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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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
Weston super Mare
SeaQuarium is situated on its own unique Pier on the Weston-super-Mare seafront showcasing a range of Freshwater, Marine and Tropical species from around the world. SeaQuarium has 10 different zones...
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...
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
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...
- Self Catering
Badger's Walk and Woodview are quiet, detached and tastefully furnished self-catering holiday bungalows. They have pleasant back gardens and driveways for parking.
They are located in Forest...
PricePrice from £170.00 to £600.00 Per unit per week
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...
- 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...
PricePrice from £35.00 to £80.00 Per room (breakfast included)
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...
- Camping & Touring Park
Muchelney, Nr Langport
A caravan and camping park with full facilities and coarse fishing available. One mile form the historic village of Muchelney, our scenic park is perfect for touring the Somerset level and Moors,...
PricePrice from £10.00 to £20.00 per pitch (2 people)
Draycott, Nr Cheddar
Set in nature gardens with 2 acres of ground, lies on the Mendip Hills enjoying unspoilt views across the Somerset moors and hills beyond. A warm friendly family home offering en suite accommodation...
PricePrice from £43.00 to £80.00 Per room (breakfast included)
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)
Kingsbury Episcopi, Nr. Martock
Based on a farm in South Somerset, we sit amongst 160 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill, a famous Somerset landmark with a single sycamore on top that looks out across the...
North Petherton lies in the area between the lower slopes of the Quantocks and the River Parrett, close to the edge of the Somerset Levels.
North Petherton is the second stop on the Guy Fawkes...
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...
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...
PricePrice from £45.00 to £85.00 Per room (breakfast included)
Burnham-on-Sea has all the charm of a traditional seaside resort with its own distinct character. It is famous for its unique nine-legged wooden lighthouse and also boasts one of the shortest...
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...
Static Caravan Holiday Homes – Available nightly
At Beachside Holiday Park, we give you the choice of accommodation that best suits your needs, from four to eight berths caravans. Quality...
PricePrice from £60.00 to £470.00 Per unit per week
A magnificent sweep of sand stretches 7 miles from the seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea, north to the holiday villages of Berrow and Brean stoping at the National Trust headland of Brean Down...