The Garden Project

Work continues in the lower garden and weather permitting the new turf will be completed soon. The secret patio at the bottom of the garden now has a lovely wooden bench where you can sit and listen to the birdsong and gaze over the meadow grass watching the cows graze. We have an amazing selection of … Read more

Quantock Hills Spring Events

The Quantock Hills will be having spring events on Sunday 22nd March, Thursday 9th April and Sunday 26th April for more information and to book go to

White African Egrets

Whilst out walking in the fields behind the cottages we spotted three White African Egrets. This is the bird that you see perched on the back of buffaloes and other big game in Africa but now due to our warmer climate more are being seen here in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and it is rumored … Read more

Great Crane Safari

TO FOLLOW SOON! Due to the fantastic response last year we are pleased to announce that we will be running our Crane Safaris again this year. Dates will be released in October along with details of how to book a place! The Crane Safaris are a unique opportunity to join our specialist team of monitoring … Read more

Find out when to see wildlife on the Levels and Moors

Make a date with nature by looking at this interactive online calendar (on the website of the Great Cane Project) showing the species you are likely to see on the Levels at any particular time of year – birds and animals, flowers and insects are all included and you can click for more information about … Read more

Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve

“Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is not only a fantastic place to see wildlife, but a monument to the history and ingenuity of Neolithic man preserved through the amazing Sweet Track. It’s a unique window to the past and a place everyone should try to visit.” Main habitat: Peatland and reed beds Why visit: Shapwick … Read more

Watch a flock of starlings form a Murmuration

Watch a flock of starlings form a Murmuration Every year between Autumn and February, Somerset starlings flock together over the Somerset Levels & Moors to create huge and magnificent starling murmurations. Surely one of nature’s best and most magnificent sights, the starlings form into sweeping ball like shapes in their thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands before flying … Read more

Viaduct Fisheries – Somerton

The Viaduct Fisheries is one of the prettiest and most natural commercial fisheries in the country. Six well stocked lakes nestle in the beautiful Cary Valley. Constructed in the early eighties, the complex is very mature, with great character. This includes tree covered islands, lily beds, gullies and many marginal features. The stock is varied … Read more

Fishing the River Parrett

The river contains mostly roach, along with skimmer bream, perch and chub. Larger bream are sometimes caught and occasionally tench and carp can be tempted. There is also a good head of pike. Our waters start at Huish Bridge and flow down through the Town, past the Bungalows and Cocklemoor. Try caster, maggot or hemp … Read more

Brean Down

Promontory of land with dramatic cliffs and Victorian fort Brean Down is a spectacular location for a day out in Somerset. Enjoy relaxing on the beach at the foot of the Down, building sandcastles and visiting the Cove Café for some yummy food. Take an exhilarating walk to the top of the Down and venture … Read more