In every part of our AONB there are amazing things happening that make a huge difference to local communities and positively impact our outstanding landscape. The Acland Award helps us celebrate these initiatives and give them the public recognition that they deserve.

Since 2013, the Acland Award has been presented annually by the East Devon AONB Partnership as a mark of excellence; recognising the best of environmental, economic and community-focused activity taking place within our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Axminster Community Shed - Acland Award


With a new theme each year, the award highlights the range and diversity of local efforts and publicly celebrates the dedication, innovation and passion of outstanding individuals, projects and East Devon enterprise.

Our Acland Award winners

2023 – Mike Green – AONB Ambassador  

2022- Axminster Community Shed

2019 – East Budleigh Village Green

2018 – Axe Vale and District Conservation Society 

2017 – Woodbury Community Orchard

2016 – Trill Farm

2015 – Lower Bruckland Farm Nature Reserve

2014 – Deer Park Hotel

2013 – Highfield Farm

Acland Gallery

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