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  • Village Test-Pitting at Nether Stowey
    This autumn, residents of Nether Stowey are invited to take part in a programme of archaeological research aimed at better understanding the development of villages in and around the Quantock Hills. Over four days, from October 19th to 22nd 2023, archaeologists from Past Participate, supported by the Quantock Landscape Partnership […]
  • Community Excavation and Open Day: Broomfield 2023
    As part of the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme’s ‘Understanding The Landscape’ project, this summer, we will be conducting a community excavation of an intriguing cropmark enclosure in Broomfield Somerset. Studies of aerial photography have identified numerous cropmark enclosures in the Quantocks with particular concentrations around the southern foothills. Few of […]
  • Part time Community Engagement Officer
    We’re recruiting for a part time Community Engagement officer to join us for the final 18 months of the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme. Our engagement activities have been a real success story, and as part of our Mid Term Evaluation, it was suggested we expand those activities throughout what is […]
  • QLPS – Reaching the people other countryside projects don’t always reach
    We’re pleased to share with you our midterm evaluation report. As we are now halfway through the project, our evaluation consultants Heritage Insider have produced a report to showcase the work the LPS has achieved already and made recommendations to ensure the continued success and legacy of the project. Our […]
  • Test-Pitting at Crowcombe
    Following this summer’s excavations in search of the lost medieval manor, this autumn we will be back in Crowcombe to continue our programme of Village Test Pitting. On the weekend of 8th and 9th of October, along with archaeologists from Past Participate, will be helping local residents dig small test […]
  • Quantock Hills Walking Festival: Beat the Boundary
    The annual Quantock Walking Festival hosted by the Stowey Walking group took place across a five-day period in June, following the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. There were a number of very interesting guided walks taking place over the main weekend of the festival (11th/12th June), with a multi-day challenge walk […]
  • The Quantock Hills Walking Festival
    The Quantock Hills Walking Festival – 8th – 12th June 2022 This year’s festival will extend over five days with walks for all abilities, including a fossil and flora walk along the coast, a history hike along the Castles and Coast Way, a fully accessible ‘Tramper’ ramble in the forest […]
  • Photography Competition Winners Announced
    On #SomersetDay we’re celebrating all things Quantock, by announcing the winners of our Photographic Competition. Judged by a panel led by the recently retired Quantock Hills National Landscape Manager, Chris Edwards, it was a difficult decision to find winners in each category. The winner of People of the Quantocks is […]
  • Community Archaeology at Crowcombe Court, Summer 2022 – How to Get Involved!
    Would you like to take part in our next archaeological excavation? This summer, together with archaeologists from Context One Heritage & Archaeology, we will be undertaking a major archaeological excavation in the grounds of Crowcombe Court. Crowcombe’s original manor house is believed to have originated in the 13th century but […]
  • Friends of Quantock takes action to protect their land on Quantock Common from vehicle damage.
    Work is beginning next week to protect an area of Quantock Common owned by Friends of Quantock and regularly damaged by unauthorised car parking on the grassland along the road. Quantock Common is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a nationally important wildlife site, but it has had […]