National Character Areas

National Character Area profiles. Some of the records within this category can be viewed by their location.

Records for this category

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NCA Profile:  01 North Northumberland Coastal Plain (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 01 North Northumberland Coastal Plain NE516 2014/01/15
NCA Profile: 02 Northumberland Sandstone Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 02 Northumberland Sandstone Hills NE480 2013/09/10
NCA Profile: 03 Cheviot Fringe (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 03 Cheviot Fringe NE438 2013/05/02
NCA Profile: 04 Cheviots (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 04 Cheviots NE457 2013/07/09
NCA Profile: 05 Border Moors and Forests (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 05 Border Moors and Forests NE467 2013/07/29
NCA Profile: 06 Solway Basin (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 06 Solway Basin NE536 2014/02/28
NCA Profile: 07 West Cumbria Coastal Plain (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 07 West Cumbria Coastal Plain NE568 2014/05/28
NCA Profile: 08 Cumbria High Fells (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 08 Cumbria High Fells NE343 2012/08/02
NCA Profile: 09 Eden Valley (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 09 Eden Valley NE502 2013/12/04
NCA Profile: 10. North Pennines (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 10. North Pennines NE428 2013/03/26
NCA Profile: 11 Tyne Gap and Hadrian’s Wall (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 11 Tyne Gap and Hadrian’s Wall NE533 2014/02/26
NCA Profile: 12 Mid Northumberland (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 12 Mid Northumberland NE484 2013/09/26
NCA Profile: 13 South East Northumberland Coastal Plain (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 13 South East Northumberland Coastal Plain NE498 2013/11/11
NCA Profile: 14 Tyne and Wear Lowlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 14 Tyne and Wear Lowlands NE483 2013/09/26
NCA Profile: 15: Durham Magnesian Limestone Plateau (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 15: Durham Magnesian Limestone Plateau NE435 2013/04/22
NCA Profile: 16. Durham Coalfield Pennine Fringe (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 16. Durham Coalfield Pennine Fringe NE458 2013/07/11
NCA Profile: 17 Orton Fells (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 17 Orton Fells NE487 2013/10/09
NCA Profile: 18 Howgill Fells (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 18 Howgill Fells NE537 2014/03/10
NCA Profile: 19 South Cumbria Low Fells (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 19 South Cumbria Low Fells NE404 2013/01/31
NCA Profile: 20 Morecambe Bay Limestones (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 20 Morecambe Bay Limestones NE518 2014/01/23
NCA Profile: 21. Yorkshire Dales (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 21. Yorkshire Dales NE399 2013/01/23
NCA Profile: 22 Pennine Dales Fringe (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 22 Pennine Dales Fringe NE474 2013/08/28
NCA Profile: 23 Tees Lowlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 23 Tees Lowlands NE439 2013/05/23
NCA Profile: 24 Vale of Mowbray (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 24 Vale of Mowbray NE442 2013/05/23
NCA Profile: 25 North York Moors and Cleveland Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 25 North York Moors and Cleveland Hills NE352 2012/09/20
NCA Profile: 26 Vale of Pickering (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 26 Vale of Pickering NE374 2012/11/26
NCA Profile: 27 Yorkshire Wolds (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 27 Yorkshire Wolds NE348 2012/09/12
NCA Profile: 28 Vale of York (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 28 Vale of York NE367 2012/11/01
NCA Profile: 29 Howardian Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 29 Howardian Hills NE422 2013/03/20
NCA Profile: 30 Southern Magnesian Limestone (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 30 Southern Magnesian Limestone NE464 2013/07/18
NCA Profile: 31. Morecambe Coast and Lune Estuary (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 31. Morecambe Coast and Lune Estuary NE407 2013/02/21
NCA Profile: 32 Lancashire and Amounderness Plain (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 32 Lancashire and Amounderness Plain NE512 2014/01/09
NCA Profile: 33 Bowland Fringe and Pendle Hill (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 33 Bowland Fringe and Pendle Hill NE372 2012/11/09
NCA Profile: 34 Bowland Fells (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 34 Bowland Fells NE365 2012/11/09
NCA Profile: 35 Lancashire Valleys (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 35 Lancashire Valleys NE452 2013/06/24
NCA Profile: 36 Southern Pennines (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 36 Southern Pennines NE323 2012/07/02
NCA Profile: 37 Yorkshire Southern Pennine Fringe (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 37 Yorkshire Southern Pennine Fringe NE490 2013/10/10
NCA Profile: 38. Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfield (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 38. Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfield NE402 2013/01/31
