Somerset Levels & Moors
The Internationally important Somerset Levels and Moors stretch from the clay-based coastal plains across peat-based wetlands to the feet of the Mendip and Blackdown Hills. The Polden Ridge cuts across them as do a handful of rivers and numerous smaller waterways. Sudden and unexpected viewpoints rise mysteriously having once formed islands in a flooded plain. The result is a unique patchwork landscape steeped in history and brimming with rare wildlife.
As well as supporting a huge array of plant and bird species, the Levels and Moors are dotted with quaint villages which bear witness to the fact they have been exploited by people since the earliest times. The area is home to the world’s oldest known wooden trackway and ancient lake villages. The second largest haul of Roman coins ever found was discovered here. In the middle ages the monks from nearby monasteries drained much of the land to farm it. This is where King Alfred the Great lived and the legends of King Arthur still resonate.
Today the area is mostly grassland and arable with willow grown commercially. It is a magnet for nature lovers and those with creative and artistic talents who have workshops and galleries here. With its fabulously rich wildlife it enjoys special protection and supports a number of reserves. It has the largest lowland population of breeding wading birds and is a great place to hear bittern, see starling murmurations and watch otters.
Often overlooked, the Levels and Moors offer the chance to relax and unwind; to see rare species of plant, bird and animals under a wide expanse of sky surrounded by tranquil waterscapes. Off the beaten track it is well served by footpaths and cycle routes as well as outlets for local crafts and produce.
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Weston Super Mare
Weston Super Mare golf club is located on the coast of Weston Bay in the traditional seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare. Established in 1892, the course offers a true test of links golf with its...
Old fashioned coaching inn dating from 1480, with the expected smattering of beams, fireplaces, and traditional accoutrements.
The Lamb is the focal point of the town, situated in the heart of...
Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre
Wall Eden Adventure based at Wall Eden Farm gives you the chance to take part in a range of great activities on site, such as: River Canoeing/Kayaking, Archery, Air Rifle Target Shooting, Cycle Hire,...
- 2 3 Self Catering
Doubleton Farm has 13 character holiday cottages set in 4 acres of countryside overlooking the Mendip Hills with a friendly, family atmosphere. The cottages have 1, 2, 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8...
PricePrice from £250.00 to £490.00 Per unit per week
Burnham On Sea
Wedmore is the principal village on the Isle of Wedmore, a ridge of higher land rising out of the Somerset Levels. Wedmore is a prosperous and thriving village, with a wide range of specialist...
- Self Catering
Weston Super Mare
Fermaine Garden Cottage is ideally suited for single or double occupancy. Its location provides for an action packed holiday or its quietness enables a relaxed and peaceful experience.
PricePrice from £260.00 to £375.00 Per unit per week
Weston super Mare
Oakover is a 6-bedroom guest house under the personal attention of proprietor Diane Priestley, whose aim is to offer you a warm welcome and memorable stay, within easy reach of all the local...
PricePrice from £54.00 to £90.00 Per room (breakfast included)
- Guest Accommodation Award
Burnham on Sea
Pat and Phil assure you of a warm and friendly welcome at Walton House along with attentive and efficient service.
Our spacious home provides comfortable non-smoking accommodation and a relaxed...
PricePrice from £35.00 to £75.00 Per room (breakfast included)
Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare
Your family holiday destination!
When it comes to traditional family holidays, the string of resorts running all the way down the seaboard of Somerset has everything you need.
Welcome to the ultimate 21st Century indoor theme park!
The Grand Pier is open every day, except Christmas Day, so come hail, rain or shine, you’ll always get a warm welcome. Whatever the weather is...
- Holiday, Touring & Camping Park
Our first class facilities for Tourers and Tents make us one of the most sought after touring parks in Somerset.
We provide superb toilets and showers, privacy cubicles also available and...
PricePrice from £7.25 to £27.00 per pitch (2 people)
Two well-equipped 3 bedroomed single storey barn conversions, set in 6 acres, surrounded by beautiful countryside in the heart of the Somerset Levels. Central for exploring many places of interest....
PricePrice from £230.00 to £560.00 Per unit per week
At Home Farm we offer the ultimate in facilities from our stunning new Fusion Leisure Centre*, a great outdoor swimming pool with its own spa to the Home Farm Nite Owl with superb live entertainment...
Nr Wookey, (on B3139)
Just 2 miles from Wells, Worth House is a family run B&B recently under new ownership.
It is ideally located for exploring Somerset and visiting the local attractions including Wookey Hole Caves,...
PricePrice from £35.00 to £65.00 Per room (breakfast included)
Let’s be fanciful for a moment, and look on Brean as the Las Vegas of Somerset. There are many parallels. Sixty years ago, they were both tiny villages. Today they’re both leading entertainment...
Weston super Mare
Situated just off junction 21 of the M5, this is the only helicopter collection in the country and the largest in the world. Over 70 full size aircraft on display ranging form an impressive Russian...
A natural pier with dramatic cliffs and Victorian fort
Brean Down is a wonderful location for a day out in Somerset. Enjoy relaxing on the beach at the foot of the Down, building sandcastles and...
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Uphill, Nr Weston-super-Mare
Uphill Hill Local Nature Reserve is located to the south of the village of Uphill, which is itself just south of Weston super Mare. This 17 hectare site is owned by North Somerset Council and is...
11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater
Bridgwater is a lively town with a rich history, its famous carnival best symbolises the spirit of the town, hailed as the largest illuminated procession in the world, the event takes place...
Highbridge is a small market town near to Burnham-on-Sea, on the edge of the Somerset Levels.
The town grew in importance with the extension of the Somerset and Dorset Railway and is still the...