Hills and Commons

The Hills and Commons rise dramatically above the Severn Plain on the border of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  

Full of cultural heritage and home to a wide range of species and habitats, we own, protect and manage this iconic landscape for the benefit of the local community and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come each year.

The land that we own and care for is over 1,200 hectares of hilltop, woodland and open common.  Take a look a our jurisdiction map to discover where we look after.

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The Nature of the Malverns

The Nature of the Malverns is the first book to cover all aspects of this iconic natural landscape including wildlife, geology and conservation.  

A foreword from Mr Westwood, who grew up in the West Midlands brings together the importance of this area for local wildlife.

The Malvern Hills Trust, Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and publishers, NatureBureau, have worked with over 100 volunteers to bring together this excellent publication.  All the contributors, from editors, to photographers, to authors have put in of hours of their time freely to bring this project to fruition.

A range of habitats from woodlands, open hill land, parkland and urban areas provide a rich and varied collection of wildlife brought to life in stunning full page images. More detailed information relating to Malvern’s natural history alongside these images means that this is the perfect book for both amateur and experienced naturalists alike.

Get your copy

If you'd like a copy of the 'The Nature of the Malverns', you can pick one up from Malvern Book Cooperative, Malvern Tourist Information Centre, Ledbury Books and Maps or Three Counties bookshop.

All the proceeds from the book go towards the nature conservation of the Malvern Hills and Commons.

So far, sales of the Nature of the Malverns have raised £1,794 for the conservation of the Malvern Hills and Commons.