Days Out

Walking

There are plenty of good options for walking days out.   The South West Coast Path has recently been extended to include Watchet, and another lovely walk can be found along the Mineral Line.   Coleridge Way is another popular local walking route, and there are plenty of other walks listed in the Walking book located in the cottage.

If you want to walk further afield then you can consider using The Moor Rover which will pick you up and drop you off anywhere in Exmoor National Park!

Cycling

Similarly, the Quantock Hills and Exmoor spoil you for choice of cycling options.   Again, ‘The Moor Rover’ can help out so you don’t have to cycle back by yourself.

Places to Visit

A trip to the charming village of Dunster, and a visit to Dunster Castle & Gardens are a great way to spend a relaxing day discovering history.

Why not visit Minehead via the West Somerset Railway, the Minehead station is located centrally on the sea front!

Lynton & Lynmouth are interesting places to visit, with the funicular railway that links them together – if you are feeling daring you can go via Porlock Hill, the steepest ‘A’ road in the country (there is a scenic toll road if you don’t fancy it)!    A more relaxing way to get there is via the X300 tourist bus (which is open top in good weather).

The county town of Taunton is about a 30 minute drive away, with numerous shops, restaurants, swimming pool, multiplex cinema, and bowling, or for a relaxing day watching cricket, Somerset Cricket Club play most home matches there.

Kids

In addition to the facilities mentioned elsewhere, Tropiquaria is just a 5 minute drive along the road to Minehead next to the two radio towers, which has indoor and outdoor activity areas, animals, a tropical aquarium & reptile house and puppet shows!     There is even a radio museum too!

In Minehead you will find Butlins, who allow day visitors into their complex, where you can use the fairground, swimming pool, cinema, and other facilities (additional charges may apply to some rides & facilities).

Exmoor Zoo is located on west of Exmoor and is about an hour’s drive away, and Coombe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park is in that vicinity, too.

Feeling Adventurous?

If you want to do something different, then why not consider visiting one of the Islands located in the Bristol Channel or even the Atlantic.    For a full and invigorating day out, you can sail to Lundy Island for the day from Ilfracombe.   Similarly, you can also visit Steep Holme (the small island you can see as you look up the Bristol Channel from Watchet), which has sailings from Weston-super-mare.