Welcome to the Malvern Hills AONB

Welcome to the website for the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The area is famed for its dramatic hills and for the pure spring water that flows from them, but it offers so much more besides. A rich cultural heritage of forts, castles and priories stands proudly from this landscape of ancient woodland, rolling pastures and wild, open commons. The geology of the AONB is varied and fascinating and the area is home to a diversity of locally and nationally important wildlife.

The AONB designation signifies that the natural beauty of this area is of national importance. As such, a Partnership of local and national interests works together to conserve and enhance the area through the implementation of a five year AONB Management Plan. The Malvern Hills AONB is one of a family of 46 similarly designated areas across the United Kingdom.

If you'd like to see the area - here's a short video showcasing the Southern AONB.

 Latest news

Landowners Event – 29th March 2017

Landowners in the north of the AONB (see AONB Northern Boundary map)  are invited to meet a range of advisers to discuss support available for land and water management. The event takes place between 7 and 9pm on Wednesday 29th March at the Nelson Inn, Suckley. Please contact the AONB office if you’d like to attend.

Photography Competition 2016

Thank you to everyone who entered the photography competition. We had some really stunning images submitted. All entries can be viewed via a YouTube video which can be found on the Competition Page.

Colour Guidance

The AONB Partnership is pleased to announce that the amended and final version of ‘Guidance on the Selection and Use of Colour in Development’ is now available to access here.

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