Worcestershire hills, .
Prominent range of hills, some 9 miles in length, providing gentle walking with fine views westwards to Wales and eastwards as far as Warwickshire. A series of villages and the town of Great Malvern nestle around its perimeter.
In artistic terms, they are particularly associated with the music of Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), who found much inspiration here. W.H. Auden (1907-1973) was similarly inspired by the scenery in the 1930's when he was based at nearby Colwall. He was particularly moved by the knowledge that this was purported to be the final resting place of Piers Plowman in the poem by William Langland.
Location map of Malvern Hills courtesy of Streetmap.co.uk
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8 October 2002
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