|The landscape of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty (AONB) is of such high value that it is protected by
Government. The AONB designation aims to:
Management of the AONB's nationally important landscape is carried out on a day to day basis by farmers, the AONB's shooting estates, individual householders and many others besides. Their work, together with the legacy left by generations of land managers, is manifested in the AONB's special qualities and is the reason for the designation.
Management of the designation is about making sure that individual land management decisions, together with actions by local authorities, government agencies and private sector organisations, can contribute to the AONB objectives.
Responsibility for managing the designation rests with the AONB's Joint Advisory Committee and the AONB Team based in Pateley Bridge.
The AONB team is funded by Defra, Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and a number of other organisations.
For more information download a Nidderdale AONB - Understanding the Designation leaflet. PDF 311KB