While you visit Stanbrook Abbey, be sure to discover the enviable countryside that surrounds you and drink in the clean, fresh air. Stanbrook Abbey is perfectly positioned to explore the beauty of The Malvern Hills, where you can walk, run or cycle to your heart’s content.

The unspoiled Teme Valley provides an array of walks in glorious countryside while the Severn valley offers picturesque riverside walks with views of the Cotswolds beyond. Whether it’s a relaxed stroll down lush green paths or a full day’s hiking you crave, there are routes to suit all abilities. 

The Worcester Beacon walk is great 3 mile circular route that takes roughly 1.5 hours, offering picturesque views over Great Malvern, The Severn Valley, Herefordshire and even Wales on clear days. Download this route.

The North Hill circular route features fabulous scenery, plenty of pubs and an avenue of sycamore trees towards the end. It is a 2.5 mile trail and takes approximately 2 hours. Download this route.

Really immerse yourself in the Hills with the Malvern end-to-end trail, a 9.3 miler that takes around 5 hours. From here you will get unbeatable views, and there are endless scenic spots for a picnic or a rest. Just remember to arrange transport for the way back! Download this route.

A comprehensive list of walking routes can be found on The Malverns website, and some useful parking information here.

Why not make a day of it? Pre-order your own take away lunch so that when the perfect spot appears, you can enjoy a delicious bite to eat and recharge before your onward journey. If you would like to pre-order a take away lunch to collect for the next day, at £11.50 per person, please speak to reception.