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Dynamite day trip

Take a trip around the Malvern Hills looking at the old quarries which are now places of beauty

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.


Click on the names of the quarries to see photo galleries.

Map of Malvern Hills


Pictures of Malvern's quarries
Earnslaw - near the Wyche cutting
Gullet - the last to close
Hayslad/West of England - in West Malvern
North Hill - the biggest quarries were here
Wyche - now a car park
Pictures of a landslip caused by quarrying
Pictures of the quarries as they are now
All pictures used with kind permission of the Malvern Hill Conservators




Drive into the centre of Malvern and follow signs for Ledbury (A449).  Pass the Mount Pleasant Hotel on your right and take the next right, up towards the Wyche Cutting.  The car park for Earnslaw is on the right as you go up the hill, and is well signposted.  To walk to the lake, take the path to the right of the noticeboard.  It's quite a flat walk, and there are numerous seats.  To walk to The Gold Mine and the Worcestershire Beacon ( a stiff climb) take the path that leads away from the upper car park.


The Wyche Quarry is further up the same road, on the right.  The car park is small, and it is a sharp trun on a difficult road, so you may be better off walking from the Earnslaw car park.


At the top of the Wyche cutting take the first left, along Jubilee Drive, going towards British camp.  The car park is on the left, just opposite the sign for The Kettle Sings cafe.

West of England

Go back to the Wyche Cutting and turn left along the road that leads to West Malvern.  The car park for the West of England quarry is on the right, well signposted, just after a row of houses.

North Hill and Tank

Drive through West Malvern, and look for the Clock Tower on the right.  The entrance to the Tank Quarry car park is on the right of this, and the one to North Hill quarry is of the left.


Take the main road to Ledbury (A449) and turn left at Little Malvern, signposted to Welland.  At the Welland crossroads, with the church in front of you, turn right, and drive across the common.  Look for a turning on the right, a small single track road, going across Castlemorton Common.

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