There are some lovely walks close to Home Farm Holiday Cottages in Somerset.
Direct from your cottage it’s a short walk up the Mendip Hills to what the Sunday Times recently called one of the ‘top 10 views in England’. Crook Peak offers 360 views, so on a clear day you can see Glastonbry TOR, the North Devon Coast, the Somerset plains and across the Severn estuary to the coastline of Wales (the picture below s taken from the top of Crook Peak and shows Brent Knoll and the somerset countryside towards Bridgewater). Once up the hill you can walk along the top of the Mendips and for lunch head for the New Inn in Axbridge. Once refreshed head back over the hills and down to Barton, continuing to take in the glorious countryside and views across the Loxton valley.
Drive a couple of miles and park at the foot of Kings Wood. This route offers a more gentle walk up the crest of the Mendip Hills. You can either progress along the ridge all the way to Croom Peak or drop down the ridge towards Axbridge and then make your way back through Kings Wood to the car park.
Just 4 miles from Home Farm and with easy parking is Cheddar Reservoir. The walk around the rim is circa 2 miles. Enjoy the many birds that use the reservoir. The local yacht club may also be out, as well as the occasional fishing enthusiasts. Offering a flatter walk the reservoir is pleasant on a warmer day. From here, you can easily make your way into Cheddar.
This disused railway line with easy access in Winscombe (just 2 miles from Home Farm), offers a steady walk either in the direction of Yatton (with a really nice café at the old Yatton station), or go the other way to go thru Axbridge, around the Cheddar reservoir and then make your to Cheddar (and the gorge).
Uphill nature reserve
To the south of Weston-super-mare, is Uphill. Park on the beach and then take the trail thru Uphill nature reserve. There is a nice café at the start and end of your circular route, that is close to the beach and less strenuous that some of the walks up the Mendip Hills. You can also walk up to the Church in Uphill and back thru the quaint streets to your car. This is a nice walk away from the hustle and bustle of Weston-Super-Mare beaches/centre/pier.
Plenty of car parks in Glastonbury (allow 40 minutes to drive there). Signs everywhere to direct you up the TOR (there are steps up/down), past the ice cream van on a sunny day…, and back into the interesting town centre of Glastonbury. Lots of independent shops in Glastonbury centre for you to peruse as well as plenty of eateries. If time, then you can drive on to nearby Clarks Shopping Village (over 90 shops). At the top of the TOR you will treated to wonderful 360 views around Somerset. Well worth the trip.
There is parking along the length of Cheddar gorge. Park at the bottom of the gorge road, take the direct walk to the top via Jacobs Ladder (there is a charge for this), and then walk along the top of the Mendip Hills to the north side of Cheddar and come down the steep road to enjoy the goats roaming free and the sheer rock faces either side. And plenty of cafes at the bottom.
Beaches – many beaches nearby – see Beach Suggestions