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  • Lyme Regis
  • Lyme Regis
  • Beer to Branscombe
  • Gardens
  • The Black Down Hills
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Attractions & Activities

Our Favourites

The nearby Neroche woods have undergone a major improvement scheme which now offers walking along man made tracks in the woods for many miles as well as wonderful 'off piste' walks! There are four areas of car parking to walk from, and all are within minutes drive of Culmhead. The nearby pub at Staple Fitzpaine, The Greyhound makes an ideal watering hole afterwards.

Wellington monument is some four miles along our road, with off road parking, a short walk to the monument and the magnificent views seen from it. The Half Moon Inn and Wallaces farm shop offer excellent refreshment be it Sunday lunch or afternoon tea.

Forty minutes by car our two favourite haunts have to be Lyme Regis, and the Beer to Branscombe cliff walk.

Lyme Regis
We all know the harbour from the film The French Lieutenants Woman, and today benefits from recent improvements to the beach, harbour and gardens, making it a great day out for all the family.

Beer to Branscombe.
Parking your car at Beer Head, which in itself has spectacular views down the coast line to Seaton, is a good start for this 30 to 40 minute walk. The path is clearly marked, with a choice of beach or cliff walk towards the end.

Look out for The MASONS ARMS in Branscombe village.

The Black Down Hills
The Black Down Hills are located to the South of Taunton and Wellington, giving wonderful views across the Vale of Taunton. These views can be enjoyed from the Wellington Monument, a 175 foot high National Trust landmark. The area is characterised by long straight roads, often lined with avenues of immense beech trees. There are a number of hidden valleys. We are only 35 minutes from the coast.
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The Brendon Hills
Located to the West of Taunton Deane around the town of Wiveliscombe, these 1200 feet high hills are the perfect place to explore at slow pace, with narrow country lanes and footpaths offering enticing glimpses of steep woodland and pasture. The gateway to Exmoor National Park, these hills are a prime example of unspoilt English countryside, offering extensive views across the sea to Wales.

The Quantock Hills
The Quantock Hills rise to the North of Taunton and stretch northwards to the coast. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Quantocks are renowned for their varied wildlife and fauna. The few roads provide access by car to the top, where miles of footpaths and bridleways make it perfect for walking, riding or mountain biking.

The Somerset Levels
The Somerset Levels are a land steeped in history, mystery and legends, dominated by Burrow Mump - a natural hill topped by a ruined uncompleted church. Find the Isle of Athelney where King Alfred was alleged to have burnt the cakes, as well as the timber track ways dating back to c4000 BC. The Levels are one of the most important inland wetland areas in England, playing host to a number of colonies of wading birds and wildfowl - particularly in winter.

Enjoy a gentle stroll or a longer, more energetic walk throughout the Taunton Deane area. There are a number of designated walking trails offering you the chance to explore the delights of the rural countryside and the areas of history.

Following one of the designated cycle routes in Taunton Deane, perhaps a bike ride may be more to your liking. There are suitable routes for everyone - from the keenest cyclist who needs the demands posed by the Quantock or Black Down Hills, to the leisurely cyclist who can enjoy the countryside of the Somerset Levels.

There is an array of quality fishing here, whether it be coarse fishing in rivers, ponds and the banks of the canal, or fly fishing from superbly-conditioned trout lakes, rivers and reservoirs. The River Tone provides good sport, with most species of coarse fish, whilst the canal is popular with Tench and Carp.

With an extensive network of bridle paths taking you through some of the most breathtaking countryside, you can hack for miles in the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a wide expanse of the Somerset Levels and Moors, or the more demanding terrain of the Quantock Hills. Taunton Deane has a good reputation for riding stables, offering lessons and livery.

Somerset County Cricket Club
Somerset County Cricket club based in Taunton only 6 miles from Culmhead House.

Activity Breaks
If you are looking to be inspired, why not join one of the many activity breaks? Capture your stay in words or paint, or alternatively learn a traditional craft such as willow weaving or hedge laying.


Places to Eat


The Half Moon
01823 680291


Lamb and Flag
Blagdon Hill
01823 421736




The Merry Harriers
01823 421270


The Holman Clavel
01823 421432




The Blagdon Inn
Blagdon Hill
01823 421296


The Greyhound
Staple Fitzpaine
01823 480227




The York Inn
01823 601333


The White Lion
01823 421296


Castles, Cathedrals and Great Houses


Dunster Castle
Dunster, near Minehead

Hemyock Castle
Nearby on the Blackdown Hills


Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace


Montacute House
Montacute, near Yeovil


Knightshayes Court
Knightshayes, near Tiverton


Muchelney Abbey
Near Langport on the Somerset Levels



Exmoor Falconry
Allerford, near Porlock

Discovery Safaris


Tropiquaria Animals & Adventure
Watchet, near Minehead


Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park
Just off the A30 near Chard


Landscape and History

The Blackdown Hills and Castle Neroche

Glastonbury Tor and Abbey


Wookey Hole Caves
Wookey Hole, near Wells


Peat Moors Visitor Centre
Located near Glastonbury



Sheppy's Cider Museum
On the A38 between Taunton & Wellington

Fleet Air Arm Museum
Ilchester, near Yeovil


Haynes Motor Museum


Dinosaurland Fossil Museum
Lyme Regis


Arts and Crafts

John Leach - Muchelney Pottery
Near Langport

Coates Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre
Located near Taunton



Hestercombe Gardens
Just north of Taunton
  Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Located near Sidmouth

East Lambrook Manor Gardens
Located near South Petherton


Lower Severalls Garden & Nursery
Located near Crewkerne


Steam Railways

West Somerset Railway

Devon Railway Centre
Near Tiverton

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