Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

“An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which has been designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value. Areas are designated in recognition of their national importance, by the relevant public body: Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. In place of AONB, Scotland uses the similar national scenic area (NSA) designation. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty enjoy levels of protection from development similar to those of UK national parks, but unlike with national parks the responsible bodies do not have their own planning powers. They also differ from national parks in their more limited opportunities for extensive outdoor recreation.” (Wikipedia).

Below are the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the UK. Click on an AONB for information on Guidebooks and Maps.
In time we hope to add walks within or based on the AONB, and welcome input and suggestions.

Anglesey

Arnside and Silverdale

Blackdown Hills

Cannock Chase

The Chilterns

Cornwall

The Cotswolds

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs

Dedham Vale

Dorset

East Devon

Forest of Bowland

Gower

High Weald

Howardian Hills

Isle of Wight

Isles of Scilly

Kent Downs

Lincolnshire Wolds

Lleyn

Malvern Hills

Mendip Hills

Nidderdale

Norfolk Coast

North Devon

North Pennines

North Wessex Downs

Northumberland Coast

Quantock Hills

Shropshire Hills

Solway Coast

Suffolk Coast and Heaths

Surrey Hills

Tamar Valley

 


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