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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Bicknoller Village Test Pitting
    Past Participate will be leading an archaeological excavation project in Bicknoller on the 16th and 17th of October and we’d like to invite you to take part! This will take the form of a series of 1m square test pits across the village. We will be looking to understand how […]
  • Prehistory Fun Day
    Budding time travellers of all ages are invited to a free, fun-packed, family event to celebrate the nationwide Festival of Archaeology.  On Saturday 17 July, between 10am-4pm, the village green at Bishops Lydeard will be transformed into a prehistoric village featuring interactive demonstrations of ancient crafts, family activities and object […]
  • Historic Heritage Volunteering
    The Quantock Hills have history and heritage of all ages, with 51 scheduled monuments in total within the AONB boundary! A scheduled monument is an archaeological feature that is designated of national importance by the government- these include well known Quantock landmarks such as Trendle Ring, Dowsborough Hill Fort and Dead Woman’s Ditch.   Not all scheduled monuments are ancient. Monuments and archaeological remains […]
  • Volunteers Week 2021
    Working with the public is core work for the AONB, both in helping people to enjoy and respect using the hills but also engaging and educating the public on things like species identification and habitat management.   As the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme comprises the surrounding parishes of the AONB, its work in these areas brings a diverse range of […]
  • QLPS Photo Competition
    A new Photography Competition run by the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme is launched today, Thursday 22nd April 2021. There are 3 categories, all of which will encourage participants to think differently about the hills and the wider Quantock area. Rather than the traditional landscape photos of views from and of […]
  • QLPS Wildlife Officer Vacancy
    We have an exciting opportunity for a Wildlife Officer to join our team. This post is part of the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). The QLPS is delivering a 5-year programme of work and activities across the project area totalling £2.6m (including volunteer […]
  • Fun projects for home schoolers
    The educational website for the LPS was designed for the schools taking part in our “In the Footsteps of the Romantic Poets” project 1.3, but there’s lots of art and learning ideas there that are very suitable for home schoolers too. Check out the home learning resources at https://www.quantockhillseducation.org/ You […]
  • We’re recruiting!
    We have an exciting opportunity for a Natural Heritage Officer for the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme. You will work with communities and organisations within the QLPS to plan and deliver a programme of nature-based events and activities, lead and commission practical conservation works,  and generally promote the exploration, understanding and […]