IT won't exactly be a walk in the park, but a walk across the hills when military charity Help for Heroes stages an event in Malvern on Saturday, September 12.

The fund raising day will offer two walks – or runs, for the energetic – both starting at the registration point at Malvern Splash leisure complex car park in Priory Road.

H4H's Malvern area co-ordinator Tim Kidwell said: "Special event coaches will take those entered for the long walk and short walk to their starting points. The long walk challenge starts on the Bromsberrow estate, with extensive 18th-century parkland and ornamental woodland, and continues north to take in the hamlet of Whiteleaved Oak. Hollybush on the Eastnor Estate is an ideal place to take a breather before the haul up Monument Hill but its fabulous views across Herefordshire, Eastnor Castle and the Monument are well worth the effort. The hill fort at British Camp provides a focus for the next stage with a warm welcome to be found on the far side at the Malvern Hills Hotel.

"For the short walk, our coaches drop off entrants at the Malvern Hills Hotel and all set off to the Wyche via Pinnacle and Jubilee Hills with unique views west into Wales and east across the Severn Valley and to the Cotswolds. The Wyche provides a welcome break, with the Wyche Inn just a few metres off the route, before heading up to the Worcestershire Beacon and its stunning panorama. With the back of the challenge broken, it’s down past the pretty St Ann’s Well to the finish in Great Malvern’s Rosebank Gardens.

"Walkers will be greeted at the challenge finish by a bevy of celebrities, including our charity's mascot Hero the Bear, who will present them with their medals. A host of local organisations, businesses and services will be there to provide a fun-time finishing party with the Mount Pleasant Hotel offering refreshment. Afterwards, the Malvern Splash car park is but a short walk downhill through the town."

Details can be found at malvernhillschallenge.or