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The Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark

The Geopark covers an area of some 1500 square kilometres. It stretches from Bridgnorth in Shropshire in the north to Gloucester in the south; and from Worcester in the east to Hereford in the west. It covers significant stretches of the Rivers Severn, Wye, Teme, Rea, Leadon and Frome. In addition there are inspiring natural landscapes in the form of the Wyre Forest, the Abberley and Suckley Hills, the Bromyard plateau, the Malvern and Ledbury Hills, the Woolhope Dome, May Hill and Penyard Park.

The Geopark aims to promote the natural and man made landscape, including geology, wildlife, archaeology and history to the public and to encourage their participation and understanding. One of the very active and successful ways of doing this is the annual three month GeoFest. All Geopark members contribute to the GeoFest programme which offers an extensive range of events and activities.

More information about the Geopark can be found on the website www.geopark.org.uk and at information centres located at Bewdley Museum, Severn Valley Country Park, Wyre Forest Centre, Cob House Country Park and Malvern Hills GeoCentre. In addition members have visitor and information centres at Severn Valley RaIlway, eleven National Trust properties, West Midlands Safari Park, Bodenham Arboretum, Worcester cathedral, Hartlebury and Worcester museums and Hereford Museum.

 

The Geopark operates as a forum of 19 organisations. One of the members Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, carries out the day to day administration of the Geopark and is the official geopark contact point.

To contact the Geopark Forum email amhg@outlook.com

Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark Forum,
c/o Outreach Team,
Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service,
The Butts,
Worcester.
WR1 3PD.
United Kingdom