16.02.2017 Notice of path closure
Next week 20-25 February, the track heading south up the Hills from Westminster Bank, West Malvern will be closed from 08:30-17:30 every day. Please take an alternative route during this time. A map of the path closure can be viewed here.
The path is closed for your safety whilst contractor works take place adjacent to the track. Signage and barriers will be in place. The works are to improve the condition of the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by restoring open habitats.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you.
10.02.2017 Heroes Wanted!
We're looking for heroic volunteers to join us on our annual litter pick. This event is part of Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean campaign. Details of the event can be found here.
07.02.2017 Trees to be planted following tree safety work
Replacement trees are to be planted after a number of prominent roadside trees in Malvern were felled. Three oak and three lime trees have been felled on the recommendation of an independent arboricultural consultant as part of MHC’s routine tree safety surveys.
MHC takes the safety of visitors and local people very seriously and these trees were examined and found to be in poor condition. The limes were infected with a fungal disease which can lead to the sudden failure of the tree. The close proximity to the road and properties and the severity of wood decay meant that felling was the only option.
Applications for work to trees within Malvern's Conservation Areas were submitted to Malvern Hills District Council and were returned without comment.
All six trees will have replacements planted to ensure that the tree-lined avenues, a character of Malvern, will remain.
Lime tree on Moorland's Road with rotten stem on the right side of the trunk. The darker area marks the extent of the fungal decay and shows the large area of weakened material.
06.02.2017 Additional Grayling conservation days planned
Following the success of last month's volunteer work parties, three more dates have been added to the diary. Volunteers are up on North Hill today conserving the habitat for the Grayling butterfly and work parties are also being held on the 13th and 27th February.
Work parties are organised by members of the West Midlands Butterfly Conservation group. If you wish to come along, please contact Mel Mason firstname.lastname@example.org so enough tools are brought along. Meet at 10am Lime tree with rotten stem on the right side of the trunk. The darker area marks the extent of the fungal decay and demonstrates the large area of weakened material.at North Quarry car park and please bring warm clothes, boots and lunch.
02.02.2017 Cow injured after dog attack on Hills
We are again reminding dog walkers to keep their dog on a lead following an attack on a Belted Galloway cow on the Malvern Hills. Read more here.
30.01.2017 Join us for a Spring Clean!
We're gearing up for our annual spring clean on Sunday 5th March. Come along and join us as we carry out a big litter pick through and around the Townsend Way Community Woodland.
The litter pick will starts at 10:30am and fill be followed by a guided walk through Townsend Way for those who wish to find out more about their local woodland.
Meet at the Malvern Spa roundabout. An MHC van and signs will be visible on the day.
Spring Clean poster
19.01.2017 Volunteers turn out in force to help Grayling butterfly
The first volunteer task organised by West Midlands Butterfly Group was a great success despite the dreary weather. Using hand tools on steep slopes, the volunteers cleared bracken and scrub away from rocky exposures, the preferred habitat of the Grayling butterfly. BBC Hereford and Worcester reporters visited the Hills and spoke to organiser Mel Mason, a video of which you can see here.
The next volunteer task to conserve the habitats of the grayling butterfly will be held on the 30th January. For more information see here.
09.01.2017 Ice cream concessions
Applications are invited for the right to sell ice cream at six locations on the Malvern Hills Conservators' land for the year commencing 1st April 2017. The tender application forms can be downloaded by clicking the link below, are available at Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern WR14 3EY, or by telephoning 01684 892002. The closing date for completed tender forms is noon on Tuesday 7th March 2017.
05.01.2017 Get 2017 off to a good start by volunteering!
We hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. If you're looking to blow some of the cobwebs away and get active, why not try volunteering?
The Malvern Hills are home to Worcestershire's rarest butterfly, the Grayling. Volunteer work parties to clear scrub to conserve their open habitat are being held on the 16th and 30th Jan. Find out more information here.
15.12.2016 Access improved on scenic Malvern Hills trail
Work to improve access along the Earnslaw Easier Access trail to Earnslaw quarry has been completed. Contractors made repairs to the path which was suffering from serious water erosion and vegetation growth which was making access difficult for those using wheelchairs or buggies. The path is now wider and the surface more solid to provide a route along the Hills for many visitors to enjoy. News article
After repair and before repair
19.10.2015 Suburban tree management policy
We own and manage a large number of trees on land adjacent to residential properties and highways in and around the Malvern Hills. To protect and care for these trees, for the benefit of both people and wildlife, the Conservators have developed the following document which contains all the policies relating to suburban tree management.
Local residents are welcomed to refer to the document and the policies it contains prior to contacting the Conservators regarding suburban tree management. If you have a question that is not covered within the policy document then please call the Conservators on 01684 892002 or email email@example.com.
Suburban tree management policies
30.04.2015 Mountain Biking Plan
The following paper detailing the initial plans relating to a Responsible Mountain Biking Campaign on the Malvern Hills and Commons was submitted to the Land Management Committee on the 9th of April for the MHC Committee's decision.
The plans outlined below were unanimously agreed by the Land Management Committee and will be implemented over the next 2-3 years.
Mountain biking plan
15.07.2014 Memorial Bench Scheme
Due to a high number of requests, we are unfortunately no longer able to accept donations towards memorial benches on the Malvern Hills and Commons.
Following a comprehensive volunteer survey over the whole of the hills and commons, all those benches which were recorded as needing replacing, now all have a donor allocated to them. These donors will be contacted soon to arrange the installation of a new bench in memory of their loved ones. Unfortunately there are no further spaces for benches available at this time.
We may be able to resume the Memorial Bench Scheme in the future. A section on the 'Give it' page will be updated if circumstances change.
All donations are very gratefully received to support the ongoing work to protect and conserve the Malvern Hills and Commons.