MALVERN Town Council are encouraging residents to make a positive start to 2024 by joining in with the Mayor’s Peaks walking challenge.
Participants can choose from two different lengths of walk on Saturday, May 4.
For those who like a challenge, the ‘end to end’ long walk of 18km (6-8 hours) takes you over all seventeen peaks of the Malvern Hills.
Registration will be in Priory Park from 8am with coaches leaving from 8.30am to take walkers to the starting point on the Bromesberrow Estate.
The short walk is 9km (4-5 hours) taking in the main section of the Malvern Hills including the highest peak of the hills, the Worcestershire Beacon.
Registration for this walk is in Priory Park from 10.15am until 11.30am and a shuttle bus will take walkers to the starting point at the British Camp.#
All entrants will receive an event T-shirt and will be presented with a finishers medal. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and will be presented with a rosette at the finish.
The event has been kindly sponsored by Vertu Motors, with dog rosettes and treats supplied by Austin & Co.
The town clerk, Linda Blake said: “Malvern Town Council are delighted to be running The Peaks Challenge again.
“This event provides a superb outdoor walking challenge along the beautiful Malvern Hills, whilst raising much needed funds for St Richards Hospice.
“A huge thank you to Vertu Motors who are sponsoring the event t shirts and medals as this allows all funds collected to go directly to the charity.”
Entrance fees this year include a £2 donation to Malvern Hills Trust to preserve and conserve the Malvern Hills. The remainder of the fees go directly to St Richard’s Hospice.