Ever since people settled down in one place, they have marked out their land and protected their crops and animals by making boundaries. These boundaries might be fences, hedges, walls, ditches or earth banks. They have changed as farmers have different needs. You can see all of these on the Quantock Hills. They help give the Quantock Hill their special look.

Quantock field-shapes.

The remains of a very old boundary.

Old beech banks

More about Quantock beech banks

A patchwork of fields

Quantock hedges

Here are some of the other ways people have made boundaries and barriers. What do you think they were keeping in (or out!).