The spectacular beauty of the Wye Gorge has been celebrated by artists and writers for more than 250 years and has a great cultural heritage. Whilst the area has never produced an artist who has recorded the area like Constable did Suffolk, the landscape was, and still is a great inspiration to all.
The Landscapes for Life Award recognises people who have contributed 20 years or more to the conservation and enhancement of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). It bestows national recognition and gratitude for the service given by staff, volunteers and elected members who have assisted the work of their AONB partnerships.
Thirty years of voluntary work by the Coppett Hill Common Trust has been recognised with the Trust winning the Wye Valley Area Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Farming Award for 2017.