NCA Profile: 39 Humberhead Levels (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 39 Humberhead Levels NE339 2012/07/17
NCA Profile: 40: Holderness (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 40: Holderness NE437 2013/04/30
NCA Profile: 41 Humber Estuary (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 41 Humber Estuary NE344 2012/08/14
NCA Profile: 42 Lincolnshire Coast and Marshes (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 42 Lincolnshire Coast and Marshes NE521 2014/01/23
NCA Profile: 43 Lincolnshire Wolds (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 43 Lincolnshire Wolds NE440 2013/05/22
NCA Profile: 44 Central Lincolnshire Vale (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 44 Central Lincolnshire Vale NE500 2013/11/22
NCA Profile: 45 Northern Lincolnshire Edge with Coversands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 45 Northern Lincolnshire Edge with Coversands NE554 2014/04/22
NCA Profile: 46. The Fens (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 46. The Fens NE424 2013/03/26
NCA Profile: 47 Southern Lincolnshire Edge (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 47 Southern Lincolnshire Edge NE562 2014/04/30
NCA Profile: 48: Trent and Belvoir Vales (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 48: Trent and Belvoir Vales NE429 2013/04/08
NCA Profile: 49 Sherwood (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 49 Sherwood NE333 2012/07/17
NCA Profile: 50 Derbyshire Peak Fringe and Lower Derwent (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 50 Derbyshire Peak Fringe and Lower Derwent NE541 2014/04/11
NCA Profile: 51 Dark Peak (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 51 Dark Peak NE378 2012/11/21
NCA Profile: 52 White Peak (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 52 White Peak NE534 2014/03/10
NCA Profile: 53 South West Peak (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 53 South West Peak NE453 2013/06/27
NCA Profile: 54 Manchester Pennine Fringe (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 54 Manchester Pennine Fringe NE397 2013/01/17
NCA Profile: 55 Manchester Conurbation (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 55 Manchester Conurbation NE463 2013/07/18
NCA Profile: 56. Lancashire Coal Measures (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 56. Lancashire Coal Measures NE436 2013/04/22
NCA Profile: 57 Sefton Coast (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 57 Sefton Coast NE531 2014/02/26
NCA Profile: 58 Merseyside Conurbation (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 58 Merseyside Conurbation NE505 2013/12/18
NCA Profile: 59 Wirral (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 59 Wirral NE545 2014/03/27
NCA Profile: 60 Mersey Valley (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 60 Mersey Valley NE492 2013/10/16
NCA Profile: 61 Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire Plain (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 61 Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire Plain NE556 2014/04/25
NCA Profile: 62 Cheshire Sandstone Ridge (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 62 Cheshire Sandstone Ridge NE551 2014/04/15
NCA Profile: 63 Oswestry Uplands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 63 Oswestry Uplands NE548 2014/04/01
NCA Profile: 64 Potteries and Churnet Valley (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 64 Potteries and Churnet Valley NE509 2013/12/18
NCA Profile: 65 Shropshire Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 65 Shropshire Hills NE447 2013/06/05
NCA Profile: 66 Mid Severn Sandstone Plateau (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 66 Mid Severn Sandstone Plateau NE472 2013/08/27
NCA Profile: 67 Cannock Chase and Cank Wood (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 67 Cannock Chase and Cank Wood NE347 2012/08/22
NCA Profile: 68. Needwood & South Derbyshire Claylands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 68. Needwood & South Derbyshire Claylands NE390 2013/01/03
NCA Profile: 69 Trent Valley Washlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 69 Trent Valley Washlands NE475 2013/09/03
NCA Profile: 70. Melbourne Parklands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 70. Melbourne Parklands NE384 2012/12/13
NCA Profile: 71 Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 71 Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield NE535 2014/03/05
NCA Profile: 72: Mease/Sence Lowlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 72: Mease/Sence Lowlands NE421 2013/03/20
NCA Profile: 73 Charnwood (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 73 Charnwood NE391 2013/01/16
NCA Profile: 74 Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire Wolds (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 74 Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire Wolds NE341 2012/07/19
NCA Profile: 75 Kesteven Uplands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 75 Kesteven Uplands NE560 2014/05/23
NCA Profile: 76 North West Norfolk (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 76 North West Norfolk NE520 2014/01/23
