Outstanding Week 19th – 27th September

Landscapes for Life Outstanding Week - 19th to 27th September 2015

Outstanding Week is the AONB Family’s week (and a bit) long programme of events to help people enjoy and be inspired by the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). This year it takes place from Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th September.

AONBs are some of the most beautiful and cherished landscapes in Britain. They are vibrant landscapes which offer a wealth of opportunities for everyone to enjoy them.

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 @AONBFamily

 

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In recognition of #OutstandingWeek, Greentraveller have created a blog which provides information on their AONB Greentraveller’s Guides, which provide links to hundreds of local tourism businesses including accommodations, restaurants, farmers’ markets, as well as how to travel to and around the AONBs by public transport (where possible).

 

DateEventAONBRegion
26th - 27th SeptRoss on Wye Walking FestivalWye Valley AONB West
24th - 27th SeptPenallt Art FestivalWye Valley AONB South Wales
20th SeptHeritage & Hands On at Wacker Quay Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
20th SeptApple Day, National Trust Cotehele Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
25th SeptTrailmakers Volunteer Day Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
26th SeptCommunity Field Walking Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
27th SeptPolperro Fishermen's Choir Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
19th - 20th SeptAn Introduction to camping Gower AONBSouth Wales
19th - 22nd SeptGreen Woodwork Gower AONBSouth Wales
19th SeptNational Beach Watch Day: Rhossili Gower AONBSouth Wales
19th SeptBlackpill Beach CleanGower AONBSouth Wales
26th SeptAutumn Wildlife Walk Gower AONBSouth Wales
26th SeptPenclawdd Walk Gower AONBSouth Wales
27th SeptHigh Tide Watch and Buffet Gower AONBSouth Wales
20th SeptWalking the Greensand Way Surrey Hills AONB South East
26th-27th SeptAldeburgh Food and Drink FestivalSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONB East
19th SeptIntroduction to Woodland Management for WildlifeSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
19th SeptMagic of RSPB Minsmere WalkSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
19th SeptOrfordness Lighthouse: An Evening of Words & MusicSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
19th-21st SeptGreat British Beach Clean Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
24th SeptRhododendron Thinning; Henham ParkSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
25th-20th Sept‘TLC’ for young hedges; Stanny Farm, Iken Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
26th-30th SeptTouching the Tide ExhibitionSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
19th SeptBig Beach CleanSouth Devon AONB South West
19th SeptBig Night Out on the beach with the NTSouth Devon AONBSouth West
27th SeptBioblitz with Marine Biological Ass, North Sands, Salcombe South Devon AONB South West
19th SeptBishops Castle Michaelmas FairShropshire Hills AONBWest
20th SeptHarvest Festival Action at Scott Working FarmShropshire Hills AONBWest
25th SeptBats and Owls walk, Great WoodQuantock Hills AONBSouth West
19th - 20th SeptRoyal Berkshire ShowNorth Wessex Downs AONBSouth East
19th SeptA Walk On The Wild Side taking a look at the life of batsNorth Pennines AONB PartnershipNorth
25th SeptAutumn Needle Felt Workshop - Bowlees Visitor CentreNorth Pennines AONB PartnershipNorth
19th SeptCrow Point, Westward Ho, Woolacombe and Peppercombe - Clean Marine Beach CleansNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
20th SeptSaunton Sands, Croyde and Greencliffe - Clean Marine Beach CleanNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
21st SeptClovelly Court Guided Walk and a Beach CleanNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
23rd SeptIllustrated Talk on the Making of the North Devon LandscapeNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
26rd SeptRestore Your Trees - Orchard Owners’ Get TogetherNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
20th SeptBeachwatch Beach Clean, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Cley BeachNorfolk Coast AONBEast
24th SeptGuided Walk with a warden on to Cley's New Land, Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Booking Essential - T: 01263740008Norfolk Coast AONBEast
24th SeptNever Turn Back - Presentation on a walk between Sheringham and Great Yarmouth, includes supper, Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Booking Essential - T: 01263740008Norfolk Coast AONBEast
