Wildlife Survey Volunteers

The Quantock Hills National Landscape 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 Read more…

Community Engagement

Across the Quantock Hills National Landscape and Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme, our Community Engagement Volunteers play an important role in our exciting programme of events and activities, helping to support outreach across the organisations. Community Engagement volunteers help with an eclectic range of activities, supporting on the ground, providing assistance at events, and raising awareness of the work that both the Quantock Hills National Landscape and Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme facilitate. Read more…

South West Heritage Trust Transcribers – Land Tax Records

Volunteers will help to transcribe Land Tax returns for Quantock parishes as part of the South West Heritage Trust’s Somerset Land Tax Project. The South West Heritage Trust Land Tax Project is a long-term effort to digitise and transcribe their collection of land tax returns.  These are annual returns for each parish, beginning c.1766 and ending c.1832.    The Land Read more…

Digital Heritage Assistant – LiDAR

Our Digital Heritage Assistants form part of the invaluable work taking place from home, in desk-based roles, interpreting LiDAR data and supporting the projects of our Historic Heritage Officer in understanding the history, heritage and archaeology of the Quantocks.  Full training and support is given to ensure the effective online interpretation of this huge resource Read more…

Historic Heritage Volunteering

The Quantock Hills have history and heritage of all ages, with 51 scheduled monuments in total within the National Landscape 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 Read more…

Volunteers Week 2021

Working with the public is core work for the National Landscape, 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 National Landscape, its work in these areas brings a diverse Read more…