South Devon National Landscape
Follaton House, Plymouth Road,
Totnes TQ9 5NE


Tel: 01803 229330


National Landscape Network

National Landscape Network

A National Landscape is an outstanding landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so precious that it is safeguarded in the national interest. National Landscapes are part of a worldwide Protected Landscape Family.


  • There are 46 National Landscapes in the UK.
  • National Landscapes cover about 18% of the UK countryside.
  • 66% of people live within ½ hour of an National Landscape.
  • Just over one fifth of the English Coast is National Landscape.
  • Over 19,000km of footpaths and bridleways pass through National Landscapes including 10 National Trails.
  • National Landscapes store million of tonnes of CO2 each year staving off global warming.
  • National Landscapes protect some of the UK’s most important and sensitive habitats.
  • National Landscapes are visited by millions of people each year but don’t be put off, with 23,301 sq km there is still plenty of space to quietly enjoy.
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