Visiting the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
The landscape of the Blackdown Hills AONB extends from steep, wooded ridges in the north, across a high plateau to rolling farmland in the south.
Sites throughout the Blackdown Hills, from iron-age hillforts to second world war airfields, provide a glimpse into the area’s rich history. Varied habitats provide great opportunities for nature and wildlife spotting, while charming villages offer a warm welcome to visitors.
The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty certainly lives up to its name – it is an outstandingly beautiful place to visit.
Walks & rides
From pastures to woodland, viewpoints to valleys – try our walking, cycling and horse-riding routes.
Explore our culture, history and natural environment at events in and around the Blackdown Hills AONB.
Get the best from your visit to the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.