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Malvern Hills District Footpath Society

Established more than 40 years ago, the Malvern Hills District Footpath Society is a friendly local group with an extensive programme of guided weekly walks. 

The Society was established in 1973 by a group of walking enthusiasts who were keen to walk local paths and ensure they were well-maintained with clear waymarking, safe stiles and functioning gates. For the most part, the goals of those early pioneers have been achieved, as Malvern now boasts a fabulous network of paths that criss-cross some superb countryside.

These days, the Society continues to function as a very active and friendly walking group, with more than 150 members. It offers three guided walks per week, ranging from a 3-mile ‘Extra Easy’ walk with an optional pub lunch, to 12-mile ‘Strenuous’ walks. Most routes are within the Malvern Hills District area, but some go further afield to neighbouring counties. There is also an active social programme with club nights for skittles, talks, or quizzes. Every year at least one UK holiday is on offer for both walkers and non-walking companions.  

Everyone is welcome to attend a few walks before deciding whether or not to join, membership is only £7. Just turn up at the designated time at the corner of Imperial Road and Avenue Road (by the shop near the Great Malvern railway station) with your walking boots and snack. You will be greeted by a friendly group of walkers who will happily explain more to you about the club. Walkers car-share to travel to the start of each walk, giving you a chance to meet a few of your fellow walkers for that day.

The best way to learn about the Society is to look at the website which is regularly updated. To find details about the upcoming walks, click on the Walks button. Alternatively, feel free to contact Betsy the Membership Secretary on (01684) 572047 or via email,