Letterboxing

Letterboxing is back for another year

 

Latest News (July 2019): For 2019 we have revised some of the clues and have come up with a different approach.  This year the letterboxes will only be in situ for no longer than a week.  We have divided the hills into weekly areas which will have 3-5 letterboxes out at once.  For our timetable to find out which letterboxes are out and when head to Malvern TIC.  For any children and families that have previously purchased a letterboxing pack, simply pop to the TIC with your existing pack and we will be able to issue you with an updated version for FREE.

 

What is it?
Malvern Hills Letterboxing is a family fun form of orienteering designed to encourage children and families to enjoy being outdoors together.  The letterboxes are simply tupperware boxes with a rubber stamp, Inkpad and guest book to sign.  

There are 25 letterboxes hidden all over the Malvern Hills from North Malvern to Castlemoreton Common.  Remember this year, not all 25 letterboxes will be out at once this year. 

 

How do we take part?
Visit Malvern Tourist Information Centre and purchase your clue sheet, notebook and badge which includes a free map for just £3.  For any children and families that have previously purchased a letterboxing pack, simply pop to the TIC with your existing pack and we will be able to issue you with an updated version for FREE.  

 

How do we find the letterboxes?
Using a map (with our revised timetable) and compass you then select which stamps (letterboxes) you would like to go and find each week during the summer holidays 2019 and start your exciting adventure.  Once you find a rubber stamp, you simply stamp it in your special Malvern Hills letterboxing notebook, write a message in the guest notebook, you then MUST return the stamp and its contents into the box and return it to the EXACT location, ready for the next letterboxer to find. 

 

Join the 25 Letterboxing Club
Once you have collected all 25 letterboxes you will need to return to Malvern Tourist Information office to collect your well earned ’25 club badge’. 

 

Find Out More
To find out more about letterboxing please email: getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk. 

 

Share Photos on Social Media
We have set up a closed group on Facebook for you to share your stories and photos.  We would love to hear about children and families collecting their stamps, so please share your photos on our social media sites using #MHletterboxing. 

Share in our closed Facebook group - facebook.com/MalvernHillsLetterboxing
Tweet us - @MalvernHills_DC 
Tag us in a post on Instagram - @MalvernHillsDistrictCouncil

 

Rubber Stamp Designs
Malvern Hills District Council held a competition last year for local children to design the rubber stamps choosing from the 25 themes. All rubber stamps have all been designed by local children from ages 5-13 years. 

 

Project Partners
The project has been created by Malvern Hills District Council in partnership with Malvern Hills Trust and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.