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Looking after


The primary purpose of the AONB is to conserve and enhance the landscape. We do this by working with conservation bodies, farmers, landowners and local people to protect the distinctive countryside and wildlife of the Blackdown Hills.

Our conservation priorities are set out in the Blackdown Hills AONB Management Plan 2014-2019 . This vital document informs and guides everyone who makes decisions affecting the landscape.

We also encourage people to get involved in action on the ground and support local conservation activity. See our volunteering section for more on how to take part.

For information about nature reserves, agri-environment schemes, sites of special scientific interest (SSSI) and Biodiversity Action Plan priority habitats, see the Natural England websites www.naturalengland.org.uk and www.natureonthemap.org.uk

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Walk, cycle and ride on our suggested routes around the Hills.

Click here to see all routes.

Planning a visit or looking for something to do this weekend? Check the Diary of Events here


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