About Us

Frosts near Hampstead Marshall
Frosts near Hampstead Marshall - Peter Orr

The North Wessex Downs is managed by the Council of Partners.

This comprises representatives of the nine local authorities that have a responsibility for the area, with representatives of Natural England, community and parish, farming and rural business, historic environment, nature conservation, rural recreation and tourism.

The work of the North Wessex Downs AONB team is led by the AONB Management Plan.

The current Management Plan 2019-2024 presents objectives and policies that partners can apply to help conserve and enhance this nationally important landscape. Each year the Council of Partners agrees projects and initiatives that help deliver Management Plan objectives.

Funding is received from DEFRA and the North Wessex Downs AONB's constituent local authorities.

Read the Annual Review 2019-20 for more information about our recent work.