Dunkeswell Abbey Church community open day

Explore Dunkeswell Abbey Church and find out more about the Simcoe sisters whose furnishings adorn the church. Read our blog about the Simcoe sisters and Dunkeswell Abbey Church  

Culmstock plant sale and garden fair

Plant sale, vegetable seedlings and perennials; artisan market stalls; children’s entertainment; and guest speakers on all things horticultural.

Free nature and wellbeing course

Learn new skills, be outside, meet new people and feel better! These inspiring six-week courses explore the ‘five pathways to nature connectedness’ contact, beauty, emotion, compassion and [...]

Chair’s update – March 2022

An update from Bruce Payne, chair of Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership

Connecting the Culm – all change but full steam ahead!

There have been some big changes in the Connecting the Culm team this spring but, following short period of reorganisation, we're now all set to carry on the great work and take the catchment by storm!

The Simcoe sisters: Victorian craftswomen in Dunkeswell

Hidden in the Blackdown Hills is a permanent record of work by a family of independent women. In this post for Women’s History Month, Marie Leverett from Heritage Arts People introduces the women [...]

Free nature and wellbeing course

This course is for you if you are feeling socially isolated and/or are experiencing mild to moderate depression, low mood, anxiety or stress. Learn new skills, be outside, meet new people and [...]

Otterhead practical volunteering day

Join the Friends of Otterhead Lakes for a practical morning of volunteering clearing invasive rhododendron from the woodland.

Snowdrop Walk

A guided walk to see the amazing display of snowdrops at Otterhead Lakes and learn about the history and future plans for this lovely nature reserve.

Stories for the Culm

An evening of cosy, warm Stories of the Culm, featuring dragons, floods, doves, cider and much more!