The National Association for
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a designated exceptional landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are precious enough to be safeguarded in the national interest. AONBs are protected and enhanced for nature, people, business and culture.
England, Wales and Northern Ireland has 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 18% of the countryside, over a fifth of the English coast, and including 12,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways.
...supporting the UK’s 46 AONBs to value and secure the natural beauty of the countryside
The NAAONB is a charity with three primary objectives:
1. to promote the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty in and around AONBs and other similarly protected areas;
2. to advance the education, understanding and appreciation of the conservation and enhancement of the countryside; and
3. to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of organisations promoting or representing Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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L4L Conference 2019
This year's L4L conference takes place at the University of Essex from 9-11th July 2019. The conference will look at the role of natural beauty in nature recovery and will inform delegates during a time of unprecedented change and opportunity. Meet and network with fellow landscape professionals from across the UK.