Now is not the time to visit

Please don’t drive to exercise… the AONB will be here when the time is right… Enjoy reading our guides, plan ahead for a visit later in the year. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO VISIT – Stay at Home, Support the NHS, Save Lives . The AONB will be here for a long time, so […]

COVID-19 Update: Please STAY AT HOME

Update on 30/3/20 5pm Thinking of visiting? PLEASE DON’T. It is clear that the best thing to do right now is to STAY AT HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES. Heading to a beauty spot is not essential travel and will not limit the spread of the virus. Please #StayAtHome. Now is not the time to […]

50th Anniversary

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB is 50 years old in 2020. The purpose of the designation, to conserve and enhance natural beauty, remains as at least as important today as it did in 1970. The vision for the next 50 years must be to maintain these outstanding landscapes, support projects to address wildlife decline […]

Spread the Word, Save our Birds

Help birds on the Stour and Orwell Estuary this winter. Many visitors to the Stour and Orwell Estuaries may not be aware that they are Special Protection Areas (SPAs). This means they have been classified as designated areas of protection for wild birds and their habitats. Sadly, over the last 15 years, the Stour and […]

Power lines removal completed at Shingle Street

A £425,000 project to remove overhead power lines to transform Shingle Street in Suffolk, for its wildlife, visitors and residents has been completed. UK Power Networks which owns and operates the electricity network in the East of England removed around 3.3km of 11,000-volt overhead power lines and associated equipment, after installing 3.8km of underground cables […]

Our local National Landscapes have a renewed mission

Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) respond positively to the release of the national landscapes review and look forward to putting the proposals of the renewed mission in place. A major independent review calls for bold action to reignite the founding spirit of our great protected landscapes movement, […]