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 - Part 3 Consultation
MHC are in the process of drawing up a new Land Management Plan. This plan will guide what work MHC undertakes on land under our jurisdiction over a five year period. The Hills and Commons are a popular and cherished landscape - it makes sense for everyone to have a say on its management.
The final part of the plan is now available here for public consultation. Part 3 draws up a picture of what we want to achieve (Objectives) and prescribes the practical tasks necessary to get there (Work Programme). Use the index to find the topic or place that you are particularly interested in.
Part 3 draft
The consultation is open for 6 weeks, closing on 31 January 2016. Please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to:
Land Management Plan, Malvern Hills Conservators, Manor House, Grange road, Malvern WR14 3EY. Thank you.
Parts 1 and 2 of the plan went out to public consultation earlier this year. They can still be viewed here:
‘Your Views’ consultation on the public’s top three important features and biggest issues.
Summary of 'Your Views'
Consultation on the draft of Part 1.
Part 1 draft
Consultation on the draft of Part 2.
Part 2 draft
Part 2 Appendix 2
Our previous Management Plan (2006-2012) can be found here - Management Plan 2006-2012
Trustees' Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2015
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