Protecting and Enhancing the Landscape

map of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty © Countryside Council for Wales. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100019741 © Natural England copyright 2012. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Great weight is given to conserving landscape and scenic beauty in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which have the highest status of protection in relation to landscape and scenic beauty. More: Wikipedia

map of National Parks in England and Wales
National Parks in England and Wales By Ikonact [ODbL or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

National Parks

1. Peak District
2. Lake District
3. Snowdonia
4. Dartmoor
5. Pembrokeshire Coast
6. North York Moors
7. Yorkshire Dales
8. Exmoor
9. Northumberland
10. Brecon Beacons
11. The Norfolk Broads
12. New Forest
13. South Downs

Other Valued Landscapes

Only valued landscapes that have been locally designated and subject to a character assessment are afforded protection. The countryside is not protected for its own sake.


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