Events on the Quantocks

2017 Programme of guided walks

Grab your rucksack and flask of sugary tea and come join the Quantock Rangers as the Quantock Hills AONB Service launches its Events Programme for 2017.

Explore the Quantock Hills with our Rangers and Specialists in a series of guided walks throughout the year. Walks include hunting for fossils on our Jurassic Coast Walk, a Wellbeing Walk to help celebrate ‘Naturally Healthy Month' in May, a family Bushcraft day, an evening bats and owls walk and even a Quantock Quiz walk for the walker who enjoys solving puzzles!

We are also proud to help promote the Durborough Farm walks, and Quantock Walking Festival.

2017 Events include:

April - Woodland Spring Flowers Walk

May - Dawn Chorus Walk

May - Fyne Court to Cothelstone Walk

May - Wellbeing Walks

May - Bicknoller Loop Walk

June - Quantock Walking Festival

June - Nightjars and Owlets Walk

June - Meadow Flowers Walk

June - Hill Fort Walk

August - Jurassic Coast Walk

August - Family Bushcraft Day

August - Bats and Owls Walk

September - Quantock Quiz Walk

October - Dawn Deer Rut

October - Fungi Walk

For more information or to book a walk click here

 

Quantock AONB Manager Chris Edwards says: "These events are about experiencing the very best of the Quantock Hills, from the 200 million year old fossils on the Quantock coastline, to find out more about how prehistoric people used and changed this landscape.  It's about enjoying the outstanding nature of this important and nationally recognised landscape."

 

 

Katy Coate - March 2017

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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

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 http://www.facebook.com/Quantock.hills

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.

Information

Useful Contacts

Quantock AONB Service
Tel: 01823 451 884

Somerset Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01823 652 400
www.somersetwildlife.org

National Trust
Tel: 01823 451 814
www.nationaltrust.org

Forestry Commission
Tel: 01278 732 319