Around Draycott, Somerset

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📍 Coordinates: 51.25615°N 2.75116°W ≈ 51° 15′ 22.1″N 2° 45′ 4.2″W ≈ OS National Grid ST 47587 51101.
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🚉 The three nearest railway stations:
Worle station (code WOR, 16km/9¾mi), Yatton station (code YAT, 16km/10mi) and Highbridge & Burnham station (code HIG, 16km/10mi).
🏘 The dozen nearest places:
Rodney Stoke (1.3km/¾mi) · Bradley Cross (2.2km/1⅓mi) · Cheddar (2.8km/1¾mi) · Westbury-sub-Mendip (3.3km/2mi) · Cocklake (4.2km/2⅔mi) · Theale (4.9km/3mi) · Priddy (5.0km/3mi) · Wedmore (5.3km/3¼mi) · Charterhouse (5.4km/3⅓mi) · Tynings Farm (5.5km/3⅓mi) · Axbridge (5.8km/3⅔mi) · Henton (5.9km/3⅔mi). You can also see all places in Somerset or use the automatic location tool to find where you are.
🗺 Everything here and nearby
Kings Fitness and Leisure (🏊🏋 · 2.9km/1¾mi away in Cheddar)
Café Gorge (3.1km/2mi away in Bradley Cross) · Café on the gorge that does a good ploughman's.
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (🌊🛶 · 4.6km/2¾mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Axbridge) · Bring your equipment to windsurf, paddleboard or kayak at the reservoir.

Seeing and doing

🏋 Gyms
Kings Fitness and Leisure (🏊🏋 · 2.9km/1¾mi away in Cheddar)
Wells Sport and Fitness Centre (🏊🏋 · 7.8km/4¾mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Wells) · Swimming pool with an area for small children and 'rapids'.
🏊 Swimming pools
Kings Fitness and Leisure (🏊🏋 · 2.9km/1¾mi away in Cheddar)
Wells Sport and Fitness Centre (🏊🏋 · 7.8km/4¾mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Wells) · Swimming pool with an area for small children and 'rapids'.
Brean Splash (🏊 · 18km/11mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Brean) · Play pool with waterslides, flumes and separate toddler pool.
🛶 Kayaking and canoeing
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (🌊🛶 · 4.6km/2¾mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Axbridge) · Bring your equipment to windsurf, paddleboard or kayak at the reservoir.
🌊 Watersports
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (🌊🛶 · 4.6km/2¾mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Axbridge) · Bring your equipment to windsurf, paddleboard or kayak at the reservoir.
Beautiful views
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 5.1km/3¼mi 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 (🚶🐶🆓 · 7.5km/4⅔mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 9.3km/5¾mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Glastonbury Tor (🚶🆓 · 13km/8mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Glastonbury) · Legendary hill overlooking the Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 14km/8½mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
Uphill Hill (🚶 · 18km/11mi away in Uphill)
Lollover Hill (🚶🆓 · 19km/12mi away in Dundon) · A short walk and climb from the church to wide panoramic views.
Dundon Beacon (🚶🆓 · 19km/12mi away in Dundon) · Winding paths through ancient woods, unspoilt meadows full of wildlife.
Brean Down (🚶🪁🆓 · 19km/12mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A natural pier and a beach providing a great place to walk.
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 23km/14mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.
🚶 Walking and hiking
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 5.1km/3¼mi 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 (🚶🐶🆓 · 7.5km/4⅔mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 7.6km/4¾mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 9.3km/5¾mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 11km/7mi away, 1.8km/1mi from Westhay) · Explore meadows, woods and reedbeds with bitterns, otters and starlings.
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 11km/7mi away, 2.0km/1¼mi from Meare) · A wetland reserve with views over the marshes, famous for birdwatching.
Glastonbury Tor (🚶🆓 · 13km/8mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Glastonbury) · Legendary hill overlooking the Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 14km/8½mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
Ralph's Wood (🚶🆓 · 14km/8½mi away in East Brent) · A young wood with views of the church. Popular with dog walkers.
Uphill Hill (🚶 · 18km/11mi away in Uphill)
📽 Cinemas
Axbridge Roxy (📽 · 5.9km/3⅔mi away in Axbridge) · One of the smallest cinemas in England.
Cube Cinema (📽 · 25km/16mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Community-owned, volunteer-run, shows cult/world films and hosts gigs.
🐦 Birdwatching
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 7.6km/4¾mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 11km/7mi away, 1.8km/1mi from Westhay) · Explore meadows, woods and reedbeds with bitterns, otters and starlings.
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 11km/7mi away, 2.0km/1¼mi from Meare) · A wetland reserve with views over the marshes, famous for birdwatching.
RSPB Greylake Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 18km/11mi away, 2.2km/1⅓mi from Greinton) · A small, young reserve, but which offers a wide range of birdlife.
🌳 Gardens
The Bishop's Palace (🌳 · 9.1km/5⅔mi away in Wells) · Beautiful landscaped gardens to wander around in.
Chalice Well Trust Gardens (🌳 · 13km/8mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Glastonbury) · Relaxing, peaceful gardens surrounding an ancient spring.
Tyntesfield (🚶🌳 · 21km/13mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Failand) · Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and woodland.
🪁 Kite spots and kite shops
UFO (🪁 · 18km/11mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Bike, scooter, kite and skate shop with lots of fun stuff.
Brean Down (🚶🪁🆓 · 19km/12mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A natural pier and a beach providing a great place to walk.
🎵 Live music
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
🏍 Motocross
Grandfields Motocross Track and Learner Driver Area (🏍 · 20km/12mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Middlezoy) · £5-7/visit for cars, motorbikes, dirtbikes, quads, etc. Closed Tue/Thu.
🛹 Skate parks
Clevedon Skatepark (🛹 · 22km/13mi away in Clevedon) · A back and forth run with a quarter-pipe and flat bank either side of a funbox.
🚵 Mountain biking
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 23km/14mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.
👾 Hackspaces
Bristol Hackspace (👾 · 23km/15mi away in Bedminster)
🏺 Museums
We the Curious (🏺🧩 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Science museum with interactive exhibits and a planetarium
Bristol Aquarium (🏺 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Big tanks with tunnels containing fish, rays, sharks and an octopus.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (🏺🆓 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Collections of art, nature and history.

