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Best campsites for the Quantock Hills AONB

Here is our pick of the Alan Rogers Assessors, expert-recommended campsites for the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Quantock Hills are wild, peaceful and rugged. Running along a 19 km ridge north of Taunton, towards the Bristol Channel, there are magnificent views along the coast, across the vast heathlands and over the deep wooded valleys or combes. To the east, the long valleys give way to the dense vegetation and copses before falling off to the Somerset Levels.

The craggy Jurassic coastline is a unique area with its own cultural heritage and topographical character. The rocks here are up to 200 million years old, and the fossilised ammonites are among the oldest recorded in Britain.

The heathlands and the oak woods create valuable refuges for wildlife, including rare bird species like the Meadow Pipit, Hen Harrier and Dartford Warbler. Red deer can be seen grazing among the hills. Great Wood was once a royal hunting forest, with oak used for shipbuilding. Today it is a natural haven with countless forest trails and songbirds.

Top Quantock Hills AONB Camping Options

Quantock Orchard nestles at the foot of the Quantocks in quiet countryside, close to many of the attractions of the area. Attractively developed, mature apple...

Burton Springs Caravan Site is a peaceful place at the foot of the Quantock Hills. It is an ideal base for exploring the Quantocks, Somerset...

On the edge of the village of Fiddington, in a countryside location at the foot of the Quantock Hills, Mill Farm is just seven miles...