Hanley Swan is a traditional English village offering the perfect setting for the good life.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and incredible views of the Malvern Hills, Hanley Swan is an idyllic place to live for all ages. This traditional English village has a beautiful well-kept pond, a village green with a magnificent oak tree, a vibrant pub and a well-stocked village store to support the local community.
This small village in the English county of Worcestershire lies in the Malvern Hills district, between the towns of Malvern (two miles [3.2 km] away) Upton-upon-Severn (approximately three miles [5 km] away) and The Three Counties Show Ground, which hosts many events throughout the year.
The main focus of this website is primarily focused on the many people over the years who have volunteered their time to maintain our beautiful pond, which is the centre of this lovely village. Sadly Neil Verlander who took over the responsibility of maintaining Hanley Swan Pond in 2009 passed away in 2019, but his vision and commitment to transform the pond and surrounding area is documented here and is a testament to what can be achieved when people come together and give their time for the good of the community. Today Nick Harper from the village and who was a good friend to Neil has taken over as Pond Warden and continues to organise teams of local volunteers to maintain the pond and surroundings. We are truly grateful to everyone who has given their time in the past and to those who continue to give their time on a voluntary basis for the good of our community.
This is a short video showing Hanley Swan Pond through the years
The Parish Council placed this bench at Hanley Swan pond in memory of the work that Neil helped coordinate with his energy and drive to make things happen.