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Blackdown Hills Parish Network
Blackdown Hills Parish Network

The Blackdown Hills National Landscape, on the Somerset/Devon border, is a special place for those born here, for those who have chosen to live and work here and also for the many visitors who enjoy their unique character.


The hills stretch from a steep wooded north-facing scarp which dips southwards as a flat-topped plateau, dissected by deep secret valleys. On the tops are open, windswept spaces; in the valleys villages and hamlets nestle among ancient patterns of small, enclosed fields and a maze of winding lanes lined with high hedge banks. It is a true living landscape with a strong sense of identity where traditional land management and rural skills flourish. Sparsely populated with widely distributed communities, it is quite unlike the nearby market towns.


In 2011, the BHPN created a comprehensive community plan, which can be downloaded here.


The next notable date: AGM, 7:30pm, Culmstock Village Hall

If you are a clerk or a parish councillor, please feel free to put forward your concerns so that we may include them in our discussions.


For a record of previous discussions, please see the most recent minutes.


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Parishes within the BHPN

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