Projects and Case Studies

Volunteer sowing wild flower seed

The Malvern Hills National Landscape Team has led or supported a number of initiatives which help to care for different habitats and special places within the designated area. Some examples of these projects can be found below.

3 Counties Traditional Orchard Project

This project engaged experts and volunteers to restore, improve, understand and enjoy traditional orchards across the three counties. It was financially supported by the Heritage Lottery.

The project website is here.

Farmer a laying hedge.

Farming in Protected Landscapes

This 4 year programme supported by Defra funding is delivering multiple benefits across the farmed landscape.

Details of the programme

Download a summary of 2021/22 projects.

Road Verge Management

This ongoing pilot project in Little Malvern examines a way of managing roadside verges to support biodiversity.

Download a project summary.

Download a monitoring report.

Volunteers Sowing meadow seed

Grassland Restoration

This project seeks to harvest local wildflower and grass seed to help restore species richness to meadows and permanent pastures.

Download a summary.

A resistivity by 2 people on the lawns of Hope End

Historic Parkland Management

This project produced an integrated management plan to address the challenges of managing a registered park in multiple ownership.

Download a summary

Cows in a line

Pastures for Life

We are at the start of this regenerative agriculture project for those with livestock within and adjacent to the Malvern Hills National Landscape . We are recruiting a project officer, mentors and mentees. Interested? Contact Paul Esrich.

Views Research Work: introduction

Beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, so, hard to define. We have published a number of guidance documents that attempt to define the relative importance of views and they are:

Guidance on Identifying and Grading Views and Viewpoints

Identification of Key Views To and From the Malvern Hills AONB Main Document
Main document
Key Views Plans (see main document for details)
Key Views Appendices 1,2,4,5,6,7 and 8
Key Views Appendix 3 Photo sheets (see App. 1 and 2 for details)

Natural Capital Introduction

The concept behind Natural Capital is to put a value on many of services and pleasures we derive from nature, that are so often left out of conventional economic calculations. At the Malvern Hills AONB, a number of pioneering studies have been done to capture this value. They include:

Natural Capital and Ecosystem Service Mapping of the MHAONB

Bromesberrow Estate Natural Capital Study

Malvern Hills Natural Capital Planning Toolkit Assessment Report

Malvern Hills AONB Natural Capital Scoping Study 2017

Meadow Restoration

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