All of this needs management to preserve this precious landscape. The AONB team, along with volunteers and local farmers and graziers, all work together to manage the moorland and ensure the skills of previous generations are passed on for the future. Every year they manage up to 120 acres of heather and bilberry by cutting or burning.
In recent times, as more people have come to appreciate the beauty of the area and have increased ability to travel here, management has also included a programme of enabling tourism while balancing increasing visitor numbers with protection of the very landscape they have come to see.
We want people to come and enjoy the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, but we also wish to make sure that everyone benefits, from our communities and local businesses to conservation projects and environmental initiatives, and of course the visitors themselves.
We can offer help and advice to anyone who lives or works within the AONB, and the protected areas around it, in terms of planning, management, and funding opportunities for any project that protects or enhances the area.