25th SeptCoastal Stroll to discover the secrets of the sea, shingle and strand line, Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Booking Essential - T: 01263740008Norfolk Coast AONBEast
19th Sept 5km Park Run at Sheringham ParkNorfolk Coast AONB  East
19th SeptSeas the Day Titchwell Beach Clean RSPB Marine ConservationNorfolk Coast AONBEast
19th SeptBig Beach Watch at Blakeney Point NTNorfolk Coast AONBEast
20th SeptArchaeology Walk NT Sheringham ParkNorfolk Coast AONBEast
26th Sept5km run at Sheringham ParkNorfolk Coast AONBEast
19th SeptForaging, Cooking and Eating for familiesNidderdale AONBNorth
21st SeptNidderdale Show - Pateley BridgeNidderdale AONBNorth
24th - 27th SeptPateley Bridge Walking FestivalNidderdale AONBNorth
26th SeptGuided walk WW1 Archaeology of ColsterdaleNidderdale AONBNorth
26th-27th SeptMasham SheepNidderdale AONBNorth
20th SeptChew Lake to Knowle Hill Welly WalkMendip Hills AONBSouth West
23rd SeptStarfish - Guided walk of WW2 siteMendip Hills AONBSouth West
27th SeptWild about Orchards?Malvern Hills AONBWest
19th SeptMarket Rasens Walkers are Welcome - weekend of walkingLincolnshire Wolds AONBEast
26th SeptHorncastle Walkers are Welcome - weekend of walkingLincolnshire Wolds AONBEast
23rd SeptCountryside Day, Lulling stone Castle, EynesfordKent Downs AONBSouth East
05th - 27th SeptIsle of Wight Cycling FestivalIsle of Wight AONB South East
20th SeptHowsham Mill open to the public Howardian Hills AONB North
24th SeptSilk painting at the Yorkshire ArboretumHowardian Hills AONB North
24th SeptFree Tour of the Yorkshire ArboretumHowardian Hills AONB North
26th Sept-9th OctWealdon and Eastbourne Walking Festival High Weald AONBSouth East
23rd SeptValley of Stones Conservation Work PartyDorset AONBSouth West
20th SeptDigging and Delving in the Dedham Vale Dedham Vale AONBEast
27thSeptCommunity Cut & Rake + Picnic Dedham Vale AONBEast
19th SeptBoundaries Blurred Guided WalkCotswolds AONBSouth West
19th SeptThatching Taster Day at NorthleachCotswolds AONBSouth West
19th SeptTile roofing beginners at NauntonCotswolds AONBSouth West
20th SeptUpper Swainswick to Dyrham - a wandering routeCotswolds AONBSouth West
20th SeptA return to the Oxfordshire Ironstone railways walkCotswolds AONBSouth West
22nd SeptChipping Campden Town WalkCotswolds AONBSouth West
23rd SeptCharcoal Making - BadmintonCotswolds AONBSouth West
23rd SeptWithin a Parish Guided WalkCotswolds AONBSouth West
24th SeptChipping Campden Town WalkCotswolds AONBSouth West
25th SeptNapping with Bella Guided WalkCotswolds AONBSouth West
26th SeptDrystone wall beginners courseCotswolds AONBSouth West
27th SeptA Barrow full of Romans Guided WalkCotswolds AONBSouth West
27th SeptNo escape from landscape and manscape guided walkCotswolds AONBSouth West
19th SeptWildlife Discovery Boat Trip on the Solar HeritageChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
20th SeptHarbour Discovery Boat Trip on the Solar HeritageChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
21st SeptHarbour Discovery Boat Trip on the Solar HeritageChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
25th SeptOysterBoat Trip on the Solar HeritageChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
26th SeptHarbour Discovery Boat Trip on the Solar HeritageChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
26th SeptHarbour Hares walk West WitteringChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
26th SeptWild Food in Autumn at Dell QuayChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
27th SeptHarbour Discovery Boat Trip on the Solar HeritageChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
27th SeptDrawing and painting the harbourChichester Harbour AONBSouth East
19th - 20th SeptMold Food FestivalClwydian Range and Dee Valley AONBNorth Wales
26th SeptHelfa Gelf FestivalClwydian Range and Dee Valley AONBNorth Wales
26th SeptOpen Doors - Minera Lead MinesClwydian Range and Dee Valley AONBNorth Wales
19th SeptOxfordshire Goes WildChilterns AONBSouth East
20th SeptLacey Green Windmill Open AfternoonChilterns AONBSouth East
26th SeptAmersham Martyrs Guided WalkChilterns AONBSouth East
27th SeptLacey Green Windmill Open AfternoonChilterns AONBSouth East
23rd SeptStar Gazing and the Equinox Cranborne Chase AONBSouth West
23rd SeptStar Gazing and the Equinox Cranborne Chase AONBSouth East
26th Sept Ancient Technology FestivalBlackdown Hills AONBSouth West
19th - 20th SeptLandscape Trust Exploring AONB VillagesArnside and Silverdale AONBNorth
26th SeptAnglesey Woodland FestivalIsle of Anglesey AONBNorth Wales
27th SeptAnglesey Woodland FestivalIsle of Anglesey AONBNorth Wales
20th SeptGarn Fadryn Guided Walk Llyn AONBNorth Wales
27th SeptCilan Guided Walk Llyn AONBNorth Wales
21st SeptDark Sky DiscoveryForest of Bowland AONBNorth
27th SeptWyresdale Park - circular walk with Friends of GarstangForest of Bowland AONBNorth