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Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.

 

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Rosie can't believe her eyes - the Donkey Field woodland has been destroyed since her last visit - winter 1998/99.  The first gallery below shows some images (there are others elsewhere in the Westwells/Donkey Field pages) of the Donkey Field before the 1998/9 destruction by Ashfield Land.

The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99
The Donkey Field woodland destroyed by Ashfield Land - winter 1998/99

For full-page images, click on the icon with outward-facing arrows at the bottom-right of the gallery below

Now we fast-forward, first to June 2002 when the shrubs and flowers at the Donkey Field had started to regenerate, then to March 2003 when, once again, the landowner brought about complete devastation with the area resembling a war zone.

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