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.

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 Latest news

Public Consultation – Draft Colour Guidance 

The AONB Partnership is consulting on new guidance concerning the selection and use of colour in development. The purpose of this document is to help new development to integrate in the special landscape of the AONB and to contribute to the local distinctiveness of the area.

The draft guidance: click here

The Sustainability Appraisal for this work: click here

To provide comments click here

The consultation closes on July 1st 2016. Your comments will help to shape the final draft.

 

Photography Competition 2016

Keen photographers of all ages are being given the opportunity to capture the beauty and wonder of the Malvern Hills AONB in a  new competition. For more information, click here.

Mathon Church from Rowburrow Wood

 


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