Walking in Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) are areas afforded similar protection to National Parks. Here are a list of all the AONB areas in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with links to the AONB homepage on Mud and Routes. We don’t have routes in some areas, but if you represent that AONB, or run a website with routes in the area then we’d love to hear from you. Note that some categories will include routes that are near the AONB – such as Shropshire including routes within the county.

This page is under construction!


Lincolnshire Wolds

North Pennines

Shropshire Hills

Forest of Bowland

The following AONB areas do not have a dedicated page as of yet. Arnside and Silverdale, Blackdown Hills, Cannock Chase, Chichester Harbour, Chiltern Hills, Cornwall, Cotswolds, Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs, Dedham Vale, Dorset East Devon, High Weald, Howardian Hills, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Kent Downs, Malvern Hills, Mendip Hills, Nidderdale, Norfolk Coast, North Devon Coast, Northumberland Coast , North Wessex Downs, Quantock Hills, Solway Coast, South Devon , Suffolk Coast and Heaths, Surrey Hills, Tamar Valley, Wye Valley



Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

Gower Peninsula

Llŷn Peninsula

Llyn peninsula walks

Wye Valley – no page as of yet.

Northern Ireland

The following AONB areas do not have a dedicated page as of yet. Antrim Coast and Glens, Binevenagh, Causeway Coast, Lagan Valley, Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion, Sperrins, Strangford and Lecale.