What to do in and around Mendip, Somerset

📍 Coordinates: 51.2372°N 2.6266°W ≈ 51° 14′ 13.9″N 2° 37′ 35.8″W.
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🚉 Nearest two stations
Castle Cary (16.9km) and Bruton (18.8km).
🏘 12 nearby places
West Horrington (1.7km) · East Horrington (2.8km) · Wells (3.6km) · Dulcote (4.1km) · Priddy (4.4km) · Croscombe (5.2km) · Wookey (5.5km) · Chewton Mendip (5.6km) · Emborough (5.6km) · Binegar (6.1km) · Coxley (6.3km) · Westbury-sub-Mendip (6.3km).

🐦 Birdwatching
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (11.9km, 2.1km from Meare) · Reed beds, bogs, woodland and ponies
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (13.8km, 2.0km from Meare) · Wetland views over Avalon marshes
☕ Cafés
The Good Earth (3.7km, 0.1km from Wells)
Bookbarn (10.5km, 0.8km from Hallatrow) · The largest used bookseller in the UK
Rainbow's End (11.8km, 0.3km from Glastonbury) · Homemade veg*n food with a back garden
The Almshouse Tea Shop (14.4km, 0.4km from Axbridge) · Tiny friendly cafe, good cake and soup
Ollie's (21.8km, 1.3km from Brent Knoll) · Cooked breakfasts a speciality
🍰 Cakes and bakeries
DusiCake (25.6km, 0.6km from Burnham-on-Sea) · The cafe/shop of an cake designer
🍎 Cider farms
Wilkins Cider Farm (11.4km, 1.2km from Theale) · A working farm with a cider barn.
Westcroft Cider (23.5km, 0.8km from Brent Knoll) · Traditional, natural farmhouse cider
📽 Cinemas
Axbridge Roxy (14.5km, 0.4km from Axbridge) · One of the smallest cinemas in England
🍛 Curry houses
Urban Tandoor (23.2km, 0.8km from Bedminster)
🐕 Dog-friendly
Rainbow's End (11.8km, 0.3km from Glastonbury) · Homemade veg*n food with a back garden
🌳 Gardens
The Bishop's Palace (3.3km, 0.4km from Wells) · Pretty landscaped gardens to wander in
🛶 Kayaking and canoeing
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (13.1km, 1.5km from Axbridge) · Sail, windsurf or SUP at the reservoir
🎵 Live music
Loves (27.6km, 0.5km from Weston-super-Mare) · Laid-back cafe with live music nights
🌿 National trust
Brean Down (28.3km, 2.1km from Uphill) · A beach walk or up on the natural pier
🌊 Stand up paddle boarding
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (13.1km, 1.5km from Axbridge) · Sail, windsurf or SUP at the reservoir
🍺 Pubs
The Stag and Hounds (15.9km, 0.6km from Churchill) · Marston's pub, vegan food and 2-for-1
The Ashcott (17.6km, 0.1km from Ashcott) · Post-murmuration food in a beer garden
The Duck (18.1km, 0.7km from Burtle) · Good food in a quiet Levels village
The Red Cow (23.4km, 0.4km from Brent Knoll) · Country pub with a big beer garden
⛵ Sailing
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (13.1km, 1.5km from Axbridge) · Sail, windsurf or SUP at the reservoir
📚 Second-hand bookshops
Bookbarn (10.5km, 0.8km from Hallatrow) · The largest used bookseller in the UK
🌱 Vegan and vegetarian
The Good Earth (3.7km, 0.1km from Wells)
Rainbow's End (11.8km, 0.3km from Glastonbury) · Homemade veg*n food with a back garden
Replenish Weston (27.3km, 0.3km from Weston-super-Mare) · Natural food and reduced packaging
The Curious Pumpkin (27.3km, 0.2km from Weston-super-Mare) · Friendly vegan cafe. Subs, burgers etc
Loves (27.6km, 0.5km from Weston-super-Mare) · Laid-back cafe with live music nights
⛰ Stunning views
Crook Peak (18.1km, 0.7km from Compton Bishop Village) · Mountainous Mendip peak with views
Dundon Beacon (18.4km, 0.5km from Dundon) · Peaceful woods and butterfly meadows
Brent Knoll (22.3km, 0.8km from Brent Knoll) · Iron Age hill fort, panoramic views
Brean Down (28.3km, 2.1km from Uphill) · A beach walk or up on the natural pier
🛡 Viking shop
Shield-Maiden (11.9km, 0.2km from Glastonbury) · Viking and heathen shop with good mead
🚶 Walking and hiking
Ebbor Gorge (4.3km, 2.1km from Westbury-sub-Mendip) · Steep walks lead to a forest viewpoint
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (11.9km, 2.1km from Meare) · Reed beds, bogs, woodland and ponies
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (13.8km, 2.0km from Meare) · Wetland views over Avalon marshes
Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve (16.0km, 1.8km from Westhay) · Meadows, rhynes, fens, woods, reedbeds
Crook Peak (18.1km, 0.7km from Compton Bishop Village) · Mountainous Mendip peak with views
🌰 Wholefood shops
The Good Earth (3.7km, 0.1km from Wells)
Replenish Weston (27.3km, 0.3km from Weston-super-Mare) · Natural food and reduced packaging
🌊 Windsurfing
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (13.1km, 1.5km from Axbridge) · Sail, windsurf or SUP at the reservoir

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