The East Devon parish of Broadhembury, with a population of some 700, lies partly within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It includes the historic and picturesque village of Broadhembury and surrounding hamlets of Kerswell, Luton, Colliton and Dulford.
There are extensive bridleways and paths leading deeper into the Blackdowns for walkers and horse riders, and for the more adventurous the Devon & Somerset gliding club at North Hill. The attractive parish church of Broadhembury dates back to 13thC. Popular local pubs include The Drewe Arms in Broadhembury, Keepers Cottage Inn at Kentisbeare, and there is a local Post Office shop and tea room in the main square in the village of Broadhembury.