Eating

Cafés
The Almshouse Tea Shop ( · 5.7km/3½mi away in Axbridge) · A tiny café with good cake and soups.
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 9.0km/5½mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
Rainbow's End (🌱🐶 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Vegetarian café serving home-made food with a garden at the back.
Blue Note Cafe (🌱🐶 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Friendly vegetarian cafe with outdoor courtyard seating.
Court Farm Country Park (🐮 · 13km/8mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Banwell)
Ollie's ( · 13km/8¼mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Brent Knoll) · Café by the A38, known for its cooked breakfasts.
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 14km/9mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
Bookbarn (📚 · 16km/10mi away in Hallatrow) · The largest used bookseller in the UK.
DusiCake (🍰 · 17km/11mi away in Burnham-on-Sea) · The café and shop of a cake designer.
The Curious Pumpkin (🌱 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A friendly vegan café selling good, inexpensive subs, burgers, etc.
🌱 Vegan and Vegetarian options
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 9.0km/5½mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
Rainbow's End (🌱🐶 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Vegetarian café serving home-made food with a garden at the back.
Blue Note Cafe (🌱🐶 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Friendly vegetarian cafe with outdoor courtyard seating.
Ebisu (🇯🇵🌱 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Good, filling, umami-rich Japanese food with a dozen vegan options.
Replenish Weston (🌱🛒 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Shop concentrating on natural food and reducing packaging waste.
The Curious Pumpkin (🌱 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A friendly vegan café selling good, inexpensive subs, burgers, etc.
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
The Engine Room (🌱🖥 · 23km/14mi away in Bridgwater) · Friendly café with lots of vegan options. A hub of creative arts.
Flow (🌱 · 25km/16mi away in Bristol City Centre)
🍰 Cakes and bakeries
DusiCake (🍰 · 17km/11mi away in Burnham-on-Sea) · The café and shop of a cake designer.
🇯🇵 Japanese
Ebisu (🇯🇵🌱 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Good, filling, umami-rich Japanese food with a dozen vegan options.
Yo-Ji (🇯🇵 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Watch Japanese food being prepared or try one of the bento boxes.
🇮🇹 Italian
Mezzaluna (🇮🇹 · 23km/14mi away in Bedminster)
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
🍕 Pizza
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
🇮🇳 Indian
Raj (🇮🇳 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Good curry served in underground vaults.
Urban Tandoor (🇮🇳 · 25km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · One of Bristol's busiest and best Indian places.
🇨🇳 Chinese
Mayflower (🇨🇳 · 25km/16mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Well-known Cantonese restaurant open until 3am.
🇵🇱 Polish
Sophie Cafe and Pub Tatra House (🇵🇱🍻 · 25km/16mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Generous portions of Polish food and Goral music on Saturday night.

