Roundway Devizes Andrew Perrott

A truly special place, protected for you

From remote, rolling downland to picture postcard villages the North Wessex Downs are truly special. Undoubtedly among Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, they are somewhere to be treasured, protected and enjoyed. Straddling four counties and often unheralded, this is an area united by a single factor – chalk.

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    Don't forget to book your favourite walks in North Wessex Downs WalkFest 11-26 June. From 1 mile to 9 miles, wildlife, history & culture, wheelchair accessible & family friendly routes - we've got the lot!


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    image credits: Roundway, Andrew Perrott; Bluebells at Cobham Frith, Cedric Cottrell; River Lambourn; Roe Deer Berwick Bassett, David White;
    Wheat, Ann Shepley; Walking boots, Ann Shepley; Pewsey Downs, Mark Somerville