Outstanding Week 17 – 25th September 2016

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Outstanding Week is the AONB Family’s week (and a bit) long programme of events to help people enjoy and and be inspired by the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

This year it takes place from Saturday 17th – Sunday 25th September.

AONBs are some of the most beautiful, cherished and outstanding landscapes in Britain. They are dynamic, living landscapes that help underpin the UK’s health and wellbeing.

Outstanding Week is an opportunity for you to get involved and get out into our 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 many, many other activities.

Join us throughout the country to discover why September is such an Outstanding month!

PS. Events are being added daily so if nothing catches your imagination this time check back in a couple of days. Or follow us on Twitter @NAAONB and @AONBFamily

DateEventAONBRegion
16th - 18th SeptArnside Silverdale Landscape Trust Exploring AONB Villages - All about Arnside weekendArnside and Silverdale AONBNorth
17th - 18th SeptClwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB Downhill SeriesClwydian Range and Dee Valley AONBNorth Wales
17th - 18th SeptDigital Photography WorkshopArnside and Silverdale AONBNorth
17th - 18th SeptFoundations of Archaeology, Berwick St John Steam Fair  Cranborne Chase AONBSouth West
17th - 18th SeptFoundations of Archaeology, Berwick St John Steam Fair  Cranborne Chase AONBSouth East
17th - 18th SeptRiver Fly Day at Honey Brook Farm, Wimborne Cranborne Chase AONBSouth West
17th - 18th SeptRiver Fly Day at Honey Brook Farm, Wimborne Cranborne Chase AONBSouth East
17th - 18th SeptTamar Valley AONB Elizabethan Festival 01822 853607 Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
17th - 18th SeptTamar Valley AONB Vintage, Folk and Miniature Steam Festival 01822 832766 Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
17th - 21st SeptWayfaring: extraordinary events in extraordinary placesDorset AONBSouth West
17th - 25th SeptEast Devon AONB Walking Festival - 23 walks including coastal, foraging, wildlife and historyEast Devon AONB South West
17th - 24th SeptScotney Castle Hop ToursHigh Weald AONBSouth East
17th - 24th SeptExibition of paintings of the North Wessex DownsNorth Wessex Downs AONBSouth East
17th - 24th SeptExibition of paintings of the North Wessex DownsNorth Wessex Downs AONBSouth West
17th Sept Countryside DayChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
17th SeptWildlife of the WallsKent Downs AONBSouth East
17th SeptMendip Rocks! 2016 Family Fun Day at Frome MuseumMendip Hills AONBSouth West
17th SeptLive Streaming! Guided walk on River Glaven eelsNorfolk Coast AONBEast
17th SeptBlakeney Point Beach CleanNorfolk Coast AONBEast
17th SeptCroyde Bioblitz Bat Walk North Devon Coast AONBSouth West
17th SeptCroyde Beach BioblitzNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
17th SeptHaselmere Food Festival Surrey Hills AONB South East
17th SeptCrocadon Farm Producer's Fair Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
17th SeptTamar Valley AONB Foraging & Cooking Soup on the Beach 01752 843852 Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
17th SeptTamar Valley AONB Tamar Valley AONB Fungi & Hedgerow Foraging 07516 269656 Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
17th SeptTamar Valley AONB Valley Volunteers at Cleave Woods 07410 411440 Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
18th SeptDog Show 01325 810614Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONBNorth Wales
18th SeptFestival Bowland 2016 - Catch the Wind - Kite Flying in the Forest of Bowland AONBForest of Bowland AONBNorth
18th SeptWest Wight TriathlonIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
18th SeptLiving Landscapes FestivalCotswolds AONBSouth West
18th SeptTremendous Trees Guided Walk, MolashKent Downs AONBSouth East
18th SeptShrubs of the World Celebration Weekend, Lullingstone CastleKent Downs AONBSouth East
18th SeptMalvern Hills: Geology of the Northern Hills WalkMalvern Hills AONBWest
