The Cotswolds AONB is a unique area with particular qualities.

A subtle mix of geology, land use, and local characterstics go to make up the area's local distinctiveness, something that it is important to conserve if we are to retain the special nature of the area.

A report about Local Distinctiveness and Landscape Change in the AONB has been published you can view it on the Cotswolds AONB Local Distinctiveness & Landscape Change mini-site

Click here to see a general guide about local distinctiveness in the AONB.