The landscape of an area embodies the natural features of geology, topography, drainage, soils and vegetation, together with the human influences, which have left their mark over successive millennia. Ancient cultivation patterns, earthworks, deserted villages, tracks and hedgerows merge with current farming and other rural activities, while settlements and route ways continue to evolve. Such features are recognised as contributing to a “sense of place” or landscape character.
The landscape of Cotswold District is of national importance and draws visitors from all over the world as well as being valued by those that live and work in the area.
To find out more about different aspects of the landscape of the District -
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 000