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The Somerset Levels and Moors are a sparsely coastal plain and wetland area of central Somerset running south from the Mendip Hills to the Blackdown Hills. Stretching along the coast, the Levels are a clay belt about six metres above sea level and the moors are inland flood plains that are only about three metres above sea level. The Somerset Levels and Moors form a natural region that has been designated as a National Character Area and the area has been inhabited for many years, with a Palaeolithic flint tool found in West Sedgemoor is the earliest indication of human presence in the area.

Most of the settlements on the Somerset Levels are small villages and hamlets, many of which are peacefully quiet and are great locations to stop for lunch. Some of the larger towns found in and around the Somerset Levels and Moors include places such as Glastonbury, home of one of the UK’s biggest festivals, and Street, which offers some great cafes, restaurants and local shops. On the coast, settlements such as Berrow are built on the line of sand dunes separating the low-lying marshes from the Bristol Channel and are great locations for exploring the coast and enjoying a traditional seaside holiday on the coast of West Somerset.

During the summer months, the area is a relaxing location to take in your surroundings and really unwind. Enjoy an abundance of stunning walking trails or for something more active and to cover a more of the region in a short space of time, hop on your bike or hire one, and hit the tracks such as the River Parrett Trail for a perfect day out for the family, friends or couples. Due to its position and sparse population, the area contains a large array of wildlife including wading birds, otters, dragonflies and an abundance of wildflowers.

The area is also equally as impressive during the winter months as the summer months, and although you may need to wrap up, it is well worth visiting at this time of year. In the winter, you will be able to discover over 80,000 birds gathering in the area as well as thousands of starlings which can be seen swirling in the dusk skies. Foodies and those interested in local produce will be interested to know that the area was known for its cider production in years gone by. Despite the region having lost over 60% of its orchards, large producers such as Thatchers Cider and Gaymer Cider Company are still based in the area.

The Somerset Levels and Moors form a natural region that has been designated as a National Character Area

The Somerset Levels and Moors are a great destination for all sorts of holidays in Somerset. We have a wide selection of superb holiday accommodation in the Somerset Levels and Moors; take a look our cottages, hotels, holiday parks, and B&Bs.

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