18th SeptMendip Rocks! 2016 Burrington Combe Family Funday
Mendip Hills AONBSouth West
18th SeptCley Big Beach CleanNorfolk Coast AONBEast
18th SeptGeology Walk: Balls and MatsNorthumberland Coast AONBNorth
18th SeptSalcombe Scobie Point Great British Beach CleanSouth Devon AONBSouth West
18th SeptShere Millennium Trail Walk Surrey Hills AONB South East
19th SeptSeashore Safari from Combe Martin MuseumNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
19th SeptNorthumberland Coast AONB Geology WalkNorthumberland Coast AONBNorth
19th SeptStart Bay ExplorerSouth Devon AONBSouth West
19th SeptEarly Bird Breakfast Walk with free smoothie from café Alf RescoSouth Devon AONBSouth West
20th SeptWalks with the AONB Officer Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONBNorth Wales
20th SeptHedgerow WalkChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
20th SeptFarm visit to promote the Stour Valley Environment Fund Dedham Vale AONBEast
20th SeptWelburn Walk (6 miles) - start at The Crown and Cushion Pub, Welburn at 9.30am.Contact @yorkswalker Howardian Hills AONB North
21 th SeptFelbrigg Hall Bird Spotting WalkNorfolk Coast AONBEast
21st - 24th SeptIsle of Wight Walking FestivalIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
21st SeptBat Walk in LangstoneChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
21st SeptSurvival of the WeediestKent Downs AONBSouth East
22nd SeptScackleton Walk (6.5 miles) - start in Scackleton at 10.30am. Contact @yorkswalker Howardian Hills AONB North
22nd SeptScenic Cycle Ride in the North Wessex Downs AONBNorth Wessex Downs AONBSouth East
22nd SeptScenic Cycle Ride in the North Wessex Downs AONBNorth Wessex Downs AONBSouth West
22th SeptBowland Festival 2016 - Autumn Colour in the Grizedale Valley. Forest of Bowland AONBNorth
22th SeptWalks with the AONB Officer Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONBNorth Wales
23rd - 25 th SeptHaselmere Walking Festival Surrey Hills AONB South East
23rd SeptWater for Wildlife - even in the smallest gardenKent Downs AONBSouth East
23th SeptFestival Bowland 2016 - Autumn Bat WalkForest of Bowland AONBNorth
24 th Sept Sheringham Park Archaeology WalkNorfolk Coast AONBEast
24th - 25th SeptIsle of Wight Sweetcorn FayreIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
24th - 25th SeptBembridge Harbour FestivalIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
24th - 25th SeptBinocular and Telescope Open WeekendArnside and Silverdale AONBNorth
24th - 25th SeptAldburgh Food and Drink FestivalSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
24th - 25th SeptTamar Valley AONB The Great British Country Event 01579 351346 Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
24th SeptFestival Bowland 2016 - Discover the StarsForest of Bowland AONBNorth
24th SeptFestival Bowland 2016 - Seed collecting!Forest of Bowland AONBNorth
24th SeptIsle of Wight DayIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
24th SeptSix Harbour villages walkChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
24th SeptCrayke Walk (7 mile) - start from Dutch House, Crayke at 10.30am. Contact @yorkswalker Howardian Hills AONB North
24th SeptThe Larches Nature Reserve Guided WalkKent Downs AONBSouth East
24th SeptWiltshire Game and Country FairNorth Wessex Downs AONBSouth East
24th SeptWiltshire Game and Country FairNorth Wessex Downs AONBSouth West
24th SeptBats and OwlsQuantock Hills AONBSouth West
24th SeptJurassic Coast WalkQuantock Hills AONBSouth West
25th SeptNewton Nature Reserve 50 years of conservation Commemoration WalkIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
25th SeptBirding for BeginnersArnside and Silverdale AONBNorth
25th SeptWalks with the AONB Officer Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONBNorth Wales
25th SeptCoast and Country Walking Festival including High Weald AONBHigh Weald AONBSouth East
25th SeptMrs Wolfe's 18th Century RecipesKent Downs AONBSouth East
25th SeptThe Surrey Hills Challenge Surrey Hills AONB South East
25th SeptSurrey Game and Country Fair Surrey Hills AONB South East