From the ancient monument of British Camp, to the Victorian carriage drives, to the renovated springs and spouts, this Malvern Hills landscape is filled with heritage and history.
Part of this story includes the establishment of the Malvern Hills Conservators, now Malvern Hills Trust, in 1884 by an Act of Parliament to conserve and manage this landscape and its heritage.
We’re continuing to care for local and nationally important heritage and are extremely grateful to have received a legacy which will allow us to conserve another small part of the Malvern Hills’ story.
This year we hope to restore the Belvedere at the Wyche Cutting by making repairs and repainting the structure. The shelter and seats were built in 1934 in the memory of Lt-Colonel A H Boulton.
A belvedere is defined as a ‘structure sited to take advantage of scenic view’. The shelter at the Wyche Cutting is a familiar part of the local landscape and offers a resting place for many a weary walker or cyclist.
Thanks to the kind gift from a member of the public, this Grade II listed building will undergo renovation and repainting to keep it in good condition for future visitors.
Whether the Malvern Hills and Commons are special to you for their heritage, wildlife, access, or for the memories that you’ve made here, don’t forget to remember us in your Will.
Remember a Charity Week
Donations and gifts left to the Malvern Hills Trust in Wills are a crucial source of income and help us to fund the undertaking of projects including maintaining paths and improving accessibility for local people and visitors. Other projects might include conserving habitats for butterflies and supporting a dormouse monitoring scheme.
Duncan Bridges CEO said ‘Despite the Malvern Hills being a much-loved landscape and visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, donations and legacies currently form a tiny proportion of our income.
We’d like to take this opportunity in Remember a Charity week to remind people how important charitable giving is and demonstrate some of the amazing things we can achieve with this support.’
As part of Remember a Charity Week, the Trust will be bringing to life stories and projects that have been supported by legacies and donations.
How you can support us
If you’d like to help us be supporting our projects, a tree planting scheme and an opportunity to support the provision of visitor information on the Hills are now available for donors to leave a long-lasting legacy.
The Malvern Hills Trust has previously had to close its memorial bench scheme due to over-subscription but has now provided these two alternative ways for people to remember their loved ones.
Gifts towards the general management of the Hills and Commons are also greatly received by the Trust as contributions can be used where they’re most needed.
For those wishing to support the future care of the Malvern Hills and Commons, more information on how to leave a gift in your will, visit www.malvernhills.org.uk/get-involved/supporting-our-work/