Quantock Hills AONB Service

Fyne Court Broomfield Bridgwater Somerset TA5 2EQ Phone: 01823 451 884 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  If you need to contact a ranger out of hours, please call 07919 540 175. This number goes to an answerphone message and a ranger will respond as soon as possible. For any emergencies involving public safety, fire or crime please call 999.  

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Useful Contacts

Forestry Commission (Quantock and West Somerset): 01278 732319 National Trust (Quantock and Blackdown Hills Warden): 01823 451814 Somerset Wildlife Trust: 01823 652400

Local Tourist Information Centres

Bridgwater Tourist Information Centre: Sedgemoor District Council Bridgwater House, King Square Bridgwater TA6 3AR Tel: 01278 436438 Fax: 01278 436480 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.00pm  

Taunton Visitor Centre: Market House, Fore Street, Taunton Tel :01823 340470: Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  website: Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Minehead Tourist Information Centre: 17 Friday Street: 01643 702624

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Annual Reports

View Annual reports from the Quantock AONB Service

Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund

The Quantock Hills AONB Service now has a Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund providing grants of up to £20,000 to local communities, farmers, landowners and individuals. The fund has been provided by EDF Energy and is part of the mitigation measures associated with the Hinkley Point C development.

Information leaflets

Find out more about the geology of the Quantock Hills AONB, why the heathland is so important for birds, the red deer on the Quantocks and why the history of the landscape is so special.

Other organisations and activities in the Quantocks

A few things you might find interesting from organisations we work with in the Quantocks

Photography Competition Entry Form

Please down load and return with your fabulous entries

Policys and Codes of Conduct

Everyone enjoys spending their time on the hills doing different activities. Below are some guidance and policy documents to ensure they are carried out safely and that wider regulations are followed.

Quantock Deer Count Results

Annual deer count results for 2010 to 2017

Quantock Hills and Planning

Downloadable documents for you to better understand the Quantock AONB and planning processes

Quantock Hills Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) Papers 2014 - 2017

Papers from the partnership committee the Joint Advisory Committee

Quantock Hills Management Plan 2014 - 2019

This is the the Quantock Hills Management Plan 2014 - 2019. It will guide work carried out to protect and enhance the Quantock Hills by the AONB team and all our partners. It has been agreed by the Secretary of State for the Environment and adopted by Somerset County Council, West Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Quantock Hills Visitor Guide

Quantock Hills Visitor Guide

Recreation Leaflets

a full range of leaflets from circular walks to event guides and leaflets to allow you to enjoy the best of the hills

Terms and Conditions for Quantock Hills Facebook page

Terms and Conditions for

Tick Leaflet

Ticks are becoming more common and a bite from this spider-like parasite could lead to Lyme Disease. This is a treatable infection caused by bacterium transmitted by ticks when they bite. Not every tick carries Lyme Disease and it is important to realise that the disease is relatively rare.


Useful Contacts

Quantock AONB Service
Tel: 01823 451 884

Somerset Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01823 652 400

National Trust
Tel: 01823 451 814

Forestry Commission
Tel: 01278 732 319