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Welcome to Great Malvern and the Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills is an area of outstanding natural beauty straddling the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire in the UK.  The surrounding towns and villages that make up the Malverns are both picturesque tourist destinations and vibrant local communities; including Great Malvern, Malvern Wells, Little Malvern, Malvern Link, West Malvern, and Colwall.

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The hills are famous for diverse reasons too - from the stunning hill walking and the source of Malvern spring water, the inspiration of CS Lewis' opening description of Narnia, the life of celebrated composer Elgar, the home of the Morgan Motorcar Company, through to the invention and development of Radar, Liquid Crystal Displays and Touch Screens.

Malvern Beacon is the definitive on-line gateway for people living in, working in, or visiting the Malverns and the Malvern Hills.  If you are a professional in the Malvern area, why not join our LinkedIn group Malvern UK?

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For those interested to read more about Great Malvern and the surrounding area, we recommend the following selection of books:

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The Malvern Hills

Mike Smart has captured the spirit of the Malvern Hills through his stunning photography.

With an introduction about the landscape that makes up the Hills, the majority of the book is page after page of beautiful images taken through the seasons. In particular, Mike has highlighted the flora and fauna of the countryside against the backdrop of stunning vistas from various vantage points. This book would make a great souvenir for visitors to the Malverns as well as a useful reference for those that live in the area.

For walkers and cyclists enjoying the hills, we also recommend this OS Explorer Map, showing detailed public footpaths, rights of way, and points of interest.

British Camp book

Published in 2011, British Camp Herefordshire Beacon is an excellent new book by local author Amanda Simons.

In particular, this book provides numerous diagrams and photographs about the geology, geography and history of this fascinating hillfort. There are also chapters about the beacon's setting within the Malvern area, the diversity of its wildlife, and how has inspired writers, poets and composers.

If you are planning to hike up to the Herefordshire Beacon then the first chapter of this book gives a detailed guided circular walk that highlights many of the points of interest.