However recreation within aonbs is acceptable if it is consistent with the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty and the needs of agriculture forestry and other uses. We have two maps that print out to fit a4 paper click on the small images below to see the big maps that you can print.
Nowhere in aonb legislation is cultural heritage covered.
Map of uk national parks and aonb. Under the national parks and access to the countryside act 1949 and the crow act 2000 public bodies like local authorities and utility companies are under a special duty to have regard to the purpose of a national park or aonb. Natural england natural resources wales or the northern ireland environment agency. The naaonb supports the uk s 46 aonbs.
Aonbs are protected and enhanced for nature people business and culture. Areas are designated in recognition of their national importance by the relevant public body. Aonbs are established under the countryside act of 1949 but unlike national parks aonbs are not created specifically for opportunities for recreation.
The naaonb supports the uk s 46 aonbs. Seventy years on from the national parks act 1949 the landscapes review has called for sweeping changes in how our treasured green spaces are managed. This guidance is for england only.
Their rugged mountains dramatic coastlines farmed landscapes and vast moorlands attract more than 260. Aonbs are designated by the natural england in england and the countryside council for wales in wales. See the map of aonbs in england wales and northern ireland.
2 3 million people live within a national park or area of outstanding natural beauty aonb. 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. 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.
The national parks conservation and enhancement purpose specifically includes wildlife and cultural heritage. There are 34 aonbs in england. Map of uk s 15 national parks with names click image above for a4 printable pdf.
An area of outstanding natural beauty aonb is an area of countryside in england wales or northern ireland that has been designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value. England is home to 10 national parks and 34 areas of outstanding natural beauty aonbs. Visit the relevant websites for aonb management in wales and northern.
Aonbs are protected and enhanced for nature people business and culture.