September has always been an outstanding month in our countryside, with harvests being brought safely home, trees and meadows taking on their autumnal colours, skies offering a full palette of hues, musky bonfires lingering in the evening air and a welcoming calmness for visitors. September this year, however, promises to be even more outstanding!
The Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Family has worked together to organise a week (and a bit) long programme of events to help people enjoy and be inspired by the UK’s AONBs. Starting on Saturday 15th September and continuing through to Sunday 23rd September, events and other information can be found on www.landscapesforlife.org.uk/events/outstanding-week/.
As the National Association for AONB’s Jill Smith explains,
“Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are some of the most beautiful, cherished and outstanding landscapes in the UK. They are living, working landscapes and as such offer a wealth of opportunities for people to enjoy and benefit from their visit to the countryside.
“Outstanding Week helps people connect with nature, getting them out into and engaging with the the UK’s outstanding landscapes by enjoying local food and drink, country shows, dark sky discovery nights, walking festivals, archaeology walks, wood fairs, foraging, wildlife walks, coastal and marine days, thatching courses, drystone walling competitions, charcoal making, bioblitz, inspiration through art and music and many, many other activities.
“Whether you are looking for an outstanding view, intending to reward yourself with a cream tea or trying to kick start a new health regime, you can’t fail to have a great time in one of the UK’s 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are Landscapes for Life in so many different ways”.
Find out what’s going on in any one of Devon’s five AONB’s for an outstanding experience!