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. 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.


Latest news

Lottery success!
The Heritage Lottery have approved a bid to involve local communities across the Three Counties in restoring and using traditional orchards. The MHAONB team will be leading this project and work will begin next month.


The New MHAONB Management Plan 2014-2019 is now complete and is available to view online here.
The management plan incorporates the views of a wide range of public, private and voluntary bodies and is the key document through which the AONB Partnership expresses its intentions for conserving and enhancing the special character of the area. We hope you find it useful.


The MHAONB Annual Review for 2013–14 is now available to download or view online.
The annual review looks back over the past year on the achievements of the AONB team and partnership and provides a snapshot of the projects it has encouraged and supported. If you are interested to find out more about the projects as well as key issues facing the area please click here.

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