You’ll find us on the Southern end of the Malvern Hills (AONB) – the quiet end! In the village of Birtsmorton, which boasts a traditional country pub, quiet lanes and open common land to explore.
Brays farm is an 17 acre small-holding, which has been our home since 2013. We love sharing our space with guests and giving them a slice of rural idyll in the heart of England.
From North and Wales
Upsticks is just 10 minutes from junction 2 of the M50.
On exit take 417 towards Gloucester. Inless than a mile the road dips and there is a left hand turn to Malvern. Follow this raod for approximately 3 miles through Camers Green. At junction with Gloucester road turn left past a cross roads with an old petrol station (Rye Cross) continue on this road for approx 2 miles, a common will open out to your left, take the right turn for Birts Street. Follow for 800 metres ahead will be the pub (the Farmers Arms), bear left, and you will find Brays farm – 1st house on the right – signposted Up Sticks Glamping.
Take Junction 9 of the M5, Exit first roundabout towards Tewkesbury. On roundabout with memorial cross take second exit and continue through the town.
At mini roundabout take first exit, continue for about a mile and at water works take left signposted to Ledbury A438. Cross river and follow road for 8 miles until you come to a T junction with the Gloucester road
Turn right and follow for 2 miles, as the road opens out to common land turn right into Birts Street. Follow for 800 metres ahead will be the pub (the Farmers Arms), bear left, and you will find Brays farm – 1st house on the right – signposted Up Sticks Glamping.
The Malvern Hills offer a great place to walk, cycle, eat and explore with rivers and forests on the doorstep. Boasting some of the loveliest little towns and villages in the country with ancient black and white buildings and vibrant high streets like Ledbury, Upton Upon Severn and Malvern.
Neighbouring Herefordshire and Gloucestershire are home to the Forest of Dean, with famous cider producers, cathedrals, castles and racecourses.
Many music festivals are hosted in Upton including Blues, Jazz folk and pop. The Three Counties Showground has something for everyone, with agricultural, gardening and regular antique and flea markets. Malvern is home to the Morgan Motor Company, a beautiful old priory, and a great swimming pool for wet days. Close by Eastnor hosts a Landrover 4×4 experience centre as well as a place to try your hand at pottery, as well as the castle grounds and estate to explore.
Just a thirty minute drive away is the Wye River offering stunning canoeing, whilst there are places to swing through the trees, climb, mountain bike trails and sculpture trail in the Forest of Dean.