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Pre Order '12 Stories for 12 Sections'
Pre-order our first book, ‘Twelve Stories for Twelve Sections’, An Anthology of short fiction inspired by Cornwall's protected landscape. The illustrated, first edition hardback, includes decorative postcard and free shipping. These beautifully illustrated stories have been inspired by Cornwall’s culture and heritage, but there is one source of inspiration that arguably sits above all others – the Cornish landscape.Read more
An Evening of Comedy and Regenerative Farming: Don't Soil Yourself!
Saturday 9 March, Millennium House, Pensilva. Grow your knowledge of regenerative farming through our film showing of ‘6 inches of soil’, enjoy a Q and A with guest speakers and an evening of comedy with Kernow King, Anna Keirle and Larry Pears sowing seeds of laughter! Spread the word and come along for a free night of fun with friends!Read more
Our Photography Competition is open! Celebrating People & Place. There are three categories and some incredible prizes to be won, including a £500 voucher from Classic Cottages!Read more
AONBs become National Landscapes
Cornwall National Landscape is the new name for the protected landscape in Cornwall, endorsed by Natural England. We are still in law a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Cornwall National Landscape is 12 separate sections (1/3 of Cornwall) and our primary purpose remains to conserve and enhance Natural Beauty.
Cornwall National Landscape is the new name for the protected landscape in Cornwall, endorsed by Natural England. We are still in law a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Cornwall National Landscape is 12 separate sections making up one third of Cornwall and our primary purpose remains to conserve and enhance Natural Beauty.
Cornwall is a beautiful part of the world, with a world-renowned coastline, a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, and a host of natural and heritage features that make it unique and such a draw for visitors and residents alike. National Landscapes are protected landscapes whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so outstanding that it is in the nation’s interest to safeguard them. As such they have been nationally designated by the same legislation as National Parks and have the same status and level of protection.
Cornwall National Landscape is unique, it is the only protected landscape that has 12 separate sections totalling almost a third of Cornwall – an area bigger than Dartmoor National Park.
Our Primary Purpose is to conserve and enhance Natural Beauty.
Our priority is to lead and support projects which deliver under these four key priorities.
Communities in the Cornwall National Landscape live entirely outside the main towns, within villages, hamlets and scattered farmsteads, dispersed throughout the landscape. It’s a mixed picture with areas of extreme wealth and also extreme deprivation.
The beauty and character of the protected landscape is primarily owed to the stewardship of generations of farmers and landowners. It is essential to appreciate, understand and value its unique and diverse character and reinvest in this precious resource in order to continue to conserve and enhance it for future generations.
Set against a backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of the natural world and ecological crisis the current global response to the effects of human impact on nature is insufficient. The ‘richest’ sites for wildlife are too few, too small, too degraded and too disconnected. Nature Recovery must take place to restore and reverse this ecological decline.
The climate emergency is the defining challenge of our time. In January 2019, Cornwall Council declared a climate emergency, recognising the need for urgent action to address the climate crisis. Climate change also poses threats to Cornwall National Landscape's cultural heritage and heritage assets, including historic landscape and seascape.
Separated into 12 sections
A shared strategy for those who live, work and visit the Cornwall National Landscape. It provides guidance to help Government, statutory organisations and any public body to ensure they are fulfilling their Section 85* duty to ‘have regard to the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty’ of the protected landscape.