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Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE


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Be part of the heart – South Devon AONB celebrates National Moment

Be part of the heart – South Devon AONB celebrates National Moment

On Saturday 21st September, South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership is celebrating the 1949 Act which created Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks.


National Moment

The South Devon AONB ‘National Moment’ will feature a large ploughed heart at the stunning location of South Down Farm, courtesy of The National Trust, close to one of the most breath-taking parts of the South Devon coastline near Salcombe. TQ7 3DU.


Guest of honour

Patron of South Devon AONB Jonathan Dimbleby is guest of honour and will read a poem especially commissioned to celebrate the anniversary by poet Laureate Simon Armitage. The event will mark the beginning of Landscapes For Life Week which will run until 29th September. Further events can be found on the AONB website at


1949 – 2019


70 Years of agricultural machinery

The heart will be surrounded by vintage tractors of all ages from 1949 to the present day, many owned by members of The South Hams Vintage Machinery Club



There will also be representatives from the many organisations that the AONB Partnership works with to help keep the AONB a vibrant landscape for people to live work and play in. The heart will be filmed by a drone and the film used to make a national film of heart shapes of AONBs’ from across the country.


When and where

Location: South Down Farm, Malborough, TQ7 3DU


Timings: If you would like to join us, please arrive by 2.15pm, the drone filming will take place at 3pm.


Followed by tea and cake!