The Blackdown Hills sit along the Devon and Somerset borders and are a beautiful and relatively isolated landscape with soaring hills and endless countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features. This wonderful environment is home to wildlife and people and has some extremely valuable habitats. It has been a protected area since 1991 when it was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
There are hundreds of villages to explore across the 143 square miles that make up the area. You'll find beautiful churches and a great selection of country pubs all set in traditional Devon farmland. It's a predominantly dairy farming region and as such you'll see your fair share of cows in the fields. On top of that though there are lots of small industries and they are a great thing to search out and see. From potters to traditional cider makers, organic food producers, beekeepers, bakers and everything inbetween.
Blackdown Hills AONB - www.blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk
Blackdown Hills business directory - www.blackdown-hills.co.uk
Natural England -