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Saturday 14th September: Join us at the beach (12/09/13)

A joint event with the National Trust - South Devon Countryside. Come and discover the nightlife of the AONB! Rockpooling, bird walk, treasure hunts, kayak and stand-up-paddle board sessions, storytelling, beach olympics and stargazing! Feast on goodies from the Beach House cafe or bring your own supper.

Doing better for our rivers (06/08/13)

The government has announced its determination to achieve a more locally-driven, more effective, and better joined-up, approach to managing Britain’s rivers from source to sea – seeing this as the only way that we can meet the tough challenges of getting our waterways into good ecological condition and meeting the targets set by the Water Framework Directive.

Pick up a prize in our 2013 photographic competition (06/08/13)

Salcombe fishing boat

Enter our 2013 photo competition for the opportunity to win a fantastic short break in the South Devon AONB. Show us what you think is special about this area. We'd love to know more about the way individuals and communities spend their time whether working, playing or exploring.

Landscapes For Life Conference (06/08/13)

The theme for this year’s conference was water. Held in Ipswich delegates came together to discuss the part that the UK's Protected Landscapes Family has in ensuring that our water systems are well managed and our environment is safeguarded for future generations.

Gateway signs in Diptford North Huish and Avonwick (06/08/13)

New signs have been installed in Avonwick, Diptford and North Huish denoting that they lie within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The pilot project is a joint initiative between the parishes, Devon County Council and the AONB Unit with the costs being shared between them as well as contributions from the locality funds of Cllr Steer and Cllr Black.

Join us for fun and games at our farm picnic (09/07/13)

South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is organising a Farm Picnic by the stream at Higher Grimpstonleigh Farm near East Allington from 11am – 2pm on Sunday 14th July.

Farm walk at Lower Fuge Farm, Strete (24/06/13)

Mark Wall and family invite you to a walk and barbeque at Lower Fuge Farm. Enjoy a tour to hear about the history of the farm and how modern dairy farming in the South Devon AONB fits with Higher Level Stewardship.

The future of the UK’s iconic wildlife hangs in the balance (17/06/13)

The character, wildlife and heritage of many of the UK's iconic landscapes - from the Cornish coast to the islands of Scotland - hang in the balance warn a coalition of farming, wildlife, environmental and heritage groups, unless there is a way of improving the package of support farmers receive for managing these areas sympathetically.
 

2013 Annual Forum - 300 years of mapping South Devon! (17/06/13)

Join us on Wednesday 10th July at Malborough Village from 5.30pm onwards to find out more about traditional and innovative ways of mapping our landscape. Our patron Jonathan Dimbleby will be introducing the evening and there will be several speakers.

Fantastic prizes up for grabs in our 2013 AONB Photo Competition (04/06/13)

Win a fantastic short break in Thurlestone courtesy of Coast and Country Cottages or one of our other fab prizes. By entering our photography competition you can show us what you think is special about this area. The themes include living and working, active pursuits and those fantastic views from remote wild locations together with the flora and fauna that are a key part of the landscape.

Over 70 turn out for Open Farm Sunday near Kingsbridge (04/06/13)

South Devon AONB Unit helped organise an 'Open Farm Sunday' event at the 300 acre Bearscombe Farm near Kingsbridge which attracted over 70 guests of all ages. It was hosted by the Kerswell family and was part of the LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) campaign. 365 farms were open nationwide. Its aim is to explain how food is grown and what farmers do to care for the countryside. It also told the story of the changing farming landscape in South Devon as part of the 'All Our Stories' farming HLF project

National AONB’s Annual Conference16-18 July 2013 Ipswich (30/04/13)

Management of water is one of the most important challenges that the global economy will face over the next decade. Landscapes for Life – Conference 2013 will bring delegates together in Ipswich to discuss the part that the UK's Protected Landscape Family has in ensuring that our water systems are well managed and our environment is safeguarded for future generations.