Altitude 307m a.s.l
Start of Hung Parliament - very polished rock. © misterjingo
Long and picturesque quarry with numerous low grade climbs. Two toprope anchors are described in the guide however there whereabouts is known only to a few. The crag also features some short boulder problems that could interest some along with some light hearted scrambles, but these aren't featured in the guidebook.
The view from the quarry is fantastic and is due West.
West Midlands Rock, Malvern area, pdf available here:
Travelling south on West Malvern Road, turn left onto Westminster Bank. The turnoff is a wide road just by the main school building and by Sugarloaf Cafe. If you're lucky you can park right there opposite the cafe. Otherwise park on West Malvern Road. Follow the road up - it meets a pathway. Turn right (and upwards), and after about 100m the quarry is unmissable on the right.
You can walk around to the top either way although on the left there were tracks made by mountainbikers, so it probably causes less erosion to go that way. At the top, there are many fairly small trees that can be used to anchor and there are a couple of stakes too. I'm not sure how much to trust the stakes - they moved a little - but back up to good solid trees.
The land upon which all the outcrops lie, is owned and managed by the Malvern Hills Conservators. This organisation was created and empowered by an Act of Parliament and by local councils to preserve the hills for all to enjoy. As such, they have no objection to climbing, but they do request that a courtesy call be made to their offices (in person or by telephone) prior to climbing. Priors Croft, Great Malvern. 01684 892002.
There is also an information notice just at start of the path with a couple of mobile numbers for the wardens. If the office number isn't answered then call the mobile. I called the warden and he was very appreciative of the notice that someone was about to start climbing and was more than happy for us to go right ahead.