North Wessex Downs AONB, Units 3-4, Denford Manor, Lower Denford, Hungerford, RG17 0UN
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Wooded Plateau

Wooded PlateauThe extensive woodlands of Savernake Forest and West Woods form the Wooded Plateau. This is an attractive, intimate rural landscape, with qualities of peacefulness and seclusion in contrast to the remoteness and isolation of the nearby open chalk downs. Savernake is an ancient woodland established by 1086 as a royal hunting forest and now designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. An attractive woodland-farmland mosaic surrounds the forest, with a few areas of more open arable land.

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