Activating Worcestershire Beacon

I am might look at activating Worcestershire Beacon on Saturday as we are in the area for the night before heading to G/DC land for the last 3 remaining hills.

Looking at the routes there are a couple of options, for those that have been recently which way have you gone?

Red X marking the start of the routes. I was wondering if I can go via Dingle Wood carpark?

Cheers

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Hi John

Your marked place is the best one - just follow the very obvious path(s) due North and it’s hard to miss.

Parking is now £5.50 for a full day, covering all/any of the Trust car parks. There is a reduced charge after 6pm.

Cheers
RIck

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Thanks Rick, would this be the bottom red X ?

I have been up there several times. Last time I parked at the quarry by Lower Wyche and followed the steep zig-zag path arriving at the ridge by th shaft, then its an easy scenic walk to the summit, just past the summit is a handy seat to operate from. Another option was to park at the pub just up the hill from the quarry and stroll up to the col, then its an easy walk to the summit avoiding the steep zig-zags. More challenging but shorter is to park in the town and climb up via St Anns Dell. If you enjoy a good ramble do the whole ridge from south to north from Midsummer Hill! :grinning:

Cheers, Do you know what the pub is called?

I won’t have time for the whole ridge.

Sorry, it was nearly 20 years ago so I don’t even know if the pub is still open, but there’s only the one so you can’t miss it. I remember the beer and food was good, though.

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Cheers

Indeed - access is from a complicated junction just below the Wyche pass

Rick

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Thanks Rick

Toilets at the junction too :slight_smile:
The pub is the Wyche Inn - a bit basic but still there !

The Malvern Hills hotel at British Camp is an alternative but it has gone a bit fancified now …
I remember delivering ice cream there 50 years ago !

Rick

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Cheers both. Lets hope for some dry weather.

From the road at the col you can follow a tarmac road all the way to the summit or choose to follow the footpaths along the line of the ridge so it will go nicely in any weather. Its really a lovely summit! Just incidentally, if you do visit the quarry I mentioned, pick up a fragment of rock and look at it, its pink granite but with lots of little garnet crystals that catch the sun in red flashes.

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