An Outstanding Week in September!

A 10 day programme of events to help people enjoy and be inspired by the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs)

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.

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.

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 www.landscapesforlifeevents.org.uk

In the Suffolk/Essex AONBs – Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths – the week will include the Great British Beach Clean and the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival Fringe, as well as volunteer activities and community events.

During Outstanding Week you can get involved and visit our national AONBs’ outstanding landscapes. Across the country you can 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.

Twitter: #outstandingweek and @naaonb & @aonbfamily for new events to enjoy each day from 19 to 27 September.

 

 

By Cathy Smith on September 10th, 2015

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