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Carol singing at Wellington Monument – Friday 8 DecemberCarol singing at Wellington Monument – Friday 8 December

 Update: 7 December 2017We're very much looking forward to the Carols at the Wellington Monument tomorrow evening. We may even get a light dusting of s...
( Last Updated: 07-12-2017 )

New project to support native crayfish in the Blackdown Hills AONBNew project to support native crayfish in the Blackdown Hills AONB

Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership (AONB) is embarking on a new project which will help communities around the River Culm learn ...
( Last Updated: 22-11-2017 )

The repair revolution – a repair cafe for the Blackdown HillsThe repair revolution – a repair cafe for the Blackdown Hills

"I'm sorry, sir/madam, it's not worth repairing; it would be cheaper to buy a new one." How many times have you heard that phrase, I wonde...
( Last Updated: 22-11-2017 )

New conservation group at Otterhead LakesNew conservation group at Otterhead Lakes

A regular group undertaking conservation activities at Otterhead Lakes has been set up to support people less able to access physical outdoor tasks. Working i...
( Last Updated: 22-11-2017 )

Chard Memory Café art exhibition inspired by the local landscapeChard Memory Café art exhibition inspired by the local landscape

Members of Chard Memory Café have created an exhibition of autumnal art inspired by the Blackdown Hills countryside, which is now on display at Ferne Ani...
( Last Updated: 22-11-2017 )

Blackdown Hills AONB welcomes new managerBlackdown Hills AONB welcomes new manager

Tim Youngs has taken the up his post as the manager of Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Tim has more than 20 years’ experi...
( Last Updated: 17-11-2017 )

Blackdown Hills AONB spring newsletterBlackdown Hills AONB spring newsletter

Read the latest from Blackdown Hills AONB… Enjoy and learn about art inspired by our beautiful landscape at A Fragile Beauty exhibition at the Museum ...
( Last Updated: 18-04-2017 )

New volunteer coordinator for Somerset’s AONBsNew volunteer coordinator for Somerset’s AONBs

The Blackdown Hills AONB has welcomed a new volunteer co-ordinator to its team for a day each week. Sammy Fraser will be working across Somerset’s t...
( Last Updated: 11-04-2017 )

Urgent Help Needed for Butterfly Conservation

We are urgently looking for help at Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly reserve this coming Tuesday and Wednesday 20th and 21st, to move the timber stacks from the ...
( Last Updated: 19-08-2013 )

Carry Out Your Own Butterfly SurveyCarry Out Your Own Butterfly Survey

Did you know you can monitor and record butterflies quite easily?  If you can spare a bit of time to do this, you will be making a valuable contri...
( Last Updated: 28-06-2013 )

Volunteers Needed for Balsam PullingVolunteers Needed for Balsam Pulling

 It is now the time of the year when we need volunteers to help remove and stack Himalayan Balsam in various locations on the Blackdown Hills AONB.   ...
( Last Updated: 20-06-2013 )

Latest AONB Volunteering NewsLatest AONB Volunteering News

Get outside, get fit, make friends and help improve and conserve the beautiful habitats of the Blackdown Hills AONB.  Regular volunteering opportunities ar...
( Last Updated: 15-03-2013 )

Do you have survey skillsDo you have survey skills

Devon Wildlife Trust would love to hear from volunteers with survey skills who would be willing to go out to survey their reserves.  They are par...
( Last Updated: 08-03-2013 )

Get involved in the Big Butterfly Count and Moth NightGet involved in the Big Butterfly Count and Moth Night

 Do your bit for the environment and learn more about the moths and butterflies where you live by getting involved with the Big Butterfly Count and/or Moth...
( Last Updated: 08-03-2013 )

Stockland Turbaries New Website

Take a look at the new Stockland Turbaries website out the latest news and information about this unique part of ...
( Last Updated: 07-03-2013 )

Join the Wildside Experience as a Volunteer

Join the Wildside Experience at Seville's Croft near Hemyock any day of the week except Sundays as a volunteer - you will be made to feel very welcome. &nbs...
( Last Updated: 22-02-2013 )

Discover the Forest near Taunton with Wild Learning

Wild Learning is a project being run under the banner of an exciting new Social Enterprise called Neroche Woodlanders.  It is being run by a friendly...
( Last Updated: 18-02-2013 )

Volunteers Help Out at Horner HillVolunteers Help Out at Horner Hill

The Stockland Turbary Committee would like to say a big thank you to the all the willing volunteers who turned out on 30th January to help with the clearing wor...
( Last Updated: 15-02-2013 )

Training for Volunteer English Heritage Monument WardensTraining for Volunteer English Heritage Monument Wardens

 An introductory training event for volunteers in November 2012 was led by the Blackdown Hills AONB Manager Linda Bennett, Charlotte Russell from Engl...
( Last Updated: 15-02-2013 )

Volunteer Leadership Training at Neroche

As part of a move towards securing the future for the Neroche Conservation Volunteers group, a number of volunteers have offered to train as volunteer leaders, ...
( Last Updated: 02-11-2012 )

Young Wood Open Days Neroche Forest

We would like to invite you to Young Wood, in the Neroche Forest near Staple Fitzpaine, for our Open Days on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October.  Young ...
( Last Updated: 12-10-2012 )

Countryside Volunteering Hub LaunchedCountryside Volunteering Hub Launched

       A wide rang of organisations are working together to promote countryside volunteering on the Blackdown Hills.  &n...
( Last Updated: 12-10-2012 )

Butterflies Bonfires and Baked PotatoesButterflies Bonfires and Baked Potatoes

Butterfly Conservation are starting up their autumn/winter conservation management work at Mount Fancy Farm Reserve near Staple Hill.  They are looking for...
( Last Updated: 21-09-2012 )

Discovery Days Help You to Explore the Blackdown HillsDiscovery Days Help You to Explore the Blackdown Hills

As part of the Force for Nature project, some of the Neroche Conservation Volunteers are becoming involved in the planning and running of twelve Discovery Days ...
( Last Updated: 13-08-2012 )

Register as a BHC Volunteer

Join our bank of Blackdown Hills Countryside Volunteers by registering here.

We may then forward your details to Volunteer Coordinators who are looking to recruit more volunteers for specific projects.

Once you have registered, you give your permission to be contacted from time to time by these coordinators, to ask if you are available to help out.

To join in with forthcoming activities go to the events calender.

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Forthcoming Volunteering Opportunities

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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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