Wooded Downlands Introduction
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18. WOODED DOWNLANDS
Regional character areas
North Wessex Downs.
This landscape type covers the wooded parts of the North Wessex Downs.
This is a rolling landscape characterised by the strong contrast between enclosed woodland and open downland.
- Undulating downland dissected by dry valleys.
- A range of woodland types including varying sized plantations and blocks of ancient woodland.
- Large scale, open arable fields and horse gallops.
- Sparsely settled landscape.