Cotswolds AONB

The Cotswolds National Landscape is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The Cotswolds Conservation Board (CCB) was set up to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Cotswolds AONB, and to increase the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the AONB.

CPRE Gloucestershire works in partnership with the Cotswolds Conservation Board to achieve these goals. In April 2021 they revised some of their position statements and we contributed to this work. You can download the revised statements at the bottom of this page.

All of the CCB position statements can be found here

Did you know?

  • Over half of the country’s flower-rich (jurassic) limestone grassland is found in the Cotswolds
  • The AONB has a network of drystone walls at least equivalent to the length of the Great Wall of China
  • The native Cotswolds sheep was known as the ‘Cotswold Lion’, at one time providing wool for over half of England’s cloth

You can download factsheets and a map of the AONB area on the Cotswolds National Landscape website.