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Contacting the AONB Unit

Due to Government guidance, the AONB offices are now closed and team members are working from home. Please contact us by email where possible (see links below). We will be checking our answerphone less frequently than normal so if you do need to contact us by phone, please be aware that it may be a few days before we can reply to you.

AONB Partnership Manager (Paul Esrich) – pesrich@worcestershire.gov.uk

AONB Partnership Assistant Manager (David Armitage/Karen Humphries) – darmitage@worcestershire.gov.uk or khumphries@worcestershire.gov.uk

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

A collaborative project, managed by Worcestershire Biological Records Centre and supported by the AONB, called Finding Rare Species in the Malverns, which aimed to increase the number of skilled volunteers recording wildlife in the area has now published its findings. The full evaluation report can be found here.

Our latest publication Guidance on Lighting is now available to read. It aims to help advise people on suitable lighting for this magnificent area.

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. To see some of what we and our project partners have done in the past, click here.

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