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Malvern Hills AONB
The Malvern Hills are a famous beauty spot, with scenic views over both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The Hills run north/south for about 13km and overlook the River Severn to the East, with the Cotswolds beyond. The highest point of the Hills is the Worcestershire Beacon at 425 metres. The hills are famous for their natural mineral springs & wells.
English composer Edward Elgar, who was from the area, often walked and cycled on these hills; it is said that his works were inspired by the hills.
The poet W.H. Auden taught for three years at the Downs School, in the Malvern Hills. He spent three years at the school in the 1930s and wrote some of his finest early love poems there, including: This Lunar Beauty; Let Your Sleeping Head; My Love, Fish In The Unruffled Lakes; & Out On The Lawn I Lie In Bed. He also wrote a long poem about the hills and their views, called simply The Malverns.
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