Saturday November 19th 2022

Working in partnership with Chris Tarratt from Get Outdoors, we are delighted to offer this amazing 12-mile hike in the Malvern Hills, all in the name of charity.

  • 50% of the fee will be donated to Oxford-based SeeSaw and we encourage everyone to set up a fundraising page to support them even more! E.g. Justgiving. This charity provides support for children, young people and their families in Oxfordshire when they have been bereaved or when somebody close to them is terminally ill.
  • It is no surprise the Malverns have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This 12-mile trek up and down a wonderful range of hills has spectacular views over the Cotswolds one way; the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons into Wales the other.
    • 11:30 am meet; 6 pm finish; 12mile walk.
    • Waterproofs, walking boots and packed lunch are essential.
    • Dogs welcome.
    • See the below tabs for the full itinerary.


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Starting at the southern end of the Malverns range, we climb over Swinyard Hill, Hangman's Hill and Millennium Hill to the Herefordshire Beacon, the site of the British Camp, an Iron Age hill fort. This site is thought to date back before the Common Era and has been extended subsequently by a medieval castle. Ancient folklore has it that this is where the British chieftain Caractacus made his last stand against the Romans. The extensive earthworks remain clearly visible today and determine the shape of the hill.

We carry on to climb Black Hill, Pinnacle Hill and Jubilee Hill before dropping down to cross the Wyche Cutting, a mountain pass through the hills used in prehistoric times as part of the salt route from Droitwich to South Wales.

Continuing our undulating route, on which we take in almost the entire length of the hill range, we finally ascend a long slow climb to the top of Summer Hill, where the spectacular plinth of the Worcestershire Beacon (1,395ft) sits at the Malvern Hill's highest point and our final destination.

We then retrace our steps all the way back to Swinyard.

Note: Your details will be forwarded to Chris from Get Outdoors, and he will communicate with you for the start time, location etc.

No refunds are available for the charity events.

Age Limit 

Adventure Geek Walks are open to anyone over the age of 10. However, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Food & Drink

Please note we do not supply any food or drinks for this day walk, you will need to bring your own packed lunch etc.  There is a breakfast available if you decide to stay at Norden Camp Site of hot bacon rolls, coffee and tea.


Our furry friends are welcome on this trip.


There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.