Hearts are being formed across the country in our most loved landscapes on Saturday 21st September 2019 at 2.00 pm. For the first time ever people in all the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are forming hearts to show how much they love their landscapes.
The heart shape has been chosen as it represents not only the love for these areas but also that AONBs and National Parks were originally thought of as the ‘Natural Health Service’. The legislation that allowed the creation of these protected landscapes, the National Parks & Access to the Countryside Act was agreed in 1949, the same year as the founding of the National Health Service. The two Acts were seen as complimentary much the same as the raised awareness we have today of the importance of our natural environmental to our own health and well being.
Here in Cornwall we will be working with Andrew Nicholson, a talented sand artist who will create a heart in the centre of a series of concentric circles on Porthcurnick beach on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. There are 46 AONBs across the UK and each will be participating. All the hearts are being captured on film and video and shared with others.
The National Moment kicks off Landscapes for Life Week 21-29 September celebrating all our AONBs.