- there are some delightful walks around Wedmore, from short
to long, some with pubs en route. The link above takes you to a very
- Wells Cathedral and Bishop's
- not to be missed, this is one of the glories
of English medieval church architecture. The
famous clock in the north transept, featuring a
tournament between two horsemen every quarter of
an hour, is the oldest working clock in the
- the ancient Avalon of Arthurian legend, the
place is said to lie on a convergence of ley
lines, and it certainly has plenty of atmosphere!
But forget the rock festival and the hippies, the
spectacular ruined Abbey was England's richest
and most powerful before the Reformation, and its
sacred Thorn of Joseph of Arimathea is still a
destination for pilgrims. Climb to the top of the
famous Tor on a clear day and see across the
Bristol Channel to Swansea.
- Berrow Beach and Brean Down
- a wild five-mile stretch of clean sand,
backed by dunes, and ending in a rugged point
jutting out into the Bristol Channel. Tropical
Bird Garden at one end.
City of Bath
- as well as the famous Roman Baths and Pump
Room, there is a Costume Museum, a Carriage
Museum and the Theatre Royal. The Georgian city
also offers some of the best restaurants in the
area and, if you love gorgeous shops....!
- Roger Wilkins is a real character and visiting his place in
nearby Mudgley is an enjoyable experience in pleasant surroundings,
with his farm overlooking Westhay Moor Valley. Go into the barn and
Roger will probably be there to offer you a sample or two.
- only 5 miles away, the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty covering 198 sq kms is recognised as one of England's
most attractive landscapes. The area rises up from the Somerset
Levels providing dramatic views of the Severn Estuary and across
- the unspoilt
are on our doorstep, offering one of the largest
and best-known areas for birdwatching in the
country. Wildfowl and migrating birds use the
peat moors for breeding, and feeding from the
'rhynes' (drainage ditches) which are a rich
source of freshwater food.
- If you're not a twitcher, but just enjoy the
peaceful sight of barn owls flying low over the
ditches at dusk, then the Levels provide a vast
landscape in which to observe all sorts of
wildlife on foot, by bicycle, or even by car.
- for those who prefer more rugged landscapes
and more demanding walking, the Mendip Hills are
a few miles away in the other direction. A number
of varied and popular walks begin at the bottom
of the Cheddar Gorge.
- Limestone Caves
- the Mendips have two of the country's
best-known and most spectacular show-caves in
Cheddar Caves and
Hole. If you're interested in
caving, you should contact them in advance on
their websites or by letter.
- Nature Reserves
- English Nature has designated six National
Natural Reserves in Somerset, four of which are
on the Levels or in the Mendips. The RSPB also
has a large reserve at West Sedgemoor, on the
edge of the Levels, and Somerset Wildlife Trust
has no fewer than 68 reserves in all, many
concentrated around this area.
Other Activities And Sports
- guests have free use of our own hard court
Isle of Wedmore golf course is a short
walk up the road. There is a driving range in
- there are indoor swimming baths at Cheddar,
Wells, and Street.
- Blagdon Lake and Chew Lake, as well as on
- Cheddar Riding Stables are a few minutes
- 10-Pin Bowling
- Weston-super-Mare and Bristol
- we offer guests the use of our secure shed
in which to store bikes. Bikes can be hired in
- Wells and Weston, and several large
multiplexes in Bristol.
- three in Wedmore, all serving food, local
beer and farmhouse cider.
- Wedmore has sufficient shops within walking
distance to provide for all visitors' needs, so
if you visit one of our local supermarkets, it's
because you wanted to!