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The Countryside of Somerset

The Countryside of Somerset

Discover the local countryside in Somerset, South West England. Plan a countryside and nature trip, staycation or holiday with our curated guide.

Cheddar in Somerset
Cheddar in Somerset © Bart Jelenski
RSS News / Somerset Wildlife Trust

Useful Websites

Visit Somerset
Tourism board site with features including Natural BeautyCoastal AdventuresWalking and more.

Countryside at Somerset Council
Walks & trails, walking & cycling, biodiversity information, guides and more.

Somerset Wildlife Trust
Guides to all their many reserves and the wildlife of Somerset.

Somerset Nature Reserves & SSSI’s
Detailed lists of the National and Local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest at Wikipedia.

The Quantock Hills
The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Somerset.

The Mendip Hills
Information and guides to this AONB with free downloadable walks.

Blackdown Hills AONB
A tranquil and relatively isolated landscape, on the border of Devon and Somerset…

Somerset Local Nature Partnership
Naturally Somerset is the local nature partnership, with news and information on their projects.

South Somerset Countryside
Ham Hill, Yeovil Country Park and Chard Reservoir information, guides and leaflets.

Avon Wildlife Trust
Nature Reserves and local wildlife guides. Covers the old county of Avon.

Sites below not mobile friendly at time of review

Somerset Levels – BBC Archive
Articles in the BBC Hands on Nature Archive.

Somerset Wildlife Photography
Extensive categorised Somerset wildlife photography.

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