News & Blogs

  1. Book your 2017 Conservation Holiday

    By Cathy Smith on December 20th, 2016

    2016 saw the first ever conservation holidays take place on the Suffolk Coast, and in 2017 Wild Days Conservation will be returning with two fantastic holidays on offer. The holidays are ideal for couples, groups of friends and singles looking for a …

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  2. Natural Beauty? Simon's Blog about the Sizewell C consultation

    By Cathy Smith on December 20th, 2016

    In the Suffolk and Essex we have two of England’s finest landscapes, the Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These outstanding landscapes have been nationally designated for their natural beauty. That …

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  3. Winter Walks and Wildlife in the Suffolk Coast

    By Cathy Smith on December 2nd, 2016

    With the trees bare, the ground frozen and many of our summer visitors flown south to warmer climes, it can feel like nature goes into hibernation for the winter. And though it’s true that some creatures and plants to disappear when the mercury …

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  4. This Area is So, So Special! Cathy's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on December 2nd, 2016

    Here in the AONB team there is lots going on across both the outstanding landscapes of Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths. We deliver projects such as our Pollinator Patches, produce guides for enjoying recreation time, develop ideas with …

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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