September 19, 2019

 ‘A great gathering of people with enough passion and energy to surely get something started?’ (comment from network member)

Somerset’s Nature and Wellbeing Network – Initial Gathering

I must admit, I was feeling pretty apprehensive about this initial gathering of nature...

July 3, 2019

I’m Jess, and I am working with the Quantock AONB service for my Work Experience.  I’m 15 and have always loved the Quantocks and going there with family, so this placement is fantastic!

It is a roasting hot Monday on Cothelstone Hill, and I am watering the young...

February 13, 2019

I started volunteering when I retired early and, free from working Monday-Friday, had time available.

Having always enjoyed walking, whether on Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Mendips or the Quantocks, it was an opportunity to combine this with making a (hopefully) positive contr...

December 5, 2018

What have the Volunteers done this year for the Quantocks....

From the end of March 2017 to the end of March this year volunteers contributed an incredible 4,169 hours to the AONB. Volunteers are an integral part of the AONB team- much of the work of the AONB team could...

December 4, 2018

I came to volunteer for the AONB through their Quantock Countryside Volunteers partnership with the National Trust approximately eighteen months ago. I can honestly say that it is one of the best things that I have done in recent years. The appeal for me is that the vo...

The Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS) is the big partnership funding bid that the AONB has been leading on. It focuses on landscape challenges (beech hedges, archaeological monuments, etc) and on the two sides of the access coin, managing the impact of visitors on the...