AONB in Torpoint
Nearly a third of Cornwall is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes some spectacular coast, the rugged uplands and the tranquil wooded river valleys. The Torpoint Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of 46 in the UK, is unique in that it consists of 12 separate geographical areas but is one single AONB. These sections include 10 stretches of Cornish coastline as well as the Camel Estuary and Bodmin Moor. Nearly 80% of the protected land is farmed and of course people live there, work there, travel through and, in large numbers, come to visit. The purpose of the AONB designation, enshrined in national law, is to ‘conserve and enhance’ the landscape.