Cordiale Leads the Way in Landscape Management

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the south west of England have been working with French protected landscape partners over the last three years, exploring and testing ways of engaging communities in understanding and responding to landscape change.

The INTERREG IVa funded project, Cordiale*, has now launched a “Toolkit” as a means of sharing learning and practice with others involved in landscape management.


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Sam Barnes, Project Officer for the Tamar Valley AONB, says; “The “toolkit” has lots of really useful content, from how to go about setting up a local woodfuel project, to using fixed point photography and using the arts creatively to engage people”.

The toolkit has been developed from all that has been discovered through the four field trials, practical work undertaken, discussions and meetings, exchanges with partners, and trialling methods.

The Cordiale work doesn’t stop here. In September, a Landscape Atlas, including maps and data relating to the landscape character, hedgerows, orchards, woodlands and valleys across the protected landscapes within the Cordiale project, will be added to the website.

For further information, please contact Sam Barnes,, 01822 835032.

*The Cordiale project was selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England, and co-funded by the ERDF.

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