NCA Profile: 77 North Norfolk Coast (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 77 North Norfolk Coast NE488 2013/10/03
NCA Profile: 78 Central North Norfolk (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 78 Central North Norfolk NE526 2014/02/12
NCA Profile: 79 North East Norfolk and Flegg (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 79 North East Norfolk and Flegg NE:567 2014/06/02
NCA Profile: 80 The Broads (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 80 The Broads NE449 2015/04/28
NCA Profile: 81 Greater Thames Estuary (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 81 Greater Thames Estuary NE473 2013/09/03
NCA Profile: 82 Suffolk Coast and Heaths (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 82 Suffolk Coast and Heaths NE491 2015/04/28
NCA Profile: 83 South Norfolk and High Suffolk Claylands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 83 South Norfolk and High Suffolk Claylands NE544 2014/03/27
NCA Profile: 84 Mid Norfolk (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 84 Mid Norfolk NE523 2014/01/31
NCA Profile: 85. The Brecks (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 85. The Brecks NE385 2015/04/30
NCA Profile: 86 South Suffolk and North Essex Clayland (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 86 South Suffolk and North Essex Clayland NE515 2014/01/20
NCA Profile: 87 East Anglian Chalk (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 87 East Anglian Chalk NE529 2014/02/14
NCA Profile: 88 Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 88 Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands NE555 2014/04/24
NCA Profile: 89 Northamptonshire Vales (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 89 Northamptonshire Vales NE527 2014/02/10
NCA Profile: 90 Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 90 Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge NE481 2013/09/17
NCA Profile: 91 Yardley Whittlewood Ridge (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 91 Yardley Whittlewood Ridge NE501 2013/12/02
NCA Profile: 92 Rockingham Forest (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 92 Rockingham Forest NE538 2014/03/18
NCA Profile: 93 High Leicestershire (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 93 High Leicestershire NE497 2013/11/13
NCA Profile: 94 Leicestershire Vales (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 94 Leicestershire Vales NE532 2014/02/27
NCA Profile: 95 Northamptonshire Uplands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 95 Northamptonshire Uplands NE565 2014/05/13
NCA Profile: 96 Dunsmore and Feldon (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 96 Dunsmore and Feldon NE469 2013/08/08
NCA Profile: 97 Arden (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 97 Arden NE337 2012/07/17
NCA Profile: 98 Clun and North West Herefordshire Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 98 Clun and North West Herefordshire Hills NE563 2014/04/30
NCA Profile: 99 Black Mountains and Golden Valley (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile: 99 Black Mountains and Golden Valley NE559 2014/04/24
NCA Profile:100 Herefordshire Lowlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:100 Herefordshire Lowlands NE504 2013/12/10
NCA Profile:101 Herefordshire Plateau (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:101 Herefordshire Plateau NE514 2014/01/13
NCA Profile:102 Teme Valley (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:102 Teme Valley NE513 2014/01/13
NCA Profile:103 Malvern Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:103 Malvern Hills NE361 2012/10/22
NCA Profile:104 South Herefordshire and Over Severn (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:104 South Herefordshire and Over Severn NE558 2014/04/24
NCA Profile:105 Forest of Dean and Lower Wye (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:105 Forest of Dean and Lower Wye NE368 2012/11/08
NCA Profile:106 Severn and Avon Vales (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:106 Severn and Avon Vales NE336 2012/07/17
NCA Profile:107. Cotswolds (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:107. Cotswolds NE420 2013/03/20
NCA Profile:108 Upper Thames Clay Vales (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:108 Upper Thames Clay Vales NE570 2014/06/02
NCA Profile:109 Midvale Ridge (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:109 Midvale Ridge NE417 2013/03/11
NCA Profile:110 Chilterns (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:110 Chilterns NE406 2013/02/21
NCA Profile:111 Northern Thames Basin (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:111 Northern Thames Basin NE466 2013/07/29
NCA Profile:112 Inner London (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:112 Inner London NE476 2013/09/04
NCA Profile:113 North Kent Plain (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:113 North Kent Plain NE357 2012/10/15
NCA Profile:114 Thames Basin Lowlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:114 Thames Basin Lowlands NE571 2014/06/10
NCA Profile:115 Thames Valley (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:115 Thames Valley NE379 2012/11/28
NCA Profile:116 Berkshire and Marlborough Downs (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:116 Berkshire and Marlborough Downs NE482 2013/09/26
NCA Profile:117 Avon Vales (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:117 Avon Vales NE522 2014/01/31
NCA Profile:118: Bristol, Avon Valleys and Ridges (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:118: Bristol, Avon Valleys and Ridges NE400 2013/01/23
NCA Profile:119: North Downs (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:119: North Downs NE431 2013/04/08
NCA Profile:120 Wealden Greensand (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:120 Wealden Greensand NE465 2013/07/16
NCA Profile:121 Low Weald (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:121 Low Weald NE450 2013/09/17
NCA Profile:122 High Weald (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:122 High Weald NE508 2013/12/18
NCA Profile:123 Romney Marshes (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:123 Romney Marshes NE499 2013/11/13
NCA Profile:124 Pevensey Levels (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:124 Pevensey Levels NE478 2013/09/05
NCA Profile:125:South Downs (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:125:South Downs NE432 2013/04/16
NCA Profile:126 South Coast Plain (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:126 South Coast Plain NE525 2014/02/24
NCA Profile:127 Isle of Wight (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:127 Isle of Wight NE561 2014/05/23
NCA Profile:128 South Hampshire Lowlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:128 South Hampshire Lowlands NE543 2014/03/19
NCA Profile:129 Thames Basin Heaths (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:129 Thames Basin Heaths NE530 2014/02/26
NCA Profile:130. Hampshire Downs (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:130. Hampshire Downs NE549 2014/04/08
NCA Profile:131 New Forest (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:131 New Forest NE477 2013/09/13
NCA Profile:132 Salisbury Plain and West Wiltshire Downs (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:132 Salisbury Plain and West Wiltshire Downs NE479 2013/09/10
NCA Profile:133 Blackmore Vale and Vale of Wardour (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:133 Blackmore Vale and Vale of Wardour NE539 2014/03/18
NCA Profile:134 Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:134 Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase NE494 2013/10/21
NCA Profile:135 Dorset Heaths (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:135 Dorset Heaths NE506 2013/12/12
NCA Profile:136 South Purbeck (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:136 South Purbeck NE370 2012/11/15
NCA Profile:137 Isle of Portland (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:137 Isle of Portland NE366 2012/10/31
NCA Profile:138 Weymouth Lowlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:138 Weymouth Lowlands NE470 2013/08/13
NCA Profile:139 Marshwood and Powerstock Vales (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:139 Marshwood and Powerstock Vales NE517 2014/01/14
NCA Profile:140 Yeovil Scarplands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:140 Yeovil Scarplands NE557 2014/04/24
NCA Profile:141. Mendip Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:141. Mendip Hills NE416 2013/03/20
NCA Profile:142: Somerset Levels and Moors (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:142: Somerset Levels and Moors NE451 2013/06/20
NCA Profile:143 Mid Somerset Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:143 Mid Somerset Hills NE564 2014/05/12
NCA Profile:144 Quantock Hills (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:144 Quantock Hills NE489 2013/10/01
NCA Profile:145 Exmoor (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:145 Exmoor NE342 2012/08/14
NCA Profile:146. Vale of Taunton and Quantock Fringes (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:146. Vale of Taunton and Quantock Fringes NE550 2014/04/07
NCA Profile:147 Blackdowns (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:147 Blackdowns NE566 2014/05/28
NCA Profile:148: Devon Redlands (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:148: Devon Redlands NE425 2013/03/25
NCA Profile:149. The Culm (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:149. The Culm NE389 2013/01/08
NCA Profile:150 Dartmoor (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:150 Dartmoor NE519 2014/01/21
NCA Profile:151 South Devon (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:151 South Devon NE338 2012/07/17
NCA Profile:152 Cornish Killas (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:152 Cornish Killas NE547 2014/03/27
NCA Profile:153 Bodmin Moor (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:153 Bodmin Moor NE415 2013/02/28
NCA Profile:154 Hensbarrow (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:154 Hensbarrow NE486 2013/09/26
NCA Profile:155 Carnmenellis (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:155 Carnmenellis NE528 2014/02/12
NCA Profile:156 West Penwith (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:156 West Penwith NE371 2012/11/21
NCA Profile:157: The Lizard (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:157: The Lizard NE434 2013/04/09
NCA Profile:158 Isles of Scilly (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:158 Isles of Scilly NE507 2013/12/12
NCA Profile:159 Lundy (Thumbnail link to record) NCA Profile:159 Lundy NE455 2013/06/26