Wittenham Clumps

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The Eye on the Hill

The Clumps, at the northeastern tip of the North Wessex Downs AONB are the oldest known planted hilltop beeches in England. Renowned English artist Paul Nash (1889-1946) wrote of the discovery of the Wittenham Clumps in 1911, calling it a “beautiful English country” and returned to paint them many times during his life.

Owned and managed by the Earth Trust, you can now walk through the newly created wildflower meadow, discover local wildlife and ancient archaeological features, or simply soak up the stunning panoramic views of South Oxfordshire.


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