|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Wynds Point (SO763404)|
|To:||Malvern Link Top (SO775467)|
|Distance:||5.2 miles (8.4 km)|
|Meets:||A449, B4218, B4219|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4232 runs round the western side of the Malvern Hills, providing an alternative route to the A449. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
The road starts on the A449 by the Malvern Hills Hotel in the shadow of the Herefordshire Beacon. It heads north along Jubilee Drive, a winding road contouring round the range of hills and passing a few car parks and the occasional building.
Presently the road reaches Upper Colwall where it splits. Northbound traffic descends to meet the B4218 and then multiplexes along that road up the hill to the right. Just after passing the southbound route, which is residential, the B4232 regains its number by turning left along a road signed as unsuitable for HGVs. We continue north along more of the same, except the gradients to either side of the road are steeper and, surprisingly, the road is more built-up. We run through West Malvern, before contouring round North Hill, which takes some time.
Eventually the road starts heading east-southeastwards. Parallel, but some distance below, is the B4219 which eventually, as the B4232 descends, converges with our route and ends where (as Cowleigh Road) it trails in from the left. The B4232 continues to descend gradually for a further 300 m or so and turning a little more southeasterly before ending at a junction with the A449 which requires traffic wishing to proceed towards Malvern Link and the Worcester direction to make a sharp hairpin turn to the left.