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AONBs are dynamic, living landscapes that underpin the economy and the health and wellbeing of the UK. They are outstanding landscapes which provide a range of benefits for both people and wildlife.
The listings below include practical examples of what the AONB Partnerships and Conservation Boards are doing to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to take advantage of everything AONBs have to offer, whilst also learning how to enjoy and look after them.

If you have a project or another practical example you would like to add to this page please complete this form and send it to [email protected].

East Devon AONB Partnership - East Devon Farmers Group was established in 2016 to help guide a 5 year farm facilitation programme in the heart of East Devon AONB.
Mendip Hills AONB - The Mendip Rocks! Festival is an annual event that brings to life the fascinating rocks that have created the Mendip Hills. A wide range of events reveal the ancient stories that have shaped a unique and very special landscape.
Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership - The AONB Partnership facilitates the Shropshire Hills Destination Partnership, working closely with Shropshire Hills Tourism, the recognised Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the area.
Shropshire Hills AONB - The project aimed to tell the story of lead and barytes mining in the Scheme area. This was done through conservation and enhancement work at key sites, integrated with improvements to site access and interpretation.
Gower Landscape Partnership - The project provided ten one-day photography workshops for groups of up to 12 participants in 2016-17. These participants were based with organisations from the Swansea Bay region who would not normally have the opportunity to visit Gower.
Shropshire Hills AONB - The project delivered a programme of one year, multi-skill traineeships for young people, to help them pursue careers in conservation or land management.
North Pennines AONB - The initiative is part of an international programme to protect dark skies initiated by the International Dark Skies Association.
Wye Valley AONB Partnership - MindSCAPE aims to improve the metal and physical health of people diagnosed with early onset dementia and their carers by reducing social isolation and helping them to reconnect with the natural environment.
Wye Valley AONB Partnership - Significant consolidation works were completed on St James’ Church, Lancaut which is a Listed Building and part of a Scheduled Monument.