Outstanding Week 16th – 24th September 2017

Outstanding Week 2017

Events happen in AONBs throughout the year – see their individual webpages to find out what is happening near you. But once a year the AONB Family gathers together in celebration of our outstanding landscapes. We call it “Outstanding Week” and it is just that.

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 16th – Sunday 24th 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

14th - 18th SeptThe Story of Silverdale - walks, talks, exhibitions
Arnside and Silverdale AONBNorth
15th - 18th SeptGreat British Beach Clean - join the AONB survey group!Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
15th SeptArnside & Silverdale AONB go WILD! at Kendal Torchlight Festival
Arnside and Silverdale AONBNorth
16th - 17th SeptBeginning Nature Photography Course
High Weald AONBSouth East
16th - 18th SeptNorfolk Coast railway heritage dayNorfolk Coast AONBEast
16th - 23rd SeptSouth East Cornwall Walking Festival Cornwall AONBSouth West
16th - 30th SeptSurrey Hills Feast of Food Surrey Hills AONB South East
16th SeptNorfolk Coast Bird ringing demo RSPB TitchwellNorfolk Coast AONBEast
16th SeptNorfolk Coast Blakeney Point beach cleanNorfolk Coast AONBEast
16th SeptLincolnshire Wolds Autumn FestLincolnshire Wolds AONBEast
16th SeptWoolacombe Beach CleanNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
16th SeptMunnings Poetic Pictures, workshop: Dedham Vale
Dedham Vale AONBEast
16th SeptAutumn's Palette Forest of Bowland AONBNorth
16th SeptWeald of Kent Ploughing MatchHigh Weald AONBSouth East
16th SeptSouth Devon AONB Beach CleanSouth Devon AONBSouth West
16th Sept - 19th OctMole Valley Arts Festival Surrey Hills AONB South East
16th Sept - 1st OctChilterns Walking FestivalChilterns AONBSouth East
17th - 18th SeptTorridge and North Devon Beach CleanNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
17th - 18th SeptValley Volunteers, Tamar Community Trust Working Party
Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
17th SeptHistoric Haslemere guided walks Surrey Hills AONB South East
17th SeptLincolnshire Wolds Challenge WalkLincolnshire Wolds AONBEast
17th SeptTamar Valley Heritage Guide Walk Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
17th SeptRye Castle & Wildlife WalkHigh Weald AONBSouth East
17th SeptLincolnshireWolds Geo & Heritage WalkLincolnshire Wolds AONBEast
17th SeptLincolnshire Wolds BOx Event - run, cycle & walk!Lincolnshire Wolds AONBEast
17th SeptValley Volunteers, Tamar Community Trust Working Party
Tamar Valley AONBSouth West
17th SeptCroyde Beach BioblitzNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
17th SeptMorecambe Bay - Cross Bay walk
Arnside and Silverdale AONBNorth
18th - 22nd SeptBat Beacon ExhibitionTamar Valley AONBSouth West
19th SeptNorfolk Coast Holkham guided walkNorfolk Coast AONBEast
20th SeptDedham Vale AONB/Stour Valley Volunteers working at Bulmer
Dedham Vale AONBEast
20th SeptMumFestSouth Devon AONBSouth West
20th SeptBBC Devon walk South Devon AONBSouth West
20th SeptWatercolour Wednesday - A workshop that wil help you paint the landscape of the North Pennines
North Pennines AONBNorth
20th SeptTamar Valley Walk and TalkTamar Valley AONBSouth West
20th SeptCroyde Bat WalkNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
21st SeptEvening Light Art Workshop Photography Course
High Weald AONBSouth East
21st SeptTamar Valley Walking for Health WalkTamar Valley AONBSouth West
22nd - 23rd SeptLee Bay BioblitzNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
22nd SeptAppledore Book FestivalNorth Devon Coast AONBSouth West
22nd - 23 rd SeptDorking
Wine Festival
Surrey Hills AONB South East
22nd SeptAutumn Bird Migration Walk
Isle of Wight AONBSouth East
22nd - 24th
Norfolk Coast Deepdale FestivalNorfolk Coast AONBEast
23rd - 24th SeptCothele's Country Apple FestivalTamar Valley AONBSouth West
23rd - 24th SeptAldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, local produce on Suffolk CoastSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONBEast
23rd - 24th SeptSweetcorn Fayre, ArretonIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
23rd - 24th SeptCider & Cheese Weekend at the Isle of Wight Steam RailwayIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
23rd - 24th SeptBembridge Harbour Food FestivalIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
23rd SeptMy Wild ChilternsChilterns AONBSouth East
23rd SeptMichaelmas FairShropshire Hills AONBWest
23rd SeptHaslemere Food Festival
Surrey Hills AONB South East
23rd SeptIsle of Wight DayIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
23rd SeptNorth Pennines AONB Dark Skies Astrophotography Workshop Bowlees Visitor CentreNorth Pennines AONBNorth
23rd Sept A Night with the StarsBlackdown Hills AONBSouth West
23rd SeptEquinox StargazingForest of Bowland AONBNorth
23rd Sept - 1st OctIsle of Wight Cycle Fest 2017
Isle of Wight AONBSouth East
23rd SeptStories and SongsSouth Devon AONBSouth West
23rd SeptNorfolk Coast Family ActivitiesNorfolk Coast AONBEast
24th - 25th SeptVentnor Botanic Gardens Hop FestivalIsle of Wight AONBSouth East
24th SeptSurrey Hills Challenge
Surrey Hills AONB South East
24 th
Norfolk Coast bird identification HolkhamNorfolk Coast AONBEast