Whether you’re interested in the area’s heritage or keen to explore the wildlife, the Blackdown Hills AONB has plenty to offer. We don’t have hordes of tourists; it’s a tranquil and understated place – perfect for people who prefer to get off the beaten track.

Before setting off, it is well worth familiarising yourself with the advice we have given:

An introduction to our weather and terrain

The impact of Covid-19

Things you may experience on your walks such as cattle and  ticks

Advice for cyclists and horse riders

Dog walking

We have also provided links to help you find accommodation and tourist information

Please follow the Countryside Code

Did you know the Countryside Code has recently been updated? The Countryside Code simply explains how you can protect, respect and enjoy the countryside when you visit:

  • leaving no trace and taking all of your litter home
  • not using barbecues or lanterns as they risk causing wildfires
  • keeping dogs under effective control and on a lead when you are around farm animals and in places where there may be ground-nesting birds
  • leaving gates as you find them and following instructions on signs
  • keeping to footpaths and following signs where they suggest alternative routes

Download a copy of the Countryside Code leaflet.

We thank you for helping us to take good care of the natural environment of this beautiful area, and respecting our local communities and others accessing the area.

Staying over?

Visit Devon and Visit Somerset websites have information on places to stay.

If you’re planning to stay in a tent, campervan or motorhome, please make sure you pitch legally and make use of local campsites.

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