Welsh landscapes are the product of centuries of human endeavour and the place has been praised across the world as one of the best places to visit. It is home to some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the UK and its landscape comes in the form of rolling hills, mountains, lakes, rivers, castles and pebble beaches. It is also known for the outstanding quality of its land and buildings. A land that combines stunning natural beauty with outstanding technical ability.
There are different types of landscapes to suit every purpose and the key to any area is the use of space, the scale and form and the relationship between the three. Landscapes can be seen from all angles, from the ground, from the air and from the water. There are designated landscapes and areas for angling, photography, gaming and for agricultural purposes such as sheep grazing. In Wales, there are many different bodies of water such as lochs, waterfalls, streams and lakes.
There are numerous examples of excellent Welsh landscapes. These are some of the examples used in the national register of the Landscape Owners’ Register. The National Landscape Register was formed in 1998 and covers almost all of Wales. Its purpose is to encourage people to look at their surroundings and take pride in their environment, and take measures to preserve it.
The register is a source of information about local area of registered landscapes. All types of land and surface and all types of building are recorded in this register. It is important to note that the basic principle of the register is to give the public a view of the land and its surroundings. It is not a source of land ownership details.
There are two bodies that provide assistance to the public in Wales. They are the Local Landowners’ Planning Service and the Welsh Natural Heritage Authority. The National Landscape Registry is responsible for ensuring that the designated landscapes have been developed. When land is placed in the register it is given a number. The number is a measure of how many acres the land may be suitable for.
In addition to the land there are various other factors that are taken into account when deciding whether or not a particular piece of land is suitable to place in the register. Such factors include whether or not the land can be accessed by water, other land users and the age and type of the soil. Landscapes Wales was created by the developer, so it is always best to consult local area owners to gain permission to place a landscape in your local area. It is also necessary to adhere to the codes of practice of the National Landscape Registry. All of these requirements ensure that the designated landscapes are created in an acceptable condition.