What We Do
We work in partnership and aim to achieve
• an outstanding landscape, rich in wildlife and cultural heritage
• a thriving, sustainable economy and vibrant communities
• a strong connection between people and the landscape
Annual Review 2016/17
Many passionate and committed people work together to conserve and enhance this area throughout the year. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this ongoing success.
2016-17 was another busy year. Here are just a few of the highlights, but please do read our Annual Review (a 6MB file) to find out more.
- carrying out extensive practical habitat management at 12 key sites within the AONB
- running a very successful volunteer programme offering over 50 opportunities to carry out practical conservation work
- working closely with South Lakeland District Council and Lancaster City Council on a Joint Development Plan Document for the AONB – the first of its kind in the country
- organising a “Taste of the Landscape” festival – a series of over 25 different events held to celebrate the fantastic range of locally made produce and to help support the local economy
- working with the Arnside/Silverdale AONB Landscape Trust to offer an AONB Grants Fund and supporting 4 local projects that directly conserve and enhance the special qualities of the area, facilitate quiet enjoyment and/or connect people to the landscape
- organising and hosting a very successful conference, attended by over 80 delegates, entitled “Our Local Heritage”, welcoming Caron Newman of Newcastle University as our keynote speaker.
Looking ahead our priorities remain to foster collaboration, secure protection and enhancement of the special qualities of the AONB and to encourage people to enjoy and connect with the area. We will be reviewing the AONB Management Plan over the next 18 months and have ambitious plans to develop and deliver further project work.