An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area whose distinctive character and natural beauty is so outstanding that it is in the nation's interest to safeguard it. The landscapes of AONBs are equal in value to those of our National Parks and command the same levels of planning protection.

Herefordshire has two designated AONBs; Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley, both of which attract large numbers of visitors to and from within the county.

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AONBs are looked after by representatives from local authorities, government bodies, parish councils, landowners, community and voluntary groups which form an AONB Partnership.

Malvern Hills AONB Partnership

Malvern Hills AONB Partnership contact details

Address: Malvern Hills AONB Office, Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3EY

Telephone: 01684 560616

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Wye Valley AONB Partnership

Wye Valley AONB Partnership contact details

Address: Wye Valley AONB Office, Hadnock Road, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 3NG

Telephone: 01600 713977

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