The route starts at the Church of St James the Great which lies one mile from the main village. Crossing fields and a brook, look out for hop kilns, which were originally used to dry hops, a long-standing feature of the local farming landscape. The Moorcroft pear, often called the 'Malvern Hills' variety also originates from the Colwall area. The pears are known locally as 'chokers' or 'stranglers' for their sharp taste when eaten but fortunately they make delicious perry (pear cider).
The walk takes you directly to Coddington Church which still retains its original preaching cross, to which the Victorians added the current crucifix. There are pretty buildings nearby, including Church Farm and the Old School House, whilst the view takes in hopyards, rolling hills and the distant Black Mountains. The walk then winds through Coddington Vineyard, where the vines grow on a south facing slope. The route later passes near the walled garden of Hope End House, once the home of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Continue on to reach Oyster Hill, pausing to take in the fabulous views, before descending into Old Colwall and back to the starting point.