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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Malvern Hills AONB celebrates its 56th birthday. 

“On 22nd October 1959, the Minister, confirmed, without modification, the Designation Order for the Malvern Hills AONB. The designated area, as confirmed, covering 40 square miles/105 square kilometres.” 

We fervently hope that the area enjoys the same level of protection for at least another 56 years.


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