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The Blackdown Hills are a range of hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England. Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Devon is a county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...


The hills are heavily cut with sharp valleys and reach 315 metres (1035 feet) above sea level at Staple Hill, their highest point. The metre (American spelling: meter), symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... Staple Hill is a hill in Somerset, England. ...


The Wellington Monument is located here. The Wellington Monument is 175 ft. ...


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Blackdown Hills: Archaeology & documentary history (863 words)
The Blackdown Hills are a mid-range group of hills lying on the border of Devon and Somerset.
The nature of the Blackdown Hills is characteristically steep, wooded scarp faces to the north whilst to the south the land dips away gently as a Greensand plateau capped by a layer of clay with flints (chert).
As with the majority of the Blackdown Hills all the farms included within the area of survey lie within a mainly pastoral landscape and maintain dairy/beef herds and/or sheep.
Somerset County Council Arts - art_environment (811 words)
The special character of the Blackdown Hills landscape, it’s mosaic of wildlife habitats, richness of the built environment and distinctive history and culture of the Hills are important both for their own sake and as a means of maintaining the special identity of the area.
The Blackdown Hills are not a significant tourist destination, yet there is the potential for low impact, appropriate tourism development that will have a significant impact on the local economy.
The Blackdown Hills Rural Partnership is funded by Devon and Somerset County Councils, East Devon, South Somerset, Mid Devon District Councils, Taunton Deane Borough Council, The Countryside Agency and The European Union.
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