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Quantock Hills AONB

Wide views to Exmoor and the sea


The Quantock Hills – a truly stunning Area Of Natural Beauty

The Quantock Hills feature magnificent moorlands, gentle valleys and a Jurassic coastline - a fossil hunter’s paradise.

Explore the Quantock Hills in Exmoor, Somerset, to discover:

  • The very first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be designated in 1956
  • Extensive views of Exmoor, the Brendon Hills, Blackdown Hills and Bristol Channel
  • 10% of the worlds rarest maritime heathlands
  • Some of the best mountain biking in the country

These hills inspired the Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan

Large enough to explore but small enough to be intimate - it is renowned walking, mountain biking and horse riding country.

Find out more at the Quantock Hills website.