Fresh Air Business Walk: Malvern Hills. Fresh air | fresh thinking | fresh...
What is it? And is it for me?
Fresh Air Business Walking is a membership and pay-per-walk programme for business leaders and their guests seeking fresh air, fresh perspectives, and fresh conversations.
It's an opportunity to relax and draw energy and inspiration from stunning natural environments; a powerful alternative to indoor meetings; a more creative and engaging form of networking; and an opportunity to share and resolve major work challenges.
We will be walking a loop from the Malvern Hills Hotel south over British Camp to Eastnor Obelisk and back via Swinyard Hill. The route is a mix of wooded and open landscapes, with stunning views over Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
Our group of business leaders will be small - up to 8 in total.
Why do it?
Some leaders seek "timeout" to relax, and draw energy and inspiration from stunning natural environments.
Others value the space to think more clearly and creatively about big challenges and choices.
And others love bouncing and building fresh ideas in the group environments we create.
Some organisations have used Fresh Air Business Walks as outdoor alternatives to indoor meetings – for executive boards, strategy reviews, and meetings with clients.
Finally, there’s increasing media coverage and scientific evidence around the health, relationship, and creative thinking benefits of the outdoors.
Where are we meeting? Is there car parking?
We will start the walk at 10:30 from the public car park opposite the Malvern Hills Hotel, Wynds Point, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6DW. We will be back by 13:00
For those who arrive early and in need of some pre-walk food/refreshments there is a snack cabin and also the Malvern Hills Hotel itself. There is also a public toilet.
Public car parking costs £4. Bring coins!
Who is leading this event?
Dave Stewart, Managing Director of The Fresh Air Learning Company will lead the walk. In addition to being a highly experienced business leader and coach, he is also a qualified Mountain Leader. Read more about Dave Stewart.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
How fit do I need to be? How far are we walking?
The route is undulating with a couple of short inclines. Good paths throughout.
The total distance is 8kms/5 miles.
We will be walking at a pace which allows people to talk comfortably, and we will be stopping every 30 minutes or so.
If you are in any doubt about your ability to undertake this walk, consult your GP and the organisers.
What clothing & equipment will I need?
Walking boots or sturdy footwear with good grip, and ideally ankle support. Wellies are not suitable.
Waterproof over-trousers and water-proof jacket. Let us know if you need help with these.
A spare warm layer for stops.
Warm headgear and gloves.
Your own snacks and water (1 litre).
Personal medication as required.
Note that we are able to provide participants with a 15% discount code for their sole use at Cotswold Outdoor, one of UK's leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailers. We will send you details once you book your place.
What about bad weather?
The walk will go ahead in all but the most extreme weather. The route may be modified to make the best of conditions. Your leaders are highly qualified and experienced outdoor leaders, and will ensure everyone has a safe walk.