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Natural wonders

Ebbor Gorge (1 mile) This National Nature Reserve is a largely wooded site occupying a prominent position on the southern escarpment of the Mendip Hills. There is a great circular walk from School House. Scramble up the Gorge, through the woods and take in the marvellous view from the top. 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

Cheddar Gorge (2 miles)The finest example of a limestone gorge in Britain, and its cliffs support many valuable semi-natural habitats, home to a wide range of plant species, many of them rare. read more

Wookey Hole (500 yards) Britain’s most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey. read more