Recent News Articles

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

The Quantock Experience Week at Halsway Manor

The Quantock Experience Week at Halsway Manor

The Quantock Hills were England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, being designated in 1956. Now celebrating 60 Years, The Quantock Experience is a week of all things Quantocks, organised in partnership by Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, South West Heritage Trust and the Quantock Hills AONB Service. In a week combining indoor and [...] Read more

The Euro Referendum

The Euro Referendum

The EU debate continues and two recent conferences have underlined the environmental benefit of EU legislation over the last 30 years. Of course the Quantocks and other AONBs have benefited from this legislation but their creation and support is mostly due to UK legislation and decisions, and we are fortunate to have a government that values protected [...] Read more