In 1956, a large part of the Llŷn Peninsula was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

To find out more about what an AONB is, how it is managed and where the Llŷn AONB is click on these and the other links on the left hand side.

The latest Annual Report (2012) is available here.

Facts & Figures

Llŷn is one of only 5 designated AONB's in Wales.

The logo for the AONB shows a Chough.

This bird favours the peninsula's rocky coastline where there are around 60 nesting pairs.

The AONB covers 155Km2 on the Peninsula

About 70% of the area's population are Welsh speakers.