Clwydian Range and Dee Valley draft AONB Management Plan 2020-2025

 Photograph showing the Clwydian Hills on a clear sunny day


Clwydian Range and Dee Valley draft AONB Management Plan 2020-2025


We're consulting on our draft management plan for the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for 2020-2025.


What is the AONB?

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks contain some of the most beautiful, spectacular and dramatic areas of countryside in Wales. These are landscapes of national importance with designation conferring the highest status for the conservation of landscape. Millions of visitors enjoy these special qualities every year.


Where is the AONB?

The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB covers approximately 390 square kilometres, stretching from the coastal hills near Prestatyn to the north and extending as far south as the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Berwyn Mountains. The AONB includes land in the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham and is managed by the three unitary authorities (county councils) for these areas. Denbighshire County Council is the lead authority in the joint AONB committee.


Map showing the extent of the AONB

(click on the map to open an enlarged version in a new window)


What do we want to know?

In late 2020, Denbighshire County Council on behalf of the joint AONB committee carried out a public and stakeholder consultation which was used to help develop this draft management plan.

Now that the draft management plan has been written, the AONB committee are keen to understand whether the contents and aims of the plan accurately reflect what people told us was important.


Have your say

To get involved and have your say, we would be grateful if you could complete the stakeholder survey linked below. The draft AONB management plan can be downloaded in full via the link below if you wish.


Hard copies of the management plan are available for viewing in:


  • Loggerheads Country Park Visitor Centre, Ruthin Road, CH7 5LH
  • Llangollen Library, Castle Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NU

The closing deadline for all consultation responses is 20th April 2022

If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact


  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01824 712757
  • Write in to: Loggerheads Country Park Visitor Centre, Ruthin Road, CH7 5LH

Location:  Denbighshire County Council, North Wales

Start date09 March 2022
End date20 April 2022
Methods Questionnaire - Postal, Questionnaire - Online
SupplierDenbighshire County Council
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