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STOCKWATCH

Northern Hills - Cattle and sheep present at the east side of Worcestershire Beacon moving to the west side of the Beacon and Summer Hill later this week.

Central Hills - Cattle and sheep present at west side of Perseverance Hill/ the Plateau and moving to west Black and Pinnacle Hill later this week.

Southern Hills - Sheep with young lambs present between British Camp and Swinyard Hill. Sheep on Midsummer Hill.

Castlemorton and Hollybed Commons - Sheep and lambs and cows and calves present throughout.

NEWS: We have a new herd of 20 belted galloway cattle who will be helping to manage the common! For more information read the Malvern Gazette on Friday or visit our facebook page (information will be published on Friday).

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The Malvern Hills and Commons

The Malvern Hills have been described as a mountain range in miniature; the eight mile ridge contains some of the oldest rocks in Britain and their craggy outline is reminiscent of the uplands further west into Wales. A walk in the Hills is strenuous enough that Mallory walked here in preparation for his ascent of Everest. Today you can enjoy over 3000 acres of open countryside climbing to the highest point at Worcestershire Beacon or relax whilst quietly rambling along the wooded slopes.

The Malvern Hills Conservators

The Malvern Hills Conservators were established under the Malvern Hills Act 1884. There have been four subsequent Acts in 1909, 1924, 1930 and 1995. The Malvern Hills Acts were set up to protect the rights of Commoners and the public and to prevent encroachment on the Malvern Hills, lands and commons. Under these and other relevant Acts the Malvern Hills Conservators shall manage the Hills to:

  • Preserve the natural aspect
  • Protect and manage trees, shrubs, turf and other vegetation
  • Prevent unlawful digging and quarrying
  • Keep the Hills open, unenclosed and unbuilt on as open spaces for the recreation and enjoyment of the public
  • Conserve and enhance biodiversity, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Scheduled Ancient Monuments on its land.

The Conservators are also a registered charity (charity number 515804).

 

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Trustees' Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2014

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