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The Northumberland Coast AONB is a member of a family of protected landscapes across the UK.

AONBs are unique and irreplaceable national assets and along with National Parks represent our finest countryside.

Protected Landscapes Family

There are 38 AONBs in England and Wales, covering 16% of the land area. In terms of landscape quality, the AONBs are recognised as the equal of our 15 National Parks and are given the same level of protection.

The Northumberland Coast AONB is one of the smallest in the family but with a large resident population and lots of visitors, there is more pressure from development of housing and infrastructure than larger AONBs.

AONBs are cared for by dedicated management teams working in partnership with local organisations.

AONB Partnerships from across the country work together as the AONB Family, sharing experience, promoting good practice and fostering collaboration to ensure these special landscapes are cared for, now and in the future.

AONB Family – Landscapes for Life

The AONB Family website provides information and links to all of the other AONBs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


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11 September 2018

Registration opens for Celebration Concert and Annual Forum

Registration is now open for the Northumberland Coast Area o...

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29 August 2018

Nearly done and dusted - Volunteers needed to bring year-long litter survey to an end

A year-long survey of litter on beaches within the Northumbe...

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