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Discover our countryside

two young cyclists cross bridge next to a stream, while a dog stands in the stream
P.E lesson in Somerset lockdown learning - schools out for Covid! Kate Stannard

We love Somerset! It is a large and varied county with some spectacular countryside. We want to help you to get out there and enjoy it.

Best of the countryside

Somerset is famous for special places like Exmoor National Park and the Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We also have a stunning coastline and the wetlands of the Somerset Levels are a paradise for wildlife. Local people equally treasure their ordinary “countryside next door” and green spaces which can be a great escape without having to travel too far.

Our friends at Get Outside in Somerset have lots of information on their website to help you get outdoors and move more in ways that suit you. They will help you to explore things to do near you and further afield in Somerset. Check out their site and get inspired.

Visit Get Outside in Somerset website