The area over and around the Malvern Hills includes a diverse range of habitats. The hills themselves vary significantly, with some favouring scrub and gorse while others are bracken covered. Further down the slopes, wooded areas provide for very different conditions. The multitude of springs and streams meandering down the lower slopes nourish wet habitats and at the foot of the hills, the Malvern Hills Trust own areas of flat common land with yet more different flora and fauna.
Many areas are accessable to walkers, as numerous public footpaths and bridleways criss-cross the region. This provides ample opportunity for casual walkers, nature lovers and strident hikers to see unusual wildlife, unspoilt habitats and strking views.
Details of different areas around the hills will be gradually updated here. You will be able to see information about the locations, details of the animals and plants which grow there and any up-to-date information on work or studies being carried out. Refer to the map below for more information about the locations.
A. Park Wood on the lower western slopes of the Worcestershire Beacon