Featured Pages
A guide to keeping horses in protected landscapes

The publication “Horses the Landscape and You” provides guidance, information and contacts to help make sure horses are well cared for and make a positive contribution to our landscape.

Project Bank There is a wealth of experience across the region and for most project ideas, someone, somewhere has already done some work or thinking for ideas.
What's Happening Your guide to what is happening in the region's AONBs and National Parks
Exhibition: Another View This exhibition of landscape images highlights the landscape's value to the South West
Commitments A joint statement by the AONBs/NPs that sets out 10 commitments that will help deliver adapted, distinctive and resilient landscapes
Art in Protected Landscapes This websites celebrates good practice and provides detailed guidance for practitioners thinking of developing art based envirnmental projects
Upcoming Events
28th March 14 Golf sale
Most Recent News
18th Mar 12 Coastal Communities Fund
16th Jan 12 CORDIALE website launched
29th Nov 11 Big Lottery - Sustainable Community Fund
29th Nov 11 Your Future Exmoor - Consultations
14th Nov 11 Farming & forestry Improvement Scheme launched
10th Nov 11 Woodfuel and wood burning stoves Woodland Improvement Grant (WIG)
7th Nov 11 Explore the Coast Website Live
1st Nov 11 SWENVO Survey
31st Oct 11 Confirmation of SITA funds
28th Oct 11 EH guidance on setting


Welcome to the South West Protected Landscapes Forum website. The site is being developed as a portal to information about the 2 National Parks and 13 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) that constitute the nationally designated landscapes of the south west region.

Discover what makes the south west landscape so special and how the AONB Partnerships and National Park Authorities are managing change to conserve and enhance the scenic south west.

This site is part of a national project working regionally with Protected Landscapes. For further information about Protected Landscapes in England and Wales visit companion websites:

The Development of this website has been supported by Natural England:

The Contryside Agency




SWPLF use the"Greener Events" guide as a tool to help reduce the environmental impact of conferences and seminars that we organise. The "Greener events" checklist has been developed by GOSW with Sustainability SW and others. We recommend it to all our network members.

Contact SWPLF:

Adam Shaw

60 Winnycroft Lane Matson Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 6EL United Kingdom

Email: [email protected]