Nature Reserves

The Somerset Wildlife Trust manages a large number of nature reserves throughout the county, all a short walk or drive from Applebarn Holidays. Each season brings new reasons to visit each nature reserve and the different locations are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Many of the nature reserves are served by nearby parking and some are very large and attract visitors from all over the world. The RSPB reserves are also very popular with many people travelling into the area to watch migrations throughout the year.

Westhay Moor is to the west of Glastonbury and is an excellent place to watch the Starling Murmeration. There are several walks in the area and a chance to see some amazing wildlife and wildflowers.

Withial Combe is a short distance from Applebarn and comprises a ravine and some woodland with open grassland and Sharpham Moor on the other side of Glastonbury is a wetland expanse full of wildlife.

Somerset’s Nature Reserves attract tourists all year round and it’s important to take note of the advice when accessing these wild spaces.

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With hundreds of walks to choose from you could literally walk for weeks throughout Somerset. Locally you are particularly spoiled with walks that take you via the Tor, the many bird sanctuaries and the spectacular Somerset Levels.

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral attracts thousands of visitors a year and is an amazing day out for the whole family. You can hear the choir practise as well as explore the many rooms and walkways within the grounds. Also check out the Bishops Palace and the streets around the cathedral.

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

A stunning location only a short drive away from Applebarn. Explore the caves, get a lesson in rock climbing or abseiling or just walk the gorge. Don’t forget to visit the village for some cheese!


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