Name:Worcestershire Beacon
Hill number:2854
Height:425.1m / 1395ft
SMC/RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County (CoH):Worcestershire (CoH)
Topographical area:EC03 Malvern-may
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Grid ref:SO 76883 45237
Summit feature:rock between topograph and trig point
Col:89.5m  SO 5024 6477  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 150
(1:25k) 190
Observations:rock is 0.3m higher than ground by trig point 12m S at (SO 76884 45223) and 1m higher than topograph 10m N at (SO 76881 45248)
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Dropped from Trail 100 list Jan 2020
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Parked near the fountain for free and followed the standard route up. 2 of 6 for the day.Peterb01/07/2024
Standard walk from west quarry. Go early to avoid day trippers and families!bulric30/06/2024
Second visitmalcorbett25/05/2024
Completed with Lisa M. No issues to report.LEEPHLITTER199012/10/2023
Big day out, started at Tank Quarry car park, climbed up onto End Hill, then down to Table Hill, Sugarloaf Hill, Worcestershire Beacon, Summer Hill, Pinnacle Hill, Herefordshire Beacon (British Camp Hill Fort), Millennium Hill, Hangmans Hill, Swinyard Hill, Ragged Stone Hill, Chase End Hill then went round to Howlerís Heath before looping back round and making the long journey back also bagging Midsummer Hill and finally North Hill before descending back to the car park, all told 21 miles, over 6000ft elevation gain in just over 6 hours.lboutside05/09/2023
Whilst working away from home a short evening walk on the Northern part of The Malvern Chain, including the highest point, Worcestershire Beacon. Used for navigation practice. Broken clouds, 20°C, Feels like 20°C, Wind 5mph from SSW, visibility >6mihiglett09/08/2023
From the train station. Started in rain, had a couple of teas at St Annís Well. Dry by the time we reached the summit, but had a slip in some mud on the way down. Lunch in town before a long train journey home.catie16/07/2023
With LJanet M20/06/2023
With Bob from the Quarry CP. Cold biting wind.Play2End19/04/2023
Cold and windy day, but thanks to Ian he knew the parking spot to the N. of the range of hills.BasherBob19/04/2023
Last summit of the day on a 3 day 10 county top expedition with 26 school students and 3 teachers (including me). Very nice weather - dry and mostly sunny, but some high cloud. We did this one at close to sunset. Climbed from Upper Beacon Car Park (Upper Wyche). Obvious route along the ridge with a choice of paths and tracks, to the viewpoint indicator. I've done this one before as part of a longer trek along the whole Malvern Hills ridge. Lovely part of the world.jamessteel10004/04/2023
British Camp car park - Pinnacle Hill - Worcestershire Beacon - North Hill - Herefordshire Beacon - British Camp. With HS.Mark Jackson25/03/2023
With Nadia, Preetha and HowardPatrick Molloy18/02/2023
From Upper Beacon Road car park. Tarred path almost all the way to the summit. Good views.iangalbraith27/11/2022
Very busy day on the hill/ridge, ascended from from near small layby that has the red phone box plus bus stop, space enough for 5 cars, with plenty of space for the bus too.mazz18/09/2022
South-to-north Malverns walk with Lindsey. Parked in Tank Quarry (Clocktower) carpark then taxi to Black Hill carpark. Started walking 09.45. Route was 4.5miles with 1020 feet total ascent - Black Hill, Pinnacle Hill, Perseverance Hill, Wyche Gap, Summer Hill, Beacon Hill, Table Hill, Sugarloaf, North Hill and End Hill. Weather Warm but hazy.Skip15/08/2022
Walk along the Malvern Hills with R. North Hill to Hertfordshire Beacon over the ridge then back through the woods on the hill side.Dan Baddeley13/08/2022
With CathyS. Picnic on top. From North Quarry car park.masmith03/08/2022
Quick ascent from the Dingle carparksturuss29/07/2022
With Luna. From North Quarry car park.masmith17/07/2022
From CP to SW. Then onto North Hill & Sugarloaf Hill.CJM15/07/2022
parked in the (free) tank quarry car park then walked round the north end of the hill.Then ascended to the beacon via End Hill and North Hill. Descenced via the south path then back through the woods via Lower Wyche.gbeniston30/06/2022
Sue, Boo and I made the county top behind scores of school kids who I'm sure you could hear in that there Herefordshire.Alphaville19929/06/2022
First summit on the LDWA's Malvern Midsummer Marathon (26 mile) route, starting/finishing at Wyche C of E Primary School. Relatively fine but blustery conditions and forecast showers yet to hit when on summit. Fantastic views of the Severn Valley, Herefordshire and Welsh hills.southern_rambler25/06/2022
With: hb; Parked at Upper Wyche and walked over Beacon to North Hill and back, then south to Pinnacle Hill and back.Ian Baines03/06/2022
With: hb; Climbed in evening for Platinum Jubilee bonfire.Ian Baines02/06/2022
climbed with a friend on a relatively busy day. ascended from the carpark and zigzagged up a steep track before passing though a gate onto hills themselvesCarrie86002/05/2022
from Great Malvern Easter walk and lovely weatheriannotts15/04/2022
Part of Malvern Hills north 2/3 ridge walkJael Break02/04/2022
With Boots n BeersDARRENG30/03/2022
With Paul and Deb - from Colwall. andrewcoles31/01/2022
On a Country Walking circular walk from Great Malvern with Lyn, including Upper Colwall and West Malvern.Sixtyplus22/01/2022
From Great Malvern along the ridge and out to Ledbury for the train back, including North Hill, Worcestershire Beacon, Pinnacle Hill, Herefordshire Beacon and Swinyard Hill. Windy on the ridge but otherwise clear. With Gillianrichard6905/12/2021
Easy run up from West Malvern over Worcestershire Beacon, North Hill and Table Hill and back to the Elms Art Centre. Time 25 minutes.isabelle07/11/2021
With CathyS & Luna. Linear walk south to north of the Malvern ridge: Chase End Hill, Ragged Stone Hill, Midsummer Hill, Swinyard Hill, Hangmanís Hill, Millennium Hill, Herefordshire Beacon, Black Hill, Pinnacle Hill, Jubilee Hill, Perseverance Hill, Summer Hill, Worcestershire Beacon, Sugarloaf Hill, North Hill, Table Hill & End Hill, ~17km and 1200m ascent. From Chase End Hill car park SO 7571 3493 to North Quarry car park SO 7707 4694.masmith04/11/2021
10 mile run along the ridge with Pauline Ö train from Colwall to Malvern run backmilejunkie04/11/2021
Left home at 5AM, and set off for a 3 Day memorable trip with my cousin. We did Worcestershire's County Top on the 1st Day which my cousin was very excited to do this one. Astonishing views from North Hill, unfortunately it was foggy at the top of Worcestershire Beacon. A very memorable county top.DavidHiner26/10/2021
With Luna. From north quarry car park.masmith23/10/2021
With Cathy, Jim, Sarah and Richard on a south to North traverse of the Malvern ridge on a sunny day.Trig. Topograph. Visited many times .Denise 22/09/2021
With CB, SB and R+D Mclellan during S to N traverse.JDBowers22/09/2021
Malverns S-N, N-S from British Camp car park, finishing with Herefordshire BeaconBarns15019/09/2021
Parked opposite a bus stop on the B4232 heading south from West Malvern - if you get to the spring you have gone too far. But hey - grab some water before you turn back. The walk is very steep in places, but boy worth every minute of it; even in 30+ degree heats today. The views from the top are breathtaking and when combined with parachutists at the summit, simply amazing. Fabulous peak to visit and definitely one I'll be returning to on my second lap of the complete Marilyn's!jamiequackers19/07/2021
Cycled over the Severn from Winchcombe, via Tewksbury. Hard in the heat to cycle up to the ridge at Upper Wyche, especially with the 30C heat. Left our bikes at the H2O cafe and walked up to the beacon. Fabulous views in all directions. On the clearest days you can see 8 other County Tops from here.pclyndes19/07/2021
With Dean & Adam R & Chris D from Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club. Malvern ridge traverse North to South. Sunnyalwaysinshorts10/07/2021
Part of the Upton Ultra Round and up the Malverns. Very humid day just started to struggle with nausea towards the end. All in all pleased with that. 37.4 miles 3192 ft elevationnell158310/07/2021
weekend walkingchelec03/07/2021
With CathyS & Luna. From north quarry car park.masmith05/06/2021
From North Hill. Straightforward walk on good paths. Popular spot. Great views on a clear warm evening. With the boys.RoguePulsar03/06/2021
Good and far view at the top did some running sunny and cloudy stone map at the top went with Dad and Ptolemy.speedyclimber03/06/2021