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There are many local businesses, groups and individuals who have signed up to be an AONB Ambassador. They all have similar principles, aims and values to those of the AONB Partnership. Through this scheme we want to give our Ambassadors the knowledge and confidence to guide guests, clients or friends to enjoy the best experiences in this very special nationally important area.

Can anyone be an AONB Ambassador?

From farmer to foodie or volunteer to rural business owner, perhaps you produce local food, make local crafts, are an individual who wants to give a little back; anyone can be an Ambassador. Ambassadors can be located anywhere in or near to the AONB. Find out more by opening our Ambassador leaflet (PDF opens in a new page).

What's in it for you?

Being part of a well loved organisation shows that you care about our environment, you can use our Ambassador logo on your web site and be promoted on our web site. You can engage in AONB events and take an active role in networking events. We can give you advice and support on wildlife, funding and you will have access to AONB promotional materials/equipment.

What do I need to do to become an ambassador?

Please contact us at and tell us what it is you do and how you could share your enthusiasm for the countryside with others.  If you sign up to our Ambassador Pledge (PDF opens in a new page), we will plot you on our map and welcome you to join our other Ambassadors. You will also be eligible, if a business or venture within easy reach of the East Devon Way, to be included on our new website and map. Please contact the AONB team for help on this. 

AONB Partnership Ambassador representative 

In November 2017, the AONB Partnership approved the co-option of an AONB Ambassador onto the Partnership to represent the interests of Ambassadors in AONB management. 

Get involved 

See the map below for details of our Ambassador organisations 

Red points - AONB Partnership and other organisations

Green points - tourism, food producers, farms and like-minded businesses

We also have a number of individual/community ambassadors  -  our 'Friends' of the AONB who are our stars and champion what we stand for  - they also help at events and activities run by the AONB team. 

View East Devon AONB Ambassadors in a larger map

Click on the link on the above map to see a bigger map and details of our Ambassadors.

The AONB boundary data above has been provided by Natural England under the Open Government Licence, as it contains, or is derived from, information supplied by Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright and database right 2011. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100022021.  Click here for Terms of Use.


Ambassador events 


Rural Business and Countryside Fair - 26th Feb - Honiton 

Field Event on River Catchment Management - 15th July - Otterton (10-2pm)  

Annual Forum - 30th Sept - Tipton St John (7-9pm)


Speed Networking event - 27th Feb - Honiton

Field Event on Woodland management, pests and disease - 13th July - Woodbury (10-2pm)  

Annual Forum - 28th Sept - Seaton Jurassic 


Networking event -  Tuesday 21st February 2017 - Doing it the East Devon Way - Kennaway House

Field Event on Pollinators  - 11 July 2017 - Blackbury Honey Farm (10-2pm)

Annual Meeting - 27 Sept 2017 - Donkey Sanctuary - 6-9pm  (FULLY BOOKED)

This green logo is for all Ambassadors to use once signed up to the scheme 


East Devon Way Ambassadors

As part of the Ambassador scheme we created a group of tourism related ambassadors which are mostly within a mile of the East Devon Way, our 40 mile inland walking route. 


Did you know?

  • The East Devon AONB covers 267 sq km or one third of the East Devon District - stretching from Exmouth to Honiton to Axminster and Lyme Regis
  • The East Devon Way is a wonderful 40 mile walking experience through the heart of the AONB
  • Budleigh Salterton is the only town wholly in the East Devon AONB
  • Since 2005 we have invested over £360k in Sustainable Development Funds to over 100 community, wildlife, education, tourism and business projects that have had a total value in excess of £2 million
  • In 2015, together with the Blackdown Hills AONB and Devon County Council, we secured a further £1.47million European funding for our 'Making it Local' programme – investing in the rural economy and market towns
  • We have secured over £200k external funding from the English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund and SITA Trust to deliver heritage and wildlife initiatives across the AONB

Our vision is that the natural beauty of the East Devon AONB landscape, its dramatic World Heritage Site coastline, internationally important habitats and species and its cultural heritage, is conserved, managed and enhanced to support and benefit present and future generations.

If you would like to make information about the East Devon AONB available to your guests / customers, then please use the form from our Publications page.

Contact Us

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

Tel: 01404 46663

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In England and Wales, our finest landscapes have been conserved through designation as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

The East Devon AONB was designated in 1963 and is one of the 46 AONBs situated across the UK. The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides general information about AONBs.

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