Around Ditcheat, Somerset

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📍 Coordinates: 51.12394°N 2.53678°W ≈ 51° 7′ 26.2″N 2° 32′ 12.4″W ≈ OS National Grid ST 62438 36268.
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🚉 The three nearest railway stations:
Castle Cary station (code CLC, 2.9km/1¾mi), Bruton station (code BRU, 6.4km/4mi) and Templecombe station (code TMC, 16km/10mi).
🏘 The dozen nearest places:
Alhampton (1.4km/¾mi) · Pylle (2.8km/1¾mi) · Lamyatt (2.9km/1¾mi) · East Pennard (3.0km/2mi) · Evercreech (3.5km/2¼mi) · Hornblotton (3.9km/2½mi) · Wyke Champflower (3.9km/2½mi) · Castle Cary (4.1km/2½mi) · Stoney Stratton (4.2km/2⅔mi) · Alford (4.4km/2¾mi) · Hornblotton Green (4.6km/2¾mi) · Cole (4.9km/3mi). You can also see all places in Somerset or use the automatic location tool to find where you are.

Seeing and doing

Beautiful views
Glastonbury Tor (🚶🆓 · 12km/7¼mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Glastonbury) · Legendary hill overlooking the Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.
Dundon Beacon (🚶🆓 · 15km/9mi away in Dundon) · Winding paths through ancient woods, unspoilt meadows full of wildlife.
Lollover Hill (🚶🆓 · 15km/9⅓mi away in Dundon) · A short walk and climb from the church to wide panoramic views.
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 16km/10mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Westbury-sub-Mendip) · A steep walk up a gorge will reward with with great views at the top.
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 28km/18mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 30km/19mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 32km/20mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
Cabot Tower (🆓 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Climb up the narrow steps for the view. Set in Brandon Hill Nature Park.
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 37km/23mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.
Uphill Hill (🚶 · 38km/24mi away in Uphill)
🚶 Walking and hiking
Glastonbury Tor (🚶🆓 · 12km/7¼mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Glastonbury) · Legendary hill overlooking the Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.
Dundon Beacon (🚶🆓 · 15km/9mi away in Dundon) · Winding paths through ancient woods, unspoilt meadows full of wildlife.
Lollover Hill (🚶🆓 · 15km/9⅓mi away in Dundon) · A short walk and climb from the church to wide panoramic views.
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 16km/10mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Westbury-sub-Mendip) · A steep walk up a gorge will reward with with great views at the top.
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 17km/11mi away, 2.0km/1¼mi from Meare) · A wetland reserve with views over the marshes, famous for birdwatching.
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 18km/11mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 21km/13mi away, 1.8km/1mi from Westhay) · Explore meadows, woods and reedbeds with bitterns, otters and starlings.
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 28km/18mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 30km/19mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 32km/20mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
🌳 Gardens
Chalice Well Trust Gardens (🌳 · 12km/7½mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Glastonbury) · Relaxing, peaceful gardens surrounding an ancient spring.
The Bishop's Palace (🌳 · 12km/7½mi away in Wells) · Beautiful landscaped gardens to wander around in.
Tyntesfield (🚶🌳 · 38km/23mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Failand) · Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and woodland.
🏋 Gyms
Wells Sport and Fitness Centre (🏊🏋 · 13km/8¼mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Wells) · Swimming pool with an area for small children and 'rapids'.
Kings Fitness and Leisure (🏊🏋 · 24km/15mi away in Cheddar)
🏊 Swimming pools
Wells Sport and Fitness Centre (🏊🏋 · 13km/8¼mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Wells) · Swimming pool with an area for small children and 'rapids'.
Kings Fitness and Leisure (🏊🏋 · 24km/15mi away in Cheddar)
🐦 Birdwatching
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 17km/11mi away, 2.0km/1¼mi from Meare) · A wetland reserve with views over the marshes, famous for birdwatching.
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 18km/11mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 21km/13mi away, 1.8km/1mi from Westhay) · Explore meadows, woods and reedbeds with bitterns, otters and starlings.
🏍 Motocross
Grandfields Motocross Track and Learner Driver Area (🏍 · 25km/16mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Middlezoy) · £5-7/visit for cars, motorbikes, dirtbikes, quads, etc. Closed Tue/Thu.
🛶 Kayaking and canoeing
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (🌊🛶 · 26km/16mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Axbridge) · Bring your equipment to windsurf, paddleboard or kayak at the reservoir.
🌊 Watersports
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (🌊🛶 · 26km/16mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Axbridge) · Bring your equipment to windsurf, paddleboard or kayak at the reservoir.
📽 Cinemas
Axbridge Roxy (📽 · 27km/17mi away in Axbridge) · One of the smallest cinemas in England.
Cube Cinema (📽 · 38km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Community-owned, volunteer-run, shows cult/world films and hosts gigs.
👾 Hackspaces
Bristol Hackspace (👾 · 36km/22mi away in Bedminster)
🏺 Museums
We the Curious (🏺🧩 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Science museum with interactive exhibits and a planetarium
Bristol Aquarium (🏺 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Big tanks with tunnels containing fish, rays, sharks and an octopus.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (🏺🆓 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Collections of art, nature and history.
🚵 Mountain biking
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 37km/23mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.
🪁 Kite spots and kite shops
UFO (🪁 · 39km/24mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Bike, scooter, kite and skate shop with lots of fun stuff.
Brean Down (🚶🪁🆓 · 40km/25mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A natural pier and a beach providing a great place to walk.
🎵 Live music
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 40km/25mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
🛹 Skate parks
Clevedon Skatepark (🛹 · 42km/26mi away in Clevedon) · A back and forth run with a quarter-pipe and flat bank either side of a funbox.

