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  • Alfoxton Park – Amazing Ecology
    Alfoxton Park is a historic parkland at the North-East edge of the Quantock Hills AONB, with some amazing ecology. Culturally the estate is important in the Quantock Hills history of poetry. Dorothy and William Wordsworth lived at Alfoxton Park House from 1797 to 1798. Dorothy Wordsworth began her journal whilst […]
  • Trees of the Quantocks
    Ancient and Veteran trees can be found all across the country, and the Quantock Hills are no exception. The Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme, with our brilliant volunteers, have been searching the hills looking for the most notably old and interesting trees of the Quantocks. So far, we have surveyed at […]
  • Adder Surveys 2022
    The adder is the fastest declining reptile species in Britain. Prior to 2008, records of sightings of adders (Vipera berus) and data on their distribution within the Quantock Hills AONB had been sparse, with only 24 records submitted to the Somerset Environmental Record Centre from 2000-2011. From 2011-2015 the Reptile […]
  • Late Bronze Age enclosure identified on Cothelstone Hill
    We have now received carbon-14 dates from charcoal samples recovered from our excavations on Cothelstone Hill in the summer of 2021. Coupled with interpretation of the results of a LiDAR survey commissioned of the entire QLPS area, the carbon dates indicate the presence of a previously unknown Late Bronze Age […]
  • Cothelstone Hill Excavation
    After much delay, the QLPS launched our community archaeology project, Understanding the Landscape, with a two-week excavation on the top of Cothelstone Hill. The aim of the dig was to try to confirm the age of a ‘cross-ridge dyke’, an earthwork bank and ditch which runs for some 280m, roughly […]