The charm of Blackdown Hills AONB stems from its subtlety – its fragile beauty. Spanning less than 15 miles in each direction, it is small when compared with many other AONBs and National Parks. Yet it is remarkably diverse.
To this day, we can see how the geology, along with the area’s climate, has shaped the history of the Blackdown Hills. Steep ridges, high plateaux, river valleys and springs create a delightful mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages, and habitats.
The Blackdown Hills was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1991.