Quantocks are a combination of soft rolling wooded hills, home of the
red deer, are to many people the most beautiful part of Somerset. The
whole range, including foot hills, extend about 6 by 12 miles to
Unlike the Mendips with the lime stone gorges
and underground streams, the Quantocks have gentle slopes fringed by
small villages, pastures, heather covered moorland and dark tangled
woods, loud with running brooks and dense with flowers providing a
variety of attractions for walkers.
There are no towns or
large villages among the hills this is the realm of hamlets and
scattered farms, reached by narrow lanes. Churches, manor houses and
cottages are chiefly of red sand stone, which contrasts pleasantly
with the green of the surrounding pastures.