15c. ‘Explore’ Malvern Hills (1) – Landscape & Geology Trail

'Explore' Malvern Hills (1)

‘Explore’ Malvern Hills (1)

The ancient rocks of the Malvern Hills form a boundary between the relatively flat Severn Plain of Worcestershire and the gently rolling hills of Herefordshire. This guide explains these different landscapes – how they were formed and how they have been modified. It is a story of dramatic earth movements, warm shallow seas, hot deserts and freezing conditions over a timescale of 700 million years. This trail takes approximately two hours to complete.


Available at the Malvern Hills Geocentre, Malvern Tourist Information Centre and from H&W Earth Heritage Trust