Surrey Hills AONB Boundary Review – Citizen Science – To 31 January

By Craig Freeman
24th June 2021

We are delighted to tell you about the citizens’ science project linked to the Surrey Hills AONB Boundary Review which you can participate in over the Christmas holidays and during January and which we are helping to publicise on behalf of Natural England and the Surrey Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We need your help with the Surrey Hills AONB Boundary Review

Surrey Hills:
your place, your voice

The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a nationally important landscape and CPRE Surrey has campaigned over many years for this boundary review and extension to take place.

At long last the formal boundary review is underway led by Natural England.  It is very important that people who live in and around the Surrey Hills participate in this review process.  Your local knowledge is the starting point. We hope that you will participate and contribute to helping Natural England in the decision-making process.

How to get involved

The first phase of the boundary review is to gather evidence about the natural beauty of the areas, currently outside of the AONB, that are under consideration. Natural England have designed a website and a smartphone application that will help you gather this evidence . We hope you will get out into the countryside and take photos on your smartphone. Please use the following this link to access the website, where you will find all the information you need to participate

Surrey in the snow

How to learn more

Webinars in early December and early January, to set out the Boundary review and evidence process, are listed on the website’s Support page.

The Evaluation Areas Map Book shows more detail of the candidate areas for inclusion in the AONB

How to submit evidence

You can provide evidence via

or email

or write to:  Surrey Hills AONB Boundary Review, c/o Resources for Change, Cwrt Isaf Farmhouse, Llangattock, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1PH


Please let us know if you have participated on our social channels or by emailing and please share this call to action with you family, friends, colleagues and neighbours who might also be interested. Together we can help protect more of the unique and valuable Surrey landscape for generations to come.

This Citizens’ Science project runs until 31 January 2022.

CPRE Surrey - Surrey Hills AONB Extension
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