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Attractions around West Somerset District

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There are plenty of places to see and visit around West Somerset District. Whether you love hiking or cycling, West Somerset District is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around West Somerset District

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    Holford Combe

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Holford Combe is one of those very rare places in the UK that's just as much fun up as down.

    Actually, I'm not sure that such a place exists - …

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    Barney
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    Dunkery Beacon

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Welcome to the top of the world! Well, at least Somerset. We may not be blessed with mighty mountains in the South West, but it's still certainly and achievement to …

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    Porlock Toll Road

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This is about 7km of fairly easy switch backs to the top. As close as Alpine fun as you’ll get in the South West. Bring your £1 for the toll. …

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    Blair H
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    Lady's Edge

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Lady's Edge - a fast, flow piece of singletrack which drops you into Holford Combe (no slough on the awesome trail front either). Starting from Bicknoller Post, it carves down …

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    Barney
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    Bicknoller Post

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 951 feet (290m), Bicknoller Post is a marker for this hill summit, one of the many in the Quantocks Hill Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It gets its …

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    Bicknoller Post

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Standing at 951 feet (290m), Bicknoller Post is a marker for this hill summit, one of the many in the Quantocks Hill Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It gets its …

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    7

    Barle Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Spanning the River Barle at the entrance to Dulverton village, Barle Bridge is a stone arch bridge. The historic bridge was built in the Middle Ages and underwent restorations in …

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    Amy
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    8

    Tarr Steps

    Hiking Highlight

    Tarr Steps is the longest clapper bridge (a bridge made of unmortared stone slabs) in Britain. The Grade I-listed, 17-span bridge was first mentioned in Tudor times but is probably medieval in origin.

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    The Drove Road

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Drove Road is an avenue of Beech trees which was originally used by ancient traders to transport goods and livestock to the port at Watchet.

    If you keep your …

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    Barney
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    10

    Kitnors tearooms

    Hiking Highlight

    Kitnors is located in the quintessentially-English village of Bossington; a beautiful place nestled amid rolling countryside where Exmoor meets the sea. They are open all year round and serve a …

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    11

    Weacombe Combe

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Weacombe Combe is a proper rip snorter of a descent, running down the side of the Combe, through a couple of streams and finishing off in a more wooded section. …

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    Barney
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    Path along River Barle

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This is a delightful path through ancient woodland alongside the River Barle. A designated nature reserve, the area is an idyllic habitat for salmon, otters and the elusive dormouse, so …

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    13

    Selworthy Beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    When you reach the 1,011 foot (308 meter) summit of Selworthy Beacon, you are afforded magnificent views over the rolling countryside and out to sea. There are lots of great …

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    Porlock

    Hiking Highlight

    Porlock is a popular yet authentic Exmoor village. Set in Porlock Vale, between the rolling hills of Exmoor and the sea, the village boasts characterful streets that wind between thatched …

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    15

    Dunkery Beacon - Up and Over

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    A steady rocky climb to the highest point on Exmoor. Great views from the top looking over Devon, Somerset and across the channel to Wales. After the climb enjoy the …

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    MTBJon
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    16

    Dunster Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Dunster Castle is a former motte and bailey castle, now a country house, in the village of Dunster, Somerset. The castle lies on the top of a steep hill called …

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    Brian
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    17

    Dunkery Beacon road summit

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Phew, you've reached the top of Dunkery Beacon on the road!

    Best tackled from the coastal northern side near the quaint village of Porlock, this 2 mile (3.2 km) climb …

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_CastleLegend says that the hillfort was built by fairies to protect themselves against the earth. Cow Castle is an Iron Age hill fort 5.75 kilometres (4 mi) West South …

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    County Gate

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a car park, but it offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside if you happen to be passing. It is also an excellent staging point for day walks …

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    David
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    20

    Exford Bridge Tea Rooms

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Brilliant little cyclist friendly cafe in Exford, a great stop-off point for rides both on and off road on Exmoor. It's really close to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in …

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