Malvern Hills loop including Worcester and Ankerdine Hill

Malvern Hills loop including Worcester and Ankerdine Hill

Circular Road Cycling Route

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

48 miles 3200 ft Circular route
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The cycle route passes through the settlements of Ledbury (Herefordshire), Suckley (Worcestershire), Knightwick (Worcestershire), Ankerdine Hill (Worcestershire), Martley (Worcestershire), Worcester, Powick (Worcestershire), Hanley Castle (Worcestershire), Malvern Hills (British Camp)
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A delightful road cycle heading out from the timbered lined streets of Ledbury where we head north through the pretty village of Bosbury onto Cradley where we turn right onto the A4103 very briefly, before heading left towards Suckley along quiet scenic roads. 

We continue heading north for around 5 miles until we hit the A44 at Knightwick, again it’s a short 30 second road blast heading right over the River Teme, before skirting left up the steep Ankerdine Hill. At the top you’re greeted with stunning views across Worcestershire with views over to the Malvern Hills.

Next we head north decending into Berrow Green and into the village of Marley, before heading east towards Upper Broadheath and to the city of Worcester.

In Worcester you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee and cake and cycle stops, however for perhaps the best coffee we’ve tasted I’d recommend Method Coffee Roasters located under the viaduct near to The Hive library and River Severn. Alternatively GoodRoots next to Royal Worcester porcelain also serve up delicious cake and coffee in additon to lots of savoury options too!

From Worcester we head alongside the River Severn on a cycle/pedestrian path (be careful), past the redeveloped Diglis docks and over the small bridge to Bromwich Road. It’s then south towards the village of Powick, onto Callow End, Rhydd and Hanley Castle (with it’s picturesque village green and lake).

We now travel west towards Brotheridge Green and Wellend via backroads with then a steep climb upto Little Malvern and British Camp. Sally’s Place is a cyclists (and motorcyclists) haunt and the perfect stop if you’re after awesome cake and refreshments – the prices are also a throwback a decade too, superb value!

It’s now the final decent towards Ledbury, we stay on the A449 for a short while before heading right off the main road and towards Colwall Green. At the corner we turn left to the direction of Coddington and along backroads to the strangely named Cut Throat Lane, then the decent down Knapp Lane into Ledbury!

Cycle friendly cafes en route or just a short detour away

Photos from the Malvern Hills loop including Worcester and Ankerdine Hill cycle ride