South Devon AONB Follaton House,
Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE


Tel: 01803 861384





Welcome to South Devon AONB

In recognition of its special qualities South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1960.

One of 46 AONBs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a member of the National Association of AONBs, these protected landscapes are managed through local Partnerships on behalf of the nation.


South Devon AONB is one of a family of protected landscapes in the UK. With the guidance of a Partnership Committee, the AONB Team work to enhance South Devon’s outstanding beauty, for which the designation was applied. The special qualities of South Devon AONB include its rugged coastline, sandy beaches, secretive estuaries, patchwork countryside and historic villages – to name but a few!


Find out more here Special Qualities link.

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