MAJOR REPAIRS TO MILL POND, GOLDEN VALLEY TO START TUESDAY 7th MAY
A leak has been identified in the dam at the Mill Pond. Major repairs are required in order to ensure the long term safety of the dam. The repair work will take 4 - 5 weeks to complete. Steel sheets will be driven 3 - 4 metres into the dam wall in order to seal it. A new path will be constructed along the top of the dam and aquatic vegetation will be planted along the front of the dam to improve its appearance and prevent future erosion. There will be a significant level of noise whilst the work is being undertaken. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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.
Car Parking Permits
Don't forget that your residents' parking permits for Conservators' car parks expire at the end of March. New permits for 2013 are now available from our office or from Malvern Tourist Information Centre.
Events Diary 2013
Have you ever thought that you would liek to know more about the Hills and their wildlife, history and management? We have just published our 2013 Events Diary - packed with guided walks, training courses and family events on and around the Hills. To see the full programme click on the link below or pick up a leaflet from our office or the Malvern Tourist Information Centre. Further details are also available on the 'Events' page of our website and on our Facebook page.
>> Events Diary 2013
Annual Report 2012
The Conservators' Annual Report for 2012 is now 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
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