National Landscapes (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are some of the UK’s most outstanding and treasured landscapes. The Surrey Hills National Landscape (AONB) is a protected area conserved and enhanced for its natural beauty and habitat, as well as a landscape protected for the enjoyment of the nation.
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are on par with the UK’s National Parks, each AONB is an outstanding landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty is so precious that it is safeguarded in the national interest. With 46 AONBs covering just under 1/5th of the UK, they offer a wealth of opportunities for both people and wildlife to benefit from our countryside.