This trail is 109 miles from Bridgnorth to Gloucester. The project was launched in 2006 with an aim to create a trail which highlights geology, landscape and associated heritage within the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark and to make these accessible to all.
The walking is varied, including alongside rivers, through forests, along ridges and across heathlands.
Halfway along the trail is the official Geopark Way visitor centre, The Malvern Hills GeoCentre, located next to the Wyche Cutting in Malvern. The Centre has lots of information accessible on ipads where you can find out more about the Geology, Archeology, Water, Plants, Animals and History or the area. Guidebooks, maps and souvenirs are for sale and Cafe H2O is located within the Visitor Centre serving homemade, locally sourced light lunches, drinks and wonderful cakes. Various roadshows and events about Geology are also held at this Centre. More details can be seen on the website.
Each of the three Geology Trusts within the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark publish a series of trail guides. The trail guides explore building stones, landscape and geology. Several are available from Tourist Information Centres within the Geopark. You can buy a trail guide or find more information about the trail at the Geocentre or online here.
There are over 2,000 miles of pathways in the Geopark which provide a wide range of short walks. Leaflets for many of these shorter walks, especially town trails, are available from Tourist Information Centres.
Several long distance walking trails pass through the Geopark and cross the Geopark Way trail. The Geopark Way, Three Choirs Way and Worcestershire Way all go through Malvern.
The Severn Way runs alongside the River Severn
The Jack Mytton Way is in the North of the Geopark
The Worcestershire Way runs between Malvern and Bewdley
The Herefordshire Trail works its way across the whole of Herefordshire
The Three Choirs Way links areas associated with the music festival celebrated in the three different Cathedrals
The Gloucestershire Way covers various areas within Gloucestershire
The Simon Evans Way is through Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire.