Herefordshire and Worcestershire via the Malvern Hills and Ankerdine Hill

Herefordshire and Worcestershire via the Malvern Hills and Ankerdine Hill

Circular Road Cycling Route

Cycling through the counties and areas of Herefordshire, Malvern Hills and Worcestershire.

43 miles 4500 ft Circular route
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The cycle route passes through the settlements of Ledbury (Herefordshire), Colwall (Herefordshire), Great Malvern (Worcestershire), Malvern Link (Worcestershire), Leigh Sinton (Worcestershire), Martley (Worcestershire), Suckley (Worcestershire), Cradley (Worcestershire)
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Circular route

A delightful road cycle heading out from the timbered lined streets of Ledbury, where on quiet roads we ride into charming Colwall Green and up a steep climb onto the west side of the Malvern Hills – nearby to Sally’s Cafe if you’re already in need of coffee and great slice of cake (at old school prices). 

From here we follow the west of the Malvern ridge into Great Malvern itself, before heading through Malvern Link onto Leigh Sinton. Here is a short stretch of main road before turning off and heading towards Lower Broadheath and Martley. 

As we’re around halfway roughly at this point I can highly recommend stopping at the Mayfly Cafe at Cob House Fisheries if you’re in need of caffeine or cake. Here you’ll find plenty of outdoor seating and great views across Worcestershire next to some of their fishing lakes. 

Back on the bike, we head south to Berrow Green where you’re greeted with another steep climb up Ankerdine Hill, before a lovely decent down into the village of Knightwick. We then turn right onto the main A44 over River Teme very briefly before bearing left towards Suckley along quiet roads onto Cradley.

At Cradley if you’re stuck for time you can head along the busier B4220 road back towards Ledbury (via Bosbury and Staplow) or alternatively follow our quieter route towards Mathon and back through Colwall onto Ledbury.

Cycle friendly cafes en route or just a short detour away

Photos from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire via the Malvern Hills and Ankerdine Hill cycle ride