Herefordshire Beacon (British Camp) - Thursday 18 July 2013
British Camp Car Park - Three Choirs Way - Broad Down - Hangman's Hill - Millennium Hill - Herefordshire Beacon - British Camp Car Park
British Camp Car Park (Charge) - Grid Ref SO763404
Easy walking on good paths, grassy mostly
Boiling hot, no wind
1 hr 30 mins
OS190 - Malvern Hills & Bredon Hill
It was absolutely baking today therefore we left it late to drive over to British Camp from the Caravan Site at Hanley Swan - but it was still hot! This was a short walk of just under 3 miles with modest ascent to take in the lovely views over Malvern from Herefordshire Beacon and the surrounding hills. There is a very large car park at British Camp just opposite The Malvern Hills Hotel and it was here where we started the walk from. The path wends its way along the Three Choirs Way to reach the Shire Ditch at Broad Down and from here we headed downhill to then regain the ridge at Hangman's Hill.
From Hangman's Hill there is a glorious ridge walk to Millenium Hill and then to the Summit of Herefordshire Beacon, also known as British Camp which is a British Iron Age Hill Fort Earthwork and is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument. There are good views from the summit and the path leaves the top and makes its way gently back down to the Car Park and a welcome beer in the hotel!
The Car Park at British Camp
Malvern Hills - Perseverance Hill, Jubilee Hill, Pinnacle Hill & Black Hill
Looking South over Millennium Hill
Making our way up to Herefordshire Beacon
British Camp Reservoir
Herefordshire Beacon also known as British Camp with Worcestershire Beacon in the distance
Are you a bit hot there Fudgie??
The path back to the start at British Camp Car Park
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