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The Quantock Hills

The Quantocks

The Quantock Hills offers a paradise for walkers, mountain bikers, sporting parties or just simply relaxing, taking in the amazing views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales and Brecon beacons. It’s a landscape of extraordinary natural beauty and dramatic coastal scenery. It was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty established in 1957.

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Quantocks - Places to Visit

Cothelstone Hill - the site of two Bronze Age burial grounds; a clump of beech trees known locally as The Seven Sisters; and a herd of Exmoor Ponies.

Hestercombe House - Hestercombe is a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. All have undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop.

Taunton Angling Association

Fishing Net

Steam Train – Bishops Lydeard Station

Dowsborough Hill - Home to an Iron Age hill fort.

Fyne Court Visitors’ Centre, Broomfield - Headquarters of the Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Ramscombe Forest - Huge trees and the ideal place to spot red deer, buzzards and maybe a kingfisher.

Will's Neck - The highest point of the Quantocks at 384 metres. Spectacular views.

St. Andrew's Church Lilstock - A small Medieval Church

www.quantockonline.co.uk - information in and around the Quantocks

Bishops Lydeard Mill: Dusty Miller's Tea Room

The tea room was opened in August 2004 and is situated to the rear of the mill. It
has an excellent view of the water wheel with outdoor seating.


Music on the Quantocks

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