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).
Land Management Plan 2015-2020 Part 1 Consultation
Following on from the ‘Your Views’ public consultation earlier this year, the next consultation is now underway. The management plan will be made up of 3 parts and a draft version of Part 1: ‘Setting and Description’ is now available for consultation. Click the links below for all the information you need to share your views and a copy of the Part 1 draft.
Introduction and how to share your views
Land Management Plan - Part 1 (Draft)
Keep up to date with the Conservators on our latest news pages and on Facebook.
Annual Report 2012
The Conservators' Annual Report for 2012 is available. To view as a PDF file please Click on the link below. For a paper copy please contact us at Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern WR14 3EY.
>>Annual Report 2012
The Annual Report for 2013 will be produced after the end of the financial year 2013 / 2014.
If you want to know more about what you can do in the area or how you can help look after it or learn about the wildlife then what better way than to browse
Find us on Facebook