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Looking over the Somerset Levels

A view from the southern edge of the Mendip escarpment. Just to the left of centre the chimney of St Cuthbert’s paper mill at Haybridge, near Wookey Hole. The small wooded hill on the left in the middle distance is Hay hill. On the right are Ben Knowle and Fenny Hills.
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Clevedon (24 miles) Clevedon is situated on the the Bristol Channel Coast and was once a hillside settlement. It became a very popular Victorian seaside resort and has many fine examples of architecture from that era. read more

Exmoor National Park (40 miles) For those staying for a week or more This National Park is also within easy reach. Stunning landscapes, wilderness and tranquillity, rare in southern England, and a warm rural welcome await you on Exmoor, one of Britain’s breathing places; and the glimpse of wild Red Deer or the native Exmoor Pony, are just a couple of the delights that make Exmoor special. read more

The Mendip Way A 50 mile long-distance footpath across the Mendip Hills from Weston-super-Mare to Frome. The Mendip Way skirts the south side of School House. read more

Axbridge Reservoir (8 miles) Near Cheddar, this almost perfectly circular body of water has wonderful views over the Somerset countryside read more

The Monarch’s Way A 615 mile route following the journey of Charles II after escaping the Battle of Worcester during the English Civil war in 1651. This runs right past the front door of School House Wookey read more

Stourhead (23 miles) A National Trust location. Lying in secluded privacy inits own valley, Stourhead features one of the world’s finest 18th-century landscape gardens. read more

stile on the Monarchs Way

A stile on the Monarch’s Way, close to Wookey Hole.
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