5 spots for a perfect picnic

Somerset is full of picturesque spots perfect for a relaxing picnic. Here are our top recommendations, all within easy reach of Pitts Farm Cottages

large willow tree standing by a the river Parett

Cocklemoor, Langport

Cocklemoor in Langport is a lovely riverside location ideal for a relaxed picnic. Overlooking the River Parrett, this grassy area is perfect for watching boats drift by and enjoying the gentle river breeze. The well-maintained open space is great for families, and there's plenty of room for children to run around. After your picnic, you can take a leisurely walk along the riverbank or explore the nearby shops and cafés in Langport.

Coombe Hill Wood, Compton Dundon

Nestled in the charming village of Compton Dundon, Coombe Hill Wood offers a tranquil and scenic setting for a picnic. The wood is known for its diverse flora and fauna, making it a great spot for nature lovers. Find a clearing beneath the trees, spread out your picnic blanket, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The woodland trails are perfect for a post-picnic stroll, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.


Ham Hill

Ham Hill Country Park offers an expansive and historic setting for a picnic. The park is renowned for its impressive views over the Somerset Levels and beyond. Choose a spot on the hilltop to enjoy your meal with a panoramic backdrop. The park's ancient hill forts, meadows, and woodland trails provide plenty of opportunities for exploration. It's an ideal location for both a relaxing picnic and an adventurous day out. There are also designated picnic areas and a visitor centre to enhance your visit.

Glastonbury Tor

For a picnic with a legendary view, head to Glastonbury Tor. The climb to the top is rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Spread your blanket on the grassy slopes and enjoy your meal in this iconic location, steeped in history and myth. The Tor's unique atmosphere and stunning vistas make it a memorable picnic spot. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the incredible scenery.

Lytes Cary

Lytes Cary, a National Trust property near Somerton, offers beautiful gardens and tranquil picnic areas. The manor house and its grounds are steeped in history, providing a charming backdrop for your picnic. Enjoy your meal in the serene surroundings of the formal gardens, or find a quiet corner in the expansive parkland. After your picnic, take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, admiring the well-tended flower beds and historic architecture.

Ready to discover the best picnic spots Somerset has to offer? Book your stay at Pitts Farm Cottages today and start planning your perfect outdoor adventure!

📷Picture credits : Cocklemore – Andy Lewington Photography, Coombe Hill Wood – Coombe Hill Wood , Ham Hill & Glastonbury Tor – Pitts Farm Cottages, Lytes Cary – National Trust

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