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From Cornwall to the Northumberland coast, and from the Sussex downs to the Shropshire hills, there are numerous areas of natural beauty across most regions of England, and each offering a great opportunity to appreciate the unspoiled, less developed side of the English countryside.

The following is a list of some of the classified Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) located in England, and further information where available:

England AONB's

Arnside and Silverdale

Arnside and Silverdale (Cumbria)

See Arnside and Silverdale guide
Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase (Staffordshire)

See Cannock Chase guide
Cotswolds

Cotswolds (Gloucestershire)

See Cotswolds guide
Cranborne Chase

Cranborne Chase (Wiltshire)

See Cranborne Chase guide
Dedham Vale

Dedham Vale (Suffolk)

See Dedham Vale guide
East Devon

East Devon (Devon)

See East Devon guide
Forest of Bowland

Forest of Bowland (Lancashire)

See Forest of Bowland guide
Howardian Hills

Howardian Hills (North Yorkshire)

See Howardian Hills guide
Kent Downs

Kent Downs (Kent)

See Kent Downs guide
Lincolnshire Wolds

Lincolnshire Wolds (Lincolnshire)

See Lincolnshire Wolds guide
Malvern Hills

Malvern Hills (Worcestershire)

See Malvern Hills guide
Mendip Hills

Mendip Hills (Somerset)

See Mendip Hills guide
Nidderdale

Nidderdale (North Yorkshire)

See Nidderdale guide
North Devon

North Devon (Devon)

See North Devon guide
Northumberland Coast

Northumberland Coast (Northumberland)

See Northumberland Coast guide
Quantock Hills

Quantock Hills (Somerset)

See Quantock Hills guide
Shropshire Hills

Shropshire Hills (Shropshire)

See Shropshire Hills guide
Solway Coast

Solway Coast (Cumbria)

See Solway Coast guide
South Devon

South Devon (Devon)

See South Devon guide
Tamar Valley

Tamar Valley (Cornwall)

See Tamar Valley guide
Wye Valley

Wye Valley (Gloucestershire)

See Wye Valley guide

To be added...High Weald, Isles of Scilly, North Pennines, Norfolk Coast, North Wessex Downs, Suffolk Coast and Heaths, Surrey Hills.

Other AONBs in England

- For Dorset AONB see Dorset county guide and for Cornwall AONB areas see the Cornwall county guide.

- East Hampshire and Sussex Downs 'areas of outstanding natural beauty' now fall within the South Downs National Park borders.

- The North Downs fall within two AONB's: Surrey Hills and Kent Downs

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