Apple days, repair cafe and fungi forays!

 In Art & culture, Get involved, National Landscape updates

It’s been a busy couple of months in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding National Beauty, with members of the local community putting on all sorts of autumnal events.

These short videos give a snapshot of some of the activities…


Crates of apples ready for pressing

Crates of apples ready for pressing

Apple days

Local communities and Blackdown Hills Transition Group put on apple days throughout the Blackdown Hills. There were apple days in Culmhead, Yarcombe, Upottery and Dunkeswell, with apple-pressing to help us to make the most of our local harvest.

Take a peak at the apple-pressing at Stentwood Farm, near Dunkeswell…




Two people examine a bicycle

Bicycle repairs at Blackdown Hills Repair Cafe

Blackdown Hills Repair Café

Blackdown Hills Transition Group’s bi-monthly Repair Café in Hemyock is becoming an increasingly popular event with volunteers helping to fix household items that would otherwise be thrown away. The next Repair Café will be on 26 January 2019 at Hemyock Parish Hall.


Cep Mushroom with mug of tea

Cep Mushroom with mug of tea

Fungi Foray

Local botanist, David Allen, led Fungi Forays throughout the Blackdown Hills AONB – a chance to learn about identification and taste some delicious edible mushrooms.

Visit our events calendar or follow us on Facebook to find out about forthcoming events in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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