At Lakeview Holiday Cottages in Somerset, we know that the picturesque scenery of the Somerset countryside has some of the best walks in the country. As autumn sets in, this amazing landscape becomes even more beautiful and is teeming with life. Read on to find out some of the best woodland walks in Somerset for this time of year. 

King Cliff Woods 

This hidden gem situated in the Quantock Hill Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is perfect for anyone on a short break in Somerset. The array of oaks and chestnuts look stunning in their red and gold Autumn colours. This backdrop is ideal for a dog walk or a family bike ride. Park up on the outskirts of North Petherton or in one of the lay-bys and explore some of King Cliff’s many footpaths, streams, hills and views. Some of the paths can get quite muddy, so don’t forget to bring your wellies! King Cliff Woods is only about a ten-minute drive from our self-catering cottages, so get booking now for an October half-term in the ideal Somerset accommodation 

Exmoor National Park 

Exmoor National Park covers over 200 miles of land, giving you plenty of choices when it comes to finding a great woodland walk. It’s the perfect place to visit and is right on the doorstep of your somerset accommodation. A nice place to start is at Tarr Farm. It’s only about five miles down the road from Dulverton and has parking when you arrive. You start the walk by crossing what’s known as the Tarr Steps. These ancient stone slabs are hundreds of years old.  

Once over the river, you’ll come straight to a woodland that is teeming with life. Dormice, otters, deer and bats are all common in the area. If you fancy a drink on the way, then you have the Royal Oak Inn or a couple of tea rooms in Withypool. If you are looking to discover some of the best walks in Somerset, then Exmoor National Park is a great place to start. Read more stunning sights to see in Somerset. 

Leigh Woods 

A walk around Leigh Woods has got a little bit of everything. There is a spectacular array of trees and flowers. These woods also boast amazing views over the Avon Gorge, Brunel’s suspension bridge and the Bristol city skyline. Leigh Woods has an amazing story behind it. It was purchased and given to the National Trust in 1909 by George Wills. His family owned a large tobacco company in Bristol. He recognised that the woods were being threatened by development and had the vision to preserve this special place. This is one of the best autumn walks in Somerset. And as it’s nice and short, pairs perfectly with a day trip to Bristol. 

Weston Woods 

While there are some fantastic beach walks in Somerset, if you are looking to combine a woodland trail with amazing coastal views then Weston woods is the perfect place. It has some of the most beautiful wildflowers and lots of play areas so are ideal for families. While you’re there go and visit Birnbeck pier, it is the only pier in the country that links an island to the mainland. While it is closed to the public, it’s definitely worthy of a photo. If you are on a short break in Somerset, it’s a must-see! 

If you’re looking for a great outdoor holiday this Autumn in Somerset, Lakeview Holiday Cottages are in the perfect location. We are located within a few miles of all these fantastic walks and many more. For self-catered cottages in Somerset, call Lakeview Holiday Cottage on 01278 661 584 or fill in the contact form on our website.  


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