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

Poetry Workshop 14th December 2019

Magic up poetry and eat well at Barton Court, Colwall: why not join us? For more details click here. Bookings open after 4th November.


Our new publication Guidance on How Development can Respect Landscape in Views is now available to read. Particularly useful for developers or those looking to build within the AONB or its setting.

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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