Historic Routeways Characterisation

Historic Routeways of the AONB Historic Routeway Characterisation provide a method to allow the AONB partnership to characterise the distinctive, historic dimension of the routeways of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB.

Historic Routeway Characterisation is a relatively new concept and the AONB has undertaken this pilot study of the wooded chalk downland of the Cranborne Chase to investigate the potential of this technique for revealing information about the routeways of the AONB. This pilot complements work which has been undertaken in the Chilterns (Green and Kid 2009) and forthcoming worked planned for the Hoo Peninsula in Kent (Herring 2010).

This pilot study can be downloaded as a pdf

B3081 Historic Landscape Appraisal

This new study aims to demonstrate how the AONB wide Historic Landscape Characterisation and Historic Environment Action Plans can be used to provide a deeper understanding of the archaeological and historical aspects of rural roads across the landscape of the AONB. A compressed version of this study can be accessed by clicking here. Alternatively contact the AONB office for a high resolution version of this report