The quality and character of Devon’s landscape has long been recognised as one of the county’s most important assets, and is the reason why many people choose to visit and to live here.
The diversity of landscapes in Devon is striking, whether it is the open windswept high moors of Dartmoor and Exmoor, the rugged coastlines of rocky cliffs and sweeping bays, secluded valleys, rolling hills of traditionally managed farmland, or its rich historic character. Our highest quality landscapes are protected through National or International designations, and include two National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and two World Heritage Sites. Although these protected landscapes are important, all landscapes in Devon have qualities and characteristics that are valued by people.
- Devon’s Landscape Character Assessments are now completed, following the publication of the final layer of information – Devon Character Areas.
- Devon Community Toolkit for the Natural Environment now available online.