Time to think and plan?
To take in the fresh air and enjoy a few sights?
Or need somewhere to quietly study?
For those want to enjoy the air but still leaving time for relaxation, a different thought for each day (in any order you like!) : –
Day 1 – Kings Wood and Crook Peak
A 5 minute drive takes you to Kings Wood and from there probably the gentlest of the routes to the top of the Mendip Hills. Following the wall for around 2 miles gets you to Crook Peak which has 360 views and the Sunday Times recently described it as one of the best views in England. On the way back you can divert slightly to the New Inn for recovery purposes before walking the last 4 yards back to your car.
Day 2 – Brean Down and Brean Sands
Park at the foot of Brean Down – around a 20 minute drive from Home Farm. Brean Down spurs out into the Severn Estuary for approximately a mile. Enjoy a look back at Weston Super Mare, across the Wales, and along Brean Sands. At the end of Brean Down is a fort originally installed as a lookout for Napolean’s invasion fleet. Return to where you parked and there is a café. Then walk along Brean Sands for as far as you like before returning to your car. The tide goes out a long way but comes in rapidly. Stay on the strip of sand nearest the land.
Day 3 – Glastonbury TOR
Galstonbury is a 40 minute drive and there are plenty of car parks in the town. The TOR is well sign posted and there are steps to the top. Great views all around. Take your camera. Then return to the toen with its many independent and quirky shops before making your way back to your car.
Day 4 – Loxton Valley
This is a gentle walk direct from Home Farm across the fields and the Yeo Loxton River (small river). Travel on around Christon and Loxton and back along Barton Road to Home Farm. Or on the last leg divert up to Crook Peak if the weather is good. On a sunny/clear day you can see for miles.
Day 5 – Somerset Levels
South of Glastonbury are around 160,000 acres called the Somerset levels. Choose what you want to do whist here – birds in abundance at the RSPB reserves at Greylake, Ham Wall, West Sedgemoor and Swell Wood. Or sightings of forlorn lovers in the Priest’s House in Muchelney and the George and Pilgrim Hotel in Glastonbury. Or perhaps a visit to Meare where you can find the only surviving monastic fishery building in England. The Fish House was built in the 1330s by Glastonbury Abbey.
Day 6 – Strawberry Line
This disused railway line extends from Yatton to Cheddar. Eateries in Yatton, Axbridge and Cheddar to keep you topped up during your walk or cycle ride. Access is from Winscombe which is 2 miles from Home Farm. Whilst in Winscombe you can support our local independent shops (please), and some excellent take-aways. (Fish&Chips, Indian, Chinese). Or top up from our high class butchers or bakery (fresh bread baked daily, plus some yummy cake options). And a selection of day skin care and hairdressers.
Day 7 – Cheddar Gorge
The world famous gorge is around 5 miles away. A real must to walk or drive up the gorge and see the sheer sides of the gorge and the local goats that roam freely. You can get to the top of the gorge via Jacobs Ladder where the watchtower at the top affords some great views around. Busy at weekends and Bank holidays this one is best visited on a weekday.
So after a daily adventure perhaps take advantage of Home Farm. With 2 acres and plenty of seating just take a cuppa to our ‘hill’ and take the view in across the Loxton valley. Or listen to music or radio on ‘Alexa’, borrow one of our Kindle’s and choose a novel, or enjoy a film on Netflix. Of course with fast wifi available you may wish to use your own device for entertainment.
You can further relax by using one of the excellent takeaways in nearby Winscombe. Plus some great local eateries.