Lydia Johnson, 'Conservators warn of threat to "irreplaceable archaeology" after men spotted with metal detectors on Malvern Hills' Malvern Gazette Wednesday 28 October 2015
The protectors of the Malvern Hills are pleading with people to stop metal detecting on the site before "irreplaceable" archaeology is damaged forever. The plea comes after two men were spotted with metal detectors and shovels on the ancient hills earlier this month. The Malvern Hills Conservators received a report from members of the public of two men roaming on the slopes of Pinnacle Hill on October 12.Byelaws state it is illegal to metal detect on the Malvern Hills which are a site of special scientific interest. If someone damages any of the ancient archaeology on the hills, that's irreplaceable. Last year metal detectorists left around 50 holes on the ridge-line between Perseverance Hill and Black Hill.