Useful AONB Information

A range of links to useful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) related information has been drawn together on this page which you may find useful in setting the AONB Management Plan and the South Devon AONB itself in context.


  • The South Devon Landscape publication (14MB pdf) describes the landscape of the South Devon AONB
  • The AONB's five estuaries, the Dart, Salcombe-Kingsbridge, Avon, Erme and Yealm, all have management plans in place which nest underneath the AONB Management plan.
  • Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum to view the Tamar Estuaries Management Plan.
  • Our annual reports page for information on AONB activity over the last few years.
  • The website for the National Association of AONBs representing the interests of all AONBs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • The website for the South West Protected Landscape Forum representing the interests of the 12 AONBs and 2 National Parks in the South West of England.
  • MAGIC is the Government's 'Multi-Agency Geographic Information for the Countryside' which enables you to view maps, at a scale of your choosing, overlaid with useful relevant datasets including the AONB boundary, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Environmental Stewardship Agreements, Marine Resources and much more. An all-round excellent resource. Select the 'Interactive Map' and 'Rural Designations - Statutory' for quick and easy access to AONB boundaries. Use the 'Design my own topic' option to select specific layers of interest.
  • The State of the Natural Environment 2008 publication published by Natural England. A very detailed and useful resource.
  • Interactive mapping showing you 'Where you can walk, ride and cycle in Devon'.
  • A series of publications have been produced by Devon County Council to provide access to socio-economic and environmental data for the county's market towns and their surrounding districts. Though not cut to the AONB boundary, this series of documents for Dartmouth (875KB PDF), Totnes (1.31MB PDF), Kingsbridge (905KB PDF) and Ivybridge (1.03MB PDF) contains useful information broadly related to four parts of the South Devon AONB.

See the main Management Plan page for access to the Annex documents packed full of useful AONB information on: projects and intiatives undertaken in support of the Management Plan between 2004 and 2009; Landscape Character; Historic Environment; Strategic Environmental Assessment; Sustainability Appraisal; Habitat Regulations Assessment; and an account of the Management Plan review process.

Coming soon: South Devon AONB Electronic Atlas of data and information.