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Dramatic gorges and ancient woodland rising above the Somerset Levels
The Mendip Hills run east-west across Somerset from Frome to Brean Down. Inside they are hiding fascinating secrets such as underground caves and rivers, making the hills a popular centre for caving.
From the outside they reveal centuries of history from the pre-historic at Cheddar to the Iron-Age at Brent Knoll and a Victorian fort at Brean Down.
They are fantastic places for walking, cycling and horse riding and the views from the top of these hills are truly breathtaking.
The hills are also a haven for wildlife, particularly if you are interested in butterflies and wild flowers.
If you fancy a day at the seaside then head to Brean Down or for breath taking views head to Cheddar Gorge, Brent Knowle or Crook Peak. The word crook is said to mean peak or pointed hill so in effect its name is peak peak. If you fancy exploring further afield, Glastonbury Tor and the Polden Hills are close by. Collard Hill, famous for the rare large blue butterfly is also well worth the trip in June.