The Blackdown Hills AONB

The Blackdown Hills AONB on the Devon / Somerset border is known for its picturesque landscapes, rolling hills, and diverse wildlife. Living in this area offers residents the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful and rural environment with a strong sense of community. The region is characterized by charming villages, historic sites, and a rich cultural heritage.

Residents of the Blackdown Hills AONB benefit from a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and horse riding, thanks to the extensive network of footpaths and bridleways. The area also offers opportunities for nature exploration, with various nature reserves and wildlife habitats to discover.

While living in a rural area like the Blackdown Hills AONB can provide a tranquil lifestyle, it’s important to consider the potential challenges. Stacks advises clients on the different locations within the area which will meet with their particular requirements and budgets.

Overall, living in the Blackdown Hills AONB can offer a unique and idyllic countryside experience, with beautiful landscapes and a close-knit community. If you’re looking to escape to rural West Country bliss, and would like good pubs, market towns, schools and road and rail links close-by, this could be the location for you.

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