Know : Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty(AONB) (Pictures)

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside considered to have significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, that has been specially designated by Natural England on behalf of the United Kingdom governmentNatural Resources Wales (formerly the Countryside Council for Wales) on behalf of the Welsh Government; or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency on behalf of the Northern Ireland Executive.

The primary purpose of the AONB designation is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the landscape, with two secondary aims: meeting the need for quiet enjoyment of the countryside and having regard for the interests of those who live and work there. To achieve these aims, AONBs rely on planning controls and practical countryside management.

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Arnside and SilverdaleFile:Arnside123.jpg

Blackdown HillsFile:Blackdown Hills at Dalwood.JPG

Cannock ChaseFile:Cannock Chase Path.jpg

Chichester HarbourFile:ChichesterHarbour-WestWittering.jpg

Chiltern HillsFile:Ivinghoe Beacon seen from The Ridgeway.jpg

CornwallFile:Cape Cornwall (Judithili) edit.jpg

CotswoldsFile:Cotswolds Panorama Fields.jpg

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire DownsFile:Two southern Fovant Badges.jpg

Dedham ValeFile:Cmglee Manningtree River Stour.jpg


File:East Cliffs, West Bay, Dorset - - 758051.jpg

East DevonDorset-and-East-Devon-Coast

Forest of BowlandFile:Parlick 234-34.jpg

High WealdFile:WealdfromDowns.JPG

Howardian HillsFile:Howardian Hills.jpg

Isle of Wight

Isles of ScillyFile:Tresco - aerial photo6 edit.jpg

Kent DownsFile:DownsRanscombeFieldToMway0734c.JPG

Lincolnshire Wolds


Malvern HillsFile:Malvern Hills - England.jpg

Mendip HillsFile:Crook Peak towards Compton Hill.jpg

NidderdaleFile:Upper Nidderdale.JPG

Norfolk CoastFile:Cromer beach summer UK.JPG

North Devon CoastFile:Cliffs Clovelly Coast West.JPG

North PenninesFile:Cauldron Snout - July 2006.jpg

Northumberland CoastFile:Bamburgh2006.jpg

North Wessex DownsFile:The South Western Slopes of Walbury Hill - - 62332.jpg

Quantock HillsFile:Quantockheather.jpg

Shropshire HillsFile:TheWrekin.jpg

Solway CoastFile:River Nith estuary.jpg

South DevonFile:Slapton Sands 1.jpg

Suffolk Coast and Heathssuffoth

Surrey HillsFile:CalvertRoadDorking.jpg

Tamar ValleyFile:St Stephens by Launceston, Higher New Bridge - - 37541.jpg

Wye Valley File:River Wye Lancat and Ban y Gore Nature Reserve.jpg



Clwydian Range and Dee ValleyFile:Moel Arthur, Sir Ddinbych 02.JPG

Gower PeninsulaFile:Worm's Head (Rhossili).jpg

Llŷn Peninsula

File:Saint Tudwal's Islands.jpg

Wye Valley (partly in England)

Northern Ireland

Antrim Coast and GlensFile:The coast road near Glenarm - - 946278.jpg

Causeway CoastFile:Causeway-code poet-4.jpg

Lagan ValleyLagan Valley

Mourne MountainsFile:Mournes wiki.jpg



Ring of GullionFile:Cam Lough - - 267458.jpg

SperrinsFile:Sawel mountain.jpg

Strangford Lough and LecaleFile:Strangford Lough.JPG

Courtesy : Wikipedia


3 thoughts on “Know : Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty(AONB) (Pictures)

  1. Stunning shots, each one more beautiful than the last! Thank you for taking me along…


  2. Stunning! Absolutely stunning!!!


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