Places of interest
Somerset is home to Britain’s biggest gorge, with its dramatic 450ft cliffs and stalactite caverns. This stunning site is also an international centre for caving and rock climbing.
Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. It offers a unique landscape of moorland, woodland, and rugged valleys, shaped by nature over thousands of years.
The Quantock Hills are right on our doorstep, with plenty of walks to keep you busy.
With both Bristol and Exeter easily accessible via car or good train links you won't be too far from city life.
Bristol has lots to offer, with historic sites, art galleries, and museums, including; Brunel's SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Arnolfini; one of Europe's leading centres for the contemporary arts.
West Somerset Railway is one of Britain’s longest steam railway running 20 miles between Bishops Lydeard to Minehead.
If you are interested in surfing or fancy learning we are spoilt for choice, with Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde Bay all in North Devon. Saunton sands has a very forgiving beach break, which is perfect for beginners and long boarders. Whereas, Croyde Bay is renowned as one of the best and most consistent surf beaches in the UK. Kiteboarding, Paddle boarding, and Sea Kayaking are also popular at these beaches.
If hill walking and mountaineering is your thing, Somerset has much to explore with the Somerset levels & moors, Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks, Blakdown and the Mendip Hills.
There are many lakes used for Watersports throughout Somerset and Devon, where you can learn to sail, windsurf, kayak and row. Many of these lakes such as Wimbleball have on site instructors and facilities to hire equipment.
Rock climbing, absailing and Coasteering also popular in Somerset and the North Devon; from the international centre for caving and rocking climbing in Cheddar, to the numerous climbing sites along the North Devon Coastline.
The south-west has plenty of off-road routes to suit all abilities and levels of cycling. These include energetic mountain bike trails to leisurely scenic off road routes.
- Rock climbing, Caving and Abseiling
- Kayaking and Canoeing
- Mountain Biking
- Sailing & Boating
- Hill Walking and mountaineering