Landscape Types are a generic classification
for landscape character and may occur anywhere in the country where
the same combinations of physical and cultural landscape attributes
are found. For example, the Riverside Meadows Landscape Type occurs
along the length of the Severn and Teme in Worcestershire but also
the Wye and Lugg in Herefordshire; the High Hills and Slopes
Landscape Type is seen in the Malvern Hills and also in the Black
Mountains on the Welsh border. There are 23 Landscape Types in
Worcestershire, including the Urban Landscape Type.
Visit the Landscape Character Assessment
portal and a county-wide map of the Worcestershire Landscape
Types. You can also interrogate the map to find the Landscape Type
profile and landscape and ecological descriptions for each
Landscape Description Unit (LDU). Alternatively, you can download
.pdf versions of the Worcestershire
Landscape Type profiles from the list below:
NB The Urban Landscape Type does not have a
Landscape Type description page. The Worcestershire LCA is
concerned with the rural landscape of the county only. Please
contact us if you have a specific query about landscape
character in urban areas.
European Landscape Convention
ELC highlights the
importance of developing landscape policies dedicated to the
protection, management and creation of all landscapes.
Landscape Character Network
A highly comprehensive resource for LCA and ELC in the UK.
Historic Landscape Characterisation
Led by English Heritage, HLC focuses on the historic
dimensions - the 'time-depth' - that characterises the rural
- Malvern Hills
The Malvern Hills are designated as an Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty, recognising the national importance of this
The Royal Chartered body for landscape
architects in the UK.
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This page was last reviewed 12 June 2013 at 11:08.
The page is next due for review 9 December 2014.