Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the United Kingdom


England

Arnside & Silverdale

Located on the border between Lancashire and Cumbria, adjoining Morecambe Bay.

Arnside & Silverdale

Arnside & Silverdale

Blackdown Hills

A range of hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England.

Blackdown Hills

Blackdown Hills

Cannock Chase

A mixed area of countryside & former Royal forest in the county of Staffordshire, England.

Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase

Chichester Harbour

A large natural harbour to the south west of the city of Chichester on the Solent.

Chichester Harbour

Chichester Harbour

Chilterns

A chalk escarpment in South East England.

Chilterns

Chilterns

Cornwall

The Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 958 square kilometres in Cornwall or 27% of the total area of the county.

Cornwall

Cornwall

Cotswolds

An area in south central England containing the Cotswold Hills, a range of rolling hills which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge, above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale.

Cotswolds

Cotswolds

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs

A chalk plateau in central southern England, straddling the counties Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs

Dedham Vale

Comprises the area around the River Stour between Manningtree and Smallbridge Farm, 1 mile east of Bures, including the village of Dedham in Essex.

Dedham Vale

Dedham Vale

Dorset

Dorset

Dorset

East Devon

100 square miles of the East Devon countryside.

East Devon

East Devon

Forest of Bowland

An area of barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland, mostly in north-east Lancashire, England with a small part in North Yorkshire.

Howardian Hills

Take their name from the Howard family who still own local lands, and are located between the Yorkshire Wolds, the North York Moors National Park and the Vale of York.

High Weald

Situated in south-east England. Covering an area of 560 square miles, it extends across the counties of Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent.

Isle of Wight

About half of the island, mostly near the south-west and north-west coasts but also including downland in the east.

Isles of Scilly

An archipelago off the south western tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain.

Kent Downs

The eastern half of the North Downs and stretch from the London/Surrey borders to the White Cliffs of Dover.

Lincolnshire Wolds

A range of hills in the county of Lincolnshire, England.

Malvern Hills

A range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern.

Mendip Hills

A range of limestone hills to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset, England.

Norfolk Coast

450 km2 of coastal and agricultural land from The Wash in the west through coastal marshes and cliffs to the sand dunes at Winterton in the east.

North Devon

North Pennines

Northernmost section of the Pennine range of hills which runs north–south through northern England. It lies between Carlisle to the west and Darlington to the east. It is bounded to the north by the Tyne Valley and to the south by the Stainmore Gap.

North Wessex Downs

Located in the English counties of West Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. The name North Wessex Downs is not a traditional one, the area covered being better known by various overlapping local names, including the Berkshire Downs, the North Hampshire Downs, the White Horse Hills, the Lambourn Downs, the Marlborough Downs, the Vale of Pewsey and Savernake Forest.

Nidderdale

Northumberland Coast

Quantock Hills

Shropshire Hills

The area encompasses 310 square miles of land primarily in south-west Shropshire, taking its name from the upland region of the Shropshire Hills.

Solway Coast

Incorporates two areas of coastline along the Solway Firth, the first running from just north of the city of Carlisle, at the estuary of the rivers Esk and Eden, in a westerly direction as far as Silloth-on-Solway, including the villages of Bowness-on-Solway, Burgh-by-Sands, Port Carlisle, and Skinburness.

South Devon

Suffolk Coast and Heaths

Surrey Hills

Tamar Valley

 

England and Wales

Wye Valley

 

Wales

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

Gower

Llyn

Anglesey

 

Northern Ireland

Antrim Coast and Glens

Causeway Coast

Lagan Valley

Mourne

Binevenagh

Ring of Gullion

Sperrin

Strangford Lough