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.

To see some of the area we cover, watch our video which showcases the South of the AONB.

Latest news

Colour in the Landscape

Following on from our colour guidance work, the authors are giving a talk on the importance of colour in the landscape at the Autumn in Malvern Festival at 3pm on the 29th September at Colwall Village Hall. Get a ticket and do come.

The Malvern Hills AONB Annual Review for 2018/19 is now available to read. To see some of what we got up to last year, click here.

£5.8 million. The estimated value of the physical and mental health benefits derived from the Malvern Hills and Commons. Read this new report here. Malvern Hills and Common Health Economic Assessment

The New Malvern Hills AONB Management Plan 2019-2024 and State of the AONB report 2018 are now available to read. Both documents are key to the AONB partnership.

Need help getting a project off the ground? If you’ve got a project that might benefit the Malvern Hills AONB, do contact David Armitage – e: darmitage@worcestershire.gov.uk t: 01684 560616. Early applications will be considered in April 2019. To see some of what we and our project partners have done in the past, click here.

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