These landscape articles come from the Fyfield and West Overton Parish landscape group. We are an informal group made up of anyone who is interested and always keen to hear your comments. If you would like to join us you would be very welcome. Meetings take place round the kitchen table with a glass of wine! Some years ago we were the first parish in Kennet district to get up a village design statement. That project opened our eyes to the history we see every day in the buildings around us and made us think ” why only the buildings ?” Here we have a landscape etched over and over with the patterns of previous lives. We live in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but we hardly ever think how it got that way. Most of us see it through a windscreen, unlike our forefathers who worked the land, but we all love it and want to protect it. These magazine articles are a way of thinking aloud about what we value.