Conserving the special qualities of the Blackdown Hills doesn’t mean halting the progress of time. National Landscapes are not museums; they are living landscapes. We want to see this precious landscape evolve gracefully. To help us achieve this, we actively involve local communities in all that we do.


There are 39 parishes within, or partly within, the Blackdown Hills National Landscape (18 of which are totally within its boundaries). To find out more about these parishes at Blackdown Hills Online (the website of Blackdown Hills Parish Network).

Community projects

Throughout the Blackdown Hills there are community groups who have been very proactive in improving public spaces, supporting the wildlife in their area and helping to conserve aspects of the area’s heritage. We do what we can to support these groups, be it through advice, assisting with publicity, or helping them to find sources of funding.

Read more about community projects in the Blackdown Hills

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