Drinking

🍎 Cider farms
Wilkins Cider Farm (🍎 · 5.9km/3⅔mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Theale) · A working farm with a cider barn, where you can sit and drink cider.
Westcroft Cider (🍎 · 15km/9¼mi away in Brent Knoll) · Traditional and natural farmhouse cider.
🍻 Pubs
The Sheppey (🍻 · 8.3km/5¼mi away in Godney) · Cool, cosy pub with great food.
The Stag and Hounds (🍻 · 9.5km/6mi away in Churchill) · A Marston's pub with a lot of choice, including vegan and 2-for-1.
The Duck (🍻 · 12km/7¼mi away in Burtle) · Good food in a quiet Levels village.
The Brent Knoll Inn (🍻🛏 · 13km/8mi away in East Brent)
The Fox and Goose (🍻🛏 · 14km/8½mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Brent Knoll)
The Red Cow (🍻 · 15km/9mi away in Brent Knoll) · A country pub with a big beer garden.
The Ashcott (🍻 · 15km/9¼mi away in Ashcott) · A good beer garden to visit after the starling murmuration.
The King William Ale House (🍻 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Old (1670) but roomy Sam Smith's pub with an open fire.
Small Bar (🍻 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Good selection of local craft beer served in 2/3 pint (315ml) glasses.
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
🍺 Breweries
Moor Beer Company (🍺 · 25km/16mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Bristol City Centre)
Dawkins (🍺 · 26km/16mi away in Easton)
Arbor Ales (🍺 · 26km/16mi away in Easton)
Fierce and Noble (🍺 · 27km/16mi away in Easton)
Wiper and True (🍺 · 27km/17mi away in Easton)

Practicalities

🆓 Free or very cheap
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 5.1km/3¼mi 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 (🚶🐶🆓 · 7.5km/4⅔mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 7.6km/4¾mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 9.3km/5¾mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 11km/7mi away, 1.8km/1mi from Westhay) · Explore meadows, woods and reedbeds with bitterns, otters and starlings.
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 11km/7mi away, 2.0km/1¼mi from Meare) · A wetland reserve with views over the marshes, famous for birdwatching.
Glastonbury Tor (🚶🆓 · 13km/8mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Glastonbury) · Legendary hill overlooking the Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 14km/8½mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
Ralph's Wood (🚶🆓 · 14km/8½mi away in East Brent) · A young wood with views of the church. Popular with dog walkers.
RSPB Greylake Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 18km/11mi away, 2.2km/1⅓mi from Greinton) · A small, young reserve, but which offers a wide range of birdlife.
🐶 Dog-friendly
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 7.5km/4⅔mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Rainbow's End (🌱🐶 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Vegetarian café serving home-made food with a garden at the back.
Blue Note Cafe (🌱🐶 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Friendly vegetarian cafe with outdoor courtyard seating.
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
Brean Down Bird Garden (🐶 · 20km/12mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A small parrot aviary and café selling ice cream, cakes and hot food.
🛏 Accommodation
The Brent Knoll Inn (🍻🛏 · 13km/8mi away in East Brent)
The Fox and Goose (🍻🛏 · 14km/8½mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Brent Knoll)
🖥 Internet access
The Engine Room (🌱🖥 · 23km/14mi away in Bridgwater) · Friendly café with lots of vegan options. A hub of creative arts.
🧩 Autism-friendly
We the Curious (🏺🧩 · 24km/15mi away in Bristol City Centre) · Science museum with interactive exhibits and a planetarium

For children

🐮 Country parks
Court Farm Country Park (🐮 · 13km/8mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Banwell)
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 14km/9mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
🧒 Soft plays
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 14km/9mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.

Buying

🛒 Food shops
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 9.0km/5½mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
The Ploughman's Farm Shop (🛒 · 9.9km/6¼mi away in Rooks Bridge)
Brent House Farm Milk Store (🛒 · 13km/8mi away in Edingworth) · A farm shop with a vending machine outside that sells fresh milk.
SM Pickles (🛒 · 14km/8½mi away, 2.6km/1⅔mi from West Pennard) · My favourite producer of pickled onions.
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 14km/9mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
Kyffins (🛒 · 17km/11mi away in Burnham-on-Sea)
Replenish Weston (🌱🛒 · 19km/12mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Shop concentrating on natural food and reducing packaging waste.
🛡 Viking shops
Midgard Craft (🛡 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Norse, pagan and fantasy-inpired crafts.
Shield-Maiden (🛡 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Viking store and armoury, stocking a selection of good meads.
🧸 Toy shops
Little Imps (🧸 · 12km/7⅔mi away in Glastonbury) · Old-fashioned, high quality toy shop, with good wooden toys.
📚 Second-hand bookshops
Bookbarn (📚 · 16km/10mi away in Hallatrow) · The largest used bookseller in the UK.

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