scooters.

If you would like to hire a Tramper All Terrain buggy, then we’ve helped set one up as a low-cost hire, to take you up to the Worcestershire Beacon from the Malvern Hills Geocentre. Or if you fancy flatter terrain, we helped install a Tramper to go around Eastnor Deer Park. You’ll need to book a 2 hour slot and pay a small refundable deposit.

Grants from this National Landscape have provided Eastnor Park  with a disabled toilet, and Colwall Village Garden with a composting disabled access toilet. There are lovely trails around both sites: more details will be posted in due course as these are developed.

There are number of organisations that run guided tours around the area including Sense Adventures for the visually impaired and The Disabled Ramblers who run trips for all terrain disabled buggies.