Available Publications

We have a wide range of publications available to download or to be sent by post. In addition, a number of local partners have a variety of guides and leaflets for your enjoyment.

To check availability of our AONB publications please contact the office on 01404 46663.

AONB Publications

Discover East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty:

An A2 foldout leaflet with a large AONB map, five suggested short walks from an hour each & suggestions of the best places to visit in each season. Together with a short overview of picturesque villages and market towns you can visit and enjoy.Click here to download. For individual PDFs for each of the 5 walks in this leaflet visit our 'walking' page.

Mason's Trail a short trail using the South West Coast Path and footpaths that reveal the rich legacy of stone working and quarrying in the area. This can be traced back to Roman Times and has been a major industry in the area.Mason's Trail (4mb).

A guide to Blackbury Camp can be found here.

East Devon Way: A beautiful 40 mile walk from Exmouth to Lyme Regis through the heart of East Devon AONB. Our 60 page walker's guidebook for The East Devon Way is available to view below, or pick up a copy from Tourist Information Centres in East Devon.  Alternatively visit our East Devon Way web pages

Time Trails: these leaflets provide a fascinating insight into the longstanding relationship people have had with East Devon landscapes, from pre-history to present.  Take your first steps to becoming a 'Landscape Detective' by accessing the East Devon Time Trails and Beer Head Time Trails leaflets.

Walk This Way: these leaflets have been designed with accessibility in mind and to encourage people of all ages to walk for their health.  Produced in partnership with Living Options Devon and Leisure East Devon (formerly EDDC). Download leaflets for walks around Beer Head; BranscombeLower Otter Valley and Ladram BayMutter's Moor and Peak Hill; and Trinity Hill.  

East Devon AONB Designation History: a fascinating booklet detailing the process that led up to designating the AONB in 1963.  Access the booklet online or contact 01404 46663 to order a full, glossy colour booklet (£5).

Management Strategy 2014 - 2019 presents an integrated vision for the future of the AONB and sets out key objectives and policies.

Annual Review 2017/18 - annual overview of AONB Partnership activity

AONB Projects

Parishscapes: the 'Community and Landscapes in Beer and Branscombe' project was used to develop awareness of biodiversity and landscapes within local communities at a local area-based level.  This pilot project, funded by English Nature and delivered by East Devon AONB, has now finished, but you can click here to view the final report.

The Peter Orlando Hutchinson Project: Napoleonic Military Sites and a Prehistoric Ceremonial Monument on East Hill, Ottery St. Mary, Devon by Hazel Riley, Consultant in Landscape History, Management and Conservation Grazing. If you have driven, cycled or walked along the top of East Hill, above Ottery St Mary, you will have passed within a metre or so of a scheduled prehistoric site and within a few metres of two sites which have up to now defied classification. Peter Orlando Hutchinson was the first person to write, map and attempt to describe these sites. Volunteers from the East Devon AONB ‘In the footsteps of Peter Orlando Hutchinson’ project have cleared the three sites of vegetation and then surveyed them under the supervision of Hazel Riley. Hazel’s authoritative report and plans would seem to solve the riddle.

Partner Publications

Download a Guide to History of Lower Otter Valley and discover the history of this valley from Norman times to World War II. Published by the Otter Valley Association.

Lower Otter Riverside Walk: this leaflet published by the Otter Valley Association takes walkers along the River Otter from Budleigh Salterton to Newton Poppleford as well as providing information about local wildlife.  Download the Lower Otter Riverside Walk: an introduction to its wildlife.

National and Regional Cycle Routes in East Devon: various cycle routes pass through East Devon, including National Cycle Route 2 from Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton; NCN Route 33 (The Stop Way Line) which is currently under development and planned to run from Bristol to Seaton; and the Regional Route 52 - the Buzzard Cycle Route.  Maps for NCN 2 can be downloaded from Devon County Council, whilst online maps for both NCN 2 and 33 can be accessed at Sustrans.  Click the following link for a map of The Buzzard Route.
Nature Reserves in East Devon: East Devon District Council owns and manages seven local nature reserves across the district.  The reserves are important for both biodiversity and local communities, providing an opportunity for people to experience the natural world on their doorstep.  Individual leaflets are available from East Devon District Council. Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust Walker's Guide Pack: this pack of six walks features the most popular walks on the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. The suggested walks feature varied terrain and a combination of paths, tracks and public rights of ways. Contact the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust to order a copy.

Travelling Around East Devon and the Jurassic Coast Without A Car: there are many different ways you can travel around East Devon and the Jurassic Coast without using a car.  Click on the East Devon or Jurassic Coast link for more information, including timetables.  Traveline also provide specific timetable and travel information for the local area.

World Heritage Site Information: the 'Dorset and East Devon Coast England's First Natural World Heritage Site mini-guides' provide an insight into the geology and fossils within the area, as well as key places to visit along the outstanding Jurassic Coast.  Available in a number of different languages.

Undercliffs National Nature Reserve (Axmouth to Lyme Regis) Information Leaflet: for information on this magnificent reserve with a spectacular array of woodland, cliffs, fossils, geology and wildlife, visit the Natural England website.

Other Local Publications

RSPB Aylesbeare Trail Guide: information regarding this site can be found at RSPB Aylesbeare.   Alternatively, leaflets are available from RSPB Exeter tel 01392 423691.
Venn Ottery Reserve and Bystock Reserve: leaflets are available from Devon Wildlife Trust (01392 279244).  Alternatively, click the following links for more information regarding Venn Ottery Reserve and Bystock Reserve.
























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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 AONB

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

The South West Protected Landscapes Forum also exists to provide information and a regional voice for the 14 Protected Landscapes that together make up 38% of the South West of England.

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