For many, the Blackdown Hills epitomise the English countryside. Set on the Devon/Somerset border, its steep wooded ridges, river valleys, meadows and mires are rich in wildlife and heritage!
Hembury is a Neolithic settlement, Brown Down takes us into the Bronze Age, there’s the Roman villa at Whitestaunton and medieval discoveries to make at Castle Neroche and Dunkeswell Abbey.
Take wildlife walks through Thurlbear Wood and Quants and the rivers Yarty, Culm and Otter, home to beavers…and otters. There are great views from Staple Hill, across the vale of Taunton, and Culmstock Beacon, site of Elizabethan warning beacons.
Dunkeswell Aircraft Heritage Centre brings us to the Second World War, and the 175-foot Wellington Monument, on the edge of the hills, reminds us of the Battle of Waterloo.
If you’re looking for a B&B take a look at this! YELLINGHAM FARM is set in 45 acres of rolling Devon countryside and is bordered by the river Tale which captures the magic of the countryside! Click on the link to find out more!
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