Care for our Valley, so it survives now and into the future

The Tamar Valley AONB team exists to conserve & enhance the natural beauty & cultural heritage of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ensuring it can meet the challenges of the future.

But we can’t do it alone. Find out how you could become involved in keeping our Valley special.

Around 17,000 people live in the towns, villages and hamlets surrounding the Tamar Valley. The challenge is to evolve systems of working the land that will sustain farm families, supply good local food and other products and provide room for wildlife.

Our work is guided by the AONB Management Plan. This Plan looks at the many elements that make the area special and sets out how they’ll be looked after. You can see in more detail what we have been doing by reading our ‘Annual Reviews’ available here.

In 2008 we produced a State of the AONB Report, a snapshot of the ‘health’ of the AONB landscape, download it below. This online Atlas is the result of that data collection exercise; the aim is to bring together maps and statistics that together paint a picture of the landscape. It also forms a valuable baseline for future monitoring work, enabling us to pick up trends in terms of the way that the landscape is being managed and the resilience of local communities. View our 2013 Monitoring report here.