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  • 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 AONB Manager, Chris Edwards, it was a difficult decision to find winners in each category. The winner of People of the Quantocks is Suzanne […]
  • 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 […]
  • Village Test-Pitting at Kingston St Mary
    This March, residents of Kingston St Mary 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 the weekend of March 26 and 27, archaeologists from Past Participate, supported by the Quantock Landscape Partnership […]
  • Final Call for QLPS Photo Competition
    Our Photography Competition is still live, but time is running out to enter. We welcome entries under the following headings, in black and white or in colour. We’re also really interested in any older photos you may have, as long as they haven’t been entered in any previous Quantock Hills […]
  • Wildlife Survey Volunteers
    The Quantock Hills AONB Landscape Partnership Scheme requires volunteers to carry out wildlife surveys within the landscape scheme area. We specifically require people to survey the following species groups:  Adders Bats Birds Fungi Butterflies Trees and other plants The specific methodology for each survey varies between species group, however the general […]
  • 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 […]
  • Bicknoller Test Pitting
    In October, residents of Bicknoller were invited to join QLPS volunteers and professional archaeologists from Past Participate in a programme of archaeological test-pitting across the village. Test-Pitting involves local residents digging 1m excavations in their own gardens and recording them archaeologically. It is a well-used technique for both engaging communities […]
  • Dowsborough Hillfort
    Dowsborough Hillfort is arguably the most impressive of the many prehistoric monuments on the Quantock Hills. Believed to date from the first millennium BC, Dowsborough occupies a striking vantage point with spectacular views across the Severn Estuary; the defensive bank and ditch earthworks which enclose the site remain imposing to […]
  • LiDAR
    Perhaps one of the most exciting historic heritage projects that the QLPS is undertaking is a LiDAR survey of the entire LPS area as part of our ’Understanding the Landscape’ project. Following specialist training provided for us by Historic England, the results of the survey are now being analysed by […]