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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    Love nature & wildlife? Lots to find on walks during #NWDWalkFest22. Pewsey & Jones Mill - 14/6. Letcombe Brook - 25/6. Calstone Chalk Combes - 26/6.

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    Lots of walks for littler legs in #NWDWalkFest22. Savernake Forest (teddy bears optional) 12/6. Cocklebury Farm Walk (cows, tractors, a beehive!) 14/6. Explore a chalk stream (bring wellies!) 18/6

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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