North Wessex Downs AONB, Units 3-4, Denford Manor, Lower Denford, Hungerford, RG17 0UN
01488 685 440

Woodborough Hill taken from Milk Hill Vale of Pewsey

Woodborough Hill taken from Milk Hill, Vale of Pewsey
© Dave Gray

Wilton Windmill

Wilton Windmill
© Alex Davidson

West Woodhay from Walbury Hill

West Woodhay from Walbury Hill
© Peter Orr

Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill
© Robert Albright

Hackpen Hill

Hackpen Hill
© Andrew Perrott

Explore the Area


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North Wessex Downs Visitor Guide

Welcome to the North Wessex Downs
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The North Wessex Downs is a unique and spectacular landscape that includes tranquil open downland, ancient woodland and chalk streams in the centre of southern England.

See our mini-site 'Visit the North Wessex Downs' for extended visitor information and business resources such as high resolution images you can use royalty free.

We have provided various resources for businesses in the AONB such as Tourism Business Toolkits aimed at visitors and businesses, our Tourism Charter, maps, logos, photographs and social media links.

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Learn more about the geology, heritage, culture, products, activities and transport in this AONB.


Where are we?

North Wessex Downs Location

The North Wessex Downs AONB is located in the south of England, in an area covering 668 sq miles between Reading and Swindon to the East and North, and Andover and Devizes to the South and West.
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What do we do?

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is exactly what it says it is: a precious landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so outstanding that it is in the nation's interest to safeguard them.

The primary purpose of AONB designation is to conserve and enhance that natural beauty.