PEOPLE working off their turkey dinners and mince pies on the Malvern Hills can take in one of the top 10 winter views in the UK.

The eight-mile ridge has secured fourth spot in a poll by to find the favourite winter wonderland destinations for a refreshing festive walk among the over-50s.

Some 161 of 461 voters chose its beautiful views.

Mike Soley, chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, hailed the hills as “worthy” of the accolade and has been making use of them over the holidays.

He said: “It’s absolutely great for the Malvern Hills Conservators.

“The hills are a fantastic attribute and I use them as much as I possibly can, along with my wife and the family. I think it is there for everybody; the walkers, bikers, horse riders and dog walkers.

“They are iconic and beautiful.

Anything like that can only be a plus for us and tourism in Malvern.”

Lake Windermere, in Cumbria, topped the poll and was followed in second and third by St Ives harbour, in Cornwall, and Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast.

The Malvern Hills beat the likes of Hadrian’s Wall and Stonehenge at sunset in gaining the top five position. is a website service aimed at the over 50s, offering thousands of concessions, benefits, savings, offers and opportunities.