Devon’s geology is one of the most varied in the British Isles and this is reflected in the great variety of its landscapes, which is magnified in East Devon.

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The county records around 415 million years of Earth history and is particularly distinguished by being the only county in the British Isles to give its name to an interval of geological time of worldwide recognition - the Devonian.

An excellent account of the geology of the county and particularly East Devon can be seen on the Devon RIGS Group (Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites) website

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

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

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