Let’s all do our bit to take care of the Blackdown Hills

We are delighted that throughout the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty members of the community are helping us to make and keep the area special for generations to come. We’d [...]

Getting Naturally Healthy in Blackdown Hills AONB

Taking time out to get some exercise and relax and unwind from the stresses of life can do you the power of good. Here are some ideas for easy-to-access places you can go in the Blackdown Hills [...]

Naturally Healthy Month

Getting out and enjoying the great outdoors can be great for both our physical and mental wellbeing. Don’t just take our word for it - there is a growing body of research which demonstrates that [...]

Does happiness grow on trees?

Help us celebrate Naturally Healthy May – enter your nature-inspired artwork and creative writing in to our competition.

Cycling Tour of Britain to visit the Blackdown Hills AONB

OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest and most prestigious bike race, will be travelling through the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on Monday 3 September 2018. [...]

Naturally Healthy Month 2018

Getting out into the natural world is good fun and great for our health. This May, Devon and Somerset’s local nature partnerships are celebrating the physical and mental health benefits of being [...]

Precious partnerships at Folly Farmyard

I’ve been enjoying volunteering with the Nature and Wellbeing project in the Blackdown Hills AONB since Summer 2017. This article is about my time spent with a group from the Watch project based [...]

Winter: ‘tis the season!

 by Danielle Wrench “The feeling that is pretty general among people of the average sort is the country at this season is a place to be avoided: empty, dull, without any interest. All the pretty [...]

Chard Memory Café creates art exhibition inspired by the local landscape

Members of Chard Memory Café have created an exhibition of autumnal art inspired by the Blackdown Hills countryside, which is now on display at Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s new visitor centre until 6 [...]

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