AONBs of the England Wales & Northern Ireland

This wiki is part of a project to study the process of producing and operating management plans conserving scenic beauty. Three areas have been chosen to begin the work. These are the Gower AONB in South Wales, the Isle of Wight AONB and the North Norfolk Coast AONB. These are compared with the management of two Welsh National Parks: the Breacon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coastal.

The message is that the managerial vision for both categories of landscape has to do with maintaining what is commonly called 'the WOW factor', which elicits feelings of awe and wonderment in response to a scenic view.


Community Walks
Gower AONB
North Norfolk Coast AONB
Isle of Wight AONB