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Acland Award

The Acland Award is named in recognition of Brigadier Acland, who was influencial in the designation of East Devon AONB in the early 1960's. 

Acland Award


The bronze buzzard award was designed by local artist, Emma MacFadyen. It is presented every year at the East Devon AONB Annual Forum in September. We award it to an organisation, business or individual that has demonstrated outstanding examples of excellence or exemplar activity connected to the AONB.

2016 Award - celebrating glorious East Devon food and drink produced in our landscape.

Nominations were open to a wide range of businesses - a dairy farmer who makes their own cheese, a farmer who raises or sells his own meat or someone growing fruit, producing wine... the list could go on!. But we were also looking for something a little extra - while creating your fabulous product, you are helping people understand more about the landscape; giving tours, holding open days, helping promote what makes the AONB special.

The 2016 Acland awards, sponsored by Lyme Bay Winery, Beer Quarry Caves and Seaton Jurassic were as follows: 

Commended – Sidbury vineyard – Rebecca Russell - Certificate and Lyme Bay Winery cider

Commended – Four Elms Fruit Farm - Mark Smedley – Certificate and Lyme Bay Winery wine

Highly Commended – Clinton Venison - Tom Garner – Perspex award, 2x Lyme Bay Winery wine + family ticket to Seaton Jurassic

Acland Winner – Trill Farm – Romy Fraser – Acland buzzard award, Perspex award, Lyme Bay Winery mead + wine + family ticket to Beer Quarry Caves 


Our Winners

2013 - Highfield Farm 

2014 - Deer Park Hotel

2015 - Lower Bruckland Farm Nature Reserve 

2016 - Trill Farm

Contact Us

East Devon AONB Partnership
Kennaway House
Coburg Road, Sidmouth
EX10 8NG

Tel: 01404 46663

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