Eating

Cafés
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 12km/7½mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
Rainbow's End (🌱🐶 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Vegetarian café serving home-made food with a garden at the back.
Blue Note Cafe (🌱🐶 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Friendly vegetarian cafe with outdoor courtyard seating.
Bookbarn (📚 · 21km/13mi away in Hallatrow) · The largest used bookseller in the UK.
The Almshouse Tea Shop ( · 27km/17mi away in Axbridge) · A tiny café with good cake and soups.
Ollie's ( · 31km/19mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Brent Knoll) · Café by the A38, known for its cooked breakfasts.
Court Farm Country Park (🐮 · 34km/21mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Banwell)
DusiCake (🍰 · 34km/21mi away in Burnham-on-Sea) · The café and shop of a cake designer.
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 35km/22mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
Mezzaluna (🇮🇹 · 35km/22mi away in Bedminster)
🌱 Vegan and Vegetarian options
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 12km/7½mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
Rainbow's End (🌱🐶 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Vegetarian café serving home-made food with a garden at the back.
Blue Note Cafe (🌱🐶 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Friendly vegetarian cafe with outdoor courtyard seating.
The Engine Room (🌱🖥 · 33km/20mi away in Bridgwater) · Friendly café with lots of vegan options. A hub of creative arts.
Flow (🌱 · 38km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre)
Ebisu (🇯🇵🌱 · 39km/24mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Good, filling, umami-rich Japanese food with a dozen vegan options.
Replenish Weston (🌱🛒 · 40km/25mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Shop concentrating on natural food and reducing packaging waste.
The Curious Pumpkin (🌱 · 40km/25mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A friendly vegan café selling good, inexpensive subs, burgers, etc.
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 40km/25mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
🍰 Cakes and bakeries
DusiCake (🍰 · 34km/21mi away in Burnham-on-Sea) · The café and shop of a cake designer.
🇮🇹 Italian
Mezzaluna (🇮🇹 · 35km/22mi away in Bedminster)
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
🍕 Pizza
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
🇮🇳 Indian
Raj (🇮🇳 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Good curry served in underground vaults.
Urban Tandoor (🇮🇳 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · One of Bristol's busiest and best Indian places.
🇨🇳 Chinese
Mayflower (🇨🇳 · 38km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Well-known Cantonese restaurant open until 3am.
🇵🇱 Polish
Sophie Cafe and Pub Tatra House (🇵🇱🍻 · 38km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Generous portions of Polish food and Goral music on Saturday night.
🇯🇵 Japanese
Ebisu (🇯🇵🌱 · 39km/24mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Good, filling, umami-rich Japanese food with a dozen vegan options.
Yo-Ji (🇯🇵 · 40km/25mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Watch Japanese food being prepared or try one of the bento boxes.

Drinking

🍻 Pubs
The Sheppey (🍻 · 16km/10mi away in Godney) · Cool, cosy pub with great food.
The Ashcott (🍻 · 19km/12mi away in Ashcott) · A good beer garden to visit after the starling murmuration.
The Duck (🍻 · 24km/15mi away in Burtle) · Good food in a quiet Levels village.
The Stag and Hounds (🍻 · 30km/18mi away in Churchill) · A Marston's pub with a lot of choice, including vegan and 2-for-1.
The Fox and Goose (🍻🛏 · 31km/20mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Brent Knoll)
The Brent Knoll Inn (🍻🛏 · 32km/20mi away in East Brent)
The Red Cow (🍻 · 33km/21mi away in Brent Knoll) · A country pub with a big beer garden.
The Kings Head (🍻 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre)
The King William Ale House (🍻 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Old (1670) but roomy Sam Smith's pub with an open fire.
Small Bar (🍻 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Good selection of local craft beer served in 2/3 pint (315ml) glasses.
🍎 Cider farms
Wilkins Cider Farm (🍎 · 20km/12mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Theale) · A working farm with a cider barn, where you can sit and drink cider.
Westcroft Cider (🍎 · 33km/21mi away in Brent Knoll) · Traditional and natural farmhouse cider.
🍺 Breweries
Moor Beer Company (🍺 · 37km/23mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Bristol City Centre)
Dawkins (🍺 · 38km/23mi away in Easton)
Arbor Ales (🍺 · 38km/23mi away in Easton)
Fierce and Noble (🍺 · 38km/24mi away in Easton)
Wiper and True (🍺 · 39km/24mi away in Easton)

Practicalities

🆓 Free or very cheap
Glastonbury Tor (🚶🆓 · 12km/7¼mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Glastonbury) · Legendary hill overlooking the Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.
Dundon Beacon (🚶🆓 · 15km/9mi away in Dundon) · Winding paths through ancient woods, unspoilt meadows full of wildlife.
Lollover Hill (🚶🆓 · 15km/9⅓mi away in Dundon) · A short walk and climb from the church to wide panoramic views.
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 16km/10mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Westbury-sub-Mendip) · A steep walk up a gorge will reward with with great views at the top.
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 17km/11mi away, 2.0km/1¼mi from Meare) · A wetland reserve with views over the marshes, famous for birdwatching.
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 18km/11mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 21km/13mi away, 1.8km/1mi from Westhay) · Explore meadows, woods and reedbeds with bitterns, otters and starlings.
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 28km/18mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 30km/19mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 32km/20mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
🐶 Dog-friendly
Rainbow's End (🌱🐶 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Vegetarian café serving home-made food with a garden at the back.
Blue Note Cafe (🌱🐶 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Friendly vegetarian cafe with outdoor courtyard seating.
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 28km/18mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Brean Down Bird Garden (🐶 · 40km/25mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A small parrot aviary and café selling ice cream, cakes and hot food.
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 40km/25mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
🛏 Accommodation
The Fox and Goose (🍻🛏 · 31km/20mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Brent Knoll)
The Brent Knoll Inn (🍻🛏 · 32km/20mi away in East Brent)
🖥 Internet access
The Engine Room (🌱🖥 · 33km/20mi away in Bridgwater) · Friendly café with lots of vegan options. A hub of creative arts.
🧩 Autism-friendly
We the Curious (🏺🧩 · 37km/23mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Science museum with interactive exhibits and a planetarium

For children

🐮 Country parks
Court Farm Country Park (🐮 · 34km/21mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Banwell)
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 35km/22mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
🧒 Soft plays
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 35km/22mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.

Buying

🛒 Food shops
SM Pickles (🛒 · 10km/6½mi away, 2.6km/1⅔mi from West Pennard) · My favourite producer of pickled onions.
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 12km/7½mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
The Ploughman's Farm Shop (🛒 · 30km/18mi away in Rooks Bridge)
Brent House Farm Milk Store (🛒 · 32km/20mi away in Edingworth) · A farm shop with a vending machine outside that sells fresh milk.
Kyffins (🛒 · 34km/21mi away in Burnham-on-Sea)
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 35km/22mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
Replenish Weston (🌱🛒 · 40km/25mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Shop concentrating on natural food and reducing packaging waste.
🛡 Viking shops
Midgard Craft (🛡 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Norse, pagan and fantasy-inpired crafts.
Shield-Maiden (🛡 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Viking store and armoury, stocking a selection of good meads.
🧸 Toy shops
Little Imps (🧸 · 13km/8mi away in Glastonbury) · Old-fashioned, high quality toy shop, with good wooden toys.
📚 Second-hand bookshops
Bookbarn (📚 · 21km/13mi away in Hallatrow) · The largest used bookseller in the UK.

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