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2017 AGM in Nether Stowey

2017 AGM in Nether Stowey

The Friends of Quantock AGM will take place at St Mary's Church Centre, Nether Stowey on Wednesday 22nd March 7.00pm Complimentary glass of wine and nibbles 7.30pm Annual General Meeting which we hope to conclude quickly and which will be followed by a talk by Professor Peter Hagett 'A Quantock Light: Changing Representations of Quantock Country in Art' [...] Read more

Spring '17 Newsletter

Spring '17 Newsletter

One of the best things about being a member of FoQ is the Newsletter delivered to your door. 'Newsletter' doesn't really describe the quality publication packed with articles of interest alongside regular updates. It also gives you a preview of the year's Events program. In this edition we have The newly opened Quantock section of the Coast Path from Kilve [...] Read more

The Chairman’s Report

The Chairman’s Report

The Chairman's Round-Up of news and issues for the December 2016. Lottery Funding, Crowcombe Park Gate, Our Land, Hinkley Point and the Landscape Character Assessment The Big Bid The AONB’s application for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant has not been successful mainly because there were an unusually high number of applications in the South-West including at [...] Read more

Quantock Show

Quantock Show

As in previous years, Friends of Quantock had a stand at this year's Quantock Show. On a glorious August day in the spectacular setting at Cothelstone, the FOQ committee enjoyed the sunshine and the show and were pleased ot catch up with FOQ members and talk to others who showed interest in what we do.

Roger Habgood walks The Greenway

Roger Habgood walks The Greenway

Roger Habgood, a volunteer Quantock Ranger, raised funds for FOQ by walking the entire 40 mile figure-of-eight Greenway Walk on the 30 June. His aim was to raise awareness of the importance of conservation of wild spaces and landscapes like the Quantock Hills. He said "We live in a beautiful place and we need to preserve it for future generations."

Living on the Edge: Where the Quantocks Meet the Sea

Living on the Edge:  Where the Quantocks Meet the Sea

Local Naturalist, Author, Chairman of the Somerset Wildlife Trust's Marine Awareness Campaign Nigel Phillips will be giving a talk about the Quantock Coast for Friends of Quantock. This event is open to everyone, members and non-members are all welcome. St Mary’s Church Centre, Nether Stowey 7.30pm Friday 16 September Entrance £5 to include a glass of wine [...] Read more

Vandalism Hits Friends' Land

Vandalism Hits Friends' Land

Two weeks ago a car was driven 200 yards down a bridleway across our land on Over Stowey Custom Common. It was then set fire to, destroying the vehicle and causing damage to adjacent trees. All identification had been removed and despite police efforts they have been unable so far to trace the culprits. We are now left with the costs of removing the vehicle [...] Read more

Aisholt Hay Meadows

Aisholt Hay Meadows

A group of Friends of Quantock Members enjoyed a walk through the hay meadows at Durborough Farm on 11 June. The setting of the farm is particularly lovely and the wild orchids, both common spotted and marsh, were truly stunning set amongst lots of other now sadly rare wild flowers and grasses. Thanks to Janet White and her daughter and son-in-law for [...] Read more

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