Creating and Managing a Forest for All
Malvern Community Forest's mission is to create and manage recreational and functional forest with a centre for the educational and environmental benefit of the community in the Malvern Chase.
- In partnership with Malvern Hills Conservators, engage local people, businesses and other organisations in the management of the Townsend Way Community Woodland.
- Develop a Forest Centre for education and learning.
- Create forest habitats, linking sites through Malvern initially and then throughout the parish areas.
- Manage, purchase and create substantial valuable natural areas to re-create parts of the Malvern Chase Forest.
We aim to re-create parts of the Malvern Chase, an ancient forest covering 13 parishes: Birtsmorton, Castlemorton, Colwall, Great Malvern, Guarlford, Hanley Castle, Little Malvern, Madresfield, Malvern Wells, Mathon, Newland, Powick and Welland.
Woodland Working Parties
We hold woodland working parties monthly at each of our sites. Please join us for a sociable, fun and worthwhile morning.
They are all run from 10am-12noon. We provide tuition, gloves, tools and plenty of hot drinks and biscuits. All you need to do is come along, wearing sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing.
Malvern Community Woodland, Townsend Way
Meet at the woodland entrance opposite the pet shop near Morrisons (map). This site is owned by the Conservators, and we are working to the management plan we have agreed with them. This will improve the wildlife value of the site, as well as the experience for us humans.
Prospect Community Woodland, Pickersleigh Road (between Bradfords Building Supplies and Prospect View Medical Centre)
We meet every 3rd Sunday of the month, at the entrace (map). At the moment, we are concentrating on preparing the site for a spring opening - making a social area and improving access.
Dates for upcoming working parties: Sunday 15 May and 19 June