News & Blogs

  1. AONBs For Everybody? Simon's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on December 2nd, 2016

    The Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are designated by Government to conserve and enhance their natural beauty. The investment by Government and local authorities into these special landscapes means …

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  2. View From a Volunteer - story by Ron Baker

    By Cathy Smith on October 18th, 2016

    Ron Baker writes about his experience of volunteering with the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB: I have always walked! Since from a very young age I walked with parents into the countryside, via bus; as a member of 1st Ipswich BB we did camps, …

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  3. Green Week Volunteering Day - blog by Michelle Hearn

    By Cathy Smith on October 18th, 2016

    As one of the winners of the Green Week volunteering day, I chose to spend it with Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). AONB’s are part of a network of high quality landscapes that receive special …

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  4. A brush with nature - Simon's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on October 17th, 2016

    At a recent meeting of lead officers from protected landscapes in the south and east of England we found ourselves in a minibus on route to look at coastal management. A shout from the front of the vehicle made us all aware that a Marsh Harrier had …

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  5. Funded Projects: old, new and yet to happen?! Cathy's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on October 17th, 2016

    Outstanding Week has been a great celebration of the AONB Family’s people and places all around the UK, highlighting the varied ways AONBs build an understanding of the conservation and enhancement of these Outstanding Landscapes. And it was an …

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  6. Join In! with the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB

    By Cathy Smith on October 10th, 2016

    Though we consider it a privilege to care for this unique stretch of coast, looking after our stunning corner of the UK is no easy task. From litter picking to environmental research and maintenance to repairs, we’re always doing something to …

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  7. Wild Days Conservation – Bringing a unique holiday experience to The Suffolk Coast!

    By Cathy Smith on September 24th, 2016

    This autumn, experience a holiday like no other with a conservation holiday on The Suffolk Coast! Experiencing and playing a part in the important research and conservation work that’s being done, the holidays on offer are run by Wild Days …

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  8. Changing of the seasons across the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB

    By Cathy Smith on September 24th, 2016

    Though we’re always sad to say goodbye to the summer sun, the autumn brings its own unique brand of beauty to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. Red, yellow and gold leaves transform the woodlands, the hedgerows are packed full of edible treats …

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  9. Outstanding Views - Simon's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 24th, 2016

    Simon's Blog, written 17-9-16 What does an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) actually mean? It is a question that is often asked of me. I suspect most people understand the individual words but like so many things when you put those words …

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  10. River Stour Mussel Fishery Order 2016 – second public consultation

    By Cathy Smith on September 6th, 2016

    River Stour Mussel Fishery Order 2016 – second public consultation A proposal for a trial mussel fishery in the River Stour (Suffolk/Essex border) is currently being considered in a second public consultation. Defra, the consenting authority for …

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