Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty guidebooks and Maps

“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.


Arnside and Silverdale

Blackdown Hills

Cannock Chase

The Chilterns


The Cotswolds

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs

Dedham Vale


East Devon

Forest of Bowland


High Weald

Howardian Hills

Isle of Wight

Isles of Scilly

Kent Downs

Lincolnshire Wolds


Malvern Hills

Mendip Hills


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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