Wyche Way

A scenic journey through Herefordshire, the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds from Kington to Broadway.

5 to 8 nights
80 miles
Moderate to Strenuous

From £415 per person

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About this route

The Wyche Way explores a beautiful corner of southern England between the Welsh Borders and the Cotswold Hills. The trail features a mixture of pleasant pastureland and rolling climbs through the Malvern Hills and the Cotswold escarpment, which are aptly rewarded with unforgettable views in all directions.

One of the most staggering viewpoints along the route is from Broadway Tower, where incredible panoramas stretch over sixteen counties. As well as the trail being packed with amazing scenery, there are numerous welcoming towns and villages to explore, each bursting with unique character and fascinating history to uncover, making this a magnificent, well-rounded trail.

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Wyche Way map
Kington to Broadway
80 miles (128 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Admiring the warm glow of Malvern's fully-functional gas lamps, which are said to have inspired C.S. Lewis as he wrote The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Visiting the numerous welcoming pubs, cafes and teashops along the route, providing the perfect places to fuel up before or after a strenuous climb.

Taking in the outstanding views from Broadway Tower, stretching 62 miles in all directions over 16 counties.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
WYCW2 From Kington to Broadway 5 nights, 4 days walking Strenuous£415
WYCW3 From Kington to Broadway 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£495
WYCW4 From Kington to Broadway 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding£575
WYCW5 From Kington to Broadway 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£655

Wyche Way 5 nights, 4 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Kington where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Kington to Bodenham. 22 miles (35km)

Day 2

Bodenham to Great Malvern. 22 miles (35km)

Day 3

Great Malvern to Eckington. 17 miles (27km)

Day 4

Eckington to Broadway. 19.5 miles (31km)

Finish

Depart from Broadway after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Add a day of exploration to your walking holiday with a rest stop along the way.

Great Malvern is an ideal candidate. This Victorian spa town attracted visits from a host of historical figures in its heyday, from C.S. Lewis, who drew inspiration from its gas lamps for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, to Charles Darwin, whose daughter is buried beneath Great Malvern Priory. The town?s fame endowed it with beautiful architecture throughout, now host to a range of independent shops and Malvern?s Museum at the Abbey Gateway.

For 17th century buildings, an array of vibrant shops and pubs, and waterside views over a bustling marina, consider an extra night at Upton-upon-Severn. If the pretty buildings of the Cotswolds are of more interest, Broadway is an excellent option, with two churches, a fine old inn, and some unusual shops.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 80 miles (128 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 17 miles (27 km)
Maximum daily distance: 22 miles (35 km)
Code: WYCW2 Grade: Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Kington
End of holiday: Broadway

Route Profile

Wyche Way Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham and East Midlands.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (Kington) are either Knighton (about 12.5 miles away) or Hereford (about 21 miles away). The nearest rail stations to the end of the trail (Broadway) are either Honeybourne (about 6 miles away) or Moreton-In-Marsh (about 10 miles away).

By Bus - Few bus services run to Kington and from Broadway.

From London - Trains run from London Euston and London Paddington stations to Knighton. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Kington.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a bus/taxi from Broadway to Moreton-In-Marsh rail station. From there trains run to Hereford, where a bus/taxi will be required to Kington.

It is very easy to travel to the start (and return home from the end) of the holiday using public transport. Please click here for more information.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.
The Worcestershire Beacon
Broadway tower
Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills
The Malvern Hills
The Malvern Hills
Herefordshire Beacon
Broadway tower
The Herefordshire Beacon
Broadway tower
The Shire Ditch
Weobley Castle
West Malvern

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