Shaped by People

Quantock people have changed the look of the Quantock Hills. The people who live, work, visit or travel through the Quantocks all help to shape the Hills.

  • People have settled down to live.
    People have settled down to live.

  • People have built houses, barns, churches and schools.
    People have built houses, barns, churches and schools.

People have organised the Hills into different areas.

  • People have organised the Hills into different areas.

"How Many 'O's?"

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  • People have divided up the hills into a pattern of fields.
    People have divided up the hills into a pattern of fields.

  • People have made boundaries to keep animals or other people in or out.
    People have made boundaries to keep animals or other people in or out.

  • People have made a living from the land in all sorts of ways.
    People have made a living from the land in all sorts of ways.

People need to get from place to place on the Quantocks, on foot, horseback, on bikes or in cars.

  • People need to get from place to place on the Quantocks, on foot, horseback, on bikes or in cars.

"Hat Watch"

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  • People sometimes change the look of the Quantock by planting trees.
    People sometimes change the look of the Quantock by planting trees.