Our friends at the neighbouring
camp site The Old Oaks touring Park have kindly offered to let our
guests hire bikes from them. This is only adult size bikes. Hire a
The Old Oaks The Old Oaks is a ten minute walk through the
fields from Middlewick Holiday Cottages. Alternatively you can try
Go green, get fit and
explore... for cycle routes in the area, see
Bridgwater Circular via Cheddar Gorge Bridgwater Bike ride on Cycle
Routes UK - Cycle Route Planner and
There are several places to choose from - some of the closest being...
Landsend Farm Fishery, Wedmore
The Sedges, Bridgwater
www.go-fish.co.uk has all the details you'll need.
Mendip Golf Club
Wells Golf Club
01749 675005 - Booking 01749
Burnham and Berrow
01749 675005 - Booking 01749
Cheddar Crazy Golf
The Long Sutton Golf Club (Langport) 01458 241017
Isle of Wedmore Golf Club 01934 713649
Wellow Trekking Centre Nr Bath 01225 834376
Divocky Riding School Nr Shepton Mallet 01749 880233
||Visit John Harris's Walking In Somerset site - more than 140 FREE walks to download and details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county.
Walking Tours and Guides around Wells
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Places to visit...
||Chalice Well - one of Britain’s most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary.
- once the grandest and richest Abbey in England. A great Glastonbury experience awaits you here!
||Shoe Museum History of shoemaking
Clarks Village - discount village with over 90 outlet stores, restaurants and cafes, plus plenty to entertain the whole family.
||The smallest (and lovliest?) City in England, dominated by the Cathedral. The town also had a starring role in the film Hot Fuzz...
The Bishop's Palace - Moated Bishop's palace dating from 13c
Wells Cathedral - Impressive 12th Century Cathedral complete with associated buildings.
|Nearby Nature Reserves
Ebbor Gorge - woodland walk with excellent spring flowers, summer butterflies and autumn colour. Limestone outcrops and towering cliffs surround the gorge itself.
RSBC Ham Wall Wetlands - home to water voles, otters, bitterns and kingfishers. October–January sees huge starling roosts dancing in the sky.
Shapwick Heath - a major wetland nature reserve (400ha) of the Somerset Levels and Moors. The reserve is a haven for wildlife and a monument to the history and culture of Neolithic man, who came to this area 6000 years ago and made this their tribal homeland.
Westhay Moor - on a bright, crisp day Westhay Moor is a beautiful place to explore with its shimmering lakes and reed beds, birds singing and signs of spring all around.
Kings Castle Wood - the ancient iron age hill fort reserve of King’s Castle Wood is a peaceful haven packed with wild flowers in spring and summer and just a walk away from the beautiful historic city of Wells, the smallest city in England.
|Within 1 hours drive
Royal Bath & West showground - 20 minutes - Founded in 1777 The Royal Bath & West of England Society are a Somerset based registered charity that aims to encourage agriculture, the arts and commerce. The Society owns the Royal Bath & West Showground, a 240 acre site near Shepton Mallet, which is home to a series of world class shows and events in Somerset throughout the year.
Wookey Hole Caves - 20 minutes - Large and beautifully lit cave complex.
Fleet Air Arm Museum – 30 minutes - Europe's largest naval aviation collection.
Stembridge Tower Mill -30 minutes - built in 1822, this is the last remaining thatched windmill in England.
Lytes Cary Manor - 30 minutes - former home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte; here visitors can learn about his famous 16th-century plant directory, Lytes Herbal.
The Mendip Hills - 30 minues to 1 hour - go meandering around this vast area of outstanding natural beauty.
Cheddar Showcaves & Gorge - 30 minutes - Cliff walk and illuminated caves - great family day out.
Cheddar Cheese tour - 30 minutes - visit the the only cheesemakers left in Cheddar.
You can watch the various stages as they transform their rich, local milk into award winning authentic Cheddar Cheese every day of the week throughout the year.
King John’s Hunting Lodge - 35 minutes - this early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant's house (circa 1500) provides a fascinating insight into local history.
Haynes Motor Museum - 35 minutes - the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes.
Stourhead - 45 minutes - World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, it's magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees.
Hot air Balloon trips from Yeovil (45 minutes), Taunton (1 hour) or Castle Cary (30 minutes).
City of Bath - 1 hour - a World Heritage City with Roman baths, amazing architecture and excellent boutiques, bric-a-brac and tea shops.
Bristol city - 1 hour - visit the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge designed by revered Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Numerous lovely spots on the coast - including Wales.
Exmoor National Park - 1 hour 20 - whether you are planning to visit the National Park or are looking for ways to enjoy the special qualities of Exmoor on foot, horseback, bicycle or by car, your journey of discovery starts here.
Cardiff Castle - 1 hour 40 -one of Wales' leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance.
|For more to info
Somerset Attraction Index