North Malvern - North Hill - Storridge - North Malvern

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A walk at the north end of the Malverns that starts from Tank Quarry car park, at one of the largest quarries in the Malverns on the north-eastern side of North Hill. It is an impressive place to start with 100-metre-high cliff faces, dating back to pre-Cambrian times and there are a lot of information boards around the car park.

The walk starts by passing the Tank Clock Tower and then heads around North Hill, eventually reaching the top, where you are rewarded with stunning views over the Worcestershire plain to the east, the Lickey and Clent Hills to the north and the Black Mountains and hills of Shropshire to the west and north-west.

North Hill is the second highest point in the Malverns and from the summit, the highest point, Worcestershire Beacon, can be clearly seen immediately to the south. The walk descends back again on the west side. Much of the rest of the walk is in woodland, as you climb up a much lower ridge opposite and follow it northwards, before descending back to join the Worcestershire Way and return to North Malvern.

The Malverns are well-known for the quality of its water and it has been bottled and sold nationally since the early 17th Century. You will see at least a couple of the springs on the walk, the first of which is inside the clock tower; it is worth taking a look as you go past.

The height gain on the walk is significantly high and there are are a couple of steep climbs involved. Most of the height gain comes at the start for the climb to the top of North Hill, which is long, but starts gently, becoming steep for the final section. Then at the end of the walk, there is a very steep path from the bottom of North Hill, which is entirely steps, to get back to the same elevation as the car park.

England - Central England - Worcestershire - Countryside

Features

Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Wildlife, Woodland

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