You can find out about the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation and why the Mournes is such as special landscape deserving of this recognition. We also introduce the AONB Management Plan that sets out objectives and actions for protecting and enhancing these qualities. Welcome to the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Welcome to, celebrating the outstanding landscape of the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB and showcasing the work of Mourne Heritage Trust in protecting and enhancing this special place. Situated in the south east corner of Northern Ireland where ‘the mountains sweep down to the sea’, the AONB.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an area of countryside in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which has been designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value. Areas are designated in recognition of their national importance, by the relevant public body: Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. In place of AONB, Scotland uses. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB is an area with a distinctive character and national importance designated - under the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands NI Order - for the quality of its landscape. The purpose of AONB designation is to conserve and enhance natural beauty. Information about Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Access to information. How to request information from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs including Freedom of Information FOI, Environmental Information Regulations EIRs and the use of our Publication Scheme. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Encompassing the Mourne Mountains, the Mourne AONB was designated in 1986. It has a relatively "young" geological development and has a rich diversity of.
There are eight areas of outstanding natural beauty AONBs in Northern Ireland. These are: Antrim Coast and Glens; Binevenagh; Causeway Coast; Lagan Valley; Mourne Mountains; Ring of Gullion; Sperrins; and Strangford and Lecale. The power to designate an AONB is derived from the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands Northern Ireland Order 1985. This petition was opened in April 2015 because Mourne Heritage Trust needed help in communicating to policy makers how much the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and its care - was valued. A letter from the Department of the Environment had brought news that funding from Northern Ireland Environment Agency NIEA would cease from 30th June 2015. The Mournes is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been proposed as the first national park in Northern Ireland. The area is partly owned by the National Trust and sees a large number of visitors every year. The name Mourne historically spelt Morne is derived from the name of a Gaelic clann or sept called the Múghdhorna.
Aug 26, 2019 · The Mourne Mountains are a popular playground for lovers of the outdoors. A compact range, they include Ulster's highest peak, Donard, and a. Council Area. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council covers the southeast of Northern Ireland, including southern County Armagh and large parts of County Down. It incorporates all of the Mourne Mountains Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has an extensive coastline stretching from Strangford Lough to Carlingford Lough, and border counties Louth and Monaghan in the.
Chairman’s Introduction Welcome to the Annual Report of Mourne Heritage Trust, a charitable company providing environmental and visitor management services in the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB. Protecting and enhancing priority habitats and species and key landscape features is a cornerstone of the Trust’s work. Minister for the Environment, Alex Attwood also commenting on the award of a first round ‘pass’ to proceed to Development Phase for our neighbouring AONB, the Ring of Gullion. ‘This is great news for two of our most prized landscapes, Mourne and Ring of Gullion, both of which are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Series charing a year in Mourne, the celebrated area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Mourne Mountains, also called the Mournes or Mountains of Mourne, are a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland. It includes some the highest mountains in Northern Ireland, including Slieve Donard at 850 m. The Mournes is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB and in 2002 the Environment and Heritage Service commissioned a study on the potential benefits of establishing the Mournes. The Mourne Mountain range is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and will not disappoint visitors interested in the natural environment, built heritage and wonderful scenery. Dry stone walls are a common feature of the area. Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland, stands prominent, towering over Newcastle Bay. Greer, J. V. and Murray, M. R. 1988 A Recreation Strategy for the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Sports Council for Northern Ireland, June, 1988. The Sports Council for Northern Ireland, June, 1988. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sperrin AONB was designated in 2008 and covers a largely mountainous area of Northern Ireland.
Topographic Elevation map of the Ring Of Gullion and the Mourne Mountains. The Ring of Gullion Irish: Fáinne Cnoc Shliabh gCuillinn, meaning "hill ring of Slieve Gullion " is a geological formation and area, officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, AONB located in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Mourne Heritage Trust has been on the end of a huge cut to our budget, with the Department of the Environment outlining that funding from Northern Ireland Environment Agency NIEA will cease from 30. There is a wealth of choice hill walks in this area of outstanding natural beauty. A wide choice of Mountain Hikes. of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the European Union. Jul 20, 2020 · The Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a unique geological landform, unparalleled elsewhere in Ireland or the UK and was the first ring dyke in the world to be geologically mapped. It was voted onto the ‘Top 100 Geosites of UK & Ireland’. Sep 05, 2012 · Valerie Hanna of the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty residents group, which is opposed to the plan, said: "Large companies do not locate to national parks.". Department of Environment.
Our school is situated in ‘The Kingdom of Mourne’, an area of outstanding natural beauty. With such a backdrop as the Mourne Mountains, it is an everyday reminder to our children of the Great Creator, God, Who made all things and Who sustains all things. Jul 26, 2012 · Image caption The Mournes are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One of Northern Ireland's main tourist attractions, the Mourne Mountains, have received £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery fund. En Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, kortweg AONB, is één van de landelyke gebiedn in Iengeland, Wales en Noord-Ierland, die vanwege hunder uutzoenderlyke landschapsweirde en schoonheid angeweezn zyn vo nateurbeschermienge.Die gebiedn wordn erkend deur d' overheidsinstansjes Natural England, Natural Resources Wales en de Northern Ireland Environment Agency. May 15, 2018 · To the west are the rounded peaks of the Mourne Mountains, a source of granite for the UK’s industrial revolution and containing the stark beauty of the Silent Valley Mountain park.
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