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Burrow Mump

Burrow Mump


Somerset Levels & Moors

The Somerset Levels and Moors are one of the most important inland wetland landscapes in Britain, if not the world.

The Levels stretch along the coast and are a clay belt about 6 metres above sea level whereas the Moors are inland flood plains only about 3 metres above sea level.

This quiet and distinctive landscape is valued as a place to relax and unwind. It is home to a diverse range of wildlife including wading birds, curlews, bitterns, otters, dragonflies and an abundance of wildflowers. In winter over 80,000 water birds gather across the area and often flocks of thousands of starlings can be seen swirling in the skies at dusk before coming to roost in the reed beds.

After the last glaciation period ended 10,000 years ago, sea levels rose rapidly. The Levels and Moors were under water until ca. 4500 BC when peat deposits began to form in salt marsh, fen and raised bog environments. Significant archaeological finds have been made locally, due to the excellent preservation properties of the peaty soils. Most famed amongst these are the Iron Age Lake Village, discovered near Glastonbury, and an ancient wooden causeway thought to be around 4000 years old.

In a few places, isolated outcrops of higher land rise abruptly from the flat land and were once islands in the flooded plains.The most dramatic of these are: Glastonbury Tor, Brent Knoll and Burrow Mump. Villages with "zoy" in their name were also once islands such as Chedzoy, Middlezoy and Westonzoyland. Near the latter, the last battle on English soil, the Battle of Sedgemoor, was fought in 1685 and the outcome was even influenced by the particular terrain.

The area is full of heritage and local traditions including willow growing and eel/elver fishing.The Willows & Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory explains about the cultivation of 'withies' and the traditional industry of weaving and hurdle making.

The Avalon Marshes is a stunning wetland created from areas that have been dug for peat in the past. It is now home to otters, water voles and a host of other wildlife, as well as a tranquil and beautiful place for people to enjoy.

The River Parrett Trail leads through the heart of the Levels and Moors. This 50 mile trail follows the river from its source in Dorset to the mouth at Bridgwater Bay.

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  1. Albany Lodge

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    Albany Lodge Guest House

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Guest House

    Weston super Mare

    Close to all amenities yet in a quiet residential area Denise and Bob offer you a warm welcome and aim to make your stay special. Situated Just 1 minute walk to Weston's famous sandy beach and...


    Price from £32.50 to £65.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  2. Guest Gathering

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    Prospect Farm & Cottage Holidays

    3-4 Visit England Stars 3– 43-4 Visit England Stars Self Catering

    East Brent, Nr Brent Knoll

    Picturesque country cottages set amidst flower gardens surrounded by the natural beauty of the Somerset levels, only 3 miles from the seaside. Midway between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham on sea. ...


    Price from £125.00 to £730.00 Per unit per week
  3. Play Area

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    Burnham-on-Sea Holiday Village

    4 Visit England Stars Holiday Centre AA Holiday Centre AA Holiday Centre AA Holiday Centre AA Holiday Centre AA Holiday, Touring & Camping Park

    Burnham on Sea

    Our park is green and tranquil, when you’re surrounded by trees and fishing and boating lakes, it’s easy to forget there’s the lively seafront of a traditional seaside town just a few hundred yards...


    Price from £17.00 per pitch (2 people) to £285.00 Per unit per week
  4. Edelweiss Guest House

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    Edelweiss Guest House


    Welcome to Edelweiss Guest House...
    Our Guest House is a Victorian home, on level ground, situated in an ideal location in Weston-super-Mare away from late night noise and traffic, only 130 metres...


    Price from £30.00 to £100.00 Per room (breakfast included)
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    Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare

    Weston-super-Mare is a great seaside resort with all the traditional seaside attractions, including our famous donkeys!

    The wide sweep of Weston Bay has miles of clean sandy beach, and a level...

  6. Swans at sunset

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    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...

  7. Mowbarton

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    Mowbarton is a converted barn in a peaceful rural location above the Somerset Levels, a short drive from Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar, Wookey and the Somerset coast. It sleeps eight in comfort with...


    Price from £610.00 to £1,500.00 Per unit per week
  8. Pub and Church in Westonzoyland

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    Westonzoyland is a small village on the levels that is famous as the setting for the last battle fought on English soil, the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685.

    An intrepretation trail allows visitors...

  9. Wookey Hole caves

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    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions


    Adventure Park/Playground


    Britain’s most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey. Wander through the prehistoric valley of the Dinosaurs featuring King Kong and relax in our magical fairy garden...

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    Commodore Hotel

    3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars Hotel

    Weston super Mare

    Weston's highest rated hotel, the Commodore, is set aside 17 acres of delightful parkland, ideally situated on the beautiful coastline overlooking the estuary towards the Welsh coast, opposite the...


    Price £55.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  11. Lakeside Caravans

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    Lakeside Holiday Park

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Holiday Park


    Just 5 minutes off the M5, and an easy walk to the centre of Burnham–on-Sea.

    Lakeside offers a superb range of luxury caravan holiday homes.

    There’s a walled sun terrace with a main pool and a...


    Price £182.00 Per unit per week
  12. Beachcomber Holiday Flats

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    Beachcomber Holiday Flats


    Self catering apartment with sea view on Weston hillside comprising bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Sleeps 2/3. Well-behaved dogs accepted (£25 extra). Small garden. Linen, towels and...


    Price from £200.00 to £400.00 Per unit per week
  13. Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre (Willow Craft Industry), Taunton

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    Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre


    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Stoke St Gregory, Nr Taunton

    Willow-growing processing and basket-making. Museum of baskets. Willows and Wetland Visitor Centre and showroom with tea room.

    ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: Shop - willow products • Audio Visual...

  14. Bella Vista

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    Bella Vista Hotel

    Weston super Mare

    Family business 100 yards from seafront, opposite Knightstone Harbour, offering a warm welcome and high standards of comfort and service. Spacious en-suite double, twin and family rooms, equipped...


    Price from £35.00 to £105.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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  15. ower Farm Bed and Breakfast

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    Lower Farm

    4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Farmhouse

    Thornfalcon, Nr Taunton

    6 minutes, junction 25 M5. Charming XVth century thatched farmhouse in secluded setting, comfortable en-suite accommodation including ground floor rooms in converted granary with first floor 2...


    Price from £45.00 to £85.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  16. Shalimar

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    Shalimar Guest House

    3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars Guest House

    Burnham on Sea

    Large bungalow on coast road close to town, golf course and beach. Offering very high standard accommodation with homely atmosphere and good food.
    All rooms are ground floor, en suite, in a...


    Price from £35.00 to £80.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  17. Retreat Caravan Park

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    Retreat Caravan Park


    Retreat Caravan Park is very much a family park run by the same family for four generations. Roger, Rosemary & their daughter Debbie along with a trained team of staff members take great pride in the...

  18. Wookey Hole Hotel

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    Wookey Hole Hotel


    The Wookey Hole Hotel, located in the heart of the rolling Mendip Hills, Wookey Hole is a sleepy village with great, easy access, to the historic city of Wells, ancient town of Glastonbury, Bath and...


    Price £50.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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  19. Pyne's of Somerset

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    Pyne's of Somerset


    Food/Drink Producer

    North Petherton

    Malcolm Pyne and his wife, Julie moved their business out of their tiny premises in North Petherton because, they said, it was a bit like working in a wardrobe.
    The butcher’s shop which Malcolm’s...

  20. Walton House, Burnham-on-sea

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    Walton House

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

    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...


    Price from £35.00 to £75.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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