Hidden history of Hills revealed

The Malvern Hills are a rich tapestry of history and culture, crafted over thousands of year as humans shaped this landscape.

Although some parts of this history are well known, British Camp Hill Fort, Midsummer Hill Fort and the Shire Ditch, a hidden history has been uncovered.

On the northern hills, a series of banks and ditches and their history have been brought to light by a historical geographer and building historian, George Demidowicz. Through his surveys and research we now know that these features are 17th Century banks and ditches built to enclose hill land as it was sold off by King Charles I.

To find out more about the reasons for these enclosures and where to find them on your visit, why not take a look at the historical guide by the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and historian George Demidowicz.

Banks and Ditches on the Northern Malvern Hills