Quantock January & February Events

There is a good variety of events taking place over the next couple of months, we hope you find something you can enjoy. Whilst we do our best to keep our information up to date, if you are aware of an event taking place you think we should be listing let us know.

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New Free Fortnightly Health Walks, start 10am Wednesday 18th January

Fortnightly thereafter at Nether Stowey Church Centre. Organised through Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership, moderate walks c1hr.  More information (PDF)

Film Screening: A Renovating Virtue – Alfoxton Park House, 7pm 19th January at East Quay Kitchen, Watchet. 

A feature documentary by Alfoxton community member and filmmaker Hartley Woolf, A Renovating Virtue shows the community’s first year at Alfoxton Park House as they renovate the dilapidated estate once home to William and Dorothy Wordsworth. More information & booking…

Quantock Hills Photo Walks, 21st Jan Long Route, 25th Jan Short Route from Nether Stowey.

Hosted by Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme. Winter warmer photo tours of the Quantocks with cafe stop. Long route information & booking… Short route information & booking…

‘Dead Woman’s Ditch – What’s the Story?’ Saturday January 28th and Saturday 4th March 

Who is the woman? Was there even a woman? Why is there a ditch? Find out the answers to these questions and many more as we take a closer look at facts and fiction, as well as the structure itself. Hosted by QLPS & FotQ. More information & booking…

Historic Discovery Walks Saturday 5th February (Short Walk- FULLY BOOKED) & Wednesday 8th February (Longer Walk – SPACES AVAILABLE). 

Do you walk across the hills noticing the cairns, the lumps and bumps wondering what they are? Well this is the walk for you! Join Dan Broadbent, Historic Heritage Officer for the Quantock Landscape Partnership for an insight into the Bronze Age history of these features as you journey across the hills. Hosted by QLPS and FotQ.  Short walk information & booking…  Long walk information & booking…

February Short Route Photo Walk, Wednesday 8th February, North Petherton Community Centre.  

Join the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme for their February Photo Walk Short Route, a circular walk from North Petherton, capturing the woodlands and wonder of winter on the Quantock Hills. More information & booking…

Woodland Adventure Days, 14th, 15th & 16th February at Woodland Play Centre, Quantocks.

Designed for children 8-14 years to attend unaccompanied. Take your children for a day of woodland adventure during half term with a variety of woodland activities and games. £30 per child.  More information & booking

Enchanted Woodland, 10am-12.30pm Wednesday 15th February from Holford.

Hosted by Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme. Family friendly half term activity. Explore the enchanted woodlands of the Quantock Hills on an adventure involving storytelling, games, wonderful wildlife, and the magic of fairytales. More information & booking…

Watchet Fossil Walk with Geckoella, Friday 17th February from Watchet Visitors Centre.

Spaces limited, booking essential via email [email protected] or Tel 01984 632101

‘Fungi: Their Natural History and Humans’ Interaction with Them’, 7pm Wednesday 22nd February, St Mary’s Church Centre, Nether Stowey.  

Hosted by Friends of the Quantocks. Join local naturalist Peter Baker for an illustrated talk about what fungi are, their biology, life cycle and how we humans have interacted with them throughout history. There will be an emphasis on species found growing on the Quantocks and many of the images have been taken locally. More information & booking.

FULLY BOOKED – Somerset Heritage Centre Tour & Archive Introduction, Norton Fitzwarren TA2 6SF, Monday 27th February