More than just the view ……

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…… and we agree!  The majority of the Vale of Pewsey is in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and when you visit, you will see why.  ‘So much more than the view’ from the National AONB organisation provides more information on our special landscape – enjoy!

“Our British landscapes are among the most beautiful and precious in the world. And such land remains central to the British imagination, to our souls and to our identity. .. We would miss such landscapes profoundly if they were gone. We have a deep obligation to protect this land, its farms and its communities.  … This report also reminds us that safeguarding our countryside can also generate economic value, how our protected landscapes are increasingly rare in a rapidly developing world and just how precious they are to visitors and residents. However, while we celebrate the fact that they have also to potential to bring prosperity, we must never reduce such places simply to their economic value – they are so much more than that.”  Rory Stewart MP &  Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)