Area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB)

AONBs were brought into being by the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949. They are fine landscapes, of great variety in character and extent and the designation provides special protection for their outstanding natural beauty.

Natural England and the Countryside Council for Wales are responsible for designating AONBs and advising government on policies for their protection.

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