A photo of canoes sat next to a river with a blue sky

Up to £70,000 of grant funding is now open for applications

The Sustainable Development Fund opens to applications for projects that benefit the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Sustainable Development Fund is available to a variety of community and conservation organisations (or individuals) to support projects for the conservation and enhancement of the […]

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Redshank volunteering opportunities

Would you like to help redshank and other birds around the coast and estuaries of the AONB? The redshank bird is the flagship species in the Coast & Heaths AONB. We are looking to recruit new volunteers who can help redshank and lots of other wildlife. We can fit the type of volunteering activity that […]

River Ore at Hollesley

Grants open for applications

Each year the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is proud to open several grants schemes that fund local community projects.  Two grants are now open for applications!  The AONB is seeking applications from community projects that are innovative, socially inclusive, sustainable, that benefit the public and involve partnership working.  Whether you […]

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Great British Beach Clean results

The results are in from this year’s Great British Beach Clean! In the 27th year of the Marine Conservation Society’s annual nationwide initiative, the Great British Beach Clean ran for a week, rather than the usual weekend. Across Suffolk, 13 different beach clean events took place with the help of 85 fantastic volunteers, including the […]

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New photography project thanks to the National Lottery

It is thanks to all the National Lottery players that Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) can mark their 50th Anniversary with an amazing photography project.  With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, who awarded £129,000 across both AONBs, we are launching a photography initiative, Landscape Lens.  […]

Major project restores Shotley skyline

A major project to restore the Shotley skyline has now been completed – enhancing the natural beauty of one of Suffolk’s most important landscapes. UK Power Networks which owns the electricity network in the East of England, has removed 5.2km of 11,000-volt overhead power lines, as well as 60 poles supporting them, to improve views […]

Sandlings Walk Diversion

Due to forestry works in Rendlesham Forest the Sandlings Walk has been redirected through Staverton Thicks for the next few months. Please follow additional signage on the ground and see map for further information.

Design opportunity for local artists

We are looking for talented local artists to produce two awards that will celebrate the contribution an individual, community group or business has made to one of the National Landscapes in Suffolk and Essex. The award will recognise the impact they have had on the National Landscape of either the Coast and Heaths or Dedham […]

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AONB Flagship Species

We’re delighted to announce that the flagship species for the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB has been selected. The Redshank (Tringa totanus) sometimes referred to as the Sentinel of the Marshes was selected by AONB environmental partners representing 16 organisations with an interest in the AONB’s wildlife. Although it was a very difficult decision, the […]