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'Exmoor National Park - Moor To Enjoy'

A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce. Whether you are looking for an invigorating walk, horse ride or cycle across the high moors and through wooded valleys using our excellent path network; Exmoor National Park has something for everyone.


Events in November

5th: Guy Fawkes treasure hunt & BBQ

8th: Ralegh’s Cross short walk

10th: Discover trees in winter

26th-29th: Porlock Santa Festival weekend with family trail



Click here to find out more about what events are happening this month.



Somerset Wildlife Trust

Somerset Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity, with 72 reserves, safeguarding areas of outstanding wildlife and wild places.


There are plenty of open spaces and fascinating areas to explore, the events held throughout the year try and give everyone a taste of something different with guided art walks, bat surveys, photography lessons and even a herbal walk – where you can learn about hedgerow remedies!


Have you ever wondered what is in that rock pool you passed on the beach?

What will you see today - walking to and from work/school from wild flowers to hedgehogs to creepy crawlies maybe even a ‘large blue’ fluttering by?


Activities we organise include: Mountain biking, Walking, Hiking, Collecting, Photography, Adventure


Click here to find out how you can get active and enjoy the beautiful wildlife of Somerset.

Alternatively contact Naomi Johnson by email - - or call - 01823 652400




Somerset RSPB

The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. They provide lots of fun things you can do to get active and enjoy the nature in Somerset. There are opportunities for people who work to get involved as we run evening events such as a 9pm guided walk on Stable Hill. Another activity you could become involved with is learning to use a bat detector and take part in a Bat survey on the Blackdowns or a Nightjar walk in the Quantocks.


Click here to find out more of how you can enjoy the nature near you.




The National Trust

Experience, escape, enjoy. Take your pick from a range of activities in the landscapes we care for.


Click here to see what activities you can enjoy.



The Blackdown Hills

The Blackdown Hills form a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateau, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features.


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The Quantock Hills

Are an area of wilderness and tranquillity. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages all within this protected landscape.


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The Mendip Hills

This is one of England’s most special places – the limestone Mendip Hills with the lakes of the Chew Valley is a stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops. On the hilltops there are hundreds of ancient monuments, whilst on steeper slopes flower rich grasslands and wooded combes offer varied habitats for a wide variety of wildlife.


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Ways to help out and get involved


Are you interested in helping to keep your local environment tidy and welcoming? Somerset County Council have launched a new scheme which you can get involved with.


Click here to find out more.


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