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Green Tourism

Enjoy a holiday to The Malverns where you’ll feel on top of the world when you choose to stay in one of the various accommodation providers, or visit an attraction, or an eatery with green business credentials.

A large part of The Malverns lie in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty – a magnificent landscape shaped by time with over 650 million years of history, and connections to ancient tribes who once called the slopes of the Malvern Hills home. A little further afield is the Worcestershire Teme Valley – a tranquil, idyllic, rural hub with the town of Tenbury Wells and riverside villages. The riverside town of Upton upon Severn is a quaint picture-postcard town with riverside views and black and white historic buildings.

Our endeavour, as a destination guardian is to ensure the beauty of the area remains for future generations to enjoy.

Our commitment has led to the development of a Sustainable Tourism Business Programme to help local tourism businesses across the Malvern Hills district reduce carbon emissions, reduce fossil-fuel energy use, reduce waste and water consumption and to help improve wildlife habitats.

Our scheme helps businesses in the Malvern Hills district, which includes in and around Malvern, Upton upon Severn, Tenbury Wells and the Worcestershire Teme Valley.

E.V Charging Points

If you’re travelling in an electric vehicle, you can recharge your car in one of the Malvern Hills District Council Car Parks.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay overnight or for a short break, please find an accommodation provider with an E.V charging point by clicking here.

If you would like to visit an attraction with an E.V charging point, please click here.

E.V charging points with eateries will be added to the website soon…

Green Mark Accredited Businesses

Malvern Hills District Council operates a Green Mark Accreditation Scheme for tourism and hospitality businesses to raise awareness of the tourism and hospitality businesses with excellent green credentials. These businesses have been accredited by Malvern Hills District Council via a four step process, including a business visit.

Visit The Malverns Green Mark

The Countryside Code

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Protect The Environment

  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
  • We all have a responsibility to protect our countryside and open spaces for current and future generations.
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance. Leave rocks, stone, plants and trees as you find them and take care not to disturb wildlife including birds that nest on the ground.
  • Do not disturb ruins or historic sites – our heritage in the natural and built environment is important.

Farming, Livestock and Wild Animals

  • Your actions can affect other people’s lives and livelihoods.
  • Co-operate with people working in the countryside. For example, follow the farmer’s directions when animals are being moved or gathered. This helps keep everybody safe.
  • Leave gates and property as you find them or follow instructions on signs. When in a group, make sure the last person knows how to leave the gates. Farmers close gates to keep animals in or leave them open to give access to food and water. Do not interfere with farm machinery, horses or livestock. If you think a farm animal is in distress, try to alert the farmer.
  • Give wild animals, livestock and horses plenty of space. Their behaviour can be unpredictable, especially when they are with their young and you could get hurt.
  • Do not feed livestock, horses or wild animals as it can cause them harm.

Respect Everyone

  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available

David Bellamy Conservation Award Sites

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK.

The Malverns is home to four caravan touring parks, with two in the picturesque Teme Valley and two located on the banks of the River Severn – Britain’s longest river.

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