50 Things Not to Miss

15th August 2022, 11:46am | By David |

Fifty of the best things in the North Wessex Downs AONB to celebrate 50 Years as a protected landscape.

The team at the North Wessex Downs AONB are excited to announce the publication of 50 Things Not to Miss in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the designation of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  You can find the list on the North Wessex Downs website here

Fifty years ago, in 1972, the North Wessex Downs was protected, in law, for the nation.

But the natural beauty of the landscape has inspired artists and poets, writers and wanderers for centuries.  50 Things Not to Miss aims to inspire those who visit, live or work in the AONB with a selection of places, experiences and wildlife which deserve a special mention.

Number 1 on the list is the Uffington White Horse – but how many people know about the Other Seven White Horses in the North Wessex Downs – on the list at Number 22?  Maybe it’s time to start ticking them off!

History buffs might like to check out Number 45 which is the Littlecote Roman Villa and Mosaic and art lovers will be interested in Number 50 – the Stained Glass Window at Farnborough which celebrates the poet, Sir John Betjeman.

Share your pictures of the 50 Things by using #northwessexdowns50 and let the team know what you would have included!

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