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Helping You to Help SERC with Wildlife Sightings

Helping You to Help SERC with Wildlife Sightings

Friends of Quantock is really pleased to be able to help SERC to collect data on wildlife by hosting the SERC sightings tool on our site: http://friendsofquantock.com/contacts/recording-wildlife-sightings/ The Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC) is the main centre holding data on wildlife sightings for Somerset, a joint venture between the Somerset [...] Read more

National Lottery Funding for the Quantock Hills

National Lottery Funding for the Quantock Hills

Friends of Quantock is proud to be a partner with the AONB in their bid for a £1.9 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Latest news is that our application has passed the first stage, to secure £91,300 in order to develop a detailed plan, engaging local people and visitors and ensuring the money is well spent on a wide range of projects to [...] Read more

The Fungi Foray

The Fungi Foray

A small but intrepid group of members braved Storm Brian to embark on a Fungi Foray at Durborough Farm. Led by Pete Baker, we discovered an amazing variety of colourful and spectacular species. Duborough Farm is recognised by English Nature as one of the most important habitats in the UK and indeed in Europe for rare fungi thanks to the environmentally [...] Read more

A Guided Tour of Crowcombe Park

A Guided Tour of Crowcombe Park

Friends of Quantock members enjoyed a really fascinating walk on 10 June around Crowcombe Park with permission from Anthony Trollope-Bellew. We saw the RAF memorial to the tragic air crash in September 1946 and went on to see the remains of the 18th century landscape garden.

2017 FoQ Events Programme

2017 FoQ Events Programme

Tuesday 9 May Archaeological Walk with Dr Robert Croft Meet 9.30am at Cothelstone Hill Car Park. Approximately 1.5 hours.* Saturday 10 June Guided Walk through Crowcombe Park’s 18thCentury Landscape Garden Meet 10.00am Crowcombe Gate Car Park. Approximately 1.5 hours.* Sorry no dogs. By kind persmission of Anthony Trollope-Bellew Friday 8th September The [...] Read more

Reporting Minor Crime Around the Quantocks

Reporting Minor Crime Around the Quantocks

The Quantocks suffer from occasional bouts of anti-social behaviour such as fly-tipping, off-roading etc. When the culprits are known, the police will take action but of course they have limited resources and can only patrol the hills occasionally. You can help by reporting any incidents you become aware of to the AONB Service. These reports will be [...] Read more

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

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