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.

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

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 Latest news

Highway verges management pilot project

The Malvern Hills AONB Unit and Worcestershire Highways are commencing a verge management pilot project in part of the Malvern Hills AONB. Further information can be found here.

Malvern Hills Annual Review 2016/17

Once again the Malvern Hills AONB team have reflected on some of the work that was carried out during the previous year. If you’d like to read more, you can access the Malvern Hills Annual Review for 2016/17 here.

Stone Fruit Conference

The Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project (TCTOP) and the Hartpury Trust are working collaboratively to hold the areas first stone fruit conference on 19th August. It will be held in the lovely setting of Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, and is exceptional value at just £15 per person.

With an excellent range of very eminent speakers lined up, covering subjects as diverse as plum pox virus, social history and local fruit collections and stalls manned by organisations providing advice and information, this proves to be a very interesting event.

For more information and to book follow: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stone-fruit-an-orchard-conference-tickets-35236765113