Let’s go to… the Quantock Hills, Somerset

July 3, 2016

England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers scenic walks, fossil hunting and, as you’re never more than 1.7 miles from a pub, pints aplenty

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Why go now?
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Somerset’s Quantock Hills being designated England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), there are events at Halsway Manor, including wildlife walks, cider tasting and ceilidhs (27-30 June). The little-known region is a 12-mile ridge between Bridgwater, Taunton and Minehead, made up of ancient oak combes, open heathland hilltops and rugged coastline.

What else is there to do?
Fabulous walks among the red deer and wild ponies, foraging for whortleberries, including part of the Coleridge Way and a hike over a secret volcano. Visits to the wild gardens at Fyne Court (the house itself burned down in 1894) and Coleridge’s Cottage at Nether Stowey. Fossil-hunting on Kilve beach, the Bristol Channel’s Jurassic coast. There are several mountain bike routes on bridleways taking in the combes. And there’s the longest heritage railway in England, the West Somerset.

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