Quantock Hills Blog

Easter Break

- Tim offers a few timely reminders this holiday

Tim Russell

Posted by Tim Russell on 02 April 2012

Easter Break With the Easter Holidays upon us it’s a good opportunity to highlight a couple of important seasonal issues.

On Open Access Land dog walkers are legally required to have dogs on a lead between 1st March and end of July. This time period covers the lambing season, ground nesting birds and deer calving times. We have also been experiencing an exceptionally dry period and the heathlands in particular are vulnerable to fire at present. If fire is seen on the hills this will be important to report to the fire service as the AONB Service & National Trust have ceased their organised swaling burns for this season. To find out where the areas of Open Access Land are on the Quantocks, download our visitor guide and look on the map http://www.quantockhills.com/resources/Q_visitor_guide_dl_16pp_v5_1.pdf Please enjoy the hills this Easter, they are looking stunning … but do bare in mind the above. Thank you. Tim

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    Jo Campbell

    02 Apr 12

    Wish I was there, after spending 36 yrs of my life looking out of my window and seeing the hills I miss seeing them today more than ever thank you for postins such wonder pics & look forward to seeing more

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    Katy Coate

    17 Apr 12

    From Tim:
    Hi Jo, great to read your comment.  I’m so glad that these blogs help cheer you up! I really appreciate you taking the time to write, it makes it worthwhile.

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    18 May 12

    I wish to object to the sale of the County Council land on the Quantocks. It is traeeursd land by most people who live in Somerset and is an asset to the local tourism industry. It is short sighted and should be unthinkable.

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