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Suffold Coast and Heaths AONB

Through workshops and local community engagements,a Visitor & Tourism Strategy will be produced for the AONB to help promote and improve landscape, conserve heritage and give an informed choice of future visitor areas. The AONB Unit also plans a detailed Socio-Economic Study of its three Long-Distance Routes (Suffolk Coast Path, Sandlings Walk, Stour & Orwell Walk).

Using existing access & infrastructure plans and information gained from the Visitor & Tourism Strategy for the AONB, the Long Distance Routes and other routes to popular locations in the AONB will be improved. This will include information about the area, including information boards, ‘Explorer’ guidebooks.

The support for and feasibility of ‘boundary’ markers for the AONB will be investigated. Also opportunities to develop ‘I’m a Good Dog!’, the AONB Campaign for Responsible Dog Ownership, will be sought.

If resources allow Car Free Itineraries for visitors to the AONB will be investigated, in order to enable locations to be explored and enjoyed using public transport.

Information and data on the number of visitors to the AONB and their profile will be gathered. The data will be collected by all 5 partners using a standard questionnaire to give a socio-economic inventory and report with similar data for all BALANCE regions.