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The 2016 FoQ Events Calendar

The 2016 FoQ Events Calendar

There are some exciting events planned for 2016. Some fun, some interesting, some both. Members will get the FoQ Events newsletter in the post in February and details will be posted here after our members have had the chance to book. There will be Wildlife, Architecture, History, Culture, Archaeology, Agriculture and Ecology. Check here in March!

Quantock Birds of Prey

Quantock Birds of Prey

Chris Sperring brought this beautiful barn owlet and a tawny owl to our September talk In Nether Stowey. Very informative on the best sort of habitats for these beautiful birds. If you have any spare land, his advice to attract owls is to leave the grass long - through the winter too. It may look scruffy but it is good for owl food - mice and small mammals. [...] Read more

Crowcombe Park Gate Car Park

Crowcombe Park Gate Car Park

The present car park is a cause of concern because of its condition and also because it is an ugly scar. We are exploring the possibility of creating a new parking area close to Crowcombe Park with much improved parking and then reinstating the present car park to heathland. We are currently consulting widely about this but have so far received a lot of [...] Read more

Footpath at Kilve

Footpath at Kilve

We are working to create a footpath beside the A39 to link Kilve village with the footpath up Holford Glen without having to walk along this dangerous section of the A39.

Funding the AONB Service

Funding the AONB Service

Current financial constraints mean that there is pressure on local authorities to reduce their funding contribution and we work to ensure that they are aware both of the importance of the service and what good value it gives.

St David's Well

St David's Well

This is an ancient but undated structure over a spring at the top of Quantock Combe in Great Wood. Two years ago we paid for its clearance and restoration and we continue to monitor its condition.

The Seven Sisters on Cothelstone Hill

The Seven Sisters on Cothelstone Hill

Last year English Heritage decided that the clump of trees on Cothelstone Hill was damaging a heritage monument and should be felled. We made representations that the clump also had a visual importance and arranged a meeting on the hill after which it was decided to carry out an archaeological survey and determine the right place for a properly planned and [...] Read more

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