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.

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

 Latest news

Draft Colour Guidance – Consultation Responses

The AONB Partnership recently consulted 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The draft guidance: click here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

Our thanks go to all who sent comments through. We have now carefully considered each comment and our responses can be found in the document below.

Consultation responses

We hope that a revised and final guidance will be available on this site in September.

Photography Competition 2016

There’s not long left to enter our photography competition. There are some great prizes up for grabs, so don’t miss out. For more information, click here.

Mathon Church from Rowburrow Wood


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