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
The shared long-term vision
The shared long-term vision for the AONB is:
Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a landscape of international importance, whose distinctive character is conserved and enhanced for future generations.
It is a place that is much loved and highly valued for its strong sense of place, unique geology, diverse wildlife and rich heritage and the benefits it provides to society.
Its outstanding landscape – an intimate mosaic of low limestone hills, woodland, wetland, pastures, limestone pavements, intertidal flats, coastal scenery and distinctive settlements – and rich natural and cultural heritage are enjoyed, cherished, conserved and enhanced by those who live in, work in and visit the area.
The high quality and resilient landscape supports and is supported by the area’s thriving rural economy and vibrant sustainable local communities. There are many and varied opportunities for people to access, enjoy and understand the area’s special qualities and participate in their conservation and enhancement, creating a strong connection with nature and the landscape.
Challenges and pressures are effectively and sensitively managed in an integrated way through a partnership approach. The area’s natural capital and cultural assets are appropriately and sustainably managed to ensure a wide range of public benefits for present and future generations.