The Malvern Hills National Landscape landowner group is a group of people who own and manage a variety of land holdings in and close to the AONB boundary. The group currently comprises 44 members (up from 6 in 2018!) who collectively own over 6,000ha of land and water. The group is supported by the Malvern Hills National Landscape Team.
The landowner group exists to:
- provide a local forum for the exchange of land management ideas and practices;
- promote good practice through information and training events;
- promote discussion and collaborative working between and across land holdings;
- communicate relevant and up-to-date information on grant programmes such as Farming in Protected Landscapes and the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS); and
- support landowners and managers to deliver different agendas – e.g. nature recovery and climate change adaptation as well as sustainable farming – in a rapidly changing world.
Recent landowner events include:
- Water and Land Management.
- Deer Management
- How to manage horses to benefit horse health and biodiversity.
- Good soils management for pastures.
The landowner group is welcoming and relaxed. There is no joining or membership fee, no forms to fill out and no expectation on members to attend events, unless they want to! We welcome suggestions from owners and managers about subjects they wish to explore and discuss. We encourage and welcome new members. Please contact Paul Esrich if you would like further information.