The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of a family of protected landscapes in the UK, working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of almost half of Dorset's countryside.
Rather than just one beautiful landscape to shout about, the Dorset AONB is a collection of beautiful landscapes - each with different histories, ways of working and stories to tell. Have a look in our explore section for places to go - or our news section for workshops and projects to get involved in.
To kick off activities for the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership, Artsreach are running a series of felting workshops this autumn that will create a brand new South Dorset Ridgeway ... in wool!
AONBs have been officially recognised by the IUCN for the contribution they make to nature conservation. This comes as welcome news at a time when all AONBs are preparing their 5 year Management Plans which feature biodiversity and nature conservation at their heart.