Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark

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Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark covers 1250 square kilometres in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire in England. It was formerly a member of the European Geoparks Network and the UNESCO-assisted Global Geoparks Network though withdrew from both in 2008.[why?] The creation of geoparks is driven by local organisations seeking to celebrate their geological heritage and achieve sustainable development through geotourism.

Huntley Quarry[edit]

This quarry within the Geopark is owned and has been cleared up by the Gloucestershire Geology Trust.

Geopark Way[edit]

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust submitted a successful application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to develop the Geopark Way which it has now done. This extensive trail uses public transport, cycleways and footpaths and enables local residents and visitors to explore all or parts of the Geopark with ease.

The trail uses existing trails and trackways following the River Severn from Bridgnorth to Bewdley. It weaves its way south through hills and valleys to Ledbury and from there it continues on to Gloucester. The trail highlights the diverse geology found in the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark.

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Coordinates: 52°17′49″N 2°22′34″W / 52.297°N 2.376°W / 52.297; -2.376