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 more general welcoming calmness for visitors.
September this year, however, promises to be even more outstanding!
The UK’s AONB Family has come together to organise a 10 day programme of events to help people enjoy and be inspired by the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). Starting on Saturday 19th September and continuing through to Sunday 27th September, the events can be found on the Landscapes for Life web site.
As NAAONB’s Jill Smith, explains
“Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are some of the most beautiful and cherished landscapes in the UK. They are vibrant landscapes which offer a wealth of opportunities for everyone to enjoy them. They are Landscapes for Life in so many different ways.
“Outstanding Week is an opportunity for you to get involved and get out into our AONBs’ outstanding landscapes to enjoy country shows, dark sky discovery nights, walking festivals, archaeology walks, wood fairs, foraging and local food festivals, wildlife walks, coastal and marine days, thatching courses, drystone walling competitions, charcoal making, bioblitz, inspiration through art and music and many, many other activities.
Events are being organised throughout the country so please join us for an Outstanding Week!”
See Twitter with #outstandingweek and @naaonb & @aonbfamily for new events to enjoy each day.
3. The Mendip Hills AONB has two Outstanding Week events – Sunday 20th September 10am 12.00midday Knowle Hill, (Nr Chew Valley Lake) Welly Walk – and on Wednesday 23rd September Starfish Walk on Black Down 10.00am- 12.30pm discovering the WW2 history of this site. Full